Summary: I'd really give it more like a 3.5 or 3.75 rating and not a 3 or 4. Overall, the game is good. Personally, I really like it. It's a rather unique kind of game, and it meshes RPG, sandboxing, adventure, and 3D fighting/beat-em-up elements rather well, and even adds a dash of shooting in a mission.
Summary: I was hoping for more out of Yakuza. This game is not a Grand Theft Auto clone and that's a good thing. In Yakuza, you play a newly released con who used to work for the Yakuza. Now you're trying to find 10,000,000 yen that disappeared along with an old friend. The game is a beat 'em up along the lines of Double Dragon (for you old heads) or Bouncer (for you PS2 owners). It's much, much better than either of those two titles.