A good game worth playing as no other game deals with the Yakuza world.
18 August 2009
Excerpt: Yakuza is an action game for the Playstation 2 developed by Sega. This game takes place in Japan and is all about the Japanese criminal world of Yakuzas, the story follows Kazuma Kiryu, he takes the fall honourably for his killing his boss (apparently that's honourable) and once he is released from prison he finds that his Yakuza clan has had 100 million yen stolen from them and all the Yakuza clans are out to find it.
Excerpt: "...way you looked at it, Yakuza faced some pretty weighty comparisons in the run up to its release. One common knee-jerk reaction was that the Tokyo-esque cityscape and open-world gameplay heralded Japan’s answer to Grand Theft Auto, though in a time when sandbox games were in high demand, this was hardly a surprise. Of greater interest to SEGA fans was that it bore more than a passing resemblance to revered Dreamcast epic Shenmue, renewing hope that ...
Pros: Well integrated new features, impressive city, battles are fun, story
Cons: Camera is suspect, low - grade animation in places, little replay value
Excerpt: Whichever way you looked at it, Yakuza faced some pretty weighty comparisons in the run up to its release. One common knee-jerk reaction was that the Tokyo-esque cityscape and open-world gameplay heralded Japan's answer to Grand Theft Auto, though in a time when sandbox games were in high demand, this was hardly a surprise.
Excerpt: I'm obligated to start this review by restating the obvious: this game is about the titular, Japanese organised crime syndicates which are a large part of the country's culture. Their influence being so strong, an "Act for Prevention of Unlawful Activities by Criminal Gang Members" was only passed in 1995, and they are still estimated to be the world's largest organised crime group with over 87,000 active members worldwide.
Excerpt: "...full, Sega's 2005 PS2 game Yakuza is reputed to be an authentic insight into these gangs' world. Yakuza takes a serious look at crime, avoiding bawdy humour and obvious satire. Its efforts toward verisimilitude lend it a maturity that many games fail, or never attempt to achieve. The level of profanity and brutal violence is appropriate given the setting, and adult locales like strip clubs and brothels are treated respectfully, although from a Yakuza ...
Pros: Fun gamplay, intriguing plot, plenty of extra content
Cons: Holds itself back from becoming as good as it could have been .
Excerpt: "...Kazuma, a member of the yakuza (the Japanese equivalent of the Mafia). The story sees our hero at the scene of a murder where his best friend has murdered the family boss. Our hero takes the blame and ends up spending ten years in jail. It is here, 10 years later on the day of his release that our story starts. With ten billion yen being stolen and our hero being blamed, he sets out to find his old friends, avenge the death of his old boss and locate ...
Pros: A great beatem up style rpg with lots to see and do !
Excerpt: "Yakuza is a game that I had been looking forward to playing for a long time. The Japanese mafia has been largely overlooked in many games and to have an in depth focus on such a secretive organisation is certainly a blessing. Your role is that of Kiryu Kazuma, a man who had been feared and respected by many of members of the Dojima Clan. However, on finding the head of the Dojima clan murdered with Kiryu standing over the body with a gun in his hand, ...
Superb Action/Adventure game in the worl of the Japanese Mafia.
21 September 2006
Excerpt: Yakuza is a game that I had been looking forward to playing for a long time. The Japanese mafia has been largely overlooked in many games and to have an in depth focus on such a secretive organisation is certainly a blessing. Your role is that of Kiryu Kazuma, a man who had been feared and respected by many of members of the Dojima Clan.
Excerpt: YAKUZA Som på film? Ambitioner saknas knappast i spelvärlden. En god historia och "som på film" är kvaliteter som utgivare gärna skryter med, när ett spel ska lanseras. Ja, just det - film, där har vi den där ständiga förebilden. Sann berättartalang, det råder det dock farlig brist på bland världens spelmakare. Därför är det uppfriskande när man springer på ett spel som faktiskt lyckas engagera mig med en spännande och välberättad handling.
Pros: Bra handling, bra berättande, Tokyo !
Cons: Dåliga röstskådespelare, tröttsamma slagsmål i mängder
Summary: Also ich muss schon sagen, dass Spiel hat mich positiv überrascht, obwohl ich schon hohe Erwartungen hatte. Filmsequenzen, Umpfang, Interaktion mit der Umgebung, die lebendige Kulisse und die kultige Musik während des Kampfes sprechen für sich. Angefangen beim Spielumpfang, lassen sich neben den Hauptmissionen zahlreiche Nebenaufgaben finden, wenn man durch die stark bevölkerte Stadt streift.