Excerpt: The Yakuza (in real life) are essentially the Japanese equivalent of the mafia. They are a very well known organized crime organization, possibly the most famous after the mafia and the triad.
Stunning game that rivals any of the GTA games for PS2
19 May 2008
Excerpt: Yakuza is commonly known as the Japanese mafia, a ruthless bunch that take no messing from no-one. I was intrigued to see what kind of game Sega would put out with regards the seedy Japanese underground.
Summary: On the face of it, Yakuza is entering dangerous territory - after all, it's placing itself in the crime sim genre, directly in the path of GTA (and countless clones and wannabes of said game).
Summary: Played this game in Japan and have to say I loved it. You play a young Yakuza who has been done over by the bosses. After a spell in jail you are free and out on the streets trying to find out what went wrong.
Summary: Forget all the commments you've heard about this being the Japanese Grand Theft Auto, or a successor to Shenmue. There's elements of both those games, but think more Grand Theft Streets of Rage. Shenmue comparisons are easy.
Summary: Als alter Fan des ehedem bahnbrechenden Sega-Klassikers "Shenmue" war ich lange Zeit auf der Suche nach einem vergleichbaren Action/Adventure-Game. Mit Yakuza fand diese Suche ein Ende. Die Grafik von Yakuza ist für PS2-Verhältnisse exzellent.