Holy shit this guy was such a retard, his motivation is generic anime villain tier>FRIENDS!? I DON'T NEED FRIENDSJesus Christ now I see why Yakuza 3 gets shit on all the time, why did Sega decide to give him of all people the Kirin tattoo?
>>545621204>Holy shit this guy was such a retard, his motivation is generic anime villain tierit's yakuza
for me, it's Satoru Iwata but with daddy issues.https://youtu.be/Pg15Bx4DiKM
>>545621204he really is so fucking lamebeing an evil mirror of the most boring man on Earth is not the best way to write a compelling antagonist
>>545621204...he does want friends, though. He literally hates how everything in life is money, money, money, interests, interests, interests, he said it himself, all he craves for is people who care for him, that's why he joined Yakuzas, that's why he loves Daigo, that's why he was so delighted his assistant called him...but was then frustrated it was for something as ''petty'' as money, business.Have you played the game?
>>545622007At least Yakuza 0, 1, and 2 didn't insult my intelligence this bad, the villains from those games felt straight out of a manly anime like fist of the north star, Nishiki was a Shin ripoff, and Ryuji was a Raoh copycat, but Mine felt like a villain from a trash modern shonen
>>545623406>Have you played the game?Nigger I just beat it
>>545621204>the villain with barely any development gets the first dynamic intro in the serieswhat a weird choice
>>545625530Seriously, why did they make him out to be such a big deal? The intro and the tattoo just screamed "this guy is going to wreck Kiryu's shit", but he ended up being a total jobber
>>545621204> his motivation is generic anime villain tierThat's because he is generic anime villain, duh.
>>545624095Replay it then, fucking retard and understand it, this time.
Yakuza 7 had the best written villain. Spoilers: His bad intentions were explained to death from his parents inherently being scumbags so he inherited that to the fact that he was a man that was completely powerless and all the sudden had all the power he could want with a chip on his shoulder.
>>545621204Based cutscene skipper
>>545626535I understood perfectly you fucking faggot, Mine is a total bitch and a jobber, he's a trash villain and didn't deserve that tattoo
>>545625530Where does the term dynamic intro come from anyway?
>>5456234740's final boss was one of the worst onesHe was just a combination of the worst parts of Ryuji and Mine
>>545626887Being inherently tied to a really dumb twist brings him down a bit but thematically it's pretty nice yeah
>>545628870This. Lao Gui and Awano for Majima was the dumbest shit ever
>>545627306You're full of shit you fucking bitch, you didn't understand a thing, play it again or I curbstomp ya
>>545626080>The intro and the tattoo just screamed "this guy is going to wreck Kiryu's shit"The devs actually spoke about what his tattoo was supposed to symbolise before incidentally>Mine's tattoo covers most of his back and ends at his thighs. It depicts a kirin, a mythical creature said to appear only in the presence of a benevolent leader and become ferociously protective if a pure person is threatened by a malicious one, as befits his view of himself in relation to Daigo.
>>545627118You can't skip cutscenes in Y3
>>545629178I was talking about ShibusawaLao Gui is just generic assassin guy who's Majima's object of hate but a basic motivation is better than a dumb story/motivation
>>545629178Awano did nothing wrong
>>545629237>akiyama wants to support people’s dreams>refuses to support this mans dream
>>545629668You can, you just need to enable it from the options.
>>545630042Ignoring the issues of the game being a prequel why the fuck did he not shoot kiryu, or at the very least actually have men outside
>>545630228He didn't give any fucks
>>545629485Yeah that makes sense, but man it's such a shame that it also happened to be the strongest mythical creature
0 bosses were good, fuck you
>>545630042Except shooting that girl for no reason, and I know he just didn't give a shit, but come on was it really necessary
>>545628870I found the last segments of 0 to be pretty shit, especially when the beginning was pretty good.
>>545630540You really don't think a single boss was good? I'm quite partial to Joji Kazama myself
>>545630540May have fought the same dude 5 times but it was always kino
>>545630736How was the Dojima HQ raid as Majima not kino as fuck?
>>545630228He didn't actually care about stopping Kiryu because Kiryu was giving Kuze hell
>>545631050Me too, it was the location of it that made it kino.
Imagine if he didn't stop Majima before killing DojimaFuck Sera, worst fucking chairman
>>545631134I'm in the minority who preferred Kiryu's side of the game to Majima's, Kuze was the standout new character introduced in Zero imoMajima had more variety in characters he fought but most of his boss fights weren't all that memorable really, Kiryu may fight Kuze a million times but each time they fight is really memorable imo
>>545631217Also Majima kicking Nishki's shit in. Nice to have that conformation NIshki's mid tier at best and was only as strong as he was in Kiwami to balance for Kiryu being tired in the narrative.
>>545631559Blame prequel syndrome. Same reason Kiryu decides to rejoin with Dojima despite the Dojima family fucking him over.
>>545631636>Nice to have that conformation NIshki's mid tier at best and was only as strong as he was in Kiwami to balance for Kiryu being tired in the narrative.It was already obvious in 1 that he wasn't as strongNishiki only actually fought Kiryu for prideful reasons and not because he thought he was stronger, 0 didn't introduce that
>>545631559>Majima kills Dojima>doesn't go to jail cuz lmao its Dojima >Nishiki doesn't go IM SILLY>Daigo kinda hates Majima but not really>Sera doesn't die but still fucks ups somewhere>Shimano probably doesn't get killed early and Majima helps him to become even more powerfull>Kiryu doesn't join Dojima but Kazama's >Akiyama remains hobowhat else?
>>545631787Kiryu literally rejoins it purely as a temporary stepping stone so he can start his own family. It's what he's about to do at the start of Y1 before Nishiki goes full retard and kills Dojima and Kiryu goes full retard taking the fall for Nishiki.
>>545631887>It was already obvious in 1 that he wasn't as strongYeah I know that, obvious enough from Kiryu winning. It's just that his boss fight in Kiwami would paint it as him only being a touch weaker when he's actually a lot lower.
>>545631636>A remix of his final boss battle called "For buddy" instead of "For who's sake" because Nishiki is fighting trying to protect Kiryu rather than fighting just because he feels he has to.Pure unadulterated kino
>>545621204>FRIENDS!? I DON'T NEED FRIENDSIt was more that he didn't believe people deserved free handouts and should earn everything in life themselves, he wasn't against having friendsHe was alright until the usual Yakuza endgame stupidity kicks in
>>545631887Weird how in the movie Nishiki actually seemed to be on par with Kiryu, if not strongerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR_-OvCSkxg&t=24
>>545632123>Akiyama remains hoboAlright that's it, no regrets for any events in 0 or 1
>>545631787I forgot, why the fuck wasn't Kiryu on the Kazama family in 1? The Kazama family was no longer under Dojima at that point, right?
So can you just Nuke Amon in three with the war god talisman? Seems like an oversight.
>>545632469War God Talisman has traditionally been an OP cheat item basically
>>545632432I assume because the Yakuza business is all about respect and he figured going to his daddy's family wouldn't get him as much.
>>545621204>Doesn't need friends>ignores hot assistant>gets shit rekt>assistant calls him>"y-you care don't you?">assistant just wants to talk about workToo late gay nigga
>>545632632i took it more as a >fuck i almost killed the only person who has cared for me with Daigo
>>545632469Only if you plan on doing really low damage Daruma Rolls. Tiger Drop is significantly better and will take half the time.
>>5456212040babies have such shit taste kek, alright you played the games now go away so we can get yakuza back.
>>545621204Can you blame him for being gay for Daigo?>hot>cool hair>cool voice>unironically cares about you>a bit retardedI'd go gay for Daigo too
>>545626887Would people be ok with him surviving?
>>545632940I thought about doing the Red heat Sword attack over and over again.
>>545632632This, I was like dude she was throwing passes at you and you completely ignored her, your fault she only called you for business reasons
>>545633105They left it open considering the lack of body and identity changing plot point.
>>545633128It could work but the damage is still going to be pretty low compared to a Tiger Drop. Plus when the gun phase starts it's not going to work anymore even if he chases you since they have to be in non-active phase to get Heat Actions to prompt.
>>545633076Daigo isn't retarded, he just has to run the most scummy criminal group as basically a toddler, the fact that the Tojo existed as long as it did is proof that he wasn't retarded when the fucking clan wants to implode every other day
>>545633076Serial fuck up
>>545633076He wasn't gay, that is literally the tranny localizers inserting fanfic
>>545633076Looks ok in a dress too
>>545633285This. Daigo basically has to tard wangle an entire clans worth of retarded backstabbers and overly ambitions fools. The fact he actually did pretty alright despite being forced into it is a testament
Daigo would have been the best host
Will Kume be the antagonist of Y8
After finishing Judgment it made me kind of bummed about LAD I liked LAD but didn't totally love it, which kind of sucks since that's the real continuation for the next several games. But then I played Judgment and it felt like such a better version of "do something different with someone that isn't Kiryu"If I had been playing these as they released, I think Judgment would have gotten me really hyped to see how 7 would turn out, since the combat and system improvements were great and really felt like they were using the Dragon Engine well, and then the turn based announcement would've been a huge buzzkillHere's hoping whatever 8 tries is better, and Judgment 2 exists and is goodAlso I liked Yagami much more than Ichiban, and the main "crew" of Judgment more than the party of LAD
>Nagoshi plays Jingu in the movieNot gonna lie, this makes me want to watch itStream when
>>545633221That and his final words feeling like an odd last thing for a character to say unless there's more going on, unless I was misunderstanding something>>545633807Probably won't even appear again
>>545633105That entirely depends on what the future does with him. I don't want him to live just to be killed as a plot device in the next game, for example.
>>545630524Is it now? I thought that's still the Dragon when it comes to mythical animals atleast.
>>545634212He will survive and run a bar 4 games later.
>>545634174>His final words feeling like an odd last thing for a character to sayI didn't get that impression. His words were just proving that he finally accepted Ichiban's feelings and the hand Ichi was extending to him.
>>545634212Well maybe he'll change his name to be jap for number 2 as his first name then Kasuga.
>>545634019If Judgement 2 happens it'll probably end up having a different lead character unfortunately>>545634212I think him being a second playable character with his own party could be cool.
I just beat Amon for the first time and it was on Yakuza 4.It was really fun doing all the substories, I would 100% it if the minigames weren't so tedious.
>that one anon who feels the need to platinum every Yakuza game he plays>it's me
>>545634407>tfw you're immortal
>>545623406this. Yakuza 3 is one of the best if not the best in large part because of the final level / battle. Kiryu breaks Mine's fist with his fucking skull. It does not get better than that. Beta /v/ fags should stick to Yakuza 0 and pretending to understand Majima's character
>>545633698Though Kiryu calls him a bad chairman at the end of it all, but honestly, the Tojo Clan is insane and even before he became Chairman there were already games full of traitors and idiots messing things up, and things just keep happening, why would he expect Kazama to have a brother who is in the CIA?The Tojo Clan sucks aside from having a few strong or nice members, i doubt Kiryu or anyone else would have really turned things around.
>>545634670I feel a weird mix of admiration and pity
>>545634923>Though Kiryu calls him a bad chairman at the end of it allHe only says this in 4 right? He actually genuinely did have a retarded plan in that one and also sold out Majima
>>545634661Wow, good job, i will admit, never really fought Amon, i like the games, but doing absolutely everything is too much for me and there are always some parts i care less about, so at most i just watch what i missed on Youtube.
>>545634923Kiryu's opinion shouldn't count. He's retarded and the cause of so many problems himself.
>>545634923>>545635143He never really calls him bad, he just says he needs to get his ass kicked
>>545635204hell Kiryu wouldn't even last cuz he is way to trusting and would get shot by some traitor
>>545621204Yet he was still miles better than Munakata, Katsuragi, Shibata, Arai, Kido, Shibusawa, Shimano, KandaThe list goes on of villains Mine mogs...
>Saejima almost rapes Haruka.What did they mean by this?
Alright rank them females >Reina>Makoto>Makoto's doctor>Yumi>Mine's assistant >Yayoi>Sayama>Haruka>Mayumi >Yasuko >Mirei >Yuki >Koyuki >Saya
>>545635143By 6 he outright says he and others maybe should have spent more time with Daigo teaching him stuff about the real world and almost seems to imply Daigo's stature as a Chairman is shameful enough it drags down Kiryu's own name too even if Kiryu obviously didn't mean that.Still, come on, the Tojo Clan sucks and keeps getting involved in stuff that is way over their heads if not for Kiryu and other main characters.
>>545635535He doesn't "almost" do it. He's just momentarily overwhelmed from suddeningly being on top of the first woman he's seen in over a decade. He doesn't make any moves as if he's actually going to take advantage of her.
>>545635535That the character who spent about 20 years without seeing a woman has weaknesses, but also morals. The real question is would have Kiryu just outright killed him if Saejima didn't stop himself?
>>545635535Because finally some good fucking fanservice after the fujoshit fest that was garbage 3.
Bros im actually really keen for Judgment on XboxIts actually getting a physical release$60aud too i might addConvince me not to preorder it (i dont trust that my pc can run it)
>>545634923It's not just the Kazama thing, Tamashiro was working against him, look at how the Ueno Seiwa stuff came out of nowhere to bite him in the ass YEARS after the fact, you have his own personal secretary and the guy right below him betraying him after almost a decade of working with him, you have Aizawa and Morinaga coming out of nowhere to backstab him (Which was also decades in the making), and then in Judgment the Matsugane Family had been lying to him and working behind his back for at least a decade or two.>>545634670You are not alone.
>>545635640>Good rankHaruka, Hana, Makoto, Yuki>Irrelevant rankThe rest
>>545635907He would have let it happen
>>545621204When his secretary called him at the end was really funny
>>545633105they would need a really ballsy explanation of how he survived
>>545635640YayoiYumiHaruka in 30 yearsRest are shit
>>545636003Fuck I forgot best girl Hana-chan
>Start 5>Gane has me play as Kiryu from the start this time.I am surprised.
>>545634537I'm not sure about that, I would think it's easy as a structure to say "Yagami's got a new case!" but everything in Judgment did feel built around the single plot without much room for expansion. I could see it going either way, or maybe a new character but the original cast comes in partway through
>>545635951>Convince me not to preorder it (i dont trust that my pc can run it)Why the hell would I convince you not to get one of the best if not the best game in the series? Literally only if you're struggling financially I'd convince you not to, get Judgment anon, it's a fantastic game.
>>545636110it was Haruka's problem for being weak
>>545633807I could very well see him being manipulated as a governor by some yakuza clan outside of Tokyo or some more corrupt governorsBonus if its Daidoji's men
>Another Yakuza 3 hate threadI feel bad for the people who don't understand Yakuza 3's genius.
>>545636217I don't think anyone's ever died of a stab wound in this series before though. Also the game itself has more than one instance of characters faking their deaths and it being explained how that was done.>>545636406They absolutely would retain Yagami if they could, the issue is his superstar VA/likeness potentially being too expensive/busy for repeated uses
>>545621204I had more fun with Y3 than Y4
Speaking as someone who owns a Xbox Series X, i really really love the fact that Yakuza started appearing in force, sure it's not every game and the Fist Of The North Star won't be on it but it's still much better than it used to be.I will absolutely play 6 and Judgment when they come out for Xbox.
>>545636234Yayoi is prime milf, Shindo had good taste
>>545635951You're going to have worse lightning but the game itself is easily one of their best. Definitely worth it.>>545636781>the issue is his superstar VA/likeness potentially being too expensive/busy for repeated usesAll they need to do is not let him sing karaoke again and I'm sure it'll work out. They got Akiyama repeatedly and he's supposed to be some high tier VA isn't he? It's not the exact same thing but still. They wouldn't spend all this time fleshing out Yagami and his crew just to go "Haha, actually Yagami flew away to his home planet so here's Yagami 2.0".
>>545623406Yeah mine was a chad. He went through the arc of a real modern samurai.>Wanted power money and safety so he runs with mafia>Realizes brotherhood is priceless and the top gets lonely>Comes to realize yakuza is just a bunch of punks where even older members just wanna flex money everywhere like at the dining clubs with girls>Kiryu comes in to show how og yakuza we're about brotherhood and shit and new players are just greedy pieces of shit regardless of age>Mine sacrifices his life in end to stop cianiggers
>>545635951It's a great game and you'll enjoy it if you liked previous yakuza games. The only downside I can think of is that the ''remaster'' looks worse somehow.
>>545636640Yakuza 3 is the weakest I've played in the series but I still enjoyed it
>>545637047Mine would've unironically give heavy king vibes if he wasn't an actual faggot.
>>545635956Yeah, Daigo gets a lot of shit from fans and maybe some characters, but come on, it's not as if the organization he became in charge of was composed of the smartest and most loyal people ever.The Tojo Clan did survive for longer than they had any right to, also, Kiryu is the worst chairman considering he was only it for a really short while and his first act was to declare Terada to be his successor after like 5 minutes of hanging out and they didn't talk much at all.
Is there any game in the series without retarded plot twists?
>>5456373350 and Judgment
>>545636535>>545637018>>545637086Alright settled, gonna drop into eb games today to preorderLooking forward to it
>>545637335Yakuza 1 was pretty straight forward.
>>545634661Amons in Kiwami 2 is the worst and you have to do it multiple times.
I’ve beaten every mainline yakuza except 6. Someone please give me the motivation to finish such a terrible game
>>545636234What about Yuki (K2)?
>>545637285>his first act was to declare Terada to be his successorI still have a hard time following the Yakuza story and all its characters and allegiances, but wasn't Terada a boss-like character form the Omi Alliance and aren't the Omi rivals to the Tojo Clan, maybe even enemies? What sense did it make to have Terada be in charge of the Tojo?
>>545637503>secret twin sister that isn't
>>5456346614's amon is cancer, Jo is a cheating fuck, and Kazuya has actual godmode cheats on his final stage. 3's was much fucking fun in contrast because it's a fair fight with Kiryu and his moveset.
There should be more old people as bosseshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3KFnDI8bpc
>>545637434I was gonna say 0 but can't say anything good about that game without a bunch of anons flipping shit.At least it doesn't have retarded plot twists, there.
>>545637757He was not omi he was Tojo, he was cooperating Behind the scenes with the Omi to bring down the Tojo because he was a malding secret Korean
>>545636640>>545637193i felt 3 was the weakest but also had some stuff that was so goofy it became fun anyway, like raising your children and BEAUTIFUR AIZbut taken seriously it was the worst, not a bad game but not very good eitheralso since i just finished them all i'm posting this
>>5456379511 also features no plot twisting bullshit retardation to a slight extent.
>>545637775There wasn't a ''secret twin'' though. it was just her lying iirc.
>>545637959>he was cooperating Behind the scenes with the Omi to bring down the Tojo because he was a malding secret KoreanBut didn't that turn out to be a ruse too? I remember Yakuza 2 having a dozen of story twists right at the end. Terada went form friend to enemy to friend in the span of five seconds.
>>545638025holy shit taste
>>545638025I wanna make a mosaic thread, would you guys actually draw or cuntpaste shit on Photoshop?
>>545637047I feel like the core theme of the series is that the life of yakuza is really goddamn empty. Maybe if Yakuza 1 didn't happen and Kiryu rose up in the organization, things might have been different. Or maybe not. Maybe the true answer is that there was no way things would have come up sunshine and flowers, that even if Yakuza 1 didn't happen Kiryu still would have been fucked and everything would have been ruined. Kiryu's conflict is that he just wants to do right but the world of yakuza just refuses to fucking let him. He has to fight tooth and nail in order to MAYBE reach an ending where the absolute worst case scenario doesn't occur. It's only through great struggle and personal sacrifice that Kamurocho hasn't gone up in flames.The world of yakuza is shit. Kiryu was never fit for it. The only reason Kiryu's managed to survive this far is due to his impossibly superhuman strength. He's a fairy tale in a world that despises fairy tales to its very core.
>>545637757Shinji trusted him and so did Kazama, and he had a debt for Kazama which he referenced in like the one or two lines he speaks to Kiryu before they get attacked.He still is someone from the Omi Alliance and there were even more reasons for why he shouldn't have been considered, but Kiryu didn't know those, he just knew Kazama trusted the guy and that was good enough for him.To be fair, almost everyone he knew is now dead and most of the new generation are either insane or tried to kill him, he doesn't seem to be particularly great friends with Majima yet, and he didn't want to be Chairman, so i assume he just mentioned the first name that came to mind of someone still alive that didn't try to kill him those past few days.
>>545638217post yours then
>>545638025>6 and 0 at the top. >Kiwami 1 that high>3 at the bottomshit taste.
>>545638025Flip this list and put judgment at the top and it’s fine
>>545638379>0 at the top>3 at the bottom>shit tastewe've reached full contrarian
>>545630357Based riki>>545631636Yakuza 1 nishiki was definitely stronger than majima, he spent ten years power leveling because of his massive inferiority complex, it was the entire point of his fish tattoo
>>545638271Which was why Kazawa didn't want him to become a Yakuza to begin with, but he wanted to repay Kazawa no matter what and saw him as a great man seemingly not aware that few Yakuza are like Kazawa at all.He did stick with it but it feels mostly because he made some friends and Kazawa was around, let's be fair, Kazawa did want Kiryu to become a real estate agent or something else rather than a common criminal.
>tfw Haruka wants you
>>545637193>>545638025I genuinely think Yakuza 3 is the second best Yakuza game ever made. I can see it's flaws and I can Understand the issues most people have with it. But it has such a good atmosphere and cast of characters. It all feels very ''soulful'' I guess.
>>545638314Honestly, I think the idea is that Kiryu's refusal to rise to the top is really what causes a lot of the problems in this series. Him going to prison for ten years completely fucked everything up. He had a chance to become the head of the Tojo and it's perhaps implied that he might have been able to fix a lot of shit if he had, but he chose Haruka instead and as a result the Tojo were even more fucked. Kiryu was probably the best choice for Tojo head, but he passed the buck to Terada and so Yakuza 2 happened.
>>545637434Sohei not needing Makoto alive was dumb (and nah, needing to deal with "making her disappear" isn't a good reason, they're yakuza and Makoto's a nobody, making people like that disappear is literally what they do), they confirmed well before that scene that there was no one else they needed to be aware of in relation to the lot and should've just killed her earlier when they had the chancedefinitely not the most egregious or insulting twist the series has had but it was mainly there to force some dramatic angry Majima scenes basically
>>545638025I thought 3 was mostly fantastic for the following reasons:- The fucking hitman substory is just great with all the different bosses to spice the gameplay and add some difficulty- Okinawa is pure comfyness- The minigames had characters and substories attached to them which gave them purpose and were actually fun.- The orphanage scenes added a lot of character development for the kids and a a nice change a pace, on top of having a beautiful scenery. A well deserved break for the ridiculous story.- The IF7 and Revelations added more fun ways of getting new moves- The karaoke and cabaret club songs were some of the better in the series in my opinion.- Speaking of karaoke, the whole OST is great in Y3 (D 2 A, for example)There's a lot more to add but I'll leave it like this.
>>5456390523 had great substories
>3 contrarians invading the threada game with an entire hour-long segment dedicated to clicking on questions and watching exposition dump cannot possibly be the best fucking game in the series
>>545638770what's the first then?
>>545639278>3 contrarians invading the threadOP's post was about 3
>>545639327What do people see in 6? It’s the only one I genuinely hate and have never finished
>>5456392783's got flaws. A lot of flaws really. But it's still a decent Yakuza game in the end. There's parts of 3 I also really liked. Also the OP was literally about 3
>>545639278>a game with an entire hour-long segment dedicated to clicking on questions and watching exposition dump cannot possibly be the best fucking game in the series7 does this, 0 does this, 2 4 and 5 do this. Tons of games before 3 do the massive exposition shit
>>545621204RGG needs to go full on Arkham City and release all these guys from prison (the ones still alive) and then give Kiryu a batmobile and a boomerang.
>>545638739You'd think she would go for chads, based on her father figure
>>545638813>kiryu gives up his position Well that’s unfortunate but even so we might be able to salvage this>puts terada, omi AND j*ngweon as his replacement Tojo forever fucked
>>545639284Yakuza 0. It's the normie answer. But i can't deny how much it knocks everything out of the park.
>>545639558She isn’t actually kiryus daughter, but yumis. She is genetically predisposed to mating with subhumans
>>545639484You better be joking
>>545639428I'm not a 6fag but I think I get why people would like it a lot, it's pretty distinct in tone and feel. For me it's flaws (wonky combat, underwhelming boss battles, and certain parts of the plot being underwhelming) are too much for me to overlook though.
>>545639731okay maybe not a batmobile but I wouldn't mind a superhero spinoff. I think it could be a lot of fun.
>>545639278It's half an hour long, I went through that shit two days ago. Still doesn't justify it and 3 is the equivalent of a filler arc besides the Tojo bankruptcy and Hamazaki, but I had some fun at least once I got deeper into it. Too much of a slow-paced slog for its own good and what non-orphanage parts it does are brushed over so fast that it felt like the story was just half-finished, but eh.
>>545639558Yakuza has ultimately been a nature beats nurture story funnily enough, it's still the case in 7 even
>>545639841>no essence of haruto where you use him like a pickaxe on some punk
>>545639901how about a Kamen Rider game? i think the yakuza gameplay would translate very well for a KR game
>>545639921I wish I was Akiyama
I dunno how seriously we're supposed to take the sidequests and minigames and shit, but if they're any indication at all, Kiryu might have had a real shot at transitioning the Tojo into a legitimate organization that worked fully within the law rather than outside of it.
>>545640081I'm down, I think western superhero shit is old hat but one of the biggest shonens right now is all about superheroes. They got more than enough villains to fill the roles.
Please tell me 4 is as retarded as it gets storywise. O MY RUBBER BULLETS wasn't even that bad all memes aside, but holy shit>police secretly yakuza>yakuza secretly policeAnd then there's a span of like 30 minutes where there are five different betrayals that end in someone getting shot, I think Arai accounted for 3 of them by himself. By the time Yasuko died I was just laughing my ass off. I'm usually a sucker for that kind of sibling melodrama shit too. At least Hamazaki was unbelievably based, I was miffed that he got kind of shafted in 3.
>>545640298Hamazaki dying in a fucking phonecall and the gang having a funeral for Yasuko but not him was hilarious, absolute spit at the character
>>5456402985 and 6 are more tame. But 7 also likes to do some retarded asspulls.
>>545640106>be akiyama >have unlimited money and can creampie hana whenever you want
>>5456402984's the only time you just get constant back to back silliness for the rest of the game like thatThere's other stupid stuff in pretty much every game to varying degrees but not quite like that. Everyone in Yakuza finales losing some IQ points is a universal constant it seems.
I'm about to start 5.What am I in for?
>>545640486>arai literally throws a loaded gun at munakatas feet
>>545640587Crazy taxi + Depression and ramen
>>545639428>>5456398416 Might be the worst Yakuza game. But I still enjoyed most parts and it doesn't deserve all the hate.It also has the best Karaoke songhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=434rBX_G85o
>>545640587They removed the fighting entirely and replaced it with a taxi driving, it's great.
>>545640471Not interested in creampieing hana, I just wanna have fuck you money, look as good and fuck with people through riddle loans in Kamurocho.
>>545640081The issue with a Rider game is not many people have a dedicated town. W works with Fuuto and then you have Build with Japan being split into three but everyone else is kind of "They're in Japan" and that's it. I'd love to see them pull a South Park and weave The Roof™, The Pool™, The Strip Mall with Fountains and Lots of Steps™, and so on with the home base. That or we have a Captain Cop game where he teams up with that Sentai from the posters in 1.
>>545639278>Not skipping the cutscene and then reading Kiryu's brief summary
>>545640758>hana >not interested
>>545640674It completely bastardizes kiryu as a character. It’s awful
>>545640780>>545640081>>545640236There's already a disaster report Ultraman vs Kaiju game that never got localized. It looks sick.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpbWxfAgxWk
I want to see the RgG team tackle a modern Kunio-kun game. Like sort of an all-ages Yakuza.
>>545640758>Not interested in creampieing hana
>>545641038I don't care about fucking women or having sex, I wanna be as slick and cynical and as rich and good looking as Aki and get away with the dumbest shit on others' expense as I watch them pull the stupidest shit to get a loan.
>>545640674There's parts to it I like a lot, just other parts that I really disliked and was disappointed by. Someya's one of the better rival-type characters the series has had imo.
>>545640984I recall a lot of people saying it was incredibly buggy and worse than the mainline Disaster Reports but that was at launch.
>>545641386>worse than the mainline Disaster ReportsCan't be worse than 4
>>545638025>6 in S tier >Kiwami 1 not at the bottomSTOP
>Becomes final boss after having fuck-all to do with the plot behind uPsssh, nothin personal Kiryu
>>545641627I see so many people hating on Kiwami 1, whats wrong with it? I liked it
>>545639558Yuta is a chad, he just needs to be beaten into it (repeatedly)
>>545640984>gamera and patlabor in the same game
>>545641605It was something to do with the abysmal framerate even for what's usual in the series, repetition, and I want to say the setpieces weren't as cool? Again, I only recall seeing one or two threads at launch about it.
>>545631134Never really noticed that you fight Kuze 5 times as Kiryu, guess he was just that good
>>545640587Kiryu gets offered a drink but punches the bottle instead. Best scene in the game.
>>545642031Yakuza 5 somehow manages to be the best yakuza game with the absolutely worst villain it’s pretty impressive
>>545640081If one were to do an open world game, i think that, sadly, a really obscure Tokusatsu series i only know about because of it's name and the fact Hideaki Anno and Gainax loved it enough to make live-action parodies would fit the bill best.Kaiketsu Zubat(yes, that really is the name) in a more modern fashion with a different costume would be really cool as the series had a big twist, the hero would put a costume that would give him powers to fight...normal criminals in large gangs and with silly assassins, he would fight Yakuza, human traffickers, drug lords and the like, at the end even leaving a note for the cops regarding the crimes of the villains.There were videos on Youtube of fights a few years ago, but i guess they got blocked as all i could find is a short really lousy video with terrible audio:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyrHketgT34The fights had a cool song playing at least from what i recall.
>>545642527>omi dude is nothing but cordial>kiryu:wheres daigo x10
>>545642289It was the first game many people played after starting the series with 0 and it has less content than that game and it feels like a lesser version of it in a few ways, old fans dislike that songs and some content got taken out.
>>545642719>a really obscure Tokusatsu seriesWhat? Zubat is fairly popular considering the MC was both V3 and Big One.
>>545641236>I don't care about fucking women or having sexBased volcel chad
>>545642719The first two episodes are on Youtube though, but not much more, it's a weird if repetitive series, and some of the "normal" criminals look absolutely ridiculous, one at the end dresses like a ballerina while having a top hat and a beard...he's a chemist making chemical weapons of course.
>>545642031I get that they did set it up but why not just have the final boss be Morinaga be the final boss man, they went one twist too far unnecessarily
>>545643275https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZiKwgRh6iEFor the 2nd episode, the final fight happens something along 18:46 minutes.Honestly, a game version would be absolutely amazing.
>>545642973 I guess i might be biased coz i played it before 0
>>545639428i was a big fan of the themes of parenthood and parent/child relations running through the game and thought it was a great thematic focus for kiryu's finalei didn't love the onomichi crew a ton but they were decentonomichi itself was coolsidestories were greatbest new minigame in a long time (BOOBA)someya was cool and had an awesome theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6GFFd0mirUiwami, hirose, etc were all pretty good, not great but definitely a step above the last few villain groupsdragon engine as a whole was a great refresher, combat took a while (til judgment) to get great but it was still a solid base and fun to mess around with in 6also dragon engine graphics were a big upgrade and jacketless open shirt 6 kiryu is my favorite look for himit has the best karaoke song (see >>545640674)LAD somewhat ruined the end though which is lamei'm not great at explaining these things but i hope that gives some insight as to why i consider 6 one of the best
You guys wanna go? Or do I make a thread just for this?
>>545642874GIMME BACK MY SONNNNNNNNN REEEEEEEEEE
>>545641627kiwami 1 and judgment had the best combat
Why the fuck is this only in the shitty zombie spinoffhttps://youtu.be/wM3d266_QWw
>>545643983He wasn't joking when he said he sucks at singing
I hate Shinada's baseball shit.
>looking for yakuza baby football>find this instead kenzan kiwami when
>>545644201soon tm also what's happening in gif related
>>545644201UFO-sama is the best substory in the series.It also confirms aliens are real at the end of it.
>>545643559>also dragon engine graphics were a big upgrade and jacketless open shirt 6 kiryu is my favorite look for him>not Hawaiian shirt kiryu
>>545644201God i want Kenzan and Ishin so badly
>>545644156shinada was very forgettable and the plot with daigo being a random high school acquaintance of his was beyond dumbat least tanimura was relevant in his own game
>>545644272>spoiler8 should feature an alien substory considering they are canon in the yakuzaverse
>>545644291that one is also good and would be higher tier if it wasn't stuck in the worst looking non-remade yakuza gametaxi kiryu is pretty cool too
>>545644272I’ve known that since 6
>>545644252>also what's happening in gif relatedSubstory. Guy gets crop circles in his wheat field and cows are being stolen from him so he asks Musashi for help. When they find one of his cows it does what you see in the gif and the farmer thinks it's UFO-sama taking them from him as a divine payment or something. As soon as the guy leaves thanking UFO-sama Musashi notices it's a bunch of idiots lifting a cow and shining a light on mirrors if I remember right so they can take the guy's cow. One Musashi beats the guys up he tells the farmer and is rewarded. Then it cuts to a scene where either the cow got actually abducted by aliens or more crop circles appear, I forgot which.>>545644463We already had a UFO in PA in 6. You even have a special detector for it.
>>545644272Kappa in 4 tooI went and made miso cucumbers afterwards, had all the ingredients too, whack
>>545644647Here, I should probably upload the webm again since I only did it with sound. It's not as good without sound.>>>/wsg/3808632>>545644779Pirate ghosts were also a thing in 6.The god of luck Ebisu is aso real according to Ishin.
>>545644394I loved shinada it’s just he felt barely connected to the plot. He should have had his campaign earlier, maybe switch him and saejima
>>545643559oh, also, i forgot to mention: finally being back to focusing on just kiryu and not having multiple playable characters with split plots that come together at the endi'm much more into single protagonist games, at most 2 (0), and didn't like how split 4/5 felt, so 6 was a nice refresher thereplus based akiyama still got to be plot relevant, who was my favorite of the newer characters, and we got to fight in a nursery
Tetsuo was actually pretty cool I really liked his fighting style
>>545645038>Tetsuo was actually pretty coolI agree>I really liked his fighting styleHow
>>545644513>taxi kiryuthink you've got the wrong guy buddy.
>>545645361my mistake, suzuki-san
>>545643659For me, it's A2. Nothing beats Tachibana using his mutant powers to absorb Kamurochk's electricity.
What the fuck is wrong with Yuya's face in 3/4/5
>>545645932He's just an ugo.
How jarring is the graphics downgrade from 0 to 3? I realize Kiwami 1 and 2 will still obv be up there.
>tfw there is porn of hana
>>545644201one of the producer said yesterday that they're thinking about itnot sure about the kiwami part tho
>>545645982Yeah but he looks decent in 1/2 even if that was just due to ps2 limitations. He's a fucking malformed caveman later.
>>545646086I went from K2 to 3. It took a little while to stop feeling like I was playing as Chinese Bootleg Kiryu, but I got over it.
>>545643559>LAD somewhat ruined the end though which is lameI somewhat agree but I did really enjoy all the times he was on screen, even if it does seem contradictory that he'd appear as Watase's bodyguard at the Omi Alliance HQ
>>545621204Confirmed not able to pay attention.
>>545623474Nishiki is comparable to Shin, but Ryuji is a caricature compared to Raoh.
>>545646202>thinking about it>we know the fans want it and we'd love to do itthen fucking do it you pieces of fucking wasteif you did dead souls then you can actually bother localizing the games people actually want and will net you incomeI fucking swear to god RGGS has no clue how to market
>Ryuji>Kuze>Someya>SawashiroWhy are characters who you fight more than once and have more than one boss theme always the most kino characters?
I wish Mine hadn't died. He could have used a redemption arc better than Hamasaki.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4Km-16EJRwbest receive you coming through
>>545643559>>545646328>LAD somewhat ruined the end though which is lameKiryu showing up was fine, the plot of 7 directly impacted the politican blackmailing Kiryu who was the one who put him to work, also it would be mutually beneficial to Kiryu anyway who'd want to help Daigo. It just could've been executed better, he put no effort into hiding his identity at all...
>>545646201I just started Y4, why is everyone itt obsessed with that slampig? I mean she seems pretty funny from what little I've seen of her
>>545621204the crime novel guy who helped with the writing for 1&2 had nothing to do with the later games hence why they're all over the place
>>545646625He'll back in Yakuza 8 running a bar with co-owner Andre Richardson in the new town.
>>545646672Dat 80s hair metal vibeI raise you some sweet bass and drumshttps://youtu.be/AgWaN9GTkRA?t=1060
>>545646752He wore sunglasses!
>>545646797I mean, 2 was a fucking mess to
Which one of the new chars in 0 do you wish lived and became a reoccuring char in the series instead?
>>545646756Very loyal, can defend herself, good at her job, great karaoke voice
>>5456467972 is all over the place and 1 goes full retard towards the end like every other game does to varying degreesThese games are grounded crime dramas for the first few hours at most and then turn into dumb fun hollywood action movies basically, just accept it or try a different series
>>545646752>Kiryu gets inspired by Daigo from 5
>>545646797It's not like 1 and 2 had amazing, logical stories. That guy didn't matter.
>>545646937>>545647098b-but he took the glasses off in front of everyone...
>>545647020>livedawano>reoccurring characterkuze taking care of morning glory after kiryu leaves
>>545646752> the plot of 7 directly impacted the politican blackmailing Kiryu who was the one who put him to workThe politician died in 6, it was Daidoji. "The Fixer" is referring to the men working under him who still work in those high levels of government and want to take Ryo Aoki out of the picture. He's been dead for over two years by 7.
>>545646926fuck wrong timestamphttps://youtu.be/AgWaN9GTkRA?t=1200
>>545646756Voiced by my waifu konata, also can btfo a yakuza squad
>>545647098That fatty is instantly recognizable even with all the cover.
>>545647274I meant the guy who spoke with Kiryu in the hospital who's blackmailing Kiryu, I know that Daidoji himself died. Though yeah I guess he's representing Daidoji's followers in general, it's not just one guy.
>>545647098>heh, recognize me>uh, who the fuck are you>it’s me, the guy who threw away his high school graduation to save your team>o-oh yeah, my best friend daigo
>>545647502>who's blackmailing Kiryu,You've got this mixed up, Kiryu is blackmailing THEM. He has all the power here, it's why he's allowed everything at the end of 6 to keep quiet.
>>545645232The throwing knives and brass knuckles obviously Fuck the pistol bullshit
>>545647687I guess, he's not free thanks to them though and he's in 7 doing stuff which ultimately benefits them too
>>545646328>>545646752i think it they wanted to do the whole heavy handed "passing the torch" with the DQ cutscene, they should have just kept his chapter 14 appearance (and amon), so only seonghui and the new party see him and never get his namechapter 12, where he's with the whole old crew at omi HQ, was the one that definitely should not have happened IMO
1's villain should've just been Nishiki. the politician stuff was shoehorned as fuck
>>545647964> he's not free thanks to them thoughHe's not free because of his own choices, he can't blame anyone for that. He's working with them so that he can help out Daigo, I'm assuming that was some sort of deal made so he could still keep his "dead" status and why he has to tiptoe around certain discussions in 7. Him alluding to be working for Daidoji is kind of cutting it close though.
>>545621204Literally the worst yakuza game. This is the bottom bro so if you made it through this you'll like the series
>>545633698In Yakuza 5 Daigo was one step ahead of the main villain all the time and was about win all by himself and end the game early, but then the writters remembered that the playable characters are the ones who have to defeat the villain and had him get shot out by a goon of nowhere.
>>545648213what if daigo was playable instead of shinada
>>545647873Im retarded and read your post as tatsuo, thought you were saying you liked shinadas playstyle
>>545648272We'd have a very short Yakuza.
>>545648026While I agree, Nishiki did a terrible job at being a good final boss. Jingu felt way more threatening.
>>545648272Playable daigo would have been awesome>essence of gun
>>545648791>essence of extreme accuracy
>>545648715completely disagree, i liked the nishiki fight a lot and then jingu was the worst boss fight in the series yet, only surpassed by jingu 2 in y4>threateningyeah because he has a gun and never stops fucking shooting you
>>545648927>essence of coma until needed
>>545648715>jingu felt way more threatening >some goober with a squeaky voice running around while you beat up his faceless goons
>>545648026But without Jingu, who would have cucked Kiryu? Nishiki doesn't have the balls.
>>545648967>essence of strategic backstabbing
>>545648967>hold r1 when on the ground to slip into a coma and regen heat/health
>>545637578I thought it was kind of cool, as long as I didn't get immediately bodied.ABALA KADABALAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdf7gIW_hls
>>545648791>Daigo at low health >Extremely deadly shots with god like aim bot tier accurate aiming
>>545649027If in-game Jingu was like movie Jingu then it would have been believable
>>545649095>essence of jobbing
>>545649318everyone jobs to GODa
name a more consistent fuckup
>>545649027>Kiryu, I killed your parents and also fucked your childhood crush
>>545649318To be fair Ryuji is a fucking monster, I'm impressed Daigo held his own for as long as he did
>>545649318>essence of 대한민국
>>545637801sorry bro,but just get good. theres always a way to do it. just keep figuring out the fight.
Just met the chef in 5. Does it take long to get the attack boost? I hear it's borderline mandatory for the final boss.
>>545649609It'll be hard to find one but just leave it to me, Kiryu-san!
>>545649816>essence of needless helicopter
>trying out Kiwami 2>go to the adult video shop>rather than jacking off, it looks more like he's in physical pain at how bad these videos areI mean, I get that he's supposed to be rubbing one out but it actually just seems like he's just incredibly disappointed and somewhat disturbed instead.
You know, with all the soap opera tropes the series used, I'm genuinely surprised we never got a plot involving Kiryu's TRUE parentage being some dramatic twsit connect to a main villainI guess once Kazama was gone, and they already pulled the "secret CIA agent twin" thing for him, it would've been hard to pull the focus back on someone kazama killed for reasons
>>545649816>Loses someone within the span of only 5 minutes
>>545649963>Kiryu's TRUE parentageI know, right? I think it would make everyone mad, no elegant way about it
>>545649872after a couple games i just expected every game to end on top of the millennium tower with date in a helicopter
>>545650062exactly, which is why i'm surprised it never happened sometime around 3 or 4
I don't know where to place these thoughts, so I'm going to place them hereIt's honestly hard to tell if 5 or 0 is better IMO0 has the better story as well as better music, but 5 has the best gameplay overall I feel (haven't played 6 or 7 yet)Style switching is pretty clunky (it's only better in Kiwami), and 0's upgrade system is the worst upgrade system in the entire series, though the individual styles themselves are pretty fun for the most part, and the music/story of 0 is unmatched5's combat felt smoother overall, and the specific playstyles of Saejima/Akiyama/Kiryu/even Shinada feels more refined, and the rage arts/red heat attacks (like Kiryu's godmode, Shinada's tackle, etc.) are all really fun to use too. Beast/Breaker are hilariously broken and unbalanced in 0, yet all of the characters in 5 (except for maybe Shinada, I didn't fuck with his weapons much) feel pretty balanced for the most part, both games have great bosses tooThe main sidegames in 5 I feel are better than the main sidegames of 0 as well; Cabaret club is fun and I enjoyed the story to go with it, but it can get pretty repetitive and Real Estate Royale is barely even a game, while taxi stuff/hunting/baseball/idol shit/i dont remember what akiyama got for his main sidegame are all really enjoyable in their own rights5's story was pretty good for the most part, but I think each individual character's part was too long and it kind of fucked with the pacing, and the story starts to become a mess in the finale, the final boss being who he is in 5 is absolutely terrible and feels like one of the weakest final bosses in the entire series in terms of story (in gameplay the fight is amazing)i still can't decide if I think 5 or 0 is better, but they're both good in their own rights i feelthank you for listening to my ted talks
>Date-san, I'm taking out the trash while my coffee cools down, be right back
>>545649963Same. I'm actually surprised they never tried to pull anything like with Kiryu during his tenure as MC. Guess that's why they did with Ichiban
>>545650063I'm finishing 4 and I can't remember very well since I played the games very close together. It happens in every mainline game except 0, right?
>>545650179i guess it comes down to which pieces you consider more important. i consider these games pretty plot heavy, and the plot of 0 blows 5 out of the waterin terms of combat i don't really feel like the quality is enormously different between them (i also prefer 0's anyway, to be honest), but for plot i do think it's a huge gap
>>545650219>Kiryu comes back literally no less then 10 minutes>Date is on the floor>Kiryu: Date-san! What happened!>Date: T-They came...>Kiryu: Who?!>Date: *Blacks out till the end of the game*
>>545649609you have asked me to complete a task almost as impossible as running the tojo clan
>>545650382It doesn't happen in 3t. OP who just finished the game
>>545643659I am working on it, and it's gonna be something
>>545650591Maybe Date WAS in a helicopter, but he was flying at the wrong building.
>>545650645Cool, we're doing it.Do you want me to manage it and put it together?
I can't get a perfect score at Machine Gun Kiss because the manliness distracts me
>all this date slanderdont underestimate him, he's stronger than you thinkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVY_wXoMbY8&ab_channel=devilleon7
>No Date I can take you to the top of the Millenium Tower by helicopter today again, I've already got a pay cut because of your bullshit
>>545651315>falls over after every combo
>>545650669This is my headcanon now
>>545651426He's just holding back
>>545635640For me, it's this auntie.
Is Dead Souls at all worth playing?
>>545652146Play it if you have a copy, don't bother otherwise
>>545652146It's okay. It's pretty much a jank TPS Yakuza.
>>545652146Are you a decently big fan of Yakuza and can you look past tons of technical and gameplay issues? If the answer isn't "Yes" to both of them then no, don't play it. You have to overlook a TON of gameplay issues let alone framerate issues.
>>545651048AlrightYou guys know the rules>claim a tile>redraw/shop it with a modicum of effort>post the result and I will put it together>we gaze at the monstrosity at the endSome quality control will be enforced
This guy's death was so fucking infuriating, Kiryu didn't learn anything after Kazama's death
>>545621204Yeah he was lame. He became the embodiment of everything he hated. I couldn't find sympathy for his "I was looked down upon because I was an orphan" schtick either because he spent the whole game trying to demolish Kiryu's orphanage.
>>545652634>he spent the whole game trying to demolish Kiryu's orphanageHoly shit this, what the fuck was his goddamn problem?
>>545652758He really REALLY didn't like orphanages.
>>545652605How many death's could've been avoided if Kiryu actually manned up and killed the villain.
>>545652758>>545652848He didn't had anyone that cared for him after he became an orphan so he's mad at Kiryu's orphans because they have a cool uncle.Not that hard to understand desu.
>>545652486give me A2
>>545653004>How to tell a lie in one picture
>>545653056You got it kyodai
>>545652935He doesn't even have to kill them, just take away their guns, but I don't know why Kiryu just goes full retard once he beats the bad guy
>>5456212044 is worse.
>>545643659>>54565064510000 Yen spent on paint, pls bully
>>545653050I dunno man burning down a place of a dude you don't even know was pretty extreme.
>>545652486might wanna make a separate thread for this
>>545653394>>545650645>>545643659shit wrong image>>545653439What is there to explain?
>>545652605I don't understand why Rikiya's death was such a fucking tragedy that Kiryu cried harder than he did at the deaths of Nishiki and Yumi. He just felt like a discount Shinji
>>545652146I'm buying a PS3 exclusively to play this shit game
>>545626887>Masato hates other people and how he has to depend on them for everything. Can't even walk on his own.>Ichiban will literally do anything for anyone as long as you're friendly to him.I like it when stories contrast their characters like this. I was enthralled by the story of 7 in a way I don't think I ever had playing a game before.
>>545653491We still got like a 100 posts before thread autosages
>>545653556bad writing yakuza 3 writing is horrible
>>545635640>reina>koyuki>yuki>yayoi>makoto>hana>sayama>haruka(position fluctuates higher or lower based on game)>hotsprings girl (y5)>hotsprings girl (y4)>yasuko>mayumi>milky-chan>anri(would be higher if she was an actual character instead of a minigame)>all the hostesses(ai and kana are above yasuko)>pure shit>yumi>mirei
>>545653491I know but I wanted to grab people first. I asked it earlier and no one replied>>545653508Ah fuck it I'll take it. "SEGA" has so much potential and you didn't fuck with it
>>545653792If anyone wants to modify my thing please feel free to. I am not very good at paint, and half the things in that image are just various candies resized.
>>545626080He beats up Kiryu more than any other villain in the series, considering Kiryu's state entering into the fight.
>>545653508>not NIGGAbaka anon
>>545653580Masato is an interesting case for me because while I hate him, I didn't want him to die because of how much Ichiban didn't want him to die. Both in english and japanese Ichiban's voice actor really put in their "this is my oscar-winning moment" performance for that scene at the lockers because they completely nail it
>>545652605>Protagonist beats villain down>Protagonist gets to kidnapped side character>Villain pulls out Gun they had all along>Other sidecharacter sacrifices themselves to avoid Protagonist getting shotIt's neat seeing it the first time but holy fuck the early Yakuza games did this bullshit way too much, it was laughably predictable by 3
>>545653984how did I go
>>545654156tehsnakerer put it best, everyone in a scene has their collective IQ drop about 10 points whenever someone pulls a gun
>Get newspaper substory in 5.>Previous games taught me I have to fall for the scam or else it doesn't go anywhere.>This game just completes the scam and says I got the bad ending on the substory list.
>>545653556He was just a kid who had his whole life ahead of him and Kiryu took him under his wing as his protégé. He wanted to spare Rikiya from getting embroiled in his baggage.
>>545654248>Yasuko dies pretty much solely because Kido doesn't think to shoot Katsuragi in the head after the reveal of the bulletproof vest
>>545654283Based yakuza 5
>>545654413Alright it's in
>>545654647>The with possibilities of B1 and B4
>>545654494It's not like Kiryu does anything to try to save her either. Kiryu is the master of being still and quiet while completely able-bodied to save someone right in front of him.
>>545654494Didn't Kido already get shot and go down the elevator?
>>545655135Did he? I thought Katsuragi showed off the vest like immediately after.>>545654961Again, everyone's IQ drops once someone pulls out a gun.
When you really think of it none of this woulda happened if Daigo wasn't taken to the ruff
>>545654494Also saejima doesn’t knock him the fuck out when he has the chance
>>545655612Why did we have to fight Daigo in 4 again?
>>545655612>If Majima just killed Dojima, Kiryu would've never gone to prison and Nishiki still would've been alive
>>545654814Those are best left for actual drawfags
>>545655746>creates a butterfly effect that makes everything worse
>>545655746I'll take Akiyama over Nishiki any time
>>545655726Devs realized they went an entire game without reusing him as a boss so they deserved to take a load off and put him in 4.
>>545655726He wanted to show his skilz to Kiryu
lads please do not play 0 and 7 before the rest of the series, I did that and I can honest to go dnot enjoy the rest of the series nearly as much. Play in release order. Do that with EVERY game series you are interested in. Trust me
>>545655726Because there was no one else they could shoehorn in better to fight Kiryu.
>>545656190I played 7 first and I've enjoyed the rest of the series a lot even if 7 is still my favorite.
>>545655726Sold Majima to the police so that Munakata would take control of Kamuro Hills and keep the Tojo Clan afloat.Kiryu didn't like that he would do that to his closest man.
>>545655726Beat the stupid out of him, of course
>Those Sosuke fights in 5Yakuza 3 all over again.
>>545621204Kinda sad you call my personality a generic anime villain, I'm just a regular guy that doesn't like talking to people, or engaging with them IRL.
I really don’t like the thought of Ishin being remade. I really hope that it was some kind of a translation error and that they’re only gonna remake Kenzan.
>>545652146i actually liked it more than kenzan 3 and 4
Does 6 give multiple fighting styles to characters?
>>545656813>kenzan 3 and 4>I'm not even on kenzan 1
>>545656813Oh shit we got a time traveler.
>shinada can beat any fight road duelist, yakuza, or street thugs who jump him>but two old baseballfags on the street can drag him into an alley and kick his ass
>>545654814However does B1 HAS to put another eyepatch on Majima
>>545656871No, 6 has cut down combat because Dragon engine test game. It's Kiwmai 2 but worse.
>>545656094>he thinks the early death of dojima wouldn’t cause massive changes in the tojo clan and require one of the multiple conspiracy theories to change, thus sparing akiyama from getting fired and allowing him to have a happy life with not!yasuko
>>545652146Don't listen to them. Dead souls is KINO.Characters?=KINOStory?=KINOSoundtrack?=KINOGameplay?=Bad but soulful therefor KINO
>>545638271exactly what he was trying to teach majima among other things. Yakuza are scum that will crush anyone at the slightest hint of weakness. The only way to break out out of a yakuza's choke hold is to go for their throat yourself
>>545657448>No AkihanaOnce again proving this is the best timeline
>>545657235Fucking hell, it's perfect.However, no more faceapp tiles, please. One is enough
>>545657235Oh and you fucked up the dimensions but I fixed it
>>545657612>he thinks there is akihana in the main timeline Akihana is only canon in ishin
>>545657996Why do you think he wasn't in 7?
>>545657512Yeah. Kiryu's just something unusual. He's not human. He shows plenty of weaknesses but that's just not enough. He'll bulldoze his way through whatever the world throws at him. So they have to target his loved ones. Kiryu is someone who is simultaneously too much for the yakuza to handle, but at the same time he can't completely defeat them when they attack him. The reason Kiryu faked his death was to break that stalemate.It just shows that even if you're an impossible invincible monster, you still can't just beat down a world that refuses to accept your existence.
>>545658174Too busy making girls work as hostesses
And I'm doing A4
Man, Ishiban's japanese voice actor fucking NAILED the final scenes in 7
Mod to make Shinada use baseball bats in battle when?
>>545636217>I died. But then I got better.Works wonders.
>>545659439It's Nishiki's VA
>>545660161Even for a nigger that's supposed to be dead, Kashiwagi looks stupidly good for someone in, what, his 60's?
>>545660343Yeah, probably mid-sixties.
>>545660343nobody ages in these games
>>545660343Kashiwagi legitimately looked older in 0 than he did in 1/2/3.
>>545660343Kashiwagi has learned the essence of reverse aging like Kiryu and Yuki.
>>545660916Pocket Circuit fighter ages on everyone's behalf
>>545660343>>545660897>>545660916>>545661109>>545661152>>545661253Oh, I just realized. Kashiwagi looks good so the player will immediately know it's him when they see him. Duh.
>>545660343Majima is supposed to be 57 but he looks 30
>>545661371With that huge, unique scar on his face, it would be pretty damn easy to recognize him even if he had aged a little like a human being.
>>545661417Majima is 54 in 7. He still looks way younger than that though. He looks much younger in 7 than he did in the PS3 games.
>>545661647Blessed Dragon Engine, making sure our boys don't crack
>>545661520>>545661371>>545660161>>545660343>>545660897>>545660916>>545661109>>545661152>>545661253Kashiwagi isn't actually alive r-right? Just how the black market seller being Lau makes absolutely no fucking sense at all.It's just small cameos for 7 that are gonna actually be deemed non-canon in 8 right? They're not THAT retarded to unironically revive characters that got shot in the head, and shot multiple times with a 50mm cannon right?
>>545635640Haruka > Marina > Reina > The big tiddy scammer from that substory in K1 > everyone else
>>545662085Fucking clear as day, bro
>>545662085PLOT TWISTIt's actually helicopters that are the most incompetent beings in RGG, not Date-san
>>545662085Did you miss the game with the rubber bullets?
>>545643513Damn thats perfect
>>545662085Of course they both are, it's not even a joke either.
>>545662221Survivor would've sounded way better
Separate mosaic thread here >>545663060
>>545663086>New thread 43 posts before bump limit
>>545663767Well it should be a separate thread anyway
>>545663919I'm just pullin ya leg Kyoudai
>>545664046I'm a dumbass reee
>>545622727LITTLE BABY IWAMI
>>545662085just be glad they aren't so directly tied to the main plot I guess
>>545662085Kashiwagi hid himself while he repaired himself
>Shinada refuses to fight with a batAre you fucking kidding me
>>545668574>Not respecting the sanctity of baseball.Baba please go.
>>545662221>by some miracle, I pulled throughbut how, Kashiwagiyou were torn apart by a fucking helicopter mounted machine gun, you don't just "pull through" from that unless you're immortal or maybe a vampire
>>545669004>Kiryu doesn't get hit at all>Kashiwagi gets hit like 5 timesThe dude in that helicopter just had shit aim
>>545662085He's actually Mirror Face, anon
>>545669004>unless you’re immortal or maybe a vampire OFFER UNTO ME YOUR PULSING BLOOD!
>>545640587hunting. lot's of hunting. and fist fights with a giant bear.
>>545670230Make that dork eat sand.
>>545656190No. Dear fuck no. Play 0 first, then go in order. Kiwami through 7.0's existence makes Kiwami actually work better because you'll actually give more of a fuck about Nishiki if you go from 0 to Kiwami. Not to mention all the call backs to 0 in it.Like. Maybe if you were playing the original PS2 Yakuza 1. But if you're choosing Kiwami. Do 0 then Kiwami.
>>545621204>>FRIENDS!? I DON'T NEED FRIENDSHis entire story is that he does want friends and loved ones. He joined the Yakuza to find exactly that, but was disappointed when he discovered they were just as money hungry as everyone else he'd met along the way. Daigo was the only one he found that wasn't, and that's why Mine idolized him. On the other hand, he hates Kiryu for having a similar background but being a complete hypocrite who abandoned Daigo in the mess Kiryu placed him in, to raise and coddle orphans. >why did Sega decide to give him of all people the Kirin tattoo?Because he is both anti-Kiryu (they are foils if you actually speedread that parallel) and the strongest villain in the series.
>>545638770I'd agree if the gameplay wasn't so fucking shit. Enemies block fucking everything, so the only way of damaging them is either spamming grabs or abusing the Komaki parry. I have no fucking idea why they took away Kiryu's ability to break guards, or cancel his attacks. Heat actions also got nerfed super hard and deal 0 damage. The combat is just a straight downgrade from 2. But I guess if you don't care about gameplay it's pretty alright.
>>545621204Mine was the best main villain in the games until Masato last year.
>>545635640Reina > Mirei > Makoto > Yayoi > Trash > Haruka
>>545671984Well it was either coddle Haruka or coddle Daigo and Haruka got dibs.
Haruka should've died in Kiwami 1.
>>545670230only took me 4 tries on hard with no heal itemsi've never been as proud of myself
>>545673015If Haruka weren't there, Kiryu really would have just let himself get arrested again. He'd have lost everything. Whether you like her or hate her, Haruka was the only reason Kiryu had to give a shit about anything anymore.
>>545673369Plus Haruka ensures that he still gets repeatedly cuckedThink about it logically
>>545629178Lao Gui was the perfect foil for Majima. A fight against the "assassin" who couldn't bring himself to do it versus the most dangerous assassin in Asia.
>>545629178I mean, who else would you give him? He couldn't fight Shimano. Even if he could fight Dojima, dude wouldn't have given him much of a fight.
>>545630727Yes. All women do in Yakuza is cause trouble. The fewer of them the better.
>>545672497What is your reasoning for ranking mirei that high
2 fully fledged out protagonists with big unique skill trees and 50 substories each> 4 protagonists with limited skill trees and 15 subsotires each
>>545670458>>545640587I literally did not expect to be playing and enjoying fucking big game hunter yakuza edition
>>545674968I still think that release order is the correct order. And I'm a 0 babby.
>>545621204I love his design and voice actor but yeah that game's story is still the worst with 6 being right next to it. He is so fucking good in Ishin at least.
Is it possible to Tiger Drop a Tiger Drop?
>>545634824>Yakuza 0shit sux
i hope that final boss sequence and finale spells the end for ichiban's delusions like it seems it does.i'm fine with them in 7, but i feel like i'm going to get sick of it if it happens in every one of his games. same thing with the JRPG stuff in general, as a lot of it feels like a perfect one time thing which would lose it's luster through reuse (they blew their loads on the poundmates characters too)probably for the best if they want to experiment more like nagoshi said, as i'd prefer that more to upteen games which all play and feel the same.
>>545676918It will bro don't worry, next game ichiban snaps out of his delusions and goes on the path to become a dragon with 4 different movesets...
>>545676596Kiryu literally does this in 2
>>545643983The could have put this song in Kiwami 2, fuck you sega
>>54567822720 million styles...if anything, they'll do an ARPG where each style is attached to a party member you can swap to.that feels like the next logical progression for the series, since you can incorporate the best aspects of both styles.obviously they'd be forced to cut down on the amount of party members to maybe three additional ones, but that'd be for the best for story reasons and such.
>>545678437Gaping mouths in 4 were very offputting
>>545678608ARPG like Tales of or Ys would fit really well for Ichiban's next gameFuck someone call Nagoshee
>>545638605>Yakuza 1 nishiki was definitely stronger than majima, he spent ten years power leveling because of his massive inferiority complex, it was the entire point of his fish tattooJust to add, Nishiki's profile in Yakuza 2 also states that he was the strongest person that Kiryu fought in that game.Though in terms of gameplay, I found Majima's 2nd fight in Shangri-la to be way more kino.
>>545676918the delusions is part of his quirk. I think it works better if he has it so it contrasts better during dramatic moments. it also helps spice up enemy variety without giving expecting too much suspension of disbelief because it literally happens in the protagonists head. it is the best way to bridge gameplay and narrative decisions, and I can't really think of any other game that does this. it's actually quite genius.also, my personal headcanon is that he used his delusions as a coping mechanism in prison.
About to start 5, what am I in for?
>>545679015Initial D, hunting and idolmaster
>>545678915They're already starting to cut out the delusions as of the end of 7 (Or he can at least control them) and he can't have a party fighting with him constantly if he wants to be a "Legend". I think he'll have tamed delusions in the next game and then the game after that it's back to normal. Yeah, it's a unique quirk of his but there's only so far you can go with it before it gets to be pretty ridiculous, particularly if you're going to get away from the RPG system (Unless you tune it for an individual person or something).
>>545648274I found it fun even if it's basic but i'm just a sucker for grabs after heavy attacks and i had more fun with grab after side step than i should have. Granted for bosses it gets pretty basic with side step into combos. Stun locking bosses with my meteor tackle non-stop is funny though.
>>545674392Agency. Mirei feels like a woman who actual belongs in a yakuza story instead of being a damsel-in-distress. She's done terrible things and hurt people, but makes up for it by the kindness she showed Haruka. It helps that she's also competent. I can't think of another character who went into Kiryu's house, told him straight to his face that he was a problematic father who was interfering with the growth of his kids, and got away with it. Last I that I just I love hard-working people. You could the biggest bitch on the planet but if you've earned your status, I'll respect it. Mirei wanted Haruka to chase after a dream she believed they both shared, and she put in the work for it. Even Akiyama had to give credit where it was due.
How come 3 Remastered has the highest draw distance and the biggest crowds?
>>545679158sums up my thoughts perfectly.there's only so far you can push it, and it's something that gets old fast. if it was always a natural part of the setting, then it'd be fine (dead souls is an example of it getting away with the zombie stuff because it's naturally a part of the setting)ichiban's character is going to develop, and he himself is going to get stronger, so it doesn't really make sense for him to not mature and stuff.