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Yakuza 3 Super Review

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  • garnsr - March 9, 2010 4:02 p.m.

    I've enjoyed all the games you compared this to, and the first two Yakuza games, so I can't wait for this. The problems with it are pretty much the problems with Japanese games these days, they just don't seem to have moved into the current generation very well. It's fine for the people who still like the Japanese aesthetic, but it makes it hard for new gamers to believe that once everything was a Japanese game.
  • crumbdunky - March 9, 2010 2:22 p.m.

    A couple of weeks of switching between this and GOW3 will make my PS3 really feel I love it! not that my exertions with HR and MAG haven't but you can just tell the big black box is as eager for some down home Japanese fun and equally happy to see the world's best anti hero returning to see it! Really going to enjoy this-decent review even if you couldn't be more wrong about how it compares to both inFamous and GTA4. I like GTA4(massive step up from the brain dead wankery of San Andreas for me)but Yakuza3 is just so much more varied and interesting. Sure as a trechnuical feat there's just one winner but Yakuza3 just pips GTA4 for heart, story and a little more depth to it's admittedly quirky, combat. I, also, fail to see much of a comparison between it and inFamous. SP's game(better free climbing than any other this gen-beats PoP, AC2 and everyone else(esp Prototype)into a bloody pulp with the sweetness and freedom of movement, animations and sheer game play joy. Why compare it to Y3? Because it too has some kind of snadbox in it? then why not Red Faction? I don't see how the ravaged streets of SP's game compare with a normal Japanese city scene at all but you guys always like to knock inFamous for some reason even though it's about as good, in terms of the joy of controlling your character, as anything you'll ever play.Seems pointless to me doesn't it to you when there's no real similarity between them to begin with. Yakuza's a brawler at heart and inFamous a mix of superhero and shooter-it's easily possible for one to appeal and the other not even blip your radar and seems like yet another excuse for GR to hate on SP's game. Otheriwse a pretty cool review which shows you guys actually "get" Yakuza as a series-I suppose had it come over sooner amnd in a much more complete state it may have bothered the nines, no? It's looking like the gfx are going up a notch or three for Y4 anyway so lets pray we westerners support Y3 and don't have such a long wait next time out.
  • OnyxOblivion - March 9, 2010 1:46 p.m.

    Who needs God of War when you've got 72% more elbows to THE FACE?
  • Megajamz - March 9, 2010 12:59 p.m.

    cannot wait to pick this up
  • wrapdump - March 9, 2010 12:54 p.m.

    How can GTA'S mission variety trump Yakuza's, when every missionin GTA was going somewhere and kiiling some people? I don't remember giving sound financial advice or rescuing cats as Niko... Also, does the PAL copy have the option for the whole game to be in Japanese?
  • allthegoodnameswheretaken - March 9, 2010 12:50 p.m.

    Damn it why is this PS3 exclusive!

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Release date: Mar 09 2010 - PS3 (US)
Available Platforms: PS3
Genre: Action
Published by: Sega
Developed by: Sega
Franchise: Yakuza
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol, Violence
PEGI Rating:
18+