And yes, the game is a little rough around the edges. The load times are long, the menus can be clunky and the targeting in battle is imprecise. But to ding the game for these little transgressions would entirely miss the point of Yakuza. This is a game you experience - drink in. Some will reject it for not being the Japanese GTA, as had been lazily assumed by so many before they got a chance to play it. Yakuza's story has the intensity of a page-turner - not surprising, as it was penned by a novelist - and the gameplay backs it up. Kazuma Kiryu's tale is an addictive blend of mystery, suspense and brutal violence.