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User Info: lenmutt

lenmutt
1 month ago#1
I have been fascinated by this game for some time and kinda wanted to make a topic about it. Please note i have never played any of the Yakuza series save for the sorta crossover First of the North Star one.

So for those who don't know the Yakuza series of games they are a series of JRPG beat em ups that have both high criminal drama and kooky goofballs shenanigans if ya want a video about this beautiful juxtaposition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJVJX6G9cCA

so far the series has 7 mainline entries with the topic title "Like a dragon" being the 7th which funnily enough happens to actually be the translated title of what the series is called in Japanese, Ryū ga Gotoku.

for those who also don't know Yakuza 0-6 core combat looks like
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROUthX6ePJc

mixed in with brutal things called "heat actions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIesPp71voA

but the game combat also is triggered by random encounters and you have lotta stat stuffs and skills to learn so def alil more in the JRPG side than the beat em up side

so back in 2019 the Yakuza dev team dropped this on April Fools
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noioqCv92hM

haha pretty funny however the fan reaction was very much "WANT GIVE!" which the devs i don't think had anticipated but nonetheless
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeZ_Z1diuig

the 7th mainline entry would become a turned based RPG

despite clearly retooling what was obviously gonna be another dope action JRPG turned out it is great and there is even a pretty funny in universe explanation for why it's turned based which has to do with Dragon Quest which may have been an inspiration for the franchise as it is for many but anyways like most Yakuza game i only hear great things about, another notable thing is this is the first time the main series proper has had english voice acting since the very first game on the ps2 which btw had kinda a weirdly pricey cast though bizarrely after over a decade they actually got the main character for alot of the franchise english voice from the ps2 back

but yeah so Like A Dragon aka Yakuza 7 ended up being a pretty big hit with many and is so stand alone one can even start here if they wanted and i said all this to talk about the news.
https://www.gematsu.com/2021/05/yakuza-series-to-remain-turn-based-rpgs

interesting!

User Info: ellis123

ellis123
1 month ago#2
It was also on sale just a day back. Along with the entire series.
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User Info: SpunkySix

SpunkySix
1 month ago#3
I want to jump onto the series with this game because it looks f***ing insane in the best way.
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User Info: ellis123

ellis123
1 month ago#4
From what I've experienced of the series (I just got the ones I missed on the aforementioned sale) it is excellent but in a sort of "rose tinted glasses" sort of way. In that there is a lot of *really* good stuff but at the same time a lot of dated parts, and when you're seeing it you're basically getting a snapshot of the best stuff while the weaker parts are just kind of memed or ignored. A good part of that effect is the hostess club that you can run and the overall thing is memed up while the fact that it's pretty grindy and not exactly that fun if you're into management stuffs is largely ignored. Definitely worth it for the style alone, but it's a bit hard to really recommend things that you can mostly get the experience just fine by watching a playthrough on Youtube or something similar. I would liken it a bit to Ghost Stories' English dub: there is enough stuff that it has become a bit legendary but the overall quality of some aspects in the long run really is a bit tired.
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Sephini
1 month ago#5
lenmutt posted...
so far the series has 7 mainline entries with the topic title "Like a dragon" being the 7th which funnily enough happens to actually be the translated title of what the series is called in Japanese, Ryū ga Gotoku.
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lenmutt
1 month ago#6
Sephini posted...
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SpunkySix
1 month ago#7
ellis123 posted...
there is enough stuff that it has become a bit legendary but the overall quality of some aspects in the long run really is a bit tired

Kind of reminds me of Assassin's Creed- I love the series and its world and I wholeheartedly believe the good is worth the bad, but man... if I'm honest I've been sitting on AC: Syndicate for years because the grindy parts of that series are such a slog.
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ellis123
1 month ago#8
Ye, AC is a reasonable comparison. When it does something good it's really good, but when it's bad it's... just not worth the hype. Definitely worth playing but, really, there can definitely be some "grass is greener" style if all you've seen are the Youtube memes.
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PrettyTonyTiger
1 month ago#9
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MarbyIsBack
1 month ago#10
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/a/user_image/2/5/9/AAZ4uYAAB0wz.jpg

Also yes Yakuza is very good.
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