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Yuterald
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(05-16-2015, 06:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by IrishNinja




this is amazing, right here

Haha, for whatever reason, I sent the request for the inscription with an "s" at the end of "studio". I'm pretty sure their development team is just "Yakuza Studio". Sort of been bothering me after all these years too, lol!

That chalice was a testament to the peak of my gaming fandom. I don't think I've felt as passionate about games as I did since the release of Binary Domain and Yakuza 4/Dead Souls.
cj_iwakura
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(05-17-2015, 06:39 AM)
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I think I really screwed up the second hostess business in Y2. :( They're already in the red. Is it possible to fix it?

That was really fun to do, by the way. A lot more fun than Y4's management.
Lightning Count
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(05-20-2015, 09:52 AM)
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My JP copy of Yakuza 0 just arrived. Going to give it a go later. :D



Lightning Count
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(05-20-2015, 02:03 PM)
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Been playing for a while, stumbling through the story due to th language barrier.

The graphics and combat system are amazing, but menu navigation is a pain in the ass, as X cancels and O confirms choices, in basically every other game it's the opposite.
Sgblues
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(05-20-2015, 09:45 PM)
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Hope you're enjoying it so far, yeah for import games the X and O buttons are switched on what they do sometimes.
Lightning Count
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(05-21-2015, 06:22 AM)
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Ok now I shall attempt to load my saved game.

Is there any interest for a stream of this? Screenshots are not permitted but I can broadcast on twitch.
Sgblues
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(05-21-2015, 06:27 AM)
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I'll watch if you're streaming, could give you some tips as well.
t26
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(05-21-2015, 06:30 AM)
Funny my copy of Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin showed up today. Really hate to play it out of order but no release date for Yakuza 5...

Btw which are the best 2 fighting style to use in Ishin out of the 4?
AHindD
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(05-21-2015, 06:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lightning Count

The graphics and combat system are amazing, but menu navigation is a pain in the ass, as X cancels and O confirms choices, in basically every other game it's the opposite.

So... Just like every other Japanese game
Lightning Count
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(05-21-2015, 06:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sgblues

I'll watch if you're streaming, could give you some tips as well.

That would be much appreciated, thanks.
Sgblues
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(05-21-2015, 06:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by t26

Funny my copy of Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin showed up today. Really hate to play it out of order but no release date for Yakuza 5...

Btw which are the best 2 fighting style to use in Ishin out of the 4?

Well they are all good but I would say gun and either hand to hand or two handed sword style.
Sunnington
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(05-21-2015, 07:24 AM)
I got Yakuza 1 from a friend of mine at work. He didn't like it and sold it to me for cheap. Anyway, it was dope as shiatsu. I bought three copies of Yakuza 2 because I thought there was something wrong with the disk when it was actually my ps2 laser that was dying.

In the short time I owned a ps3 I didn't buy Yakuza 3. I saw part of a lets play and for some reason it didn't strike my fancy. Not sure why. I was nuts for the ps2 titles.
May16
(05-21-2015, 04:07 PM)
So here's a podcast about the Yakuza series. A lot of it is about Zero, but it's spoiler-free.

There's direct download (MP3) and streaming options. The table of contents is:

0:00:00 – Intro
0:02:01 – The Yakuza series in 1 minute
0:03:33 – Our experience with the series so far
0:05:50 – Yakuza is NOT like GTA
0:08:53 – Which game should you start with?
0:16:01 – Should you import the games? Which ones?
0:18:45 – Importing Yakuza Ishin and Yakuza Zero
0:24:33 – Yakuza’s hurdles to localization
0:30:20 – Sega’s marketing (or lack thereof)
0:34:15 – Tropes vs. Yakuza
0:40:41 – In-depth discussion of Yakuza Zero
0:44:05 – Why make a prequel with these characters?
0:47:40 – Japan’s 1988 economic bubble
0:53:12 – Bubble-era pop culture: beepers, disco and more
0:59:30 – 1988 Kamurocho and Soutenbori
1:03:25 – Creeping out random NPCs
1:08:08 – Combat in Yakuza Zero, Differences between 0 and 5
1:18:20 – Making it rain: money in Zero
1:20:54 – Sexual content and objectification
1:29:50 – The future of the Yakuza series

Might be good for the OP?

Either way, informative for anyone on the fence or wondering what the series is all about. Thought I'd share.
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Dragon1893
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(05-21-2015, 04:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by AHindD

So... Just like every other Japanese game

Yup, that's how it works over there.
Razlo
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(05-21-2015, 04:18 PM)
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This is really one of my favorite game series of all time. Eventually I'll own every game on the series, just waiting to see which titles I'll have to import (already imported PSP and Kenzan).
IrishNinja
(05-21-2015, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by May16

So here's a podcast about the Yakuza series. A lot of it is about Zero, but it's spoiler-free.

Yakuza is NOT like GTA sounds like a leftover impression from the marketing behind part 1 over here years ago (or cj_iwakura's fantastic ad for 4 that i never saw, haha). me, i'dve added a segment called "As a Shenmue fan: it's not Shenmue, it's not better or worse (it's quite different), also shut up"

i'm not married to that name though
Retrocore9
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(05-21-2015, 07:46 PM)
How import friendly is Zero? What I mean by this is are there any missions where the indicator where to go next disappears?

If there's always an indicator on where to go next that would be great. I'd only be missing the sidequests.
UrbanDandy
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(05-21-2015, 07:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by RyoonZ

So Yakuza Zero just released in Traditional Chinese. Sony and Sega are doing aggresive marketing for it. They invited 3 Japanese adult actress for fans meeting and handshaking event. How come they never do this in America? /s


More pics at PlayStation_HK

Is there a new character for this Chinese release?
Sgblues
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(05-22-2015, 12:43 AM)
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No but one is being replaced for this version.
UrbanDandy
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(05-22-2015, 05:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sgblues

No but one is being replaced for this version.

I see, and I know who it might be.
SephLuis
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(05-22-2015, 05:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Retrocore9

How import friendly is Zero? What I mean by this is are there any missions where the indicator where to go next disappears?

If there's always an indicator on where to go next that would be great. I'd only be missing the sidequests.

Most of the times it has the indicator, but when it does not you will get lost. Badly.

Also, since the evolution of your character is tied to money, you would have issues to level up since sidequests and minigames give a lot of it
Mr Rivuz
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(05-22-2015, 05:26 PM)
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Every time i see a Yakuza thread in the first page i think that we got a date for Yakuza 5 :(
cj_iwakura
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(05-22-2015, 11:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr Rivuz

Every time i see a Yakuza thread in the first page i think that we got a date for Yakuza 5 :(

At least you'll know where to look! If this thread explodes, you'll know we know.
May16
(05-23-2015, 01:16 AM)

Originally Posted by SephLuis

Also, since the evolution of your character is tied to money, you would have issues to level up since sidequests and minigames give a lot of it

Yeah. The parts about real estate and cabaret can be tough without a working knowledge (listening helps, but especially reading!) of Japanese.

Look around the internet for a good functional guide to these games, I'd say. If you find one, and other importers are claiming to get through it and enjoy it without knowing Japanese...then the seas look clear for importing.
Past
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(05-23-2015, 01:18 AM)
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The release date will get announce during Gio/Adam Boyes segment at E3 along with an announcement for a physical release, I can feel it.
Khort
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(05-23-2015, 02:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Past

The release date will get announce during Gio/Adam Boyes segment at E3 along with an announcement for a physical release, I can feel it.

I really hope we get infos during E3... it s becoming a too long wait
IrishNinja
(05-23-2015, 02:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Past

The release date will get announce during Gio/Adam Boyes segment at E3 along with an announcement for a physical release for Yakuza Zero, I can feel it.

fixed~
ninanuam
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(05-23-2015, 02:40 AM)
My small haul from my trip last week.

Is primarily 0 Yakuza related so I thought id share.



Now I play the waiting game for a English walk through for 0.
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SephLuis
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(05-23-2015, 03:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Khort

I really hope we get infos during E3... it s becoming a too long wait

I have high hopes of seeing Yakuza 0 in english. Perhaps in the december sony event.
May16
(05-23-2015, 06:13 AM)
This guy's narration is kind of annoying (tries to do voice acting and not just translation) and some of what he says is guesswork, but if anyone is absolutely desperate for a translation of 0's story, he's got a growing collection of clips on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft1z6vjtxhI
IrishNinja
(05-23-2015, 06:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by ninanuam

My small haul from my trip last week.

Is primarily 0 Yakuza related so I thought id share.



Now I play the waiting game for a English walk through for 0.

stunning! what's the white box?
Shadowman16
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(05-23-2015, 06:44 AM)

Originally Posted by IrishNinja

stunning! what's the white box?

At a guess, maybe a limited edition Yakuza PS Vita. At least, it looks exactly like the box of my LE Yakuza Vita.
IrishNinja
(05-23-2015, 07:05 AM)
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god, that thing's sexy

if either of ya'll are ever tossing/dont want that box, please let me know!
ninanuam
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(05-23-2015, 07:09 AM)

Originally Posted by Shadowman16

At a guess, maybe a limited edition Yakuza PS Vita. At least, it looks exactly like the box of my LE Yakuza Vita.

Exactly.

I was looking for one on the last day of my trip fucking went to Ginza (sony store) and Akihabara. Got Disappointed and couldn't find one so I bought the Toukiden instead because I liked the look of the graphic. Then when I was looking for a power adapter in the Traders close to my hotel I came across the Yakuza Vita. So I bought it but, as I already opened the Toukiden Vita I have no need to open it.

I was pretty stupid though, I forgot Ishin came out on PS4 and bought the PS3 version without thinking.
SpikedGunner
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(05-23-2015, 05:12 PM)
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so the stage show of Yakuza 1 is floating around the web, watching a bit of it earlier and seems rather fun. Plus the usage of the game's music gets me feeling nostalgic.
Lightning Count
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(05-24-2015, 09:11 AM)
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Going to play zero for a few hours.

If you're interested I will be streaming on twitch.

http://twitch.tv/lightningcamaro/
Lightning Count
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(05-24-2015, 11:02 AM)
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Okay I have hit a roadblock , I just defeated the first boss and spent the night in Kiryu's apartment, now I am back in Kamorocho and I have received no indication of where to go next.
Gacha-pin
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(05-24-2015, 12:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lightning Count

Okay I have hit a roadblock , I just defeated the first boss and spent the night in Kiryu's apartment, now I am back in Kamorocho and I have received no indication of where to go next.

I guess you have a capture device? Post a pause menu screen. There is always a description for the main story object in the bottom of the screen.
Lucumo
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(05-24-2015, 01:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lightning Count

Been playing for a while, stumbling through the story due to th language barrier.

The graphics and combat system are amazing, but menu navigation is a pain in the ass, as X cancels and O confirms choices, in basically every other game it's the opposite.

Considering that O confirms something/success while X means failing, it's not that surprising. I've played more games in my life where those buttons actually mean the correct thing, unlike what you are describing (never got why they messed that up).
Lightning Count
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(05-24-2015, 01:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gacha-pin

I guess you have a capture device? Post a pause menu screen. There is always a description for the main story object in the bottom of the screen.

The game itself doesn't allow screenshots, best I can do is take a photo of my TV screen with the game paused.
Gacha-pin
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(05-24-2015, 01:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lightning Count

The game itself doesn't allow screenshots, best I can do is take a photo of my TV screen with the game paused.

As long as the texts is clear enough to legible, it is ok.

By the way,you mean you twitched zero using share? The only thing the viewers saw must be 〇△□× in the blue screen.
Lightning Count
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(05-24-2015, 03:40 PM)
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Here, hopefully you can translate it.



Just found it that all streaming is blocked on the game, so basically I just recorded a blue screen for almost 2 hours earlier. v_v
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Lightning Count
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(05-24-2015, 06:20 PM)
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Finally, a random street fight has yielded my destination after I saved some guy from a beating.
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SephLuis
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(05-24-2015, 06:28 PM)
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It was saying to go to the back of maha bowling. Your next roadblock will probably be when Oda asks you for a cake. You can buy in the convenience store that is in the north of kamurocho, near the hotel district
Sgblues
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(05-24-2015, 06:44 PM)
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Oh sorry you had to find out that they made it so you couldn't stream straight from the PS4 for this, Ishin is the same way and can only stream from the PS4 in premium adventure mode but can stream your footage with a capture card.

Remember the homeless guys want alcohol from different places like the Poppo's, the M-store and Don Quixote.
Lightning Count
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(05-24-2015, 07:09 PM)
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Every so often I run into this giant, he has also insanely high HP and damage resistance, I can get his health down by two thirds then he goes beast mode and knocks me down for a kerb stomp finish.
Sgblues
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(05-24-2015, 07:50 PM)
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Oh those are カツアゲ, basically giant extortionists, they might seem tough to beat but they have rather simple attack patterns, its best to not get greedy with attacks early till you get strong later on, its a good idea to carry around different weapon types for heat actions on them to take them out faster(knives, bats, clubs) or fight where they are a lot of items to pick up(bikes, traffic cones, neon signs) but remember repeating the same heat moves on them reduces the amount of money you get, so vary it up if you can(also never try to grab them).

For Kiryu his thug style early on is great for them, can use square and then triangle for a one-two combo or can do more hits in after their windup backhand move, for Majima his street fighter style is also great early on for a one-two combo, plus you can get a free heat action once you unlock slugger(bat) style with him. Their jumping grab move would be impossible to survive at lower levels so avoid if possible, they also gain more life and money as you beat them also they get enraged faster.

In the 2nd section of the CP list, you can unlock the ability to gain more money from them(and enemies in general), plus if you do get beaten up there's a chance you'll find them sleeping somewhere and can drain them of their money(kinda slow) or wake them up and usually they would have reduced health. You can also get an enemy finder item that would show enemies on the map, allowing you to hunt them down way easier.
Lightning Count
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(05-24-2015, 08:08 PM)
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Ok, this training mini game is pissing me off I am against a guy in a leather jacket and combat trousers, I figured out the first two moves but don't know the last one, I am considering just losing on purpose to get this over with.
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oneida
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(05-24-2015, 09:54 PM)
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got Y3 cib from GameStop for $5 (had a coupon)

grand total:
Y1 $13
Y2 $63
Y3 $5
Y4 (digital) $20
Y: DS (digital) $10

total ~ $120
checkeredknight
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(05-25-2015, 09:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lightning Count

Ok, this training mini game is pissing me off I am against a guy in a leather jacket and combat trousers, I figured out the first two moves but don't know the last one, I am considering just losing on purpose to get this over with.

If you're struggling with the Japanese, try using the Google Translate app on your phone. It let's you take a photo of the screen (and text), then gives you a VERY rough translation.

It's not ideal, but I used it on a couple of the training objectives to work out what I had to do. One of them involved getting hit and countering right at the last second. Couldn't work it out for the life of me, but the translate app helped.

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