I've heard a lot of good things about Yakuza (JP Ryu Ga Gotoku) but I never played them. Fortunately, you can get caught up with the story with scenes from the first 2 Yakuza games so all isn't lost. You still play with Kazuma Kiryu only he's not a Yakuza anymore. He's settled down with an orphanage in Okinawa where he takes care of children. Not only is Kazuma a warm-hearted man to do this but he is also a badass. Everything he does makes him a badass. He sings, he fights, he solves problems and he gets dates. He's the best game protagonist since John Marston (Red Dead Redemption). One downside to most people outside of Japan is that there is no English voice acting just like in Yakuza 2. It's Japanese only but subtitled. A game like Yakuza doesn't really need English dubbing since the game takes place in a Japanese setting so for me, I prefer that. There's a lot of things to do in this game whether you're in Kamurocho or in Okinawa. There's blackjack, bars, karaoke, strip clubs and even arcades. The story, combined with its Japanese voice acting is incredible, yet emotional on most parts but mostly incredible. I haven't been driven to such a story since Grand Theft Auto IV. Aside from Kiryu, the other characters are great too. A lot of great scenes and some great fighting but it's the fighting that can get annoying at times, especially in the streets because they will just come up and start problems and you have to fight them. Fortunately those fights are easy and they end up giving you items or yen. Yakuza is probably one of Sega's best games so far and it being on the PS3, the best looking game. I have never played a game like this. Oh, one more thing: the game installs to the hard drive so hopefully if you have enough space, good for you.
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