Alright, Yakuza 3… now I appreciate your localization efforts, but is this really necessary?!
They’re lots of fun and the guys are obviously hardcore Yakuza Fans. Lots of praise for the series including Dead Souls which is always very dividing even amongst the Yakuza fan base.
If all you do is watch the intros to the reviews it’s worth it. Great stuff guys!
..in the Yakuza world, it’s entirely possible to go from the ridiculous to the serious and still shed some (totally manly) tears about the more painful plot developments.
The authors intent is to showcase the Yakuza games, explain why they are so successful in Japan and why the west deserves Yakuza 5. This is an ongoing series of reviews that are updated periodically.
Why I love Yakuza 3. Summed up in one image by 斤染.
A lot of people didn’t like the orphanage stuff in the beginning of Yakuza 3 saying it broke the pacing of the game. Personally, I loved it. It was good to see Kazuma after the events of Yakuza 2 trying to live a normal life. It set the tone for the game and later when the kids were in trouble you actually cared!
How often do we play a game where the protagonists child or love interest, that you’re not invested in, is kidnapped or killed and you’re expected to care? Yakuza 3 gave a character to every child, every person in Okinawa. Made you care for them by being a caretaker, provider and friend.
What some people consider the worst part of the game I think is one of the best story/character setups in the medium.
Love this song.
Anonymous said: I have a question: I know that it is not even decided if the hd-remakes will be released outside of Japan, but is there any info about some goodies that you might get if you finish 1 and 2 before you start playing the 3rd game? I was thinking about playing the 3rd game again. Thanks Bjoern
I haven’t heard anything about saves unlocking new items in Yakuza 3 especially since it’s technically the 4th game with Kenzan going in the middle.
I would highly doubt it honestly but I never expected an HD re-release so that blew my mind! I’ll keep an ear out for you!