Yakuza 0 |OT| Yes, you can start with this one!

#53
Thanks for using my Nugget picture/gif in the OP!

Easily one of my most anticipated titles of the year. My favorite series. Got a couple of days booked off work to poop sock this bad boy (and RE7) Can't wait for you all to experience this fantastic game. Don't take it seriously, because the game sure as hell doesn't!

It'll be nice to get some context on some the stuff I saw last year when I played through the Japanese version. I'd be curious how many of you are jumping in for the first time.
 
#55
Feels like this one is primed to be bigger than ever, hope that is the case
Day 1
i'm really pumped for good sales on this one, and that's something i've not felt for the series before, sadly...4 was a masterpiece and deserved way more love. but anecdotal stuff here on GAF, hype online in general & the great reviews are keeping me upbeat, despite the (again) questionable release schedule!

honestly, Sega (and Sony) are clearly trying again, with a physical release here & Kiwami + 6 already confirmed, it's important we run with that!

You guys better support this or else

THIS IS IT FOLKS
NO NAGOSHIATION

Thanks for using my Nugget picture/gif in the OP!
it was too perfect not to, m'man! thanks for putting it out there!
 
#57
I have been updating my Amazon shipping status about 20 times today. Still nothing. I'll join y'all when I can though. Really looking forward to this.
 
#58
I've had it preoredered on a lark for a few months, but once those reviews started dropping this became one of my most hyped games. The only other game I've played in the series was Yakuza 0, so I look forward to this and Kiwami this year getting me back in it!
 
#66
I love the title, since it's what I ask you guys every time one of these releases.

I've pre-ordered this game, and it'll be at my house tomorrow!

Can't wait til get into these games.
If I like this one, I'll probably buy the PS2 original next.
 
#68
The goofy sub stories will clash with the main game's plot so if u want you can just focus on main plot and get to the side stories later

Also dont aim for a turkey (3 strikes in bowling) until you are in chapter 5 or 6 with kiryu ;)
 
#75
Alright guys, first order of business, how the f*ck do you do "Essence of steadfast counter" in Kiryu's Brawler style? I get knocked down on purpose, and there's no HEAT action prompt. :{

btw. GOTY 2017 easily for me! :p
 
#76
Hovering over the purchase button on Zavvi but I told myself I'd at least finish The Last Guardian first...
yeah i literally just tied that one up last week...you're gonna want something like this on deck when that emotional rollercoaster's done, i say go for it! plenty of time to finish up while it's shipping, haha
 
#77
2017 is starting off so well. I've got RE7 on PC preloading for me and this to pick up after work tomorrow. I really hope the word of mouth this game seems to be getting will translate into sales.
 
#79
Shipped to my house but I won't be able to play it until tomorrow. My first Yakuza!

Am I the only person who, every time he reads the word yakuza always says "Yakuza, the Poison Fists of the Pacific Rim, the Japanese mafia!" internally? Uh, I am? Nevermind then
 
#92
lmao, wtf happened to the cutscenes??
the first scene with the loanshark looks like something out of VN
Only a few cutscenes are done like that, majority of them is still normal.

Alright guys, first order of business, how the f*ck do you do "Essence of steadfast counter" in Kiryu's Brawler style? I get knocked down on purpose, and there's no HEAT action prompt. :{

btw. GOTY 2017 easily for me! :p
nvm, solved it! That heat is amaaaazing, Kiryu goes pure savage.
 
#95
going from 0 to kiwami to 6 is gonna be weird for people starting with this one
that's true, and even if we get our outside hope of a kiwami 2, it likely wouldn't be here for a while..2 really is the odd man out, price/format wise. 3 and 4 are easily obtained, 5 too but those are all stuck in last gen, really sucks there's no PS3 BC & many don't keep their older hardware i guess
 
also, if anyone else is looking for more hype: Yakuzafan is an incredible site run by a good dude, and they are working overtime to keep hype/content coming in the countdown to the official launch!

One more day! First one I'm getting at launch.
yeah, i almost put a section in Q&A for the bigger franchises dropping on the same day: Resident Evil 7, KH 2.85a etc but decided to just focus on Yakuza...i love Sega to death but they've been known to stagger release dates in a way that sends them to die sometimes (see; Binary Domain), glad to see all the love this one's getting paint a different picture here!

I hope you guys play this
after KH 2.8
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