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YAKUZA 5 LOCALIZED FOR PS3

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That place there.
Think the Platinum is tough? Try going for 100% in-game completion in Yakuza 3! Just dug up my pics from back in the Dead Souls thread two years back, haha!


The "F" in Haruka's Trust stands for "Fuck that shit, I'm not spending another 50 hours grinding out MORE minigames!"


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There's a guy on my friends list who platted twice the game (JP and western versions). He's got like every possible Yakuza / RGG platinum. I'm not shitting you.
 

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Thinking of starting with either 4 &/or Dead Souls (since it's like Dead Rising from what I've heard). Would those be good games to start with? They'd probably get added to a back-log, but at least they'd only cost $15 each at the most.

Don't start with Dead Souls, it's very much a fanservice game for big fans who know the world and characters. That may sound patronising but I don't mean it to be, the controls are....'quirky' to say the least. I know some will say awful but I think it just takes a lot of time to adjust to them and had no problems after playing it for a while. I also think fans get the most out of that game due to references, characters etc.

I'd start with 3 if you can and if not then 4.
 

matrixman92

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Should I start with the PS2 games or with Yakuza 3?

edit: I now remember that I actually bought Yakuza 2 many years ago but only played it for 2 hours max the day I bought it and never touched it again for unkown reasons.
so you have 2 still? Thats what usually stops people from playing the first two. The second game is extremely expensive. 3 is completely understandable without playing the first two though
 

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If you can, 1. If not, 3/4.
I started with 3 and I think it's fine. Although I assuming playing through 1 and 2 is more fulfilling than simply watching the recaps.

That said, I don't think I can deal with an English dub version of Y1.
so you have 2 still? Thats what usually stops people from playing the first two. The second game is extremely expensive. 3 is completely understandable without playing the first two though

I will start the adventure as soon as I get my hands on a copy of Yakuza 1.
 

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Keep in mind that every Yakuza game has a 'previously on Yakuza' button to go through the prior games. And that Yakuza 1 has loading for every random battle which is a HUGE pain in the ass. As amazing as the story in 1 is(and how incredibly important it will be for 0 when we get that. Yes, I said WHEN we get that).
 

Zonic

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Don't start with Dead Souls, it's very much a fanservice game for big fans who know the world and characters. That may sound patronising but I don't mean it to be, the controls are....'quirky' to say the least. I know some will say awful but I think it just takes a lot of time to adjust to them and had no problems after playing it for a while. I also think fans get the most out of that game due to references, characters etc.

I'd start with 3 if you can and if not then 4.
Ah, okay, so only get Dead Souls if I like the main games.

I don't know if I'd have the time to play both 3 & 4, so I figured I'd get the newest one, i.e 4. Would I missing a lot story-wise if I played 3 later?

Keep in mind that every Yakuza game has a 'previously on Yakuza' button to go through the prior games
Ahh, okay, so 3 should be summed up when starting up 4.
 

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so you have 2 still? Thats what usually stops people from playing the first two. The second game is extremely expensive. 3 is completely understandable without playing the first two though
The PAL version seems to be much cheaper, ~£7 vs. ~$30 on Ebay.

Ah, okay, so only get Dead Souls if I like the main games.

I don't know if I'd have the time to play both 3 & 4, so I figured I'd get the newest one, i.e 4. Would I missing a lot story-wise if I played 3 later?

Ahh, okay, so 3 should be summed up when starting up 4.
No, you wouldn't lose a lot. And it actually would be better if you didn't watch the recaps. The stories are pretty much self-contained in these games, there's a reference or two and that's more or less it. So the games can really be played in any order. I played it like this, for example: 1 → 4 → 3 → 1 (again) → 2.
 

Data West

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Ahh, okay, so 3 should be summed up when starting up 4.
Yeah. But keep in mind, if you get confused, it's fairly normal. As long as you grasp the main playable characters and their storylines, you're fine. I've played all of them thoroughly since the first, and I've even forgotten a good bit of stuff just because they constantly add characters/remove characters/add more characters. It's got as many twists as a J-Drama.
 

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Ah, okay, so only get Dead Souls if I like the main games.

I don't know if I'd have the time to play both 3 & 4, so I figured I'd get the newest one, i.e 4. Would I missing a lot story-wise if I played 3 later?

Ahh, okay, so 3 should be summed up when starting up 4.
I think 3 is amazing though. It's just such a different type of game not only from the Yakuza series, but also from all games of its type. It's the boring, tedious parts of a GTA game done really well.
 

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This was a megaton.
Extremely happy this was announced.
The fights are more integrated in encounters with enemies.
 

Big_Al

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Ah, okay, so only get Dead Souls if I like the main games.

I don't know if I'd have the time to play both 3 & 4, so I figured I'd get the newest one, i.e 4. Would I missing a lot story-wise if I played 3 later?

Ahh, okay, so 3 should be summed up when starting up 4.

Yeah plus gameplay wise it's very different, it's a quirky zombie shooter rather than the traditional beat em up/RPG the series usually is. When I talk about controls I'm talking specifically about this game as well, nothing wrong with the mainline series controls. This was the teams first shooter before they made the awesome Binary Domain and it feels like it as well, a strange mix of traditional Yakuza controls and shooter controls.
 

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I think 3 is amazing though. It's just such a different type of game not only from the Yakuza series, but also from all games of its type. It's the boring, tedious parts of a GTA game done really well.
Hmm, well 3 is slightly cheaper than 4 (I'm seeing 4 for $15 max, while 3 is $10 max). Maybe I'll play that one first, then if I like it, get 4 to continue the story. Seems like each one will last me quite a while, especially if I aim for platinum.
 

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the active userbase of those who buy games is much greater on ps4 than the ps3 at this point. the fact that this likely the final ultimatum for the series in the west (hard to believe this is like the 3rd attempt in establishing it), + the fact it'll only be available on a console with a diminishing base of active gamers worries me.

but then i really think sony just needs to bayonetta this shit and fund localizations to bolster its portfolio as its a unique game that has been exclusive (wii u struggle port of 1+2 hd doesn't count lawl) to playstation for its entire tenure.
Yes but the people who would buy this are mostly the most hardcore of players who would buy this on PS3. Moving it to PS4 would not make it sell a bunch more copies.
 

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How many people will whine about no physical release?

Good job Sega, I'll try to buy it if I don't forget, though I'll most probably not do it day one.
 

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Hmm, well 3 is slightly cheaper than 4 (I'm seeing 4 for $15 max, while 3 is $10 max). Maybe I'll play that one first, then if I like it, get 4 to continue the story. Seems like each one will last me quite a while, especially if I aim for platinum.
I think 3 is impossible to platinum and that the people who did it must be using some voodoo magic. lol
 

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Hmm, well 3 is slightly cheaper than 4 (I'm seeing 4 for $15 max, while 3 is $10 max). Maybe I'll play that one first, then if I like it, get 4 to continue the story. Seems like each one will last me quite a while, especially if I aim for platinum.
all their stories are directly connected so it's great to go from one to the next and see what happens. hell, even characters from sidequests have ongoing stories from one installment to the next. it's great.

i love them so much.
 

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MOTHER.

FUCKING.

YAKUZA 5.

The weird fucking thing is that I stopped playing my import version some months ago because I was struggling with the language. I picked it up again TODAY because I felt like my Japanese had improved enough to keep playing... just to see this news.
 

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So I'll have a physical copy of Ryuu ga Gotoku 5 and a digital copy of Yakuza 5 sometime in 2015...I am so freaking fine with that :)
 

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all their stories are directly connected so it's great to go from one to the next and see what happens. hell, even characters from sidequests have ongoing stories from one installment to the next. it's great.

i love them so much.
Yeah, sounds like I should start with 3, then. Thanks to all for the advice. Kind of hope I can get into the series, especially since 3 & 4 aren't that expensive now. Edit: Seems my GS only has Yakuza 3, as their site doesn't have 4 listed at my store.
 

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Oh man just 2 weeks after I finished watching the subbed cutscenes...

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and bought a PS4...

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I'M IN
 

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Hi, gaiz.

So I'm looking at this PR contact list Sony gave out on its press site for third-party assets.

And under Sega, it says:



(I've blacked out the names and e-mails.)

Not trying to get everyone's hopes up, but I'm contacting Sega now and will report back.
 

YoungOne

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I wonder since the it is the 3rd party relation team that pushed for this I wonder if it will be dubbed or will it stick to subs. I really hope it's the latter.
 

Prelude.

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Hi, gaiz.

So I'm looking at this PR contact list Sony gave out on its press site for third-party assets.

And under Sega, it says:

http://i.imgur.com/1HBclmg.jpg[IMG]

(I've blacked out the names and e-mails.)

Not trying to get everyone's hopes up, but I'm contacting Sega now and will report back.[/QUOTE]

YOOOO

[quote="Seraphis Cain, post: 142109863"]Less overhead, too. They don't have to print discs, print covers, or worry about shipping to retailers. They're trying to keep their costs down to a minimum here because the potential audience for Yakuza 5 is relatively small. I'm a big proponent of physical releases, but in this case I think it makes sense.[/QUOTE]
I'm sure as hell not buying it day one since digital prices are ridiculous and I'm not gonna pay €50-60 for a digital game. If Sony is involved, and they are, they should have stepped in.
 

firehawk12

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Hi, gaiz.

So I'm looking at this PR contact list Sony gave out on its press site for third-party assets.

And under Sega, it says:

http://i.imgur.com/1HBclmg.jpg

(I've blacked out the names and e-mails.)

Not trying to get everyone's hopes up, but I'm contacting Sega now and will report back.
Man, Y0 hype.


I wonder since the it is the 3rd party relation team that pushed for this I wonder if it will be dubbed or will it stick to subs. I really hope it's the latter.
There's no way this will be dubbed.
 

kmax

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Hi, gaiz.

So I'm looking at this PR contact list Sony gave out on its press site for third-party assets.

And under Sega, it says:



(I've blacked out the names and e-mails.)

Not trying to get everyone's hopes up, but I'm contacting Sega now and will report back.
Y5 and Y0

 

Yasumi

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Hi, gaiz.

So I'm looking at this PR contact list Sony gave out on its press site for third-party assets.

And under Sega, it says:



(I've blacked out the names and e-mails.)

Not trying to get everyone's hopes up, but I'm contacting Sega now and will report back.
0h gosh.
 

LiK

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Hi, gaiz.

So I'm looking at this PR contact list Sony gave out on its press site for third-party assets.

And under Sega, it says:



(I've blacked out the names and e-mails.)

Not trying to get everyone's hopes up, but I'm contacting Sega now and will report back.
THIS CANNOT BE A MISTAKE
 

Jimmyfenix

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Hi, gaiz.

So I'm looking at this PR contact list Sony gave out on its press site for third-party assets.

And under Sega, it says:



(I've blacked out the names and e-mails.)

Not trying to get everyone's hopes up, but I'm contacting Sega now and will report back.

DA HELL?
 

Yuterald

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There's a guy on my friends list who platted twice the game (JP and western versions). He's got like every possible Yakuza / RGG platinum. I'm not shitting you.
I hear that. These games can have that affect on you. I'm probably going to build an import collection for the series at some point in my life too because I like the series so much.
 

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Going to buy this for the same reason I bought Yakuza 4 and Dead Souls. Shun fucking Akiyama. Kiryu can suck it!
EDIT: I just realized we still aren't getting Ishin. I would rather have that instead :/
 

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How many people will whine about no physical release?
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i'm whining. but i'll buy the digital anyway. still wouldn't hurt to do a limited print run. add the OST like you did for the Y3 PAL release. would be extra sweet. can't complain much anyhow. i'm happy.