Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Quest) / Yakuza 7



  • Ok WOW! That gameplay trailer had my jaw on the floor. Considering Kiryu’s saga is over, I’m glad they went to the moon here in this soft reimagining of the franchise.

    I wholly appreciate that they’ve gone full batshit. This is no word of a lie one of my favourite all time gameplay trailers.

    I CANNOT WAIT FOR YAKUZA 7!! Considering how good everything has been going for the localization team, I’m hoping for mid-late 2020 which means I can spend half my year playing Vampire and Cyberpunk then the other half 100%-ing Yakuza 7.



  • I've been really interested to see how this turn based combat would work. This trailer gives me a much better idea but would also like to see how a full battle plays out. Game looks great tho, very excited to see more and get my hands on it when it comes out.



  • @themarcv the stream from the other day has like 5 full battles in it.



  • @tokyoslim Oh nice, I hadn't seen it. I'll have to find it when i get home.



  • The crawfish summon made me smile.





  • Youtube Video

    New gameplay + interview.

    Looking super fun, can't wait!



  • Looks good as ever. I'm pretty hyped for the new battle system.



  • Hey Allies, I've never played the series but have recently become curious. Yakuza 0 is on sale. Is it a good place to start?



  • @e_zed_eh_intern
    Depending on who you ask, it's either the best place or second best place to start. But yes, it's the best place to start. :)

    The upside: Chronologically the 1st story in the series as it's a prequel to the first game Yakuza 1/Kiwami (a remake of Yakuza 1)

    The downside: There's some slight contextual or motivational easter eggs that make the best sense/give you added context if you play Kiwami first, but it's not a huge deal. They do not diminish either game. They only really serve to make Zero BETTER if you have prior knowledge.
    Also going from Yakuza 0 (a modern game) to Kiwami (a remake of an old game that feels older in how it's written and constructed) can feel slightly jarring.

    But Yakuza 0 is a fantastic game, and starting with one of the best in the series is not going to hurt you any.



  • @tokyoslim Thanks! I may need to bite the bullet!



  • @e_zed_eh_intern If it helps the cause at all:

    Youtube Video



  • @e_zed_eh_intern

    YES!

    Yakuza 0 was my entry and I wouldn't have it any other way. Kiwami feels like a slight step down unfortunately so I wouldn't want anybody letting that taint them.

    Yakuza 0 also has such an awesome premise. It's my favourite type of film-style set up: a bunch of people fighting over one thing. Lots of twists, turns, deceit, highs, lows. The villains are amazing - essentially just the most cartoonishly vindictive villains. Then when you finish, you'll appreciate the setting of Kiwami (Yakuza 1) a lot more.


    Per Yakuza 7, I can't get enough of this series. Still haven't fully finished Judgement but once I do, this is next. Then I'll go through 3-5 in the remaster.

    I was practicing some street photography the other day and I was day dreaming about how awesome it would be if I could catch a candid photo of somebody dressed like Kiryu and his Tojo boys just strutting down the street in full Yakuza regalia. Quite literally made no sense to think about that, but it happened in my head.



  • @tokyoslim Sadly, no, not my jam BUT you and @DIPSET have convinced me none the less.

    On Yakuza 7, pretty sick it will have Virtua Fighter 2 AND 5 together.



  • @e_zed_eh_intern

    I love the new Dragon engine for Yakuza 6, Kiwami 2, Judgement, and Yakuza 7. It's a great engine, but its missing some of that I M P A C T that you get in Yakuza 0. I'm telling you, this series is like chasing the dragon (pun intended). You absolutely beat the living fuck out of people in Yakuza 0. Smash their back on railings, bash them with sledgehammers. Shit is mental. You do that in all of the other games too but its got such a nice weight behind it in 0.



  • @dipset I've been looking for a good sub for freebasing so am glad it only cost me $10 and not my teeth.

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  • @dipset
    I think it's because Yakuza 5-Kiwami1 all have a sense of stylized realism to it's visuals, like MGS4 for example, it's realistic but people making exaggerated faces (like when getting smacked with a sledgehammer) still looks appropriate.



  • @E_Zed_Eh_Intern I'm happy Yakuza helped you stop being a base head lol. I've been trying to put as many people as possible onto the series so I hope you enjoy using a small motorcycle as a weapon and bashing it over drunk hooligans running around Kamurocho.

    @DMCMaster There is that but also just more animation in general in those games as far as I can tell. Idk I might be way off the mark on this one, but something feels different in the newer games.



  • I read that there's a release date on MS Store for November 13th.
    Here's a trailer with the English voices.

    Yakuza: Like A Dragon - Official Trailer
    Youtube Video



  • Such a good trailer edit. This is an instant double playthrough because the English acting (and did I see English lipsync) is awesome. Nails the tone. I hear Judgement in English was solid too, but something felt off based on those trailers.