Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Quest) / Yakuza 7



  • First look at next gen version. Ichi looks.....different
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  • Pretty torn whether to get this on PC or wait for PS5. I know it'll look amazing on both. I kinda see Yakuza and RPG games in general as a console, living room experience. BUT... it's Yakuza 7 and it looks soooooo awesome.



  • No self restraint. I bought it on PC. Pretty glad I did actually. I can sometimes run it above 60fps on Ultra but I decided to lock it to 60 so it's more stable. This is definitely the best Yakuza has looked and I feel like the world takes a massive leap with the performance boost I get on PC.

    I'm actually still kinda curious about the PS5 version with 3D audio because I expect the cities will be especially immersive with directional audio coming from all angles.

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    Hades cross promotion...

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    Chapter 1 is that pure Yakuza magic. The immediately make Ichiban Kasuga extremely likeable. He's pretty much a gumshoe Yakuza internally indebted to his boss. He's a goofy character and in some ways not really Yakuza-material but his boss likes him anyways.

    The setup is pretty similar to Kiryu's in some ways but like every other Yakuza game, it gets it's hooks in you deep with a lengthy Chapter 1.

    Battle system is pretty rudimentary so far because I'm fighting Level 1 scrubs but it has this South Park Stick of Truth kinda active input for attacks and defence which I enjoy. I also like how the battle system still packs a heavy punch despite being turn based. So far so good.



  • The 60fps is nice. I'm a little bit peeved that the onomichio dlc costume I'm wearing doesn't show up in game tho. Wonder if it's just a bug?

    Also, the intro is super long. Felt longer than any other Y game outside of maybe 5 (which had 5 intros) to me. I just got to Yokohama like 6h in!



  • @tokyoslim

    Took me about 4 hours to get to Yokohama where it opens up. I only screwed around in the baseball mini-game up to that point. It's definitely on the longer side, but Judgement was probably longer. The opening chapter or two in Judgement was so long I couldn't believe I wasn't further ahead when finished. I felt like I went through 2-3 story archs by the end of Chapter 2.

    Still liking it. I feel like boss battles feel a lot smaller when you're not fighting for your life brawling it out. But I like fighting scrubs this way a lot more. I wonder if they can blend the two systems FF7 style in a future game.

    Line of the game so far: "The early bums get the crumbs!"



  • Went in and did some exploring Yokohama. Really love this city already. Feels like a working man's town - derelict but has heart. Used the smartphone for some "street photos". In This game you can dolly up and down which is nice.

    I wish this game had Nvidia Ansel and while we're at it, I wish there was a way to combine the bells and whistles of Ansel with something like the in-game smartphone so the game is live but you can manipulate the exposure settings and filters live.

    Anyhoo...

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    Unrelated to photo mode, but on both Ultra and High and even Medium, the game seems to always dip to 40-50 fps when running around town. It still feels a lot smoother than Yakuza 6 or Judgement did on PS4 Pro and the resolution is nicer but something isn't playing nice with the frame rate. Medium settings probably should produce a consistent 60.



  • @dipset said in Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Quest) / Yakuza 7:

    Went in and did some exploring Yokohama. Really love this city already. Feels like a working man's town - derelict but has heart.

    The people of every other city in Japan would be very happy to hear you say that.



  • @e_zed_eh_intern

    Haha I don't know much of anything about Japanese cities. Do Yokohamin's (?) think highly of themselves?

    Just based on this game it seems like a steel city, port city kinda thing.



  • @dipset Yes, they are fairly notorious for being snobby. Source: my wife is from Yokohama...



  • @dipset it used to be more of that (and it still has parts that are), but it's gotten pretty trendy in recent years.



  • Love how quick the PS4 version loads on PS5, like 2-3 seconds max



  • I think the business management could probably have a better tutorial. lol



  • I'm still on Chapter 4...

    I hate this spot I'm in with gaming now. I sit at my desk all day for work so I can't bring myself to play at my PC despite telling myself I want to. At night I opt to spend time in the living room instead of my desk. I usually make like 2-3 hours on the weekend which is nice, but I gotta start working out more so the desk pain is lessened. Again, despite how much I want to plough through the game, I prefer to go walk for a few hours on weekends and just get out there.

    I'm barely playing anything these days when I really want to. I'm dealing with the Covid isolation perfectly fine, I'd be a good candidate for freelancing one day because I don't hate being alone at home, but I gotta get out and move more. I'm feeling decrepit these days.



  • @dipset
    One thing I've done with my computer/ work area is sorta turn it into a makeshift standing desk i use this little metal wire thing to put the keyboard on and I just leave the mouse on top of the tower. Small change but it might help.



  • @dipset I agree with DMC, I think a standing desk could really help. I know that there are versions that can be raised or lowered depending on if you want to stand or sit (though that might not work if you have a huge setup), but hell I've seen people just throw some boxes on there and call it a day.



  • Thanks fellas.

    I recently got an arm mount for my old monitor which means I can take that and position it upwards so I'll sometimes wear my slippers (for some nice cushion) and stand up. Honestly, I'm looking to see this job through until Sept 2021 and then I'll have money saved up for some career moves and a break. I might try to find a more 'active' job altogether. Can't do much more office / home office for 5 days a week.



  • I'll try and take a picture of my jerryrigged setup when I get home
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    Ain't much but I can stand while I do school work or edit videos.



  • I really enjoy my standing desk, even though I mostly sit at it. Even just the fact that it's got easily adjustable heights makes a huge difference to me. I lean way back in my chair sometimes, and bring my desk down to a comfortable height. other times, I crank it up all the way so that I can temporarily store a chair underneath it for moving around/cleaning purposes. I have limited space. :)

    Also, I tested out what my PC is getting FPS-wise at Ultrawide on max settings and I'm like 98-120fps depending on the scene. lol I have it locked at 60 normally.



  • OK so I really really like this game - a lot more than the Kiwami's or Judgement. I think moreso than some of the more recent Yakuza games, the side stuff feeds in on itself a lot more and a lot better. Eating builds your bonds with your party, the stores all offer up different armour, the mini-games have context and rewards like skill improvements.

    So accordingly, I've spent a lot of time doing side stuff. I'm also low level so I gotta be careful of who I bump into. I was up around the Dragon Karts and got wiped by a mob of Level 22's when I was Level 12. So clearly, I'm not meant to explore too too much yet. But I am...

    I JUST finished Chapter 4 and I'm 15 hours in and I feel as though the game is still teaching me stuff. I saw in the EZA review, everybody in Ben's party was wearing whacky armor and I don't even know how to make that happen yet. The armor I equip doesn't show up in battle. So I expect there's a lot more to find.

    This is all really good but I expect this is gonna be a 100+ hour RPG at this rate. Not sure I'm gonna have the ability to play 4 hours every weekend. This might take Persona 4 and 5 strength. I think those games took me 6 months each.



  • In order to get more performance from this game which seems to hang around 37-42 in-game on Ultra, I’ve finally dabbled in OC my GPU and CPU.

    I’ve never done this before because I haven’t had the need to but the frame rate isn’t much better than my PS4 Pro on Ultra. It’s a kinda tedious process because using MSI Afterburner, I can get my clockspeed and memory to run just fine in a benchmark for 10 mins with +160/+320 but then in-game, I get red artifacts and I have to trial and error dropping the speeds.

    I bet this sorta thing will start to come faster the more I do it, but it’s only a very slight improvement overall from what I can tell. It’s strange cause I was running about 60 or higher for a short while in Chapter 1 but maybe I wasn’t on Ultra. I’ve been tinkering with setting so much I’ve lost track I guess.

    Looks like I went from 37 to 47ish. EDIT: in battle it jumps up to like 52 so I guess it’s a solid leap from before.

    I’m hoping in Halo 3 I can start pulling like 90fps now. I’m kinda concerned what Cyberpunk 2077 might run like though. Might be a lot less fluid than I imagined.