Yakuza series

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Re: Yakuza series

Postby Who Really Cares? » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:34 am

Dead Souls is on sale at shopto today for the bank holiday

Normal version £12.85
http://www.shopto.net/ps3/PS3YA03-yakuza-dead-souls

Limited Edition £14.86
http://www.shopto.net/ps3/PS3YA04-yakuz ... ed-edition
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Re: Yakuza series

Postby Crimson Ryan » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:12 pm

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Re: Yakuza series

Postby Neo Matrix » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:29 am

Who Really Cares? wrote:Dead Souls is on sale at shopto today for the bank holiday

Normal version £12.85
http://www.shopto.net/ps3/PS3YA03-yakuza-dead-souls

Limited Edition £14.86
http://www.shopto.net/ps3/PS3YA04-yakuz ... ed-edition


Normal - £11.37
Limited - £15.55

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Re: Yakuza series

Postby south carmain » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:23 am

I keep on hesitating about buying dead souls, on one hand it's a yakuza game but the other it's a zombie shooter that isn't that great for it's genre which isn't something that really interests me, I want to buy a few games before leaving can anyone tell me if it's worth it or not?
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Re: Yakuza series

Postby OL » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:58 am

It's worth it.
I initially played the Japanese demo, focusing solely on the early gameplay, and wasn't that impressed. But, being the Yakuza fan I am, I still bought it first day when it finally got released in the US, and my opinion of it turned around pretty quick.
It's not a standard zombie shooter by any means. It's very much a Japanese take on the whole idea, playing in a slightly more arcade-style manner. Once you get used to the controls, it's a blast to play, and leveling up your skills makes it get better and better as it goes along.
Best of all, the story is pure Ryu ga Gotoku, through and through. The storytelling style is the same as it ever was, and there's still a very substantial hub world to get sub-quests in and do a good amount of mingling with secondary characters. It's actually really interesting to see how they managed to alter the classic Yakuza formula to accomodate a zombie outbreak. There are some initial annoyances (like having to follow the same underground path over and over early on to get between the hub and the infected areas), but they mostly sibside as the story progresses and things change.
If you're a Yakuza fan, I'm sure you'll warm up to the game really quickly once you start playing. Give it a couple hours and you should be hooked.
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Re: Yakuza series

Postby south carmain » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:22 am

sounds good, but I've got a limited game budget for before I go to the middle east so would you recommend it as a priority buy or should I get it later on?
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Re: Yakuza series

Postby OL » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:27 am

Depends on if there's anything else you're looking at in particular right now...
If I hadn't played it, I'd personally probably see it as a priority right now, just because it'd be more Yakuza to tide me over until whatever we get next.
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Re: Yakuza series

Postby Crimson Ryan » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:13 pm

south carmain wrote:sounds good, but I've got a limited game budget for before I go to the middle east so would you recommend it as a priority buy or should I get it later on?

The prices it's going for now won't affect you too bad would it? That's a bargain!
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Re: Yakuza series

Postby south carmain » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:20 am

unfortunately moving to another country is pretty expensive, I've only got a 30-40£ game budget so I'm choosing carefully as games are expensive out there
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Re: Yakuza series

Postby Crimson Ryan » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:23 am

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Re: Yakuza series

Postby south carmain » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:33 am

lol right I ordered it, any other games people can recommend me in that price tag?
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Re: Yakuza series

Postby Crimson Ryan » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:52 am

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Re: Yakuza series

Postby south carmain » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:54 am

lol I already own yakuza 3 and 4
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Re: Yakuza series

Postby Crimson Ryan » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:57 am

Good man. Binary Domain is a good game, too.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005ILCR48/r ... B005ILCR48

£9. Ridiculous really..

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Re: Yakuza series

Postby south carmain » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:51 am

kind of hesitant about binary domain, I'm not that much of a fan of 3rd person shooters and that's all it seems to offer gameplay wise, so far I've decided on yakuza: dead souls and way of the samurai 3, I want to get a 3rd game but still unsure what yet, I would prefer a jrpg but the ps3 lacks in this domain, know any good quest based games?
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