Yakuza 0 - PS4, PC - A great jumping on point for series newbies

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by Trelliz » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:44 pm

I've had this for a while (as well as kiwami, 3, 4 and Dead Souls :shifty:) on ps3/4 so thought i'd jump in now. Its profoundly strange but very enjoyable and certainly different. I wish the ps4 releases of 3-5 had been announced before i'd bought the ps3 versions, but there we go.

I'm still in the opening/tutorial section i think so the world hasn't opened up much, about to go to the loan shark's office and i was annoyed that the Sega arcade was closed.

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by Jazzem » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:24 pm

Trelliz wrote:I've had this for a while (as well as kiwami, 3, 4 and Dead Souls :shifty:) on ps3/4 so thought i'd jump in now. Its profoundly strange but very enjoyable and certainly different. I wish the ps4 releases of 3-5 had been announced before i'd bought the ps3 versions, but there we go.

I'm still in the opening/tutorial section i think so the world hasn't opened up much, about to go to the loan shark's office and i was annoyed that the Sega arcade was closed.


Ha so was I, thankfully it's not too long before it'll be open. Got to play Space Harrier :datass:

...also spent far too long on the crane machine :shifty:

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - A great jumping on point for series newcomers - Out today on PC! :toot:
by Dual » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:01 am

Space Harrier is difficult

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by Vermi-Claus » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:09 am

Jazzem wrote:...also spent far too long on the crane machine :shifty:


I got a plush Megadrive from one of those the other day, showed it to the policeman during a stop and search.

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by Jazzem » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:56 am

Vermilion wrote:
Jazzem wrote:...also spent far too long on the crane machine :shifty:


I got a plush Megadrive from one of those the other day, showed it to the policeman during a stop and search.


I got that along with two Opa Opas from Fantasy Zone :wub:

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by jawafour » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:32 pm

Jazzem wrote:I got that along with two Opa Opas from Fantasy Zone :wub:

Jazzem is being far too modest... he got the two Opa Opas in a single pick-up :o :toot: .

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by Jazzem » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:35 pm

jawafour wrote:
Jazzem wrote:I got that along with two Opa Opas from Fantasy Zone :wub:

Jazzem is being far too modest... he got the two Opa Opas in a single pick-up :o :toot: .


Ahhhh yes 8-)

after circa 50+ tries <.<

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - A great jumping on point for series newcomers - Out today on PC! :toot:
by Vermi-Claus » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:34 pm

Just reached Chapter 3, didn't expect to suddenly switch characters.

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by Rubix » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:22 pm

Story is serious yet the sidequests are batshit crazy

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by Jazzem » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:58 pm

Vermilion wrote:Just reached Chapter 3, didn't expect to suddenly switch characters.


The opening cutscene to that chapter, goddamn :o

It's been a while since I've played a game this story heavy, I'm digging it

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by Vermi-Claus » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:35 am

Jazzem wrote:
Vermilion wrote:Just reached Chapter 3, didn't expect to suddenly switch characters.


The opening cutscene to that chapter, goddamn :o


Yes well, the customer is king. :lol:

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by Jazzem » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:13 am

Vermilion wrote:
Jazzem wrote:
Vermilion wrote:Just reached Chapter 3, didn't expect to suddenly switch characters.


The opening cutscene to that chapter, goddamn :o


Yes well, the customer is king. :lol:


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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - A great jumping on point for series newcomers - Out today on PC! :toot:
by jawafour » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:19 am

Jazzem wrote:...It's been a while since I've played a game this story heavy, I'm digging it

I wasn't around to see the action last night but I'll keep my eyes open for future streams :-).

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by Knoëleo » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:46 am

Started this last night, and it's batshit mental. I love it. :wub:

It feels like playing a mid shelf PS2 game from back in the day, but obviously much better looking.

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by Jazzem » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:22 pm

jawafour wrote:
Jazzem wrote:...It's been a while since I've played a game this story heavy, I'm digging it

I wasn't around to see the action last night but I'll keep my eyes open for future streams :-).


D'aww it's all good sir! Hoping to stream Sunday again, maybe Saturday though not 100% sure

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by Trelliz » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:58 pm

Knoyleo wrote:Started this last night, and it's batshit mental. I love it. :wub:

It feels like playing a mid shelf PS2 game from back in the day, but obviously much better looking.


For some reason that is my favourite sub-sub genre: b-tier games that have loads of mad ideas and the gumption to just go with them, rather than being watered down aaa blandness.

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - PS4, PC - A great jumping on point for series newbies
by Knoëleo » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:52 pm

Trelliz wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:Started this last night, and it's batshit mental. I love it. :wub:

It feels like playing a mid shelf PS2 game from back in the day, but obviously much better looking.


For some reason that is my favourite sub-sub genre: b-tier games that have loads of mad ideas and the gumption to just go with them, rather than being watered down aaa blandness.

It's a sub-genre that speaks strongly to that sense of nostalgia from when I really loved games. The PS2/GC era truly was golden for the breadth of diverse mid range titles that were all fighting to do something different, but somehow all felt a bit familiar, too.

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by Vermi-Claus » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:58 pm

Been taking part in a side quest today which has involved writing graffiti on a toilet wall.

This game sure does spring some surprises.

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - PS4, PC - A great jumping on point for series newbies
by Knoëleo » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:30 am

I really like the way the game doesn't do anything to stop my computer from going into sleep mode during long cutscenes, then crashing when it wakes, having not saved, so I have to do the whole Kuze, and preceeding fight sequence again. :simper:

The Kuze fight should be easier this time though as it took me a good few attempts to even notice the button prompt in the top right of the screen to do extra damage when he's floored. :fp:

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by Knoëleo » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:03 pm

Knoyleo wrote:I really like the way the game doesn't do anything to stop my computer from going into sleep mode during long cutscenes, then crashing when it wakes, having not saved, so I have to do the whole Kuze, and preceeding fight sequence again. :simper:

The Kuze fight should be easier this time though as it took me a good few attempts to even notice the button prompt in the top right of the screen to do extra damage when he's floored. :fp:

Replayed it this morning. I can't believe it crashed literally seconds away from chapter end, as well. Turns out that attacking grounded opponents is just a standard part of combat, which was good to learn.

Picked up a few side missions already, and they're utterly mad. Does the game time gate any of these? Like, are they only available in certain chapters, or at day/night, for example? I'd hate to lock myself out of any of them. Looking forward to exploring more of Kamurocho, and finding more to do. I picked up a girl's phone card, so need to find out what that does. Can you do anything with prizes from the grab machine in the arcade? I got an axolotl in a top hat, and went to the guy in the arcade and thought the "change prizes" option would be to exchange it for cash or something, but it literally just changed the prizes in the machine.


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