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

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by Trelliz » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:24 pm

I had a quick google and i don't believe they are - i've done more on this on ps4 and its absolutely incredible. I have not been so entertained by a game in a long time. I won't say what the side missions are, but they provide excellent comic relief and are an absolute tonal shift from the fairly serious main story which makes them all the more weird when compared to each other.

I'm having trouble with some groups of baddies who stun lock you with loads of kicks and punches, so its a case of finding the right style/moves - the fast style is great at shutting down individuals but does little damage while the third has great sweeping strikes but is a bit slow, so i think the first style will have to do. Nothing as satisfying as breaking out of a group and twatting them all with a bicycle :datass:

It is even more stark when compared to the last game i finished, AssCreed Origins - a game which is incomparable in terms of size but much more empty and lacking in systems or just stuff to do.

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - PS4, PC - A great jumping on point for series newbies
by Mafro » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:17 pm

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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.

You don't get locked out of any side missions and when you complete the game it opens up Premium Adventure mode that gives you free roam of the city so you can do all the side quests, mini-games, arse about etc.

Trelliz wrote:I had a quick google and i don't believe they are - i've done more on this on ps4 and its absolutely incredible. I have not been so entertained by a game in a long time. I won't say what the side missions are, but they provide excellent comic relief and are an absolute tonal shift from the fairly serious main story which makes them all the more weird when compared to each other.

I'm having trouble with some groups of baddies who stun lock you with loads of kicks and punches, so its a case of finding the right style/moves - the fast style is great at shutting down individuals but does little damage while the third has great sweeping strikes but is a bit slow, so i think the first style will have to do. Nothing as satisfying as breaking out of a group and twatting them all with a bicycle :datass:

It is even more stark when compared to the last game i finished, AssCreed Origins - a game which is incomparable in terms of size but much more empty and lacking in systems or just stuff to do.


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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - PS4, PC - A great jumping on point for series newbies
by Chocolate-Milk » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:42 pm

Trelliz wrote:I'm having trouble with some groups of baddies who stun lock you with loads of kicks and punches, so its a case of finding the right style/moves - the fast style is great at shutting down individuals but does little damage while the third has great sweeping strikes but is a bit slow, so i think the first style will have to do. Nothing as satisfying as breaking out of a group and twatting them all with a bicycle :datass:

I'm not sure if the ability trees are the same as in Kiwami, but I think you can unlock an ability for the heavy style that negates all knockdown when blocking, at the cost of chip damage. It really helps in bigger fights. (And against Breaker Majima in 1)

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - PS4, PC - A great jumping on point for series newbies
by Rubix » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:06 am

That mission where you have to give the kid porn is hilarious

Also aha water :lol:

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by Trelliz » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:11 pm

I'm enjoying this but i'm getting more hacked off with more of the minigames - i don't get the timing for baseball or really understand the pocket racing and am struggling with the darts and pool. I haven't even tried the myriad tile-based games like mahjong etc.

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by Tragic Magic » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:15 pm

Baseball is an odd one. You need to watch the tip of the bat and Kazuma will wiggle it when you need to press to hit the ball.

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by Trelliz » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:34 pm

I'm probably going to take the long view on some of these minigames - there are 8 yakuza games in total, each crammed full of stuff to do. I'm not going to spend ages maxing out all of them, even if that does mean missing out on a few of the side stories.

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by Rubix » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:13 am

Tragic Magic wrote:Baseball is an odd one. You need to watch the tip of the bat and Kazuma will wiggle it when you need to press to hit the ball.


I too struggle with this game

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by Seven » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:15 am

Not played 0s baseball but yeah it took me while to get used to it on 3-5, at least if you're used to it in 3 you'll get used to it on other games more or less

Gotta start this on PC as soon as I finish Yakuza 5, can't wait

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by Rubix » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:47 am

Getting shocked is just the worst. Everytime i get up im back down again. Even guns and knifes are easier than that gooseberry fool

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - PS4, PC - A great jumping on point for series newbies
by IAmTheSaladMan » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:42 pm

Knoyleo wrote: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.


Other than sell them to the pawn shop not really.

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by Trelliz » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:55 pm

Me going into the Shogi/Mahjong parlours and playing for the first time:

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Yeah, no thanks.

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - PS4, PC - A great jumping on point for series newbies
by Seven » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:56 am

Since I want to 100% games I need to learn how to do mahjong :( At least with Shogi you can just use the program where you copy other players movement on it, then you make moves in game by copying the CPU on the program

Edit: also Yakuza 3 original lacked them in US/EU versions (which id argue is bad thing, but meant didn't need to worry about them for 100% on that)

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:00 am

Trelliz wrote:Me going into the Shogi/Mahjong parlours and playing for the first time:

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - PS4, PC - A great jumping on point for series newbies
by Rubix » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:01 pm

Any of the card or dice games can do one

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - PS4, PC - A great jumping on point for series newbies
by Lagamorph » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:21 pm

What got me was the Pool minigame in 0.
A draw gets counted as a player loss and CPU win.

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by Seven » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:52 pm

Lagamorph wrote:What got me was the Pool minigame in 0.
A draw gets counted as a player loss and CPU win.


Same with 5 as well :x

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by Rubix » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:13 am

Lagamorph wrote:What got me was the Pool minigame in 0.
A draw gets counted as a player loss and CPU win.


At least everyone knows the rules :lol:

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by Trelliz » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:33 am

The Majima intro is amazing :lol:

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by Vermilion » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:50 am

Rubix wrote:That mission where you have to give the kid porn is hilarious


Did that mission yesterday, it was brilliant! :lol:


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