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PostYakuza 0
by Saint of Killers » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:59 pm

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Prologue

December 1988 - Japan
The winter was chilly but electric in Kamurocho, the premier entertainment district in the east. Here, money buys luxury, and luxury is a way of life. With the nation's economy at the height of a boom, the people of Kamurocho believed that nothing they could wish for was out of reach. But there are some places where money only goes so far.

A vacant lot. A humble square of concrete and weeds, hardly the size of a parking space.

The Kamurocho 21st Century Revitalization Project is underway, and to own the land is to hold the power. Whoever can obtain the final piece in the puzzle, this tiny patch of ground, will have the leverage to change the balance of the city and spearhead a mammoth commercial property known as the Millennium Tower. Two men are flung into a conflict they do not yet comprehend. Those in power have every intent of burying them in this sea of change, unaware that they were setting events into motion that would give birth to legends.


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This will be my first physical purchase of 2017 :toot:

Game Information

Game Title: Yakuza 0

Platforms: PlayStation 4

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Publishers: Sega

Review Aggregator: OpenCritic

Reviews

Ars Technica - Steven Strom - No Verdict
Brash Games - Mark Brearley - 9 / 10
CGMagazine - Elias Blondeau - 9 / 10.0
COGconnected - Judi Azmand - 95 / 100
Cubed3 - Gabriel Jones - 9 / 10
Destructoid - Peter Glagowski - 9 / 10.0
Digital Chumps - Eric Layman - 9 / 10.0
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 5 / 5 stars
DualShockers - Giuseppe Nelva - 9 / 10.0
Easy Allies - Ben Moore - 4 / 5 stars
EGM - Nick Plessas - 5 / 10.0
Entertainment Buddha - Raymond Porreca - 90 / 100
Gadgets 360 - Rishi Alwani - 10 / 10
Game Informer - Jeff Cork - 9.3 / 10.0
GameSkinny - Steven Oz - 9 / 10 stars
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 9 / 10
GameSpot - Peter Brown - 8 / 10
GamesRadar+ - David Roberts - 4 / 5 stars
Gaming Gamma - Gammalad - 10 / 10.0
GamingBolt - Pramath - 8 / 10.0
GamingTrend - Christian DeCoster - 90 / 100
Gert Lush Gaming - Jim Smale - 10 / 10.0
God is a Geek - Chris White - 8.5 / 10.0
Hardcore Gamer - Marcus Estrada - 4.5 / 5.0
Hey Poor Player - Francis DiPersio - 5 / 5.0
IGN - Tristan Ogilvie - 8.5 / 10.0
Level Down Games - Bryan Clutter - 90 / 100
MonsterVine - Spencer Legacy - 4.5 / 5.0
Niche Gamer - Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie - 9 / 10.0
Paste Magazine - Eric Van Allen - 9 / 10.0
PlayStation LifeStyle - Paulmichael Contreras - 8.5 / 10.0
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 9.5 / 10.0
Polygon - Janine Hawkins - 8 / 10.0
Push Square - Robert Ramsey - 8 / 10
RPG Site - Kyle Campbell - 9 / 10
Stevivor - Matt Gosper - 6.5 / 10.0
TechnoBuffalo - Joey Davidson - Buy
The Game Fanatics - Marcus Lawrence - 8.6 / 10.0
The Jimquisition - Jim Sterling - 9.5 / 10.0
TheSixthAxis - Miguel Moran - 8 / 10
Twinfinite - Ishmael Romero - 3 / 5.0
Wccftech - Kai Powell - 9.4 / 10.0
We Got This Covered - Tyler Treese - 4.5 / 5 stars

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by ITSMILNER » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:11 am

Always wanted to get into the Yakuza series, this seems like it will be the perfect place for me to start. I'll wait till it drops in price a bit before I pick it up but I look forward to giving it a go at some point this year

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by Saint of Killers » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:23 am

magicmilner wrote:Always wanted to get into the Yakuza series, this seems like it will be the perfect place for me to start. I'll wait till it drops in price a bit before I pick it up but I look forward to giving it a go at some point this year


You can then get ready for Yakuza Kiwami, which is a remake of the original Yakuza game, and due for a Summer 2017 release. And then, in early 2018, we'll also be getting Yakuza 6.

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by ITSMILNER » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:33 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:
magicmilner wrote:Always wanted to get into the Yakuza series, this seems like it will be the perfect place for me to start. I'll wait till it drops in price a bit before I pick it up but I look forward to giving it a go at some point this year


You can then get ready for [url=http://grcade.co.uk/t:yakuza-kiwami---coming-to-west-thanks-to-deep-silver---announcement-trailer-within?f=2]Yakuza Kiwami[/url], which is a remake of the original Yakuza game, and due for a Summer 2017 release. And then, in early 2018, [url=http://gematsu.com/2016/12/yakuza-6-coming-west-early-2018]we'll also be getting Yakuza 6[/url].


Very cool, are they going to be releasing 2,3,4 and 5 on PS4 as well? Be good to have the whole series on 1 system

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by Saint of Killers » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:34 pm

No word on that, no. No such Japanese release, anyway.

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by DrPepperMan » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:03 pm

magicmilner wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:
magicmilner wrote:Always wanted to get into the Yakuza series, this seems like it will be the perfect place for me to start. I'll wait till it drops in price a bit before I pick it up but I look forward to giving it a go at some point this year


You can then get ready for [url=http://grcade.co.uk/t:yakuza-kiwami---coming-to-west-thanks-to-deep-silver---announcement-trailer-within?f=2]Yakuza Kiwami[/url], which is a remake of the original Yakuza game, and due for a Summer 2017 release. And then, in early 2018, [url=http://gematsu.com/2016/12/yakuza-6-coming-west-early-2018]we'll also be getting Yakuza 6[/url].


Very cool, are they going to be releasing 2,3,4 and 5 on PS4 as well? Be good to have the whole series on 1 system


I would say there is a good chance of 2 being remade but not 3,4 & 5 or at least not this generation. I can understand it being annoying that you can't get them all for one system, hopefully Playstation Now will improve and add the PS3 era titles. I wouldn't mind seeing the PSP games (only 2 of them) being ported to PSN as well.

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by NickSCFC » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:14 pm


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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by rudderless » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:40 pm

It's my favourite one to date, and that's saying something.

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by Saint of Killers » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:21 pm

rudderless wrote:It's my favourite one to date, and that's saying something.


:hype:

Got it pre-ordered from Amazon. Hopefully they deliver early like they did with last GoT boxset but I'm not holding my breath on that. :x :(

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by Saint of Killers » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:26 pm

Game Information

Game Title: Yakuza 0

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Trailer:


Publishers: Sega

Review Aggregator: OpenCritic

Reviews

Ars Technica - Steven Strom - No Verdict
Brash Games - Mark Brearley - 9 / 10
CGMagazine - Elias Blondeau - 9 / 10.0
COGconnected - Judi Azmand - 95 / 100
Cubed3 - Gabriel Jones - 9 / 10
Destructoid - Peter Glagowski - 9 / 10.0
Digital Chumps - Eric Layman - 9 / 10.0
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 5 / 5 stars
DualShockers - Giuseppe Nelva - 9 / 10.0
Easy Allies - Ben Moore - 4 / 5 stars
EGM - Nick Plessas - 5 / 10.0
Entertainment Buddha - Raymond Porreca - 90 / 100
Gadgets 360 - Rishi Alwani - 10 / 10
Game Informer - Jeff Cork - 9.3 / 10.0
GameSkinny - Steven Oz - 9 / 10 stars
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 9 / 10
GameSpot - Peter Brown - 8 / 10
GamesRadar+ - David Roberts - 4 / 5 stars
Gaming Gamma - Gammalad - 10 / 10.0
GamingBolt - Pramath - 8 / 10.0
GamingTrend - Christian DeCoster - 90 / 100
Gert Lush Gaming - Jim Smale - 10 / 10.0
God is a Geek - Chris White - 8.5 / 10.0
Hardcore Gamer - Marcus Estrada - 4.5 / 5.0
Hey Poor Player - Francis DiPersio - 5 / 5.0
IGN - Tristan Ogilvie - 8.5 / 10.0
Level Down Games - Bryan Clutter - 90 / 100
MonsterVine - Spencer Legacy - 4.5 / 5.0
Niche Gamer - Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie - 9 / 10.0
Paste Magazine - Eric Van Allen - 9 / 10.0
PlayStation LifeStyle - Paulmichael Contreras - 8.5 / 10.0
PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 9.5 / 10.0
Polygon - Janine Hawkins - 8 / 10.0
Push Square - Robert Ramsey - 8 / 10
RPG Site - Kyle Campbell - 9 / 10
Stevivor - Matt Gosper - 6.5 / 10.0
TechnoBuffalo - Joey Davidson - Buy
The Game Fanatics - Marcus Lawrence - 8.6 / 10.0
The Jimquisition - Jim Sterling - 9.5 / 10.0
TheSixthAxis - Miguel Moran - 8 / 10
Twinfinite - Ishmael Romero - 3 / 5.0
Wccftech - Kai Powell - 9.4 / 10.0
We Got This Covered - Tyler Treese - 4.5 / 5 stars

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by BOR » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:33 pm

Hmm...

I've been keeping an eye on this and it looks pretty good. Is it the first Yakuza game of the series?

Tempting to buy it.

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by Saint of Killers » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:37 pm

BOR wrote:Hmm...

I've been keeping an eye on this and it looks pretty good. Is it the first Yakuza game of the series?

Tempting to buy it.


I think Yakuza 0 tells the first story of two of the primary characters in the series. The first Yakuza game however will be getting re-released later this year in the form of the Yakuza Kiwami remake. (Also to be released in the west on PS4.)

BOR, buy it. I swear you'll love it. Yakuza games are like a modern take on Streets of Rage, but with tonnes more stuff to see and do, and a far more intricate and satisfying combat system.

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by Banjo » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:41 pm

As it has already been out in Japan for two years as well, there have been plenty of comments saying that while the series is intricately tied together with each instalment, you can absolutely start at 0 as it's at the beginning of the timeline.

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by gamerforever » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:34 pm

I may just pick it up for cheap a few weeks post launch. Theres just too many great games out on the ps4 this quarter.

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by Qikz » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:02 am

I know this is set really early on timeline wise, but Akiyama looks so young o_o

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by GrinWithoutaKat » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:52 am

Really hope they redo Yakuza 2 as well. One of those games I meant to pick up for years but the price has got silly lately.

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by Samuel_1 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:08 am

Those review scores have me extremely tempted, though I didn't get on particularly well with Yakuza 3, probably take a punt when it's cheaper.....

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by DrPepperMan » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:50 pm

Really happy and not at all surprised to see such high scores. Glad to see the marketing for 0 being executed in such a good way (e.g YouTubers and reviewers receiving copies ages in advance to properly play and get people excited about the game). Here's to more Yakuza releases outside Asia!

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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by Saint of Killers » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:06 pm

Metro gave it an 8, and it got a Recommended award from EuroGamer. (a review written by our very own Rudderless!)

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: Yakuza 0 - Jan 24, 2017
by jiggles » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:56 am

My copy is here. :toot:

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