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Yakuza 5 and why it needs a western release | EDGE

EDGE: "We’ve often heard the Yakuza games described as Japan’s answer to GTA. Such comparisons are generally lazy: the two series share little in common beyond narratives that offer a glimpse at a criminal lifestyle and tonal oscillations between the serious and the silly. So it’s a surprise to find producer Toshihiro Nagoshi inviting the comparison, likening Yakuza 5 to GTA: San Andreas. Having spent over 50 hours with the Japanese-language edition, however, we’d probably agree with his choice of comparison: as with Rockstar’s opus, this is perhaps the apotheosis of the series so far, a game of extraordinary volume and generosity." (PS3, Yakuza 5)

ThePsychoGamer  +   562d ago
When I first saw this, the first words that regretted where Yakuza 5 Western Release, for a moment I got really excited.

Still a good read, I'm sure Yakuza fans can get this glorious game released in the west.
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MrDead  +   562d ago
I need this game.
hulk_bash1987  +   561d ago
This game really needs to come out in the west. As soon as it is announced (For the love of God Sega please do it) I will be in line to reserve me a copy.
matrixman92  +   561d ago
we also need the HD collection...I cannot believe a Hatsune Miku game may get localized, but not these....come on Sega
tiffac008  +   561d ago
Yakuza 5 + western localization = Automatic buy!
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ThanatosDMC  +   561d ago
I'm so glad we don't have to stomach Tanimura anymore. He's fighting mechanics suck. He was the weakest out of the four.
Inception  +   561d ago
I thought Tanimura fightning style is interesting and different from Kiryu & the others.
ThanatosDMC  +   560d ago
It was interesting but his combo's counters were weak. He had no crowd control either. Remember his last boss fight? It was actually not a boss fight but just a normal group fight and it was harder because of his lack of CC. If the other three were fighting the same group of enemies, it would have ended extremely fast.

I also dont use weapons and armor just to enjoy the fights more.

Love Akiyama's infinite combo and wall combo.
Love Saegima's revelation heat attacks and has the best CC with his normal combo.
Love Kiryu's godliness. Counters, heat, red heat, drunk heat, etc.

Tanimura was just awful. Hopefully the new guy taking his place is more interesting.
Dagobert  +   561d ago
I'd buy it instantly if it was released here. I've bought all the Yakuza games that have been released here so far. Shit I wish they would release the HD collection here as well. The second game was probably the best one out of all of them.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   561d ago
I got all the Yakuza games except dead souls. I dont care for zombies and a yakuza game more focused on guns. I hope 5 comes out. i can't wait to see them do a Yakuza game on PS4 it will probably look like the cgi cut scenes in the Yakuza series.
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Ashlen  +   561d ago
I'd buy it.
wishingW3L  +   561d ago
Yakuza 5 was the game I wanted to play the most this year but knowing Sega the game will never be released here unless someone else picks it up to publish it... Either that or that fans make some noise but the truth is that its fanbase here is really small and that's exactly why Sega does not give a fk.
SOD_Delta  +   561d ago
I would buy Yakuza 5 day one if it were released in NA.
Tidybrutes  +   561d ago
id be soo happy if yakuka 5 made it west, yakuza is defo one of my fav franchises.

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