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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."

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ThePsychoGamer1237d ago (Edited 1237d 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.

hulk_bash19871236d 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.

matrixman921237d ago

we also need the HD collection...I cannot believe a Hatsune Miku game may get localized, but not these....come on Sega

tiffac0081237d ago (Edited 1237d ago )

Yakuza 5 + western localization = Automatic buy!

ThanatosDMC1236d 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.

Inception1236d ago

I thought Tanimura fightning style is interesting and different from Kiryu & the others.

ThanatosDMC1235d 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.

Dagobert1236d 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_Brezhnev1236d ago (Edited 1236d 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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