Even taking the shortcomings into account, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better game than Yakuza 2 on the PS2 this year. Gamervision is impressed with Sega being able to churn out a game of this quality, and wish they would do it more often. Right now the busy gaming season is just beginning, so they understand people passing this game up in favor of something on the 360 or PS3. This is definitely a game you could buy now (it's only $30), and store to play on those nights you're just waiting for the next big release. It's worth the investment, and a perfect reason to blow the dust off your PS2 before you pick up Persona 4.