Today, Gavin attempts to process his fierce and baffling desire to re-experience the same small patch of Tokyo, over and over…
Yakuza 0 is in my Top 5 games of the year. It's not a huge open world, but every inch of the map is wisely utilized and has a very good story as well.
Absolutely agree; there's a ton of value in making something small and dense. The plot manages it wisely as well, especially in 0 - the way there's a tiny patch of land at the centre of everything and the whole plot is about this small part of the city changing dramatically. The story's like a reflection of the design ethics of the series (though it's Majima's bits where the writing really shines in my opinion).
Wow.... Never thought about how the story reflects the design philosophy. And yes I do agree that Majima's side of the story is well written, but Kiryu's doesn't fall far behind. The only flaw I found in the game was that the game takes about 5-7 hours just to set up, but oh well, it's totally worth it.
For the story, especially Goro's, it's easily my favorite game this year. I may be forgetting a game, but aside from TW3 it just might be my favorite game of the generation so far. No doubt it's in my top five. *I wish I had given this series a chance before this, but at least I have Kiwami to help fill in the gaps. I had way too much fun getting a perfect score on Bakamitai.
I still can't bring myself to beating Yakuza 4, but I did complete Yakuza 5
Thought I'd like Yakuza 0, but it's just not for me. Personally the worst game I've bought on the PS4, but fair enough if you like it, just not feeling it.
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