Twinfinite Writes: Yakuza Kiwami is a total remake of the very first game in the series on PS2, and it's clearly evident how far we've come when you compare the two.
I can't tell the difference 😅
Ha! I dont remember it looking like that
We rarely get remakes of this caliber. Looks most good!
It's not really rare. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/...
Actually it is. Your own list shows how rare it actually is to get a remake to this caliber. Can you actually name another remake that was made this gen like Yakuza 1 is being remade? Trust me, its not a long list. I'd say the most substantial remake I've seen in gaming has to be Resident Evil 2002 or Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes, besides that, we don't get huge AAA remakes from games that often. So indeed, it is a rare thing. You might be confusing remake with "remaster" or HD port. A lot of the games on that link are not remakes but ports. Zelda OoT on 3DS? That isn't a remake, that is a direct port. I know because a friend of mine current owns the world record and we used the same glitches to get past certain areas. The list has Resident Evil 2002, but doesn't count Zero in HD....ok, yet how is it counting Zelda OoT and Majora's Mask even though those are direct ports, running on the same engine, with the same glitches? Why does it list Cel Damage even though the developer states its a HD REMASTER and not a remake? Soooo it sounds like this little list of yours is a bit confused on what a remake actually is.
How'd you miss The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, Tomb Raider Anniversary, Wild Arms: Alter Code F, Goldeneye, Halo Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Conker: Live & Reloaded, Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy, Ratchet & Clank '16, Ducktales, Klonoa, & Kingdom Hearts: Re: Chain of Memories are remakes that received just as much of an upgrade from the original as Kiwami? Heck even Shadow of the Colossus is is going to receive just as extensive a remake next year with FFVII to follow in the years to come. A port doesn't use new assets like OoT 3D & MM 3D had. I'd never confuse a remaster with a remake. Those are completely different things.
@Fallen- Halo MMC are remakes, Ratchet & Clank, Golden Eye on Steam, Conker: Live & Reloaded, Kingdom Hearts: Re: Chain of Memories, yes...remakes. The vast majorty of that list is not full actual remakes, they are remasters or HD ports etc. OoT? LMFAO! No, that game has NEVER been remade. It has been ported, it has been remastered to a degree, remade? no. I know because I've tracked almost every area on that game for my friend when we were helping him on his speed run, he now has the world record for that game on 3DS, and no...it was not a remake. " The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D" lol No buddy. Just no... Changing up some of the graphics doesn't make it not a port, the game is literally running on the same engines, the same issues and glitches etc. By your logic, anything and everything is a remake simply based on any HD improvement or enhancement etc. "I'd never confuse a remaster with a remake." Yet you didn't know Oot and Majora's mask were ports? Are you serious? Uncharted collection had many new assets too buddy, but its a PORT, it is a REMASTER, they did NOT REMAKE ALL 3 UNCHARTED GAMES IN MERE MONTHS! You are confusing a touch up of assets with a full blown remake. Resident Evil 2002 isn't simply just some touch up of a few assets, its a made from the ground up game, same with FFVII, same with Yakuza. That is what remake means. Not simply alter some graphics and BAM "remake" lol By that logic, anything is a remake that is re-released with any touch ups. I'm sorry but that isn't how many, many people see or define as a remake as in the title is being remade. "Heck even Shadow of the Colossus is is going to receive just as extensive a remake next year with FFVII to follow in the years to come" Well yes buddy, those are not simply just asset touch ups or HD remasters etc, those are made from the ground up titles ie remade. OoT and Majora's Mask are PORTS based on being able to have all the glitches and game play mechanics. Have you actually played those versions enough to realize that? "Can you actually name another remake that was made this gen like Yakuza 1 is being remade? " Funny too, yet you give me 2 games that have yet to be released? So its not rare, yet you only have 2 games to name this gen that have done this? Ummmm ok Fallen. lol Halo MCC Ratchet and Clank Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance on PS4 Shadow of the Beast Sooooo so much for this not being rare buddy. If you have to list 2 games that are not even out yet as examples, you sorta only prove my point that remakes of this caliber are rare. They are not a normal occurrence in gaming. HD remasters are sure, remakes from the ground up are not.
Looks so much better
Ahh, so excited xD The difference between the two is pretty obvious, but i'm really glad they decided to do a total remake with the dragon engine :)
I've never played any of the Yakuza titles. I think it's time to rectify that.
Start with Zero!! Its really good, gets you off to a good start and you get lots of origin stories. https://www.amazon.com/Yaku...
But on the other hand, maybe he should start with Kiwami, because the way the story is delivered is probably gonna be more "modern" in zero, than in Kiwami :O If the experience is gonna be mostly the same as back on ps2, there's a chance it'll disappoint a bit if he plays zero first? :D Hope I'm wrong though ^^
@Chex- I played and beat Yakuza 1 years ago, Zero doesn't really spoil anything and the way the story is told is completely origin. It talks about Kiryu being an orphan with his "brothers" and sisters, it talks about other characters, but only in a origin and intro type of way. Nothing is really done in a way where you need to really know much about the other games to get, like how in MGS3 Raiden is referenced many times as a joke lol Yakuza hasn't changed all that much in terms of structure. you get some story, fight some dudes, earn money etc. For the sake of him not playing Zero and for the story being very origin, I'd say he should start with Zero, then move to 1. I'm playing Zero right now and wish I didn't know of Yakuza 1-5 lol Its a blast though! Yumi is referenced in Yakuza Zero too! I'm not sure if you see here just yet as I'm still playing. Its done in a way where you still understand what is going on in terms of story, its never in a way where you feel you need to now more or play another game to get what is being talked about. They are very open about telling you about the other characters and who they are to you. Be like "yakuza dad, Yakuza uncle, orphan sister and brother" lol
Thanks man but I know there are several games in this series and which order would you recommend me playing them in? I see you said Zero but Chexs1990 says Kiwami. I want to play them in order as to get the most out of the experience.
@Hard- "I see you said Zero but Chexs1990 says Kiwami." I don't know, really its up to you. I see where Chex is coming from, but from what I've played, Zero doesn't talk about people in Yakuza 1 as in you must know them or in a way that only references something you should know, it actually shows you the story in a way as if it was the very first Yakuza game. You will learn things about Kiryu in the first Yakuza yes, but nothing you hear in Zero spoils that simply because that information doesn't make or break Yakuza 1. You know he is a young Yakuza, orphan etc, that info in Zero is not treated like some ode to only players that play Yakuza 1, its literally treated like its the first time you've seen him. It shows all the gangs forming and all the references will not be tongue and cheek, they literally tell who everyone is to each other as so you don't get lost. I honestly feel it is the best starting point for you. My recommended order would be Yakuza Zero, Yakuza 1 remake, (Rumor of Yakuza 2 remake happening!!!!) buy 3, 4 (skip the Dead spin off) 5. This is a great order even if they remaster 3-5 on PS4 because they are likely just going to do HD ports considering it was just last gen, so you could play 3-5 on PS3 after Yakuza 2 comes out, likely next year around this same time in the west. If you really get in to the lore and the story and characters, trust me...don't read jack online, don't youtube anything about the game, play in the order. MEGA SPOILERS happen lol If you really like it, trust me...you'll thank us.
Also I've looked and it's confusing. Which ones are available on the PS4 cause that's where I'll play them.
Thanks man for simplifying it for me. I haven't read anything about them other thn just how much people love them and they seem like games I'd enjoy!
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