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Submitted by Stunt 1624d ago | news

Yakuza 4 scores 37/40 in Famitsu

SCRAWL: "The latest Famitsu is out and Yakuza 4 has racked in an impressive review score. The weekly Japanese magazine has given the fourth numbered iteration of the action game a thirty-seven out of forty. Review scores were broken down into a 9, 10, 10, and 8. That's pretty damn good, if you ask me." (PS3, Yakuza 4)

Update It's 38/40, not 37/40.

callahan09  +   1624d ago
Great score, but if anyone can translate, why did the guy who gave it an 8 give it that? 10, 10, 9, 8... the 8 sticks out to me, why didn't he like it as much as the others?

Also, I think Scrawl has a typo there. It says "Also reviewed by Famitsu, God of War Collection received a 32/40 and Darksiders a 32/40." but from what I can see it looks like God of War Collection got 8 8 8 9, which is 33/40, not 32/40. Unless I'm looking at the wrong game...
maskedwarrior  +   1624d ago
Yakuza 4 got a 38/40 not 37/40 as well going by the scan.
The Great Melon  +   1624d ago
Noticed that also. Good, that 8 was just a typo.
Darkstorn  +   1624d ago
Edge is still anti-Sony trash...
/sarcasm
WildArmed  +   1624d ago
Yakuza is just awesome like that.

Now to get enough money to buy Yak 3
akiraburn  +   1624d ago
For those of you who haven't yet tried it, the Yakuza 4 demo is actually on the Japan Playstation store. Sadly, it doesn't seem to include English subs, but regardless, it is truly epic. The demo is massive, with plenty to do through it. I was quite surprised playing it, as there was a pretty huge cut-scene, the ability to play the ping-pong mini-game, go into the Sega Club arcade, plenty of fights to be found, and much more just in the demo. And I'd have to say that from Yakuza 3 to 4, the graphical aspect of the game is drastically enhanced, making the city and characters look much nicer and more impressive on the eye. Definitely a day one buy, and I'm grabbing Yakuza 3 later today for sure.
badz149  +   1624d ago
Yakuza games are always received well in Japan
Yakuza 3 sold outstandingly when it was released and the PS3 was still expensive! Yakuza 4 will just simply outsell its predecessor, period! just the matter of how much!
deafwing  +   1624d ago
it's a yakuza game ...
... what's not to like? :)
SaiyanFury  +   1624d ago
My preordered copy of Yakuza 3 is coming in today. I can't wait for it. Come on SEGA, get off your collective asses and bring over Kenzan! and announce Yakuza 4 as well in the west!
Gago  +   1624d ago
extremely underrated games in the west
Yakuza 3 was 100x better than GTA IV
Uzesgelen_Goo  +   1624d ago
agreeeeee
more fun and action story
GrandTheftZamboni  +   1624d ago
I only played Yakuza 3 demo, but I agree with you despite the universal acclaim for GTA IV. Don't want to trash GTA IV, it had a great story, atmosphere but I just couldn't play it past 12-13 hours.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1624d ago
''Yakuza 3 was 100x better than GTA IV''

Really?

I need to play Yakuza 3 or 4 then.
TheTwelve  +   1624d ago
Day 1.
Can't wait!

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TheTwelve  +   1624d ago
Crap, I was talking about Yakuza 3. I suppose day 1 for part 4 IF it comes to the States.

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badz149  +   1624d ago
I think that will depend closely on Yakuza 3 sales as well!
although their marketing strategy is stupid IMO (out of 12 months in 2010, they chose March!) but if Yakuza 3 sold OK in the west, then we might get 4 if not, so just say goodbye to 4! honestly Yakuza is not catered for westerners at all! it's so Japanese centric I find it hard for most people to get into the game! I've live in Japan for 4 years but can't hardly get into any JRPG, let alone Yakuza games. but more games the merrier for the PS3! I'm happy for those who'll enjoy the game!
coolfool  +   1624d ago
The Japanese element makes this game different in the west.
In the west we have western developers making western style games. And now, we have have Japanese developers making western style games *cough* square enix *cough*. The Japanese element to this game will make it truly unique and different to western audiences. For me, it will be a complete selling point rather than put me off.

I don't know how people couldn't smile and laugh at some of the brilliant Japanese quirks in Yakuza 3.
fedex682  +   1624d ago
I am loving Yakuza 3!
I hope Sega releases the fourth installment here! If they do, I will pre-order it today.
The Great Melon  +   1624d ago
Is Yakuza 4 not in the picture? Because the only game that I see a 4 in the title has reviews of 9,10,10,9 which would give a score of 38/40.
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JonnyBigBoss  +   1624d ago
Wow, not bad. Looks like a solid game that many overlooked!
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Omar91  +   1624d ago
i honestly cant see what u guys see in yakuza or whatever. i would like to know whats soo good about this game. i played the demo and it felt so cheap i didnt even finish it. so please ive seen people actually wanting to play this game and getting great reviews but i really dont know what anyone see's in this game.
thank you.
criticalkare  +   1624d ago
Well, if we want Yakuza 4 in US buy Yakuza 3!
showtimefolks  +   1624d ago
one million
i am expecting yakuza 3 to sell atleast one million before 2010 is over for a game that came out a year earlier in japan i think anything over a million is awsome

in my opinion 500k should be awsome money is already made in japan this is just bonus and they didn't do any voices either so they saved big time

but i am a huge fan and hopefully we can get the 4th sonner rather than later
showtimefolks  +   1624d ago
please try yakuza 3 gamers
ps3 owners who love sandbox games with a story you want care about.

yakuza 3 i hope does over a million atleast i really hope so even if not sony will somehow bring it to states a year later they care about gamers

yakuza is what GTA will be without cars in japan but more fun
fedex682  +   1624d ago
I made my friend buy a copy...
I got myself one and made my friend buy one...lets hope at least 500,000 copies of Yakuza 3 are sold.
crinale  +   1624d ago
It really scored 38/40, not 37/40.
Natsu X FairyTail  +   1624d ago
"Famitus lost most of their credibility a long time ago."

what? this quote only applies when they give a Xbox360 Exclusive or Multiplatform games a good score?
tehk1w1  +   1624d ago
Color me surprised. I didn't think it would do this well.
jalen247  +   1624d ago
38/40 is an excellent score.

I look forward to playing Yakuza 4 when it arrives in the US...eventually
PimplePopperMD  +   1624d ago
Yakuza is an amazing franchise.
foxxy  +   1624d ago
Im getting yakuza 3
Its a good game and it needs my support YETAH
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ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1624d ago
Need to try Yakuza 4, some people said is better than GTAIV. For some reason they said that.
tulholdren  +   1624d ago
4 looking good liked the 3 demo got it on order can't wait more good games
stuntman_mike  +   1623d ago
I got yakuza 3 this morning been playing it most of the day awesome game, this series is so underrated. SEGA are making some excellent PS3 games with this and valkyria chronicles just a shame Bayonetta wasnt as hot.
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