It's quite fitting that my first review following Fatal Frame IV is another Japanese game that almost met the same fate. In Japan, the Yakuza series (Ryû ga Gotoku) is unsurprisingly very popular. Yakuza 4 has just been released over there, with part 5 already announced prior. It's so popular in its native land it was also turned into a film by cult Japanese film maker Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer, and the superb Bird People in China). Sadly this popularity has yet to truly cross the oceans to Europe and the US. So much is that apparent that the release of Yakuza 2 was delayed, and even when it did arrive on Playstation 2 it sneaked out silently so not many people knew about it.