There’s something very strange about the Yakuza series. If ever there was a game that perfectly portrayed the vast difference in gaming cultures across oceans, this game is it. On the far side of the Pacific, it’s a massive, pop culture phenomenon that is the Japanese equivalent of Halo or Call of Duty, with four games in the main series, a massive fan base, merchandise up the wazoo, and even famous models and porn stars vying to compete to appear as hostesses in each new iteration of the game. Here in the West, it’s that Crazy Japanese Game that barely anyone knows about. And now the fourth release of the series is finally here, and unfortunately, once again, it’s unlikely that many will realize how good it is.