Yakuza 4 boasts a great soap-operatic story fuelled by testosterone, back tattoos and impossibly tough guys saying impossibly tough things. Does it pack a big enough punch?
good game, bad site
Say whatever you want...but I'd bang the lady reviewer lol.
It's pronounced "Kazuma", not "Kazumer". Apart from the somewhat cheap looking animations the game looks like lots of fun. Which is what's most important.
. I love this series so much. So much fun too.
The same score like IGnorant? yeah right -_-
It's a bit unfair that the guy reviewer seemed to be against the game from the beginning. Sounds like he was expecting it to be a Japanese GTA, then complained when that's not what it ended up being. I totally understand that many people (like the male reviewer) won't enjoy Yakuza 4 because it's so heavily reliant on Japanese culture/jokes/situations/etc. (which doesn't appeal to everyone), but that doesn't make it a bad game; just a niche game. It shouldn't be marked down so low for that. Just my 2 cents. The female reviewer seemed a little more open minded about the game. It's obviously going to be a heavily cultural and Japanese-oriented title, but she explained - objectively - what she liked an disliked about Yakuza 4 without sounding too biased.
Indeed; it's also why I'm honestly against numerical scores in reviews. Had the guy just given his opinion in it, with no score attached- then fine. But a score represents a certain objectivity regarding the game, which many reviewers don't have. If they just dislike something 'bout it, they'll slap a low score- instead of saying "Hey, I didn't like this, but there are people that could". after giving his own opinion regarding the game. Ah, whatever; either way.
im a huge fan of the yakuza serious but i can definitely see where a 6.5 could be a justifiable score. personally id give it a 10 but thats just me. i mean its a very niche game and not for every one. also yakuza 4 is more of the same which, in my opinion, is a good thing. bought it on release day and its extremely entertaining. its a very hefty single player game with massive amounts of content which is hard to find this gen. even if a reviewer gave it a 1 i would still have to recommend that you try it for yourself to experience what its like. you can easily get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things to do. amazing game and a decent review.
Lame review. States that it's story driven but complains about cinematics. Probably didnt even finish the game or even touched the other ones. The male reviewer seems unable to adapt to the game at hand and stuck on the idea of a GTA game, which this game is not. I think, the female reviewer is the only one that actually played the game. Off topic: Something about the male reviewer pisses me off though... i dont understand what it is though. Too dainty or girly or feminine?
hes like a kids tv presenter
Bah it's comparisons to GTA that really get to me. Even the American PlayStation: Official Magazine STILL calls the Yakuza series a Japanese GTA style series. The two are barely even recognizable when put side by side. GTA is a mission driven, open/sandbox style game with an odd cinematic put in. Yakuza is an open world, cinematic driven game that focuses more on story that the odd mission, despite all of the substories you can come across. I didn't even watch the review. Just another in a long line of Japanese RPG-style game bashing. Blah, blah, blah. Use the negatives in the game to justify a lower score, rather than focusing on the overall good, and mentioning the negatives. What the hell happened to reviews this last decade? @ Thanatos Yeah this guy should've been born a chick. Too bloody effeminate. "One tough guy punching another tough guy". If he can't take it, then why'd he even bloody well review the damned game?
I understand the mixed reviews for this game, its love it or hate. I love this game but out of my friends im in the minority. All I can say is buy it or rent it you never know it could be one of the best gaming experiences youve ever had, its been one of mine. 9/10 from me
Yep Aussie here and don't we have such quality programming in Australia. Good Game bites the big one and I can't believe it's even being referenced. Should be Good Gay because the male presenter I'm sure hasn't come out of the closet as his mannerism's and how he carries on about games highly suggest this.
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