Yakuza 2 Takes Another Baby Step Towards American Release

While the Japanese continue to enjoy Yakuza 3, Americans are stuck with Yakuza 1. Don't even have Yakuza 2. Which came out in December 2006. But, hey, don't be so slum, chum. The ESRB have gone and classified it, which means it'll at least be out sometime. In the future. Which could be in six months, it could be while you toil the rest of your life away in an alien salt mine, who knows. The point is you can cross "if" off your speculation whiteboard, and circle "when" a little more furiously.

BilI Gates5830d ago (Edited 5830d ago )

I've been waiting so, so long.

Yakuza 3 won't make it to North America or any other regions till like, late 2010 lulz.


The Longest Cutscenes In PlayStation History

Cutscenes pull a game's story together, but sometimes they can be a bit much. These are the longest cutscenes in PlayStation games.

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Palitera553d ago

Kojima, Kojima and Kojima?
By far, the worst aspect of his games.

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CrimsonWing69553d ago

Man, it’s actually the aspects I look forward to the most in his games.

Phlacky553d ago

Not the most for me but I certainly appreciate his affinity for the cinematic. It's certainly one of the many reasons his games hit for a certain type of gamer and that combined with unique sometimes obtuse gameplay mechanics makes for one of a kind compelling experiences.

porkChop553d ago

It was only a problem for me with MGS4. I don't mind when long cutscenes are balanced with long gameplay sections. In MGS4 though I'd get a long cutscene, play for like 5 minutes, and then get another long cutscene. That gets annoying, though all the cutscenes were really well done.

roadkillers553d ago

Atleast they were entertaining cutscenes. Star Ocean put me to sleep

Shane Kim553d ago (Edited 553d ago )

Same with recent Tales of Arise. Cutscene after cutscene.

TheEroica553d ago (Edited 553d ago )

Sorry you got so many down votes for being so practical. No one in gaming takes advantage of our time more than Kojima. His cutscenes are our pure drivel and severely hamper the overall enjoyment of what's supposed to be an interactive medium. If the writing was good? Maybe that could be forgiven, but it's not... It's layers and layers of insanity pressed into hour long cutscenes.

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MrVux000553d ago

Let me guess ... MGS4 on the first place? :D

Abnor_Mal553d ago

First thought was MGS4, seems like everyone so far had Kojima on the brain.

ManMarmalade553d ago

^^^^this. But Xenosaga is so good though.

MrNinosan553d ago

DualShockers didn't play Xenosaga I see.

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15 Video Game Bosses That Were Complete Cowards

Standing and fighting, face to face, just isn’t what these bosses are known for.

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 PS4 Pro vs PS2 Graphics Comparison: Best Remake of All Time?

Besides being a fantastic game, Yakuza Kiwami 2 is also a technical showcase for the long running series.

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Nitrowolf22083d ago

Easily my favorite yakuza in he series, especially that ending.

This is how you do a remake, yakuza 1 kiwami was also great, even yakuza 0 (though not a remake)

Not a full priced game, fully upgraded with next gen graphics, expanded story modes, etc ect

XxSPIDEYxX2083d ago

It's crazy, after playing Kiwami 2 for the past week I decided to fire up Yakuza 2. Man, the difference is just...wow. The original Yakuza 2 still looks great though.

MunchMiller002083d ago

It's the greatest remake of all-time, because it has 12 years, and 2 console generations (nearly 3) between the 2 games, and benefits from modern day graphics power?

Um...... no. The best remake of all-time, is still Resident Evil, from 2002. That was both, a technical marvel with only 6 years between the games, and a true-to-heart remake, by the original creator.

Will Resident Evil 2 replace it this January? We'll see, but, doubtful. It appears to be taking too many liberties.

MadMax2083d ago

Yea, resident evil for GameCube was such an incredible remake! Grabbed it recently for ps4. Classic game!