PS2: Yakuza Preview

Sega has some serious Japanese mob action coming your way. The game Ryu ga Gotoku took Japan by storm in 2005. It is the story of a gangster, fresh out of prison, as he reenters the criminal underworld of Tokyo. The game, not unlike a Japanese Grand Theft Auto, became sort of a cultural phenomenon, spurring even a live action film. Those "in the know" over here in the States were dying to get their hands on a copy of the game, and those who could understand Japanese dropped a pretty penny on imported copies of it. Many months ago, SEGA announced plans to bring Ryu ga Gotoku to the rest of the world, and it's now poised to be one of the last big titles for the aging PS2.

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Driv3r, a Twenty Year Reunion

WTMG's Leo Faria: "Was Driv3r one of the first truly overhyped games in history? One of the first games incessantly covered by press pre-launch, only to end up being the complete opposite of what it promised once it finally arrived onto store shelves? It’s worth discussing. Then again, hindsight is 20-20; it’s easy to laugh at the fact it was once touted to be a GTA killer, but there were just half a dozen GTA clones back then, and we didn’t have YouTube or other reliable video players to properly check how a game played before actually buying it. Maybe Driv3r was a victim of its own hype, a troubled project made by people who didn’t want it to be too similar to Grand Theft Auto itself. But it sucked then, and it still sucks now. Not even the rosiest of nostalgia goggles can save this one."

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Nacho_Z2d ago

It's a shame they tried to copy GTA, they were terrible at it. If they'd doubled down on making the driving the star they could still be going now.

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PlayStation’s Most Underrated Franchise Is All Playable On PS5

Fans who pine for the days of Naughty Dog’s Jak and Daxter are in for some good news, as the complete series is now playable on PS5 with trophy support. This isn’t just the trilogy either, as the PSP games and Jak X are also available, so hardcore Jak fans can now relive these great titles.

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isarai5d ago

Underrated? J&D was one of the most popular IPs at the time, quite literally the face of the ps2 beside God of War

Outside_ofthe_Box5d ago

Would love to see a open world Jak 4 on the PS5, would be amazing, but I know ND said they'd never do it.

purple1015d ago (Edited 5d ago )

apparently there is a movie being made. I just cant get my head around what Sony is doing recently,

In regards to cancelling twisted metal game, when they push ahead with series 2 of the tv show, surely she show is meant to promote the game, where the real profits can be made.

Now we hear of a Jan and daxter film, (an old ps2 game) but NO new game to go with it,

mind boggles:

Sony Pictures, PlayStation Productions Releases & In Production:

• TV Shows:

-HBO: The Last Of Us Season 1
-Peacock: Twisted Metal Season 1
-HBO: The Last Of Us Season 2 & 3
-Netflix: Horizon
-Peacock: Twisted Metal Season 2
-Amazon Prime: God Of War
-Disney+: Films/TV Shows
-Hulu: Films/TV Shows

• Movies:

-Uncharted
-Gran Turismo
-Ghost Of Tsushima
-Jak And Daxter
-Gravity Rush
-Until Dawn
-Uncharted 2

Master-Tonberry4d ago

I wasn't aware that ND said they'd never do it...

I know they said it would difficult for them to go back to it after doing super high fidelity, gritty, realistic stuff like Last of Us but I didn't think they'd ruled it out completely.

Outside_ofthe_Box4d ago

They didn't say never, but was basically what they said. They actually tried making a new Jak, but what they were making was straying far from it's roots so they canned it. They're just in a different mindset when it comes to developing games compared to when they made Jak.

XiNatsuDragnel4d ago

Jak and dexter is known franchise Sly Cooper was more hidden one tbh.

darthv724d ago

...and he was trying to stay hidden because he was a thievius racoon.

Demetrius4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

Seeing jak&d left in the past like that really makes me appreciate nintendo even more for atleast keeping mario, zelda, metroid, and others around while making em still feel fresh, Playstation should have another gem besides astroboy and ratchet&clank

gold_drake4d ago

i wouldnt call jack and daxter underrated.

its a beloved franchise that pretty much was one of the biggest games on the ps2 and psp

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PES vs FIFA: The story of gaming's 'El Clasico'

PES and FIFA were the true football rivals of gaming for two decades, but the landscape of football games has changed dramatically in recent years. GameSpew looks back on the rivalry, and where the franchises are now.

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RhinoGamer885d ago

No contest since 2012, PES/Pro Evo dominates FIFA in gameplay but fails in UX/UI and licenses. Graphics are a slight nod to FiFA.

Mr_cheese4d ago

Interesting read, some stuff not factually correct though.

EA didnt lose the rights to the name FIFA. They chose not to relicense due to the extortionate fee that they were being charged.

The bottom line is true though, EA are comfortable and put what feels like little to no effort into each release. There is still so much that can be done with this game and yet, we see so little.