GamerLimit: Yakuza 2 Review

The Gamer Limit reviews Yakuza 2, giving the game a perfect score (10/10). Many gamers have been looking forward to seeing the following Yakuza titles, Ryu ga Gotoku! Kenzan and Yakuza 3, being released in the states. Yakuza Kenzan was released to critical acclaim in Japan last year, yet poor sales of Yakuza 1 and Yakuza 2 in the America's don't bode well for the franchise' future abroad.

GamerLimit writes:

"If perfection were more than an abstract notion, Yakuza would, in fact, be a perfect game. It literally cannot be any better than it currently is. Yakuza 2 sold wildly in the land of its birth, spawning both a prequel, Ryu ga Gotoku! Kenzan, set in the Era of Warring States (Sengoku) and a sequel, Yakuza 3, the sheer, overwhelming quality of this title ought to be self-evident. Unfortunately, Yakuza's performance in the West has been substantially less-than-stellar. Poor sales for Yakuza 2 (despite almost universal critical-adulation) put the future of the series outside of Japan in jeopardy. When you buy Yakuza 2, you're not just getting your fingers one one phenomenal game–you're also increasing your chances of getting to play two more titles that ought to be equally exceptional. Do me a favor–do yourself a favor: get your hands on Yakuza 2."

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chrisjc5607d ago

What a sick game. Can't wait to buy it

Gambit075607d ago (Edited 5607d ago )

WOAH! a perfect score for a Sega game? am I dreaming?

edit: Never mind I thought it's for Yakuza 3.

Canary5604d ago

It's still a sega game....

sonarus5604d ago

lol. Yakuza 3 is probably better than 2 anyway. Not saying i expect perfect scores or anything but i expect a good game


Best villains in video games

GF365: "For a story to be compelling and engaging, a great villain is mandatory in most cases – be it a novel, movie, or video game. Of course, there’s a multitude of wonderful, brilliantly written villains in video games. Do keep in mind that this is our opinion. So, here’s our list of the best villains in video games, ranked in no particular order. We’re limiting our list to games since 2005."

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Leeroyw567d ago

Handsome Jack Borderlands 2
Andrew Ryan Bioshock
Vaas Montenegro far cry 3
Glados portal 2
My internet connection

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Terry_B567d ago (Edited 567d ago )

No List of good Villains in Video Games is complete without Handsome Jack and Geese Howard. In other words..this list is bs.

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HyperMoused564d ago

Would love a modern fear game


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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Palitera579d ago

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

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CrimsonWing69579d ago

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

Phlacky579d 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.

porkChop579d 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.

roadkillers579d ago

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

Shane Kim579d ago (Edited 579d ago )

Same with recent Tales of Arise. Cutscene after cutscene.

TheEroica579d ago (Edited 579d 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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MrVux000579d ago

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

Abnor_Mal579d ago

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

ManMarmalade579d ago

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

MrNinosan579d ago

DualShockers didn't play Xenosaga I see.