Joel Taveras of DualShockers writes, "Konichiwa! A few months ago Al and myself had the opportunity to attend a media event in New York City that showcased upcoming titles from SEGA. And although the room was packed with some serious quality titles, there was one in particular that had us shaking in anticipation of its release. That game was Yakuza 3. Not only has it been worth the wait but also, in what seems like an ocean of endless amounts of first-person shooters hitting store shelves every week, Yakuza 3 is a breath of fresh air.
When reviewing games, one has to try their best to remain as objective as possible. The hardest thing to do is to not draw comparisons to other titles. However, this proved simply impossible with Yakuza 3, as it reminded me mostly of one of my favorite titles of all time..."