ImpulseGamer writes: "If you let yourself get absorbed by Yakuza 4, you could be playing this game for a very and I mean very long time. The annoying factors of the game are some of the unskippable cutscenes and text dialogues that seem to go on for ever. However if you push this aside, Yakuza 4 is a very sturdy game and is definitely Japan's answer to the Grand Theft Auto series. As you explore the darker side of Kamurocho with these four characters, you'll be surprised at how well written the game is, not to mention the great combat, interesting missions, bizarre side quests and even weirder mini-games. Needless to say, if you want a game that is not your stereotypical Western game, than you really need to check out Yakuza, especially if you enjoyed Shenmue and the previous Yakuza titles."