Toshihiro Nagoshi: 'I'm committed to Sony hardware... we grew up together.'

CVG: Japanese developer Toshihiro Nagoshi is best known as the creator of Sega's Monkey Ball and Yakuza titles, and even then his celebrity exists only amongst a small group of devout Japanese game enthusiasts.

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Cloudberry3363d ago

I was converted into a believer after the brilliant Yakuza 2.

Simon_Brezhnev3363d ago

Yeah Yakuza 2 maybe the best in the series followed by 1 and 4 tied for second. Yakuza 3 was the worst in the series as in story.

Megaman_nerd3363d ago (Edited 3363d ago )

dude, I don't know what Yakuza games you been playing but if you got past the the first chapter the third game is easily the best one in the series. But since Americans are so desperate for action, guts and gore they just say that it is the worst because of the beginning on Okinawa even though it was really cute and touching. FFVII is facing the exact same problem with the newcomers because of the slow start at Midgar and the hate has elevated.

And is not just me as a fan that says this, you can read it on the reviews, everybody says that Yakuza 3 is the best in the series, even the Japanese mags.

Inception3363d ago

Yakuza 3 the worst in the series? That's you're opinion. I love Yakuza 3 more than Yakuza 4. In 3 Kiryu is really bad-ass, but in 4 they made him like a bystander who pick up the trash left by Taniyama, Saeijima, and Akiyama. Too bad really. I mean, they introduced 3 new characters that had interesting story and gameplay. But they should left Kiryu behind to gave those character more room to breath and develope their own story.

Simon_Brezhnev3363d ago

So you say its the best because of the 1st chapter? Yakuza 3 story was not the best in the series and its not about Okinawa. What do FF7 got to do with this. I see you assuming because im American or w/e. You probably never played Yakuza 1 or 2. Yakuza 4 had a damn good ending. Kiryu is my favorite in the series thats why i like Yakuza 1 and 2 more as in story. Yakuza 3 just threw people in there and killed them off.

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OmegaSaiyanX3363d ago

Considering the ONLY decent Japanese game to come out this gen which happens to be an RPG and 360 only was Lost Odyssey.

SweatyFlorida3363d ago

Sorry, Demon's Souls is better brah

Inception3363d ago

Quote from Nagoshi
"I think Japanese games should wear that 'Made in Japan' badge with pride and march boldly into the Western market. When Japanese actors find success overseas, it's not because they speak perfect English; it's because they project an image of themselves as a Japanese individual. That's what we need to do as well."

That's one of the reason why i like this guy. And that's why his game always had a special place in my heart!

TheUnbiasedLion3363d ago

Yeah to many Japanese devs try to cator for western markets but if i want a western game i will by one.

I love japanese games that be who they are and no something else.

Ni No Kuni should be brilliant :)

Skateboard3363d ago

It's that saying don't be something you are not.

El_Assenso3363d ago (Edited 3363d ago )

I really admire Toshihiro san. Yakuza has fast become of of my fav gaming series. And he's right on the money about Japanese games. A lot of Japanese game developers are having an identity crisis this gen, on the games they're making and who its targeted towards. In the PS1 and PS2 games games from Japanese developers were awesome. Now...few and far least Toshihiro, Kojima and Yamauchi san are rolling out great games.