PSF Review: Yakuza: Dead Souls "Clearly the lesser part in the series"

PSFocus writes: A new Yakuza, but a totally different one this time. Zombies made it to Tokyo and you have to take care of business. Right move to make a zombie shooter or not? Find out in our review.

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Stinky_Fish2389d ago

its a side game

dont let this game cloud judgement of the series

3,4 and the 3 portable games and the upcoming 5

MmaFan-Qc2389d ago

you have to see it like if it was a halloween special episode of the simpsons, it souldnt be taken seriously.

Kakihara2389d ago

I...just.... I just can't stop myself from wanting to buy it. I have heard that it's pretty much broken from many sources and I've seen the evidence in videos from late in the game when dozens of cheap enemies can easily back you into a corner and stomp you as you try to stand back up. I can tell it's not a 'good' game but dammit I want it.

As a lifelong zombie nerd with a Japan obsession I just don't think I can avoid buying this game. I did play the demo from the Japanese store (when it was called 'of the end') and I really enjoyed it for what it was. It reminded me in many ways of those super low budget but incredibly imaginative Japanese shlock movies like Machine girl or Tokyo gore police. In the back of my mind I know that I'm gonna regret buying this game when I'm grinding through hours of cheap enemies but I can't help it. So thanks sincerely to all the writers of the bad reviews this game is getting. I appreciate the warning but I shall not be heeding it.

akiraburn2389d ago

While I'm not terribly far into the game yet (trying to get through some of my backlog before getting back to it), I'm having a ton of fun with Dead Souls. I can't really understand these reviews/reviewers and where they are coming from, but then I also couldn't agree with many of the Yakuza 3 and 4 reviews that lambasted the games for silly reasons. In fact I'm finding that many of these reviewers don't even know the basics about the game/series, such as knowing which character Kiryu is, how many games they've made, or even what the game(s) are about, making me wonder just how much they've played compared what they claim they have in order to base their reviews upon.

As I've mentioned many times in the past, the Yakuza series is a definite favorite of mine, so I might be a little bias toward them, but generally I feel like they've often been under-advertised and under-rated. And while Dead Souls may not be a traditional Yakuza title, it still retains a majority of the series' features (tons of mini-games, side missions/areas, a significant amount of dialogue/story/characters, etc). So I'd say that anyone who enjoyed the prior entries in the Yakuza series will at least have some good fun with this from what I can tell so far. You may even come to thoroughly enjoy it.

For the record, I thought Tokyo Gore Police was an awesome movie too. If you get the chance to check it out they even made a live-action movie off of the Yakuza series, called "Like a Dragon".

Kakihara2389d ago

Thanks a ton for all the info.

Rob9462387d ago

Honestly it's not broken at all. I played through it and loved it, it's a side story and is just ridiculous and funny but yet they keep it serious as well. If your a fan of the series just buy it, it's got enough cool side content to make Yakuza fans want it even if you hate shooters.