gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Yakuza 4 is a open world game with many side missions and mini games to do when you want to take a break from the story. You play as 4 characters. There's Kazuma Kiryu who is in the previous games and we're introduced to 3 new characters. All have different stories but intertwine towards a common goal.
My favorite character is one of the new guys, Shun Akiyama. His charismatic personality is addicting and he is the only one that has the mini game, Hostess maker where you recruit a girl to become number 1 at his hostess club. You get to pick her outfits, makeup, and train her to be the best. The game is very macho but this little mini game catered very well to my inner girl.
The game felt more like a jrpg (genre that I love btw). You can level up, get new skills, buy armor and weapons. You'll also encounter interesting characters that always have something quirky to say. Japanese humor is the best. The tranny at the bar is very happy to see Kiryu again ;).
Some people may see the lengthy english subs (not dubbed and spoken entirely in japanese) to be a negative but being a anime fan I'm pretty use to reading captions.
Amazing game, my fav for the ps3. I can't wait for the next one. Thank you
posted by DJInsomniax (LOUISVILLE, KY) Mar 21, 2011
Member since Mar 2011
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
The story is absolutely amazing. Plenty of things to do and plenty of side stories. Yes the game is only in japanese but with english subtitles, but that's actually how I prefer my imported games. The gameplay has been pretty much unchanged from the last game. The graphics are good not great. Voice acting is great and the story is very interesting. This is a must rent if not a definite buy in my personal opinion.