I have played Yakuza 3 & 4.....what I mean to say is I tried to play them. I loved their story and the opportunity to explore a little slice of Japaneese culture...but I could never finish them because of the brawling combat, which was a button-mashing mess. Both instances I thought they could be great games if the combat was gun based. So when I heard about Dead Souls...my prayers were answered...somewhat. I should have expected the Japaneese to get the aiming mechanics wrong! Moving the crosshairs with the left stick?Really? Have people in Japan never played a western shooter of any kind in the last 10 years? Bad mechanics aside, this is a really entertaining game. Thats why this is the first Yakuza game I've ever finished...and played again! Please have gunplay in Y5! Do you think the real Yakuza go around kicking their enemies?! If they did, they would get shot in the face.