posted by HanSabaacSolo (GLENDALE, CA) May 1, 2014
Member since Apr 2014
What an irrevocable disappointment, 'tis was. The Yakuza series is something I have always had a soft spot for. The streamlined algorithm of classic Arcade fighting, intermixed with enjoyable and timeless role-playing makes for a rather enjoyable fifty hours with each installment.
Now, what was done here with Dead Souls is simple and beyond annoying: They took the characters and existing environments to make a rip-off spin-off that deserves nothing from anyone! What a purely psychotically pathetic attempt at a Yakuza game!! :(
posted by mrburnstick (WEST RICHLAND, WA) Apr 2, 2013
Member since May 2011
enjoyed this game very much big fan of the series itself. i honestly cant figure out why the rating on this site is so bad for this game i really believe people just rated it a 1 and didn't even bother to play it. now this game does have some technical issues that for the most part come out during the boss fights. the other issues are some minor frame rate issues and corridors with mini bosses can be hectic and frustrating at times. if there is number 2 i would hope that they take a bit more time ironing out the bugs and make the boss showdowns fill more open. the gun play is very fun and addicting i found myself not being able to blink and didn't want to stop playing till i reach the conclusion . when you beat the game you get a chance to load some of your saved data in to keep your upgrades and such this was very pleasant since i would find a second play through hard if i lost everything i spent the last 12+ hours doing. also ill add once you beat the game it gives you a new game mode adventure mode which is pretty much free roam yakuza style.
I played this game and enjoyed that it included familiar characters from the previous Yakuza series. Do not expect the same game as previous serious, this is basically just another shoot with the Yakuza name. The targeting system is terrible as well as the button configurations. Camera angles are seriously messed up at times which cause you to become a zombies lunch. If you like Yakuza and shooters then give it a try. Otherwise take a pass and play something else