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Old 09-19-08, 01:38 PM
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Yakuza 2

Yes virginia, the PS2 still has life in it.

I fired up Yakuza 2 last night and played through the first chapter only. It took me an hour, but I watched all the recap from Yakuza 1 and god damn, this game really crafts m great story. I'm really looking forward to getting into more fights, I think there was only maybe 6 in chapter 1, but if the story keeps up with how it was in the recap, this is going to be one hell of a game.

Anyone else playing it?
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I loved the first Yakuza, and while this one recycles a fair amount from the first game, the fighting system is vastly improved solely by being able to switch foes immediately. That alone already makes it a winner, and the heat gauge attacks grow increasingly ultraviolent as the game progresses. And the story is crazier than the first one.
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I've heard people compare this series to Shenmue...is that true in any way?
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i've never played Shenmue so I can't offer that Sorry.

No sailors here though.
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Does this one finally have Japanese audio? I wasn't going to play with English audio. The Yakuza have a specific dialect and it would take me out of the game hearing regular English when they speak. Imagine playing a Mafia game set in Sicily and everyone has Australian accents.
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Yes, original Japanese audio only this time.
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Originally Posted by Liver&Onions View Post
i've never played Shenmue so I can't offer that Sorry.

No sailors here though.

Shenmue and Shenmue II were both great games. I still have Shenmue for my dreamcast along with Shenmue II for the Xbox. I would love to see a 3rd Shenmue...would even pay a high premium in order to get the publisher to begin development. Loved the first two games and would love to be able to continue the series. I have complete the original three times and the second twice with more replays to come.
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My friend brought in his Yakuza(first one)today for me to play. I have always wanted to try it out so now I will have my chance.

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