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mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!



What is this?
Itís the newest and juiciest LP from Game Kiwi, Yakuza 2!

Yakuza 2?
Yes! Itís the second game in the Yakuza series. We played the first game in the series in the latter half of last year (LP Archive Link). Before the last LP AP hadnít really come into contact with the Yakuza series. He enjoyed the last one so much that we got started with this second one as soon as we could manage.

Who are you?
Game Kiwi is an internet in-joke turned into a real thing. This time it's AP joining me at the wheel. AP lives in Wales, and I live in California. Weíve played a few games for the internet at this point. Weíre now on this, our 3rd LP! Exciting!

When will you release?
We plan on releasing videos on Mondays and Fridays. There also may be bonus videos from time to time (Iím thinking about doing at least a Mahjong explanation video, and maybe for other mini-games if they warrant it.).

Anything else?
Not really. I absolutely love the Yakuza series, so Iím always happy to be able to share itís beefy, manly glory with other people. So, are you ready, baby? Itís time for this tiger to earn his stripes!

Spoiler Rules: Please donít. This is a very story-centric game, and AP is getting it for the first time (as may be other posters). Please donít ruin it for them. If you really really want to talk spoilers, thereís the Yakuza General Thread for that, or you can PM me for spoilery tips or things you want me to try and check out. If you absolutely have a burning need to talk spoilers, then blackbar tag them and any responses to spoiler comments, otherwise AP simply canít read the thread. Do you want to make AP a sad sad boy?

Note: The gameplay footage will look a bit different from episodes 29 onward. Stuff happened. Sorry about that. It's not terrible, I promise!

Videos: (Full Playlist)
Episode 1 - Sucked Back In
Episode 2 - Go Daigo Go
Episode 3 - Peacocked Your Mom
Episode 4 - Double Dragon
Episode 5 - Robot Manager
Episode 6 - A Coup
Episode 7 - Shot Heard 'Round the World
Episode 8 - Side Questing
Episode 9 - Getting the Deets
Episode 10 - Almonds
Episode 11 - Return to Kamurocho
Episode 12 - Batter Up
Episode 13 - Showstopper
Episode 14 - Champagne Call
Episode 15 - Purgatorio
Episode 16 - King of the Ring
Episode 17 - Dynamite Jin
Episode 18 - Don't Shop. Adopt.
Episode 19 - Body Double
Episode 20 - Fart Returns
Episode 21 - That's Riichi
Episode 22 - Be My Baby
Episode 23 - Smooth Moves
Episode 24 - The Plot Thickens
Episode 25 - For the Kids
Episode 26 - Strike
Episode 27 - A Second Chance at Love
Episode 28 - Pipes
Episode 29 - Like a Bulldozer
Episode 30 - Granny White Blues
Episode 31 - Young at Heart
Episode 32 - A Solemn Occasion
Episode 33 - We're Back
Episode 34 - Be Kind, Rewind
Episode 35 - Family Matters
Episode 36 - Love on the Battlefield
Episode 37 - Who Wants to be a Millionaire
Episode 38 - The Boy With the Dragon Tattoo
Episode 39 - Please Seek Medical Attention"
Episode 40 - Knife Crime
Episode 41 - a.k.a. Taken 4
Episode 42 - GUTS
Episode 43 - Eye of the Tiger
Episode 44 - Golden Egg
Episode 45 - Ice Cream Vaccinations
Episode 46 - Red Light
Episode 47 - Dad
Episode 48 - Cleaning Up
Episode 49 - Just An Old-Fashioned Host-Off
Episode 50 - Farming Exotic Drops
Episode 51 - From Host to Manager
Episode 52 - Multiplicity Kazuma
Episode 53 - A Tiger Too Far
Episode 54 - Bomb Removal Specialist
Episode 55 - Grandma's Tablecloth
Episode 56 - Beats By Majima
Episode 57 - Climbing the Waterfall
Episode 58 - Emerging a Dragon


Bonus Videos:
Let's Learn Mahjong
A Little Bit of Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble
Game Kiwi Watches - Yakuza 3 Trailer

Related Art!?!

mikeycp fucked around with this message at 23:11 on Dec 12, 2016

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mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

[Reserved]

At some point there might be spoilers in this post. Iíll black bar them, but please be careful if you care about that stuff. Iím not sure what Iíll put here at this point. Probably supplemental info?

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

Related Art??

mikeycp fucked around with this message at 22:21 on Dec 9, 2016

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



Not taking the 10 year old with you on a blood-soaked journey of revenge through the criminal underworld? What a good idea! Wait, it was the 10 year that thought of it?

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

Well, let it never be said that Kiryu is the brain rather than the brawn.

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

It's Thursday. And Thursday means New Episode.

Episode 2 - Go Daigo Go

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



If you think Kazuma not killing anybody in gameplay is ridiculous in these games, you should seek out the samurai spin-offs of Yakuza (I think the LP Archive has an LP of the first one) for something really ridiculous.

Digital Jello
Nov 2, 2012

Now I have a machine gun. Ho! Ho! Ho!


This is one of my favorite Yakuza games, but it does have its drawn-out sappy moments. Yakuza 2 LPs seem to be struck with curses, so I'm rooting for you to get to the end of it

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

Kibayasu posted:

If you think Kazuma not killing anybody in gameplay is ridiculous in these games, you should seek out the samurai spin-offs of Yakuza (I think the LP Archive has an LP of the first one) for something really ridiculous.

But you see, Musashi had a Ruroni Kenshin sword in that game, so everybody was just very badly injured. Not killed. It's a common misconception.

Digital Jello posted:

Yakuza 2 LPs seem to be struck with curses, so I'm rooting for you to get to the end of it

Me too.

Another Person
Oct 20, 2010


We are not going to be hit by the curse, we are gonna do all the Yakuza games and nothing, nothing, will stop us on that path.

cant cook creole bream
Aug 15, 2011
I think Fahrenheit is better for weather

Another Person posted:

We are not going to be hit by the curse, we are gonna do all the Yakuza games and nothing, nothing, will stop us on that path.

Don't worry about it. Geop is already in the process of recording his own LP.
I don't want to sound mean, but that thread might become a little more popular than yours.

Another Person
Oct 20, 2010


Air is lava! posted:

Don't worry about it. Geop is already in the process of recording his own LP.
I don't want to sound mean, but that thread might become a little more popular than yours.

aaaaarrgghg, snubbed like a cigarette on the last breath

please youtube implement a way for me to IP block certain viewers who snub our fantastic content, they don't deserve the glory of our voices

you hurt air, you hurt hard

Good to hear Geop is getting his back up and running though. Dude is alright and good.

cant cook creole bream
Aug 15, 2011
I think Fahrenheit is better for weather

I don't mean to be rude here. I'm just a guy who tells you that a new walmart opens next to your convenience store. Noone can keep up with those LP megacorps and their low prices.

Another Person
Oct 20, 2010


Please vote for AP of the Game Kiwi Party, he will look after the little guy in the mom and pop store!

Senerio
Oct 19, 2009

Ooh! Are we messing with Adora?





You got my vote. Here's your theme song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2wGtlfD19w

I've been watching these, they're pretty good so far.

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

Air is lava! posted:

Don't worry about it. Geop is already in the process of recording his own LP.
I don't want to sound mean, but that thread might become a little more popular than yours.

Man, I thought his was still a ways out.

Either way, he told me he is going for a very different style than ours.

Senerio posted:

You got my vote. Here's your theme song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2wGtlfD19w

I've been watching these, they're pretty good so far.

I can rest easy knowing that Senerio has our back!

mikeycp fucked around with this message at 20:33 on Jan 29, 2016

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

New Ep!

Episode 3 - Peacocked Your Mom

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010




With a line like that I guess the reason Haruka had to think that she probably shouldn't go along with this one is that Kazuma might as well be 10 years old too.

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

Another new Ep!!

Episode 4 - Double Dragon

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



I suppose its because the first game's plot was meant to be a mystery as much as anything else but so far 2 is doing a much better job hitting the ground running, even without destroying the tower (again).

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

I agree that it's really nice having some actual plot up front instead of keeping it in reserve until the last 20 minutes or so.

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



mikeycp posted:

I agree that it's really nice having some actual plot up front instead of keeping it in reserve until the last 20 minutes or so.

Which I assume is going to happen anyways but it helps to stay interested in the meantime.

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

Yeah. I'm fine with there being a plotdump at the end. I would just prefer that there be a significant bit sprinkled before it as well.

Yakuza 2 seems much much better at doing this, which makes me happy.

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

Time for this week's new Ep!

Episode 5 - Robot Manager

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

Time for another new Ep!

Episode 6 - A Coup

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



I hope there aren't too many ottomans wielding enemies in future levels, those are clearly the elite troops in Japan.

Another Person
Oct 20, 2010


the ottoman wielding guys are the janissary forces of the yakuza

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

Kibayasu posted:

I hope there aren't too many ottomans wielding enemies in future levels, those are clearly the elite troops in Japan.

Have you ever lifted a nice ottoman? They heavy. Those particular yakuza must be spectacularly ripped.

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

A combination of a very busy week, a holiday weekend, and technical problems have made it so Episode 7 is going to be late. Sorry about that.

I hope to have it up by the end of Monday PST, barring anything else going wrong.

I will post here as usual when it's ready. I just wanted to let whoever is following this know.

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

After spending way more time than I should've trying to get this perfectly synced, I finally have a new ep for y'all.

Enjoy.

Episode 7 - Shot Heard 'Round the World

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



A cop was just shot by a rooftop sniper after taking me into protective custody. Time to solve random people's problems (with punching) and play some arcade games!

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

Hello thread. I just want to put it out there that I'm going to be moving the week's second episode from Thursdays to Fridays for the foreseeable future.

That is all. I hope it isn't too disruptive (why would it be?) for people who may be keeping up to date.

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

NEW EP!!

Episode 8 - Side Questing

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

It's Monday, so we've got a new ep!

Episode 9 - Getting the Deets

e: Also, some personal stuff came up, so there maaaaay not be an episode next Monday. It's hard to tell at this point.

e2: We are good for next week. Fear not!

mikeycp fucked around with this message at 00:26 on Feb 23, 2016

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



Seems like you're certainly expected to play Mahjong, unless there's a better way to make money out there.

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

It would've been nice for mahjong to be a mandatory thing, but alas.

I do plan on making that MJ explanation video in the next couple weeks, though.
Also probably a video where I cheat at shogi.

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

New ep!!

Episode 10 - Almonds

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



Speaking of fans not being effective someone should tell Gold Man to maybe invest in an air conditioner if he can afford to throw a few hundred million yen around.

mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

New Week New EP!

Episode 11 - Return to Kamurocho

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mikeycp
Nov 24, 2010

I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever. I know I can do this by myself! Okay, Eggman! Bring it on!

New ep!

Episode 12 - Batter Up

mikeycp fucked around with this message at 00:49 on Mar 8, 2016

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