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Grundma
Mar 26, 2007

DOG controls your destiny. Seek out three items of his favor and then seek his shrine.

Yam Slacker

I've been putting the osts on in the background while cooking lately and this series has a lot of good ones but I think Judgement has some of the best. the hamura boss fight is one of the best over the top boss themes I've heard

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Wolfsheim
Dec 23, 2003

and god is on your side
dividing sparrows from the nightingales

At first I thought and the Kiwami 2 hostess conversations were too boring and then



Also really like the weird 80s glasses you can wear in premium adventure, really plays up the weird pervert aspect of going to a seedy video store to watch movies in a small booth while your adopted daughter patiently waits outside

Ugly In The Morning
Jul 1, 2010

Don't look at me-
I'm ugly in the morning
When the headaches gone
The sun is not.
Forgot to turn the alarm
On - on




Pillbug

Wolfsheim posted:

At first I thought and the Kiwami 2 hostess conversations were too boring and then


I wish it used the regular dialogue where I can hit a to move on to the next line instead of waiting for the spoken dialogue. It makes those things take way, way too long.

Wolfsheim
Dec 23, 2003

and god is on your side
dividing sparrows from the nightingales

Ugly In The Morning posted:

I wish it used the regular dialogue where I can hit a to move on to the next line instead of waiting for the spoken dialogue. It makes those things take way, way too long.

Yeah this was a bright spot but they're still pretty agonizing, and having done Koyuki's, Aida's and Kana's substories only Koyuki's was worth the three different conversations to get there. I did have a single conversation with the last two hostesses for the trophy but that was about it.

Finishing the cabaret club feels like a nice capstone to end the postgame on. I was happy to be done with Clan Creator when I faced down Mutoh on mission twelve but when his underling betrays him and I realized I had at least three MORE missions to go my entire body went and all will to finish it left my body. The dinner conversations with the three old wrestlers was pretty great, at least.

Gaius Marius
Oct 9, 2012


Vikar Jerome posted:

play shenmue or just pick a yakuza game, load up premium adventure and equip one of those of fight canceling accessories.

i have friends of ringo on my switch, i played the intro bit, seems cool but i guess i got distracted by the mountain of other games. oh and it doesnt look that great on my projector, did they patch in any scanline mode? the really raw pixels look a mess and not... how that retro look actually looked back in the day, that kinda put me off it. looks great on the switch handheld tho, maybe ill just play it that way during these heatwaves.

It doesn't have a scanner option and I don't think it'll be added whole games done by a single Russian dude.

Vikar Jerome
Nov 26, 2013

I believe Emmanuelle is shit, though Emmanuelle 2, Emmanuelle '77 and Goodbye, Emmanuelle may be very good movies.

Wolfsheim posted:

At first I thought and the Kiwami 2 hostess conversations were too boring and then



Also really like the weird 80s glasses you can wear in premium adventure, really plays up the weird pervert aspect of going to a seedy video store to watch movies in a small booth while your adopted daughter patiently waits outside



think the weird 80's glasses are a yakuza 6 reference.

Gaius Marius posted:

It doesn't have a scanner option and I don't think it'll be added whole games done by a single Russian dude.

oh wow, had no idea it was one dude.

Grundma
Mar 26, 2007

DOG controls your destiny. Seek out three items of his favor and then seek his shrine.

Yam Slacker

Wolfsheim posted:

At first I thought and the Kiwami 2 hostess conversations were too boring and then



Also really like the weird 80s glasses you can wear in premium adventure, really plays up the weird pervert aspect of going to a seedy video store to watch movies in a small booth while your adopted daughter patiently waits outside



Those glasses are from a karaoke song in 6 I almost missed but is so absurd it really needs to be seen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klfOoPEISyQ

mastershakeman
Oct 28, 2008

This neckbearded nerd has incredibly stupid opinions on fantasy firearms.

"Remember, Mastershakeman is literally always wrong."







Fly like a beautiful butterfly is an all time great video

ChaosArgate
Oct 10, 2012

Why does everyone think I'm going to get in trouble?



You guys realize Kiwami 2 also has Like a Butterfly, right? Kirara and Aika both sing it.

Mordiceius
Nov 10, 2007


Am I the only one who finds Shinadaís side story intensely loving boring?

Haruka > Kiryu > Saejima >>>>>>>> Shinada

And Tyler Too!
Aug 15, 2007
JOCKEY OWNS

Stichelin it is, thank you!


The secret to Shinada's portion is to speedrun as much as you can and load down on high-durability weapons (doing his side-story with the Noble guy will up their durability even further) because it is all terrible.

Mordiceius
Nov 10, 2007


And Tyler Too! posted:

The secret to Shinada's portion is to speedrun as much as you can and load down on high-durability weapons (doing his side-story with the Noble guy will up their durability even further) because it is all terrible.

Yeah. I mean Iím only in his chapter 2 as Iíve been grinding out his side story, but his portion so far.... it ainít great.

Peragus
Sep 13, 2011



Kojiro posted:

I wanted to like Nagumo but he was loving horrific constantly to Kiyomi to the point of deciding that she, a woman he wasn't even dating, had betrayed him terribly with her crime of having dated another man years before they even met

All of 6 had this bizarre terrible theme of women being property that have to be passed on to another man to look after or whatever, it was very depressing and really kinda put a damper on the whole game for me.
That was off-putting. I liked him a lot, but then he started getting really creepy about Kiyo having a life that didn't involve him. They are not in a relationship and he was acting like he was personally betrayed and that she was like 'ruined' or something.

Gort posted:

Majima committing domestic violence was another weird choice. His ex-wife saying, "He had never hit me before" was jarring, and a big thing to just put in your narrative and then never remark upon. I feel like there are some things you should only put in your story if you're willing to explore them and give them time and examination, otherwise they come off flippant.
I try to file that away as 'things I'm going to forget that happened' along with Kiryu slapping Haruka, that creepy Saejima and Haruka meeting, and Akiyama's surprise sex comment. Just weird moments that aren't really addressed properly for how hosed up they are that it is easier for me to ignore instead of reevaluating everything about that character.

For a very horny game, I think the yakuza series does a good job with it's porny elements without making it feel like all women are sex objects to be in service of getting the player off. Female characters aren't all sex workers and have varied stories. They wear clothing that actual women would wear around town and the ones who are sex workers don't all have sexualized outfits. If they do, their outfits look like normal revealing clothing and not impractical strips of fabric that would be impossible to wear if you didn't want all your bits to show at the slightest of movements.

Plot wise, I think does a poor job with it's female characters overall. There are a lot that I like, but most aren't treated well by the series and take a backseat to the male characters. I just wish this was something the series was better at.

To not end this on a downer, this amazing video came up on my recommendations and I've watched it like ten times already. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfr2vU4GGts

Songbearer
Jul 12, 2007




Fuck you say?


Would your life be improved by having Majima Everywhere irl

Policenaut
Jul 11, 2008

On the moon... they don't make Neo Kobe Pizza.



Songbearer posted:

Would your life be improved by having Majima Everywhere irl

Yeah I'd have a friend: Majima.

Wolfsheim
Dec 23, 2003

and god is on your side
dividing sparrows from the nightingales

I played a little bit of Yakuza 3 today just to see how much of a downgrade it was gonna be from Kiwani 2 and had to laugh when my very last act in K2 was giving up on the lovely Clan Creator battles before the end and in the first half hour of 3 someone on the street goes "it's the weirdest thing, construction on Kamurocho Hills just stopped one day and nobody knows why!"

Flesnolk
Apr 11, 2012



How the heck am I supposed to do Turn Down The Burndown? There's no fire extinguishers anywhere.

Mordiceius
Nov 10, 2007


Boy the more I play of Yakuza 5, the less I am enjoying it. I feel like there is just too much game.

There are some things I really loving love - like everything about the Haruka/Akiyama chapter, but overall I feel like this game just does everything 4 did but worse.

Maybe the finale will change my mind? I hope it can improve my opinion.

I think putting every protagonist in a different city was a critical mistake, you get no interplay between protagonists until the end and I feel the story suffers for it. Itís been 30+ hours since I played Kiryuís chapter and at this post I can barely remember what was going on because none of these stories have any overlap at all.

Mordiceius fucked around with this message at 04:20 on Aug 8, 2020

QUEER FRASIER
May 31, 2011




Just finished 4: 42.4% completion in 56 hrs

Definitely the longest Iíve played a game in the series so far in my run, first time Iíve beat all the side stories and taken on Amon, I must have been desperate for side content after the lack of interesting stuff in Y3 because I really got into completionist mode for a bit there especially when it came down to the end and I wanted to get all my characters up to level 20

On the other hand I think that was the least comprehensible story so far in the series. I donít know, or even really care how the rubber bullet fake assassination poo poo tied into all the contemporary business, or why I fought Arai and Daigo and then was immediately friends with them afterwards. I was, however, extremely invested in the fate of Hana, one of my favorite characters so far, and I was really glad to see her reappear at the end.

...3 months to beat 5 and 6 before 7 comes out. send thoughts and prayers for my career and personal life

Mordiceius
Nov 10, 2007


QUEER FRASIER posted:

I must have been desperate for side content after the lack of interesting stuff in Y3 because I really got into completionist mode for a bit there especially when it came down to the end and I wanted to get all my characters up to level 20

Hah. I felt the exact same way.

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007

Ask me about the hate crime perpetrated against a gay black man, and how it was a real hate crime and totally not fabricated. I am well acquainted with the facts of this actual hate crime which actually took place in actuality.

thanks for reminding me of y5 punishing you for being a completionist too early.

Peragus
Sep 13, 2011



QUEER FRASIER posted:

I was, however, extremely invested in the fate of Hana, one of my favorite characters so far, and I was really glad to see her reappear at the end.
I love Hana. My primary reason for playing Dead Souls is because it has more of her.

QUEER FRASIER posted:

...3 months to beat 5 and 6 before 7 comes out. send thoughts and prayers for my career and personal life
It's doable if you don't get yakuza'd out by then. I think it took me about a month to beat 5 and I wasn't playing it everyday and 6 is shorter.

History Comes Inside!
Nov 20, 2004






Lipstick Apathy

Flesnolk posted:

How the heck am I supposed to do Turn Down The Burndown? There's no fire extinguishers anywhere.

Theyíre in fixed spots around town, and if I remember rightly they donít respawn between fires so lol.

Good news though you donít need to do them if youíre after the plat.

Mordiceius
Nov 10, 2007


gimme the GOD drat candy posted:

thanks for reminding me of y5 punishing you for being a completionist too early.

I really do feel like that is how Y5 is and it's frustrating.

Just wrapped Shinada's portion and I wonder if Takasugi's back hurts from carrying that entire loving portion.

As for the side stories, I feel like one of my problems with Yakuza 5 is (as I've mentioned previously) there is just so much to do and most if it is just pretty shallow. Shinada's side story is just doing essentially the same batting swings for two hours straight. Kiryu's is racing the exact same track. Haruka's side story is probably honestly the best because there's the most variation in activities (and the songs are loving bangers).

But also, boy does the game feel like it's punishing you for spending time doing activities because the main plot only comes out in dribs and drabs. Even after finishing Shinada's portion, I still have zero loving clue what is going on. It seems like 90% of the main connective plot is backloaded to the finale.

I fully expect someone to come out and have a 20 minute monologue about how they connect everything (the Nick Fury detective?)

Yakuza 5 may have the most content, but that doesn't make it good. Haruka & Akiyama's chapter is one of my favorite portions of any Yakuza game and raises this game's stature for me far more than I feel like the rest of it deserves.

This isn't to say I think it's a bad game (no Yakuza game is bad, but ones like Y3 are just very less good). It feels very middle of the pack for me, but is also a slight let down so far after playing Yakuza 4.

I hope the finale doesn't disappoint.

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007

Ask me about the hate crime perpetrated against a gay black man, and how it was a real hate crime and totally not fabricated. I am well acquainted with the facts of this actual hate crime which actually took place in actuality.

i was talking about the level cap, which you can't raise until kamurocho. so, if you hit it early by doing all the unique minigames and substories all that exp is wasted. then you are stuck with random battles to hit the new cap.

Last Celebration
Mar 30, 2010


Mordiceius posted:

I really do feel like that is how Y5 is and it's frustrating.

Just wrapped Shinada's portion and I wonder if Takasugi's back hurts from carrying that entire loving portion.

As for the side stories, I feel like one of my problems with Yakuza 5 is (as I've mentioned previously) there is just so much to do and most if it is just pretty shallow. Shinada's side story is just doing essentially the same batting swings for two hours straight. Kiryu's is racing the exact same track. Haruka's side story is probably honestly the best because there's the most variation in activities (and the songs are loving bangers).

But also, boy does the game feel like it's punishing you for spending time doing activities because the main plot only comes out in dribs and drabs. Even after finishing Shinada's portion, I still have zero loving clue what is going on. It seems like 90% of the main connective plot is backloaded to the finale.

I fully expect someone to come out and have a 20 minute monologue about how they connect everything (the Nick Fury detective?)

Yakuza 5 may have the most content, but that doesn't make it good. Haruka & Akiyama's chapter is one of my favorite portions of any Yakuza game and raises this game's stature for me far more than I feel like the rest of it deserves.

This isn't to say I think it's a bad game (no Yakuza game is bad, but ones like Y3 are just very less good). It feels very middle of the pack for me, but is also a slight let down so far after playing Yakuza 4.

I hope the finale doesn't disappoint.

Out of genuine curiosity, what would you consider not shallow content in a Yakuza game? Like, to me the appeal of all the side poo poo isnít that it has vast depth, itís that thereís so much of it even in a barebones entry like K1/6 and most of its engaging on some level (even if I donít personally care for shogi/mahjong I can tell theyíre just good games I suck at), so I wouldnít consider 5 any more shallow than the other games. poo poo, id consider the taxi game more in depth than any side thing because itís racing mixed in with normal taxi driving and the highway course does change over time.

mastershakeman
Oct 28, 2008

This neckbearded nerd has incredibly stupid opinions on fantasy firearms.

"Remember, Mastershakeman is literally always wrong."







Flesnolk posted:

How the heck am I supposed to do Turn Down The Burndown? There's no fire extinguishers anywhere.

I think that's the one I got stuck on too. I swear you can screw yourself using the wrong fire extinguishers early but maybe not

quote:

Turn Down the Burndown
Kamurocho

The fire is now at a building on Tenkaichi St. You'll need two fire extinguishers for this, but fortunately you have a good amount of time to do it. Go to the same one in the Kamuro Theater for the previous mission, and there are also a couple in the basement of Millenium Tower. To get to the fire, enter the Lullaby Mahjong building, go out the back and up the fire escape stairs to the roof, then walk around the roof across building so you can leap across to the roof opposite where the fire is. Once you finish, drop down to street level and fight the arsonist

Songbearer
Jul 12, 2007




Fuck you say?


Man going from Kiwami to Kiwami 2 makes me realise just how much I missed the wacky sidestories that made me fall in love with Yakuza 0. Car-loving men and making art, gently caress yeah

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CharlestonJew
Jul 7, 2011

Your next post will be "im gay"


Illegal Hen

I went through a semi-completionist run of 6 without ever getting an arson mission

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