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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!

It's been a while, huh? Stuff happened and we just couldn't record for a long time. But now we're back, and we're gonna finish this gosh dang Yakuza game! So let's get back into it!

Previous Thread



Yakuza 3?
This is the third Yakuza game, released in 2009. There's a PS4 remaster coming at some point, but I have no idea when, so we're playing on PS3. We played the first game in 2015 (holy poo poo) (LP Archive Link). We also played Yakuza 2 throughout 2016 (LP Archive Link). AP hadnít really come into contact with Yakuza before meeting me, and heís still liking it so weíre gonna keep going as long as thatís the case (and we can make our schedules work!).

Itís also worth noting that there was another game between 2 and 3 called Kenzan what never came west. Since itís not in English weíre going to be skipping it (though I may stream a bit at some point). If you want to see that game, I played a little bit during Extra Life 2015. Egomaniac also did a fully translated LP of it thatís very good (http://lparchive.org/Ryuu-ga-Gotoku-Kenzan/)

Who are you?
Game Kiwi is an internet in-joke turned into a real thing. Once again Iíve got AP joining me at the wheel. AP lives in Wales, and I live in California. This is our 4rd LP together! Itís getting to be a lot of them!

When will you release?
We plan on releasing videos on Mondays. There will also be bonus videos. Once I introduce minigames and side stuff to AP I plan to stream (and archive on YT, naturally) me playing more of those unless itís something AP personally wants to see more of. Streams will likely come on Fridays when I'm not recording actual eps. This should let us both keep the LP focused as well as being able to show more of the side content than before. Once we're closer to the end/finished with the game I'll release faster since a backlog won't be as valuable for me to keep.

Anything else?
Yakuza has gotten a lot more popular since the last thread, so this is probably a good starting point for people who have only played 0, Kiwami, and Kiwami 2! Our individual recording setups have also changed a lot in the last year and a half, so there will probably be some audiovisual differences between 1-28 and the rest. Hopefully it won't be too jarring!

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 canít read the thread. Please donít make AP sad heís a very sensitive boy.

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Recap Episodes:




**Submitted Art**

mikeycp fucked around with this message at 01:40 on Jun 25, 2019

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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!

Captain Walker in the last thread posted:

Yakuza 1 Recap Summary
This is a really dense game and most of the relevant plot happens right near the end, sorry if this summary is crap!

Kazuma Kiryu was an up-and-coming young yakuza working for the Dojima Family, a subsidiary of Tokyo's dominant organized crime syndicate, the Tojo Clan. His foster father, Shintaro Kazama, ran the orphanage where Kiryu grew up with his fiancee Yumi Sawamura and best friend Akira "Nishiki" Nishikiyama. But Kiryu's fate is changed forever when the Dojima family boss kidnaps Yumi, and is killed in retaliation by Nishiki. To protect Nishiki, who joined the yakuza to pay for his ailing sister's treatments, Kiryu takes the blame for Dojima's murder, and is sent to prison.

In late December of 2005, Kiryu is released, and returns to his old turf in Kamurocho, the heart of Tokyo's red light district. Almost immediately, he's back in the Tojo Clan's crosshairs; 10 billion yen is missing from the Tojo vaults, the Chairman has been assassinated, and it's civil war in the Tokyo underworld as Tojo underbosses vie for the top spot, including the ruthless Futoshi Shimano, Shimano's unstable lieutenant Goro Majima, and a corrupted and cold-hearted Nishiki. At the center of it all is a young orphan named Haruka, who grew up in the same orphanage as Kiryu and came to Tokyo in search of her aunt Yumi. Haruka is believed to possess the key to the missing money, and is pursued not only by the Tojo Clan, but also by Osaka's Omi Alliance and the Chinese Snake Flower Triad, headed by Lau Ka Long. The mysterious assassin known as Jo Amon has nothing to do with any of this, but attacks Kiryu anyway and loses, becoming one of Kiryu's most dangerous recurring enemies.

Taking Haruka into his protection, Kiryu sets out to find Yumi. Along the way, he makes a number of allies, including Date, a disgraced police detective; the Florist, a mysterious information dealer also known as "Kage"; and Terada, a lieutenant of the Omi Alliance. Ultimately, Kiryu reunites with Kazama, who had worked to find Yumi and discovered that Nishiki, not Kiryu, was Dojima's killer. learns his true enemy: Kyohei Jingu, a government official with sinister aspirations for Japan's future, the owner of the missing 10 billion yen, and Haruka's father. It was Jingu who abducted Yumi after Dojima's murder, and the key to locating the missing money is a pendant given to her daughter: Haruka. As the truth is revealed, Shimano attacks. Terada kills Shimano, but not before Kazama gives his life to save Haruka from certain death, and entrusts a document revealing the late Tojo Chairman's chosen successor to Kiryu.

Mourning the loss of the man he called father, Kiryu storms the location of the missing money: Millenium Tower, a massive skyscraper in the heart of Kamurocho. Upon arriving at the top of the tower, Jingu reveals himself and attacks Kiryu with his private army and a number of turncoats from the Omi Alliance. As Kiryu defeats them handily and incapacitates Jingu, Nishiki appears, intent on retrieving the money. Only Kiryu, chosen by Kazama as the next Chairman of the Tojo clan, stands in his way. As Nishiki is defeated by Kiryu, Jingu attacks again. Yumi gives her life to save Haruka, and an enraged Nishiki kills Jingu. Knowing that Haruka and Kiryu will never be safe as long as the criminal underworld hunts for the money, Nishiki kills himself by detonating a bomb, destroying the vault where the money is stored. The 10 billion yen scatters across the streets of Kamurocho. Despondent from loss of his true love, best friend, and foster father in one night, Kiryu considers turning himself in to the police, but finds new hope in Haruka, now an orphan. Kiryu relinquishes control of the Tojo Clan to Terada and abandons the criminal underworld, beginning a new life as a foster father.

mikeycp fucked around with this message at 00:25 on Nov 13, 2018

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!

Art Will Go Here:

mikeycp fucked around with this message at 00:26 on Nov 13, 2018

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!

We're glad to be back everyone! It's in the OP, but here's our first new episode of Yakuza 3 in like over a year! I hope you all enjoy!

Another Person
Oct 20, 2010


Itís gonna fucken die again just watch

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!

The fires passed me by. If it dies it's all on you, binch.

doos
Jan 1, 2015



yeah rip

Another Person
Oct 20, 2010


mikeycp posted:

The fires passed me by. If it dies it's all on you, binch.

doos posted:

yeah rip

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



As I recall at this point Kiryu is basically still trying to figure out who needs punching the most. I guess Long is #1 if only by virtue of proximity to Rikiya.

achtungnight
Oct 4, 2014

Adequacy Achieved!

Plus we punched him a lot before and he didn't stay down. That makes him a rarity among Yakuza characters Kiryu punches. He didn't turn good either, unlike some other guys Kiryu has punched who didn't stay down (eg Majima), and he's back from a previous game. So he needs some more punching. Seriously.

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 know this series likes to backload plot heavily, but I didn't remember it being this extreme in 3.

Another Person
Oct 20, 2010


what if kazuma punched a guy so hard he died tho

just asking an important question about our boy who does not do murders apparently

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!

We've got a new episode. It's time for everybody's favorite Yakuza gameplay feature...chase sequences...

mikeycp fucked around with this message at 17:36 on Nov 19, 2018

achtungnight
Oct 4, 2014

Adequacy Achieved!

ďBeautiful eyes.Ē ROFL! The long grueling battle is worth it for that line alone. I look forward to the next episode.

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 wanted to name the episode beautiful eyes, but I also wanted it to come as a pure beautiful surprise so I didn't.

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



A long lost brother plot?



Yeah, sounds about right.

And really, it's that far into the game? I guess there is a fair bit spent being Dad in Okinawa.

Another Person
Oct 20, 2010


like 1/3 of the game yeah

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!

Just a warning the next few eps will probably be side quests since we're so near the end and we have a tooooon left.

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!

Here's the last ep from the last recording session. Hopefully there won't be a delay till the next one.

mikeycp fucked around with this message at 17:08 on Nov 26, 2018

Another Person
Oct 20, 2010


mikeycp posted:

Hopefully there won't be a delay till the next one.

dont subtweet me

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 Person posted:

dont subtweet me

sorry.

i meant to say.

hopefully ap being unreliable won't make another 2 year wait till the next batch of episodes.

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



Well I guess if you tease a beheading then you gotta follow through? Is that a rule? I guess it's a rule.

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 probably a rule.

also i can confirm we've got 3 more eps coming!

i hope y'all like long ones, because, uhhhhhhhhh

first one will be served up tomorrow (monday)

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!

Here's the first of the long eps! Please enjoy.

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



I was really hoping father and son would team up when they realized it was Kiryu's fault all along.

Another Person
Oct 20, 2010


Kibayasu posted:

I was really hoping father and son would team up when they realized it was Kiryu's fault all along.

yeah, gotta say, they dropped the ball by not doing the reveal of that. it seems like a thing every other mission does.

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!

BTW if anybody has sub-missions they want us to hit before we finish the game let us know and I'mm be sure to prioritize them.

achtungnight
Oct 4, 2014

Adequacy Achieved!

If possible, fight the bonus bosses Arase(last Hitman) and Amon.

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!

Amon probably ain't happening, but I can try to get through all the hitmen, sure.

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!

Here's the new ep! Enjoy!

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



Obviously we have gotten the who of the smoking kills badly hurts reversed.

And actually its pretty neat that the cigarette stays until you get hit. At first glance I was expecting it to be a move that only built up heat like taunting but being able to keep light it and keep it in your pocket as it were is fun.

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!

Oh. I guess I uh...forgot to post this in here. Whoops.

Enjoy!

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



When did this turn into an MGS4 LP.

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!

So I don't have a proper episode ready this week (there will be one ready on Monday though!), but I do have the archive of our first attempt at the revival episode.

It'll be clear pretty quickly why I opted to rerecord it, but I hope you enjoy anyway!

mikeycp fucked around with this message at 17:50 on Dec 27, 2018

Another Person
Oct 20, 2010


oh wow when you said the audio was weird before we re-recorded those i did not anticipate it being that weird

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 and I didn't realize my extra life profile didn't separate the audio tracks like my normal profile so I couldn't fix anything. What I got is what I was stick with.

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'm actively walking out the door so I don't have time to make a fancy banner yet, but here's episode 35!

Episode 35 - The Corsican Panther

Enjoy!

Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



German name, French island, Japanese sword. Even assassins are getting in on diversity.

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!

Episode 36 - Return to Ryukyu

Again no fancy banner yet because I've been lazy, but you've not here for that so who gives a poo poo?

Enjoy!

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Kibayasu
Mar 28, 2010



Watching someone get hurt multiple times in quick succession leading to a revelation that hurting someone multiple times in quick succession is really awesome is so Kiryu.

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