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Finished in the early hours of this morning, fantastic game.  God of War is next on the list, I know it’s getting all the praise for it but I’ll be surprised if it has anything to say about parenthood or living with your past on the same level as Yakuza 6, or any of the Yakuza games really.

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Once you get to Clan Creator, just add all the additional members you can get codes for (i'll post a list soon) and soon you'll have a mostly overpowered base that lets you rush through most enemies and hence make loads of dosh.

 

Another tip for anyone, if you want to say load up on experience points in the RIZAP gym you can buy products to raise your exp.  I rinsed the fuck out of it to fully level up Kiryu.

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Very dissapointed by this. The weakest in the series by a large margin. Felt very thin throughout compared to the others and for a finale of the series was hoping it would include characters in previous games rather than focus on new ones who were very thin.

 

Onomichi is the worst town they have introduced too, bland. 

 

Especially when they promised this new engine would be a highlight, kamurocho felt smaller, lack of games or competition, no ufo catchers and walking in and out of buildings didn't really offer anything different.

 

Yakuza 5, you could go into the shops and read previews of current magazines and manga as well. 

 

Wasn't a patch on it. Ho hum.

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, The Eagle Lord said:

So came here looking for this to be my first Yakuza game, however reading comments here am i better starting elsewhere?

I've played both 0 and 6 recently. Like you it was my first real exposure to the series (bar about 45 minutes with the first game years ago). I enjoyed both games but I'd definitely recommend starting with 0 as it's the much better game and a better introduction to the series. 

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I think I got spoiled by Yakuza 0 being my first Yakuza game. I must have played the best game in the series -- so the rest are always going to be a little disappointing. Kiwami was very underwhelming -- I appreciated the main story, but everything else was simpler and smaller and less funny and less outrageous, and I felt there were also serious balancing issues.

 

I like 6 a lot more than Kiwami. I really enjoyed it. The main story may not be as explosive as previous ones, but I found it intriguing and entertaining enough. I appreciate the new game engine -- it's so much easier to slip in and out of fights, and the world feels more real with seamless interiors. I also really liked Onomichi as a location -- sure it's small and quaint, but I loved the atmosphere. For some reason I loved the "becoming a regular at a bar" minigame.

 

I can see why people were a bit disappointed with 6. They cut a lot out: Streets are blocked off in Kamurocho, there's no bowling or casino or pool or real darts, etc. The fighting system feels very simplified and less enjoyable. One of the big minigames is a baseball sim, which is apparently deep and accurate... but bewildering and pointless if you aren't a baseball fan. The other big minigame is clan battles, which are fun but way too easy (until the last few, which are too hard). The hostess conversation minigame has been made less fun by choice cards.

 

I'd still recommend Yakuza 6.

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Haven't read the rest of the thread yet for fear of spoilers, but I just started this (finally! Fuck real life, man :lol: ) and I was just wondering... Does the Pro make a tangible difference with this game? I can handle the framedrops and ugly jaggies* but the constant wobbly screen tearing on my vanilla PS4 is doing my head in!

 

*It's such a huge relief on the old eyeballs when a cutscene starts and surd there is glorious AA - everything looks sharp and smooth! Aah if only the entire game could be like that. Fingers crossed for a Steam release!

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You would've noticed the tearing at least, it makes it look as if you're looking at a submerged tv screen with a constantly rippling surface. So I'm assuming that on the Pro Y6 probably runs at a locked 30 and that's why thr image isn't wobbling all over the place for you. Dammit, now I'm seriously considering a Pro!

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It's a locked 30fps, 1080p on Pro. I didn't see any screen tearing, and probably hardly any framerate drops. It's just solid 1080/30. I don't know what's so special about their new game engine, if the power of the Pro is merely used to let the game run at 1080/30, which can't be achieved on base PS4.

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I'm on an original PS4 and haven't noticed any tearing, but them I'm not especially sensitive to it.

 

Overall I think this new engine is a massive improvement over the old one for many reasons, especially the complete lack of loading once in game, and I'm already enjoying this entry more than any of the PS3 ones (I haven't played Zero yet).

 

The only problem is my lack of progress in the main story because I keep getting sidetracked by side content (which is now all fully voiced, another improvement). I also like that they have ditched the multiple protagonists to focus on Kiryu.

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After playing some more today for a good long while, I have to say that the engine itself is glorious - now that Kamurocho is one, big, solid environment it's also that much more immersive and fun to explore. Everything is accessible without loading times and once inside the buildings you can see outside. Fights outside the supermarket can continue inside the supermarket. I can jump out of the window of a shady chatservice centre and land in a back alley before going to check out the rooftop to enjoy the view. It's amazing in how much it makes the previous games feel restrictive. But a lot of the content feels a bit undercooked compared to the previous games, especially Zero, like they had trouble getting the new engine up and running which left them with little time to do the rest. Hence the terrible optimization on vanilla PS4 - framedrops everywhere and the tearing is awful as I said. But I have high hopes for Kiwami 2, the engine is already up and running and the content has already been mapped out. I'm assuming they would have more time to optimize the shit out of everything and put their experience in pushing Yakuza 6 out the door to good use. Kiwami 2 should be glorious.

 

For now, after my initial disappointment, I'm enjoying the shit out of Yakuza 6. God knows when I'll get around to the main plot though, having too much fun exploring and getting into Troublr! :D

 

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On 04/07/2018 at 13:28, Mr. Gerbik said:

You would've noticed the tearing at least, it makes it look as if you're looking at a submerged tv screen with a constantly rippling surface. So I'm assuming that on the Pro Y6 probably runs at a locked 30 and that's why thr image isn't wobbling all over the place for you. Dammit, now I'm seriously considering a Pro!

 

I recall this being addressed in one of the Boost mode test videos on DF. 

They did mention that a Yakuza game with a variable frame-rate and loads of screen tearing is essentially entirely cleaned up with Boost mode on. 

They coulda been talking about Yakuza Zero, but I'm pretty sure it was Yakuza 6. 

 

...and yes, you should get a Pro and throw your Xbox One X out the window. 

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12 minutes ago, Kevvy Metal said:

 

I recall this being addressed in one of the Boost mode test videos on DF. 

They did mention that a Yakuza game with a variable frame-rate and loads of screen tearing is essentially entirely cleaned up with Boost mode on. 

They coulda been talking about Yakuza Zero, but I'm pretty sure it was Yakuza 6. 

 

...and yes, you should get a Pro and throw your Xbox One X out the window. 

You're not helping because I kinda want to keep my beloved X and I don't have the money right now for a Pro. But I'm also really looking forward to Spider-Man and that game looks insane - as in, way to good for a vanilla PS4. As in, there's no fucking way it will look like that and run at anything above N64-like performance levels on a non-Pro PS4. But on the other hand in 2020 we'll probably get a PS5 and/or Xbox One-Two and knowing I will have to buy those on day one... argh, decisions decisions.


Edit: oh and Yakuza Zero I remember running at a smooooooooth 60 on my creaky old PS4, so DF were definitely talking about the stop-motion-tastic Yakuza 6.

 

 

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20 minutes ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

You're not helping because I kinda want to keep my beloved X and I don't have the money right now for a Pro. But I'm also really looking forward to Spider-Man and that game looks insane - as in, way to good for a vanilla PS4. As in, there's no fucking way it will look like that and run at anything above N64-like performance levels on a non-Pro PS4. But on the other hand in 2020 we'll probably get a PS5 and/or Xbox One-Two and knowing I will have to buy those on day one... argh, decisions decisions.


Edit: oh and Yakuza Zero I remember running at a smooooooooth 60 on my creaky old PS4, so DF were definitely talking about the stop-motion-tastic Yakuza 6.

 

 

 

I just have no interest in an X, what with just having a 1080p TV that I'm not going to upgrade for a few more years. My Xbox One S is fine for handling whatever old 360 game comes to BC and I have a PS4 Pro, which is just a better PlayStation... and I just live in that eco-system and I'm not missing out on anything. 

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34 minutes ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

You're not helping because I kinda want to keep my beloved X and I don't have the money right now for a Pro. But I'm also really looking forward to Spider-Man and that game looks insane - as in, way to good for a vanilla PS4. As in, there's no fucking way it will look like that and run at anything above N64-like performance levels on a non-Pro PS4. But on the other hand in 2020 we'll probably get a PS5 and/or Xbox One-Two and knowing I will have to buy those on day one... argh, decisions decisions.


Edit: oh and Yakuza Zero I remember running at a smooooooooth 60 on my creaky old PS4, so DF were definitely talking about the stop-motion-tastic Yakuza 6.

 

 

 

Horizon Zero Dawn was incredible on a standard PS4. Sony first parties are generally a batch of witches and wizards, so don't lose hope yet. It's SEGA's incompetence for Yakuza running like this on a standard PS4, not lack of power.

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17 minutes ago, Talk Show Host said:

 

Horizon Zero Dawn was incredible on a standard PS4. Sony first parties are generally a batch of witches and wizards, so don't lose hope yet. It's SEGA's incompetence for Yakuza running like this on a standard PS4, not lack of power.

Yeah and God of War was equally impressive. That's why I'm hoping to ride out the current gen with my vanilla PS4, it just depends on Spider-Man. Ghosts of Tsushima will probably be a cross-gen game looking at it, if not full fat PS5. But the pro temptation is still there, and Kevvy going all Soong on me coupled with Yakuza 6 running like dogshit, isn't helping! I better finish Kiryu's finale fast before there's an unexpected Pro price drop or something :lol:

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16 minutes ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

Yeah and God of War was equally impressive. That's why I'm hoping to ride out the current gen with my vanilla PS4, it just depends on Spider-Man. Ghosts of Tsushima will probably be a cross-gen game looking at it, if not full fat PS5. But the pro temptation is still there, and Kevvy going all Soong on me coupled with Yakuza 6 running like dogshit, isn't helping! I better finish Kiryu's finale fast before there's an unexpected Pro price drop or something :lol:

 

Man, 10 years ago... the Soong / Chase PlayStation 3 defense force drove me up the wall. I don't think they're had been such a blinkered fanboy tirade quite so ridiculous. At that time, the PlayStation 3 seem like such a mess of a console option and I was full behind owning and enjoying my Xbox 360. 

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One of my absolute favourite things about Yakuza 6 was how when you're in the bar drinking with the locals, you can try to turn every sob story they have into a conversation about you and your past exploits. I can't remember exactly how they went, but something like...

 

'She's fallen in with some rich asshole, probably works in real estate or something...'

 

'Hey, I was a real estate broker!'

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Had a quick go on the Kiwami 2 demo and I'm happy to report that the performance has improved dramatically over Yakuza 6! :D It looks even better than 6 (but that may also be because Sotenbori at night looks better than Kamurocho during daytime anyhow), the streets seem busier, wider, and more detailed,  but even so performance seems solid without tearing. Feels a fuckload more responsive to control than 6 too thanks to the improved performance, and not just when walking around - the fighting for example is less floaty.

 

Thisis going to be awesome because I remember Yakuza 2 being awesome, and this remake is a work of art going by the demo. Whether you remember Osaka from Y2, from Y5, or from Y0, this is Osaka like you've never experienced it before. The Y6 engine makes a massive difference in making everything feel more alive and 'real'. Might be the best Yakuza yet, I will have to play it from start to finish before definitely making that call, but it's the most immersive one for sure. Can't wait until August 28th :)

 

Edit: @Kevvy Metal this also means I have no need for a Pro after all - Yakuza Kiwami 2 runs fine on my vanilla amateur PS4 :)

 

 

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7 hours ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

Had a quick go on the Kiwami 2 demo and I'm happy to report that the performance has improved dramatically over Yakuza 6! :D It looks even better than 6 (but that may also be because Sotenbori at night looks better than Kamurocho during daytime anyhow), the streets seem busier, wider, and more detailed,  but even so performance seems solid without tearing. Feels a fuckload more responsive to control than 6 too thanks to the improved performance, and not just when walking around - the fighting for example is less floaty.

 

Thisis going to be awesome because I remember Yakuza 2 being awesome, and this remake is a work of art going by the demo. Whether you remember Osaka from Y2, from Y5, or from Y0, this is Osaka like you've never experienced it before. The Y6 engine makes a massive difference in making everything feel more alive and 'real'. Might be the best Yakuza yet, I will have to play it from start to finish before definitely making that call, but it's the most immersive one for sure. Can't wait until August 28th :)

 

Edit: @Kevvy Metal this also means I have no need for a Pro after all - Yakuza Kiwami 2 runs fine on my vanilla amateur PS4 :)

 

 

 

Are we looking at 30fps for Kiwami 2 then? 

 

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