Great game, now give us Yakuza 5.
Great game, great story line that people would enjoy if they started from the beginning of the series. We just need Yakuza 5 now Sega. I needs me my Yakuza 5!
ONE OF THE BEST GAMES EVER!
This game was stunning... I was surprised at how the fighting scenes felt... It was plain awesome...
Very good game with replayability.
Yakuza 4 is brawler / rpg / open world game with tons of mini games and goodies that will draw you in to play much more even after the story is over and done with. The gameplay mainly concerns fighting that can end with devastating finishes. The game always seems to be able to throw things out in order to keep the experience fresh and alive. This game has a fairly gritty story, but is filled with tons of humor for a great experience. This game has so much to offer it can almost be a little overwhelming at first, but stick with it and you will be rewarded with an experience unlike any other. Some complain that the story line is too confusing, in my opinion, it is not. The story is rich and enticing and will catch you off guard at every twist and turn. If you are thinking of giving this game a chance, do so, you will not regret it. Great job Sega, I will be patiently waiting for the release of Yakuza 5.
Most underrated game in the U.S
Yakuza 4 has everything from going on dates with the lovely hostess to bashing the heads of street punks.This game is and will be one of the best PS3 games in history that has a great story,combat system,and graphics.Great sequel to Yakuza 3 may even be better.Each character has their own fighting style which adds variety to the game.A must own if you have a PS3.
I like this game
Very fun and I think that it is amazing that we get to play as four different people. I still think they should dub it though.
The game is great! I took a chance with it as i have never played any of the previous Yakuza games and i have come to love it.
special and amazing
the yakuza games, is one of my all time favorite games on ps2 and ps3, the story will just amaze you, and you will feel what each one of these characters are going through and what they feel, it does help if you have played the first one, i reconmaned it cuz it helps to understand the story and characters a little better, all tho you can just remenisce through each of the games to understand each one. i'am very glad that the first three stuck with the original japeness voices and english sub, tho i didnt mind the first one that was in english voices, it just makes the atmaspher more apprecaited when it comes from a different background, to say the least yes you will have repetive fighting, but that shouldn't stop you from playing a unique culturle game in its own way.. try it out for yourself and see how this game is very unique.
Yakuza 4 is Awesome
If you enjoyed Yakuza 3 then you will enjoy 4
Yakuza 4 plays, looks, and sounds just like 3
Graphics, Controls, Sound are all the same from Yakuza 3
even the read along dialogue is still the same
fights start the same way as well
walk down the street and get ready to rumble
something new this time around is the fight styles with 3 new characters
Each of the 4 have different styles and abilities
Akiyama being the fastest with an almost exclusive Kicking attack
Saejima being a Bulldozer with more durability
Tanimura with parries and grappling attacks
and last but most Important Kazuma returns with his well rounded style from Yakuza 3
all 3 new charcters are just as likeable and deep Especially Akiyama
Story is Very Strong and a lot more darker and violent this time around not quite a soap opera like the third
open world with plenty of things to do out of main story missions such as side missions and activities
even if you have never played any Yakuza game you can still jump into 4 and have fun without getting confused but just in case you want to know about the previous games there is a movie library of the previous 3
Pros for New Players: graphics, sound, Story, Open world with lots to do, deep likeable characters
Pros for returning players: Darker Story, 3 new characters
Cons; repetitive fights
Yakuza 4 is Outstanding
Yakuza 4 not only met my expectations but exceeded them greatly. As in my preview of the game on this page, former titles in the series have everything I look for in a game and Yakuza 4 had all of them. The story was incredibly well written and woven nicely among the four character roles you take on throughout the game. You can easily form a bond and empathize with each character whether you are playing as Detective Tanimura trying to find out what really happened regarding the death of his father 25 years ago, Saejima seeking retribution, or as the classic Kazuma Kiryu to name a few. The voice acting is very good and the soundtrack really gets you in the moment. Similar to Y3, there are a TON of side games which are really awesome. Among my favorite were the batting cages and you are even able to train your own fighters are you take control in helping a dojo. These fighters you train are then automatically controlled in battles you enroll them in and you can see how effective your training was. To me it was mind blowing how well the story flowed. It was seamless; all the characters were relevant and the plot twists kept me on the edge of my seat. A lot of the action here is in a brawler style like Y3 except I think the mechanics here are better and there are so many new combos among the new characters it was familiar yet refreshing. Casual gamers or hardcore gamers would be glad they got this cinematic and memorable title. I highly recommend it.
Recycling has never been so good!
Okay, yeah there is a LOT that resembles Y3, but the unique splitting up the gamer now playing as 4 different people and not just one completely makes up for the recycling of some of the aspects for the series' predecessors. As far as plot strength, playing as different characters made a helluva difference. Instead of desperately trying to tie a story to one person and have it not only *make sense* but tell the story well, by having different characters this gives more leeway for creativity as well as support a foundation for a good story.
I liked the dialogues, and yeah the language is "coarse' but these characters are mafia-esque folks...hey sure aren't gonna talk like choir boys.
I LOVED the opening song and even all the grocery store music, etc. in the game as well. If anyone knows of a soundtrack or something PLEASE let me know!