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3 Yakuza Review Yakuza 3.

by the7k Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:29 pm

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/08/10/ya ... eview.html

This is an article you don't want to miss. Jake Adelstein gathers three current members of the Japanese mafia play through Yakuza 3 and talk about... everything. The fact that this is a review coming from three guys that don't normally play video games makes it quite a bit different from any other review I've read, and it's full of delicious quotes and back-and-forths. My personal favorite:

S: You got your salaryman in there, the delinquent school girl and her sugar daddy, Chinese people, and even those Nigerian touts. What's with all the fucking gaijin (foreigners) in the area anyway? It used to be just Japanese, Koreans and Chinese.
M: Don't say gaijin. Say Gaikokujin. It's more polite. Jake's a gaijin.
S: Yeah, I forget sometimes. What's with all the fucking gaikokujin in Kabukicho anyway?
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Re: 3 Yakuza Review Yakuza 3.

by hashiriya1 Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:36 pm

the7k wrote:. What's with all the fucking gaikokujin in Kabukicho anyway?



Is this guy serious? When is the last time he's been to Kabukicho? It's all sleazy Nigerian, Filipino, and Iranian visa-overstayers selling drugs, women, and fake handbags. You can't walk 5 feet in any direction in Kabukicho after dark without running into one of these. Oh well, I don't blame him. The Koreans have been running Kabukcho for years and some Yaks best stay away from there. From Yoyogi to Shin-Okubo..it's strictly Korean mafia. Pretty soon they'll creep into Takadanobaba as well.
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Re: 3 Yakuza Review Yakuza 3.

by Hatta Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:04 pm

This is a great concept. We should get 4 street fighters to review Street Fighter IV. Or, um, 3 escaped apes to review Ape Escape 3.
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Re: 3 Yakuza Review Yakuza 3.

by jfrost Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:16 pm

Of the three reviewers, only Kuroishi manages to play it all the way to the end. Two of the three are missing their pinkies — in the old days, when a yakuza or his subordinates screwed up, they chopped off pinkies as an act of atonement — and this seems to affect their gameplay.

I'll have to read this all the way.
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Re: 3 Yakuza Review Yakuza 3.

by AppleQueso Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:27 pm

Loved it, that was great.
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Re: 3 Yakuza Review Yakuza 3.

by jfrost Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:30 pm

Yeah, read it, really good. Lots of lol-worthy moments:

K: I like that you can grab things like ashtrays or billboards and beat the crap out of the punks bothering you. Or smash their faces into car windows. That's what you'd really do in a fight, grab something and use it as a weapon.
S: Why doesn't he just shoot them?
K: That would be unrealistic. Nobody is going to waste a bullet on some street punk, like the ones that keep bugging Kiyru.
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Re: 3 Yakuza Review Yakuza 3.

by Ack Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:36 pm

Favorite part of it was probably the end, where one of them said Sega USA sucked.
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Re: 3 Yakuza Review Yakuza 3.

by lisalover1 Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:54 pm

When I was reading this article, it felt like watching the movie "Clerks". :lol:
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Re: 3 Yakuza Review Yakuza 3.

by hashiriya1 Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:55 pm

lisalover1 wrote:When I was reading this article, it felt like watching the movie "Clerks". :lol:



Haha, kinda the same here. Jay and Silent Bob's voices were in my head!
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Re: 3 Yakuza Review Yakuza 3.

by AmishSamurai Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:13 pm

M: Kiryu is the way yakuza used to be. We kept the streets clean. People liked us. We didn't bother ordinary citizens. We respected our bosses. Now, guys like that only exist in video games.
S: I don't know any ex-yakuza running orphanages.
K: There was one a few years ago. A good guy.
M: You sure it wasn't just a tax shelter?
K: Sure it was a tax shelter but he ran it like a legitimate thing. You know.


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