Not pictured: me befriending a girl after playing Outrun…I didn’t know what love is until that very moment.
Yakuza 0 is pretty good. I played Yakuza 1 and had a good time. It was like an updated River City Ransom. I played a bunch of the sequels but their pacing sucked. 0 is good cuz it let me do karaoke real early and it has Space Harrier and Outrun. There is still too much fuckin talking and there’s no dub so I miss half the shit everyone says during cutscenes but it probably doesn’t matter.
I suspect this game would really cheese me off had I lived in Japan in the 80s. I suspect it’s not Era Accurate. Like I went and paid 800 yen to watch some gravure porno featuring some babe splashing around in a bathtub surrounded by balloon animals but that was not a lady from 198x. Her look was All Wrong. There’s lots of modern slang and pop culture references that would grate if this game took place in the US of A but since it’s Japan I’ll just pretend people were using awful terms like “butthurt” 20+ years before we were.
Please talk about Yakuza, the nation of Japan, and the works and tan of Toshihiro Nagoshi in this thread.