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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:41 am    Post subject: Yakuza: Ishin Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Another one in the Yakuza series that will probably never make it to the West.

BTW, if anyone is interested in the first game in the Yakuza series that was set in the Edo period -- Ryuu ga Gotoku: Kenzan -- you can watch a dude playing it here, complete with full English translation and commentary: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE084B6918AB1D964

While you can import the game from some Web sites, if you don't speak/read Japanese, this is probably the closest you will come to "playing" the game.

Kenzan has the star of the Yakuza series (which is set in modern times), Kazuma Kiryuu, basically "cast" as Miyamoto Musashi in a plot that is a mash-up of the Yoshikawa novel and the stories/characters from the first couple Yakuza games. It's more entertainment than history for sure, but it's combat system looks pretty entertaining as samurai games go!

Ishin seems to be pretty much the same thing, but with Kiryuu playing the role of Ryoma Sakamoto instead.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Karaoke bar!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm currently playing this game and I. Just. Love. It. Even though you play as Sakamoto Ryoma, it's Ryoma with a big, big twist. And there is so much to do in the virtual cities the game takes place in that you can spend hours goofing around shopping, taking side jobs, going to bars, visiting the pleasure quarters, and never do a single thing that advances the storyline. And Ayame sent the deluxe version that includes the sake decanter and cup that lets you play along at home. The game even has a Vita app that lets you earn experience and items for the main game. It's one of the best thought out and executed vid games I've ever played, especially for one dealing with Japanese history.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It sounds like Sleeping Dogs - which is also a great game.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Haven't tried that, but have thought about picking it up.

Ishin is most comparable to Shenmue (which Sega also made, and which I also loved) except there's a huge component of violence and streetfighting. And of course, the Yakuza series also had a prior game like this set in the Sengoku/early Edo period, Kenzan.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Good samurai game?

Guaranteed to never get an international release!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've decided the best thing about this game (other than being Sakamoto Ryoma and joining the Shinsengumi) is singing Edo period karaoke. Ol' Tatsu has parlayed his Project Diva F skillz into perfect scores on every song on the card.

Absolutely AWESOME fun, down to the drinking that always goes with karaoke.
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