Yakuza 3 Demo up on PSN!

Fire up the klaxon! The Yakuza 3 Demo is now live! Check it out right now and go beat down some punks for great justice.
 
Oh. And a reminder about the Showdown from Nippon-town on March 9th.
 

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32 Comments
Posted by Keystone_Yinzer

Fire up the klaxon! The Yakuza 3 Demo is now live! Check it out right now and go beat down some punks for great justice.
 
Oh. And a reminder about the Showdown from Nippon-town on March 9th.
 

Posted by Skytylz

Damn i bet ffXII don't have any of that!

Posted by trophyhunter

that's a convincing graph

Posted by kingclaw

damn i couldnt find the karaoke lol

Posted by Keystone_Yinzer

I only speak the truth. Always bet on Kazuma.

Edited by trophyhunter
@Keystone_Yinzer said:

" I only speak the truth. Always bet on Kazuma. "

also yakuza wins in the games in which can brutally beat people to death and then go bang a girl from a hostess bar
Edited by Keystone_Yinzer
@trophyhunter said:
" @Keystone_Yinzer said:

" I only speak the truth. Always bet on Kazuma. "

also yakuza wins in the games in which can brutally beat people to death and then go bang a girl from a hostess bar "
Also very true. And you get to beat people to death with swords, large signs, bicycles...pretty much anything you can get your hands on.

@kingclaw: You have to buy the full game to experience THIS  firsthand.
Posted by Andorski

Whoa... did not expect this.  Awesome.

Posted by PercyChuggs

Played it for 5 minutes, pass.

Posted by kingclaw
@Keystone_Yinzer: O_O  You totally know how to sell a game, Sega should hire you.
Posted by EVO

I was gonna pass on this, but that chart is convincing.

Posted by Berserker976

Played it for more than 5 minutes, SOLD.

Edited by Keystone_Yinzer

 @kingclaw: I am just doing my patriotic duty of spreading the word about this awesome game so we have hopes of SEGA releasing Yakuza 4 stateside which comes out this year in Japan.

 
This may be from Yakuza 2, but the picture speaks for itself about this series.
 

 This is what you get for not betting on Kazuma
Edited by D0tti

I just finished playing the demo, and man does it kick ass. The finishing moves are so bad ass and so fun too warch, I yelled out "shiiiiiit" so many times :P. The karaoke stuff was kinda amuzing also.

Posted by iPhone_Tyler

Sold.

Posted by atomslayer

I didn't like it. People take forever to kill and all you get it hand to hand type combat. Also I had used up all my weapons by the time I got to blue shirt in the club so he just kept stabbing me and their was nothing I could do about it. I'll go back but so far not impressed

Posted by GunstarRed

I knew I loved the hell out of this game after playing the same demo in Japanese like ageeeeesssssssss ago... and wondered if I would be amused by it if I knew what the hell was going on. but after now knowing that I could take photos of girls getting harrassed by drunken men to get myself some skills and go to karaoke bars and passionately sing my heart out after jumpkicking men in tracksuits in the face for no apparent reason I now have more love for Yakuza than I ever did before.
Posted by Bghattas

I wanted this game as soon as I heard the importers rave about it. I'm definitely buying this on Day One. Sadly, they took the dating game that was in the Japanese demo. I wondered what I said to that lady.

Posted by kagekage

You can't beat a chart like that. You just can't. 

Posted by Afroman269

Graphs don't lie! *Runs to PSN to queue download

Posted by vidiot

I've seen a bunch of people trying to compare this game to GTA for some reason or another. Hell, I just watched a preview on IGN that had stated that exact same comparison. It's a bit discouraging to see that, it's as if the concept of "open-world" immediately translates into "It's like GTA." Perhaps there are more dramatic examples in the final product to justify the GTA comparison, but my impressions from playing this demo was that it's obviously more Shenmue than GTA. 
 
Yeah, I loved the demo. I think this game has "Endurance Run" written all over it. I'm not talking about length, but there's something inherently "awesomely strange" about the karaoke mini-game. Why were there animals scoring me at the end?! What was up with the cat?! Why did the room change into a sound stage after scoring a bunch of points?!?! WHAT'S GOING ON?!?!?!?!!
Suffice to say, it was great :P I would love to see commentary :P

Posted by thecleric
@atomslayer said:
" I didn't like it. People take forever to kill and all you get it hand to hand type combat. Also I had used up all my weapons by the time I got to blue shirt in the club so he just kept stabbing me and their was nothing I could do about it. I'll go back but so far not impressed "
Did you use heat attacks?
Posted by artofwar420

I've played the demo, haven't played the previous ones so I didn't know what to expect really. AND HOLY BALLS, is this game insane or what?! It's like they read my mind and made a game. I must get this.

Posted by BraveFart

im not gonna play the demo since iv'e allready preordered it and know it's going to be awesome ! i don't want to get more teased than im allready am :P

Posted by fugie7

thanks for telling me about the demo, i will check it out after work.

Posted by m1k3

ill get it when i finish Yakuza 2

Posted by chililili

 @m1k3 said:

" ill get it when i finish Yakuza 2 "


How good is Yakuza 2? I am very interested in yakuza but I'm thinking about skipping the old ones and just jumping to the ps3 one with better graphics and stuff
Posted by Evilsbane

Hmm I might have to go home and try me a slice of this crazy pie.

Posted by Keystone_Yinzer
@chililili: I would recommend picking them up if you can find them. Each iteration of the series is better and adds more layers of craziness/awesomeness, but that doesn't mean that Yakuza 1 and 2 aren't worth your time.
 
@Evilsbane:
Do it. It is a tasty pie. 
 
Oh and do anyone playing the demo. Make sure you press the d-pad down during combat at least once. Also, make sure you stop by your local store and pick up a fancy umbrella to smash street thugs with...and yes. The umbrella has a heat finishing move.
Posted by captain_clayman

i played the demo 
that shit was crazy!  i dig it

Posted by iam3green

is this game any good?

Posted by CrimsonAngel

small FYI for any one who wants to know.
 
SEGA have confirmed that some things have gotten cut from the game so far.
2 Things are confirmed and there is evidence of even more stuff is now gone.
 
SO far A quiz and any thing to do with the hostesses is gone (it is about 10 hours of game play)
We also have some evidence that several minigames, massage Parlour and a chunk of other things are also removed from the game and there reasoning for removing them are becaus they would not "Resonate" with American gamers.
 In other words they removed any thing us Gajin would be to dumb to understand.