Are you still getting the game now it's cut?

#1 Posted by exfate (466 posts) -

Curious where other GB Yakuza fans stand on this game now. Are you still getting it after the extensive cuts to the US/UK/Europe versions?
Would you have paid a premium for the game if Sega had taken longer with the localization? (by all accounts this time 4 months ago there were no plans to localize it at all)

#2 Posted by JJOR64 (19588 posts) -

It sucks big dick that SEGA is cutting content.  I really didn't plan on buying this game in the first place, but SEGA shouldn't cut content to get a game released early.

#3 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (7067 posts) -

I can't really blame them for cutting the hostess content.  And honestly, cutting quizzes on Japan seems pretty artificial.  I played the demo, and the game seems fun if unspectacular.  I'll be picking it up eventually.

#4 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5008 posts) -

Of course.  I don't care about the hostess club or the Japanese Quiz Show.

#5 Posted by sandwich_adjustment (703 posts) -

as an outsider i would think the types of westerners who are waiting for yakuza 3 would want even the japanese trivia quizzes. Personally I would prefer that they stay in there so I can get a taste of the japanese yakuza3 players' experience and think how odd the japanese are :D or on the flipside find out that I want to visit a hostess club.

#6 Posted by Brendan (8821 posts) -

"Extensive" cuts?  C'mon people, the hostess club thing is a lame choice for cutting, but they're not taking that much out of the game.  Take a few deep breaths.

#7 Posted by Ineedaname (4276 posts) -

God dammit, you're telling me I can't do the Japanese quiz in a game I wasn't going to buy?
Fuck sake.
But seriously, from what I've heard the game doesn't sound like it's lost much.

#8 Posted by apoc_reg (22 posts) -

Are you still getting the game now it's cut?  
Hell yeah
#9 Posted by benraff0 (14 posts) -

No I am not. 
        I was excited to buy this game. But I cannot support cutting content for international releases. It really sickens me.
I have felt very angry about this all week.

#10 Posted by Venatio (4675 posts) -

Taking stuff out sucks ALOT but I'm still getting the game sometime, not for awhile but a game like that should get cheap fast

#11 Posted by Equal_Opportunity_Destroyer497 (578 posts) -

I still want it but I'm terribly disappointed in Sega. I'll definitely pick it up eventually, but only when the price comes down. I imagine it'll go down sooner rather than later considering that Sega has basically set it up for total failure. Beside that, paying full price for what everyone knows to be an incomplete game doesn't sit too well with me.

#12 Posted by Fbomb (1173 posts) -

Already bought it. Anyone that's waiting is crazy... it's a limited release. It won't be there when you're ready to go pick it up.

#13 Posted by Genkkaku (755 posts) -

I just got home with my copy (didn't even know it came out till i got to the store).. and then i found out about the cuts.. But i'll still hang on to it
i don't get the cuts tho, because i know I'm buying the game because of the Japanese culture.. cutting the Japanese out of a Japanese game just sounds kinda silly

#14 Posted by Castro (942 posts) -

The Japanese quiz thingie is totally understandable, but cutting the hostess club portions is pretty lame. It seems to me like there will probably still be a great deal of stuff to do in the game anyway so it's not a big deal at all.
I would suggest looking on the bright side. The bright side being that it seemed at one point that it was highly unlikely that we would be getting this game at all. If everyone goes out and purchases it, maybe they'll release the fourth one here too!

#15 Posted by Cube (4382 posts) -

What the fuck is the hostess club thing anyways?

#16 Posted by Killroycantkill (1559 posts) -

Already bought it.
#17 Posted by LordAndrew (14591 posts) -

Games still get content cut?

#18 Posted by BraveFart (312 posts) -

hey im getting it in the mail tomorrow :D

#19 Posted by RedBullRacer (87 posts) -

I am gutted they cut stuff, the reason I love this game so much is cos of it's Japanese crazyness, so I really wish they included the hostess bars, would have been cool, but it doesn't really matter, you never know... they might add it as dlc, I'm just happy to be able to play it!

#20 Edited by Bandit_Fox (153 posts) -
@Cube: Hostess clubs are bars in Japan where, after entering and buying a drink, Japanese women come over to the patrons and talk to them. They aren't prostitutes or anything like that, they just come and talk to the patrons. Maybe they a hand on the patron's shoulder or hold hands or just kinda... touch them. The patrons pay an hourly rate plus an increased cost on their drinks.
I never when to one went I lived in Japan, but I heard of a few people who got stuck with huge bills because they didn't know what the hostess bar was AND they thought they were getting places with "this super hot Japanese chick". After some people explained the practice to me, I stayed away. It's kinda weird and probably not a huge loss.
#21 Posted by RedBullRacer (87 posts) -

So basically, SEGA just saved us a load of in game cash! Sorted :) 

#22 Posted by Fallen189 (5346 posts) -

Idiots are using it an excuse not to buy it. Holy shit, I can't have a digitized woman hold my hand in a bar!

#23 Edited by sixpin (1333 posts) -

Hostess clubs were not the only cuts made. The triva is not a huge deal, but there is a missing Majong mini game and about 15 or so quests have been removed. Sega has said that it was basically a limitation of time and money in translating the game. Welcome back to the 1990s I suppose. 
That said, I still bought it. The story is really good and if you dig Japanese culture you'd be hard pressed to find a better game for that purpose.

#24 Posted by get2sammyb (6686 posts) -

Yep, my copy arrived this morning. Looking forward to playing it.

#25 Posted by RedBullRacer (87 posts) -

But does it really matter? I mean, this game is bloody huge ... it's not as if your not gonna have anything to do! I can't see why you wouldn't buy a game just cos they took something out, yes I want it in, but by not buying it your only stopping the chance of Yakuza 4 coming out over here! And like I said, if we all buy it they might even add the missing stuff as DLC!

#26 Posted by Nasar7 (3040 posts) -

Eventually, yes, will wait for a price drop.

#27 Posted by Bandit_Fox (153 posts) -

I gotta say, I played the demo and it took me back to walking around downtown in a Japanese city. It wasn't on my radar at all, but I'm sufficiently intrigued. The demo reminds me of Shenmu, but with WAY better fighting and quicktime events.

#28 Edited by Cynical_Gamer (103 posts) -
@Castro said:

" The Japanese quiz thingie is totally understandable, but cutting the hostess club portions is pretty lame. It seems to me like there will probably still be a great deal of stuff to do in the game anyway so it's not a big deal at all.  I would suggest looking on the bright side. The bright side being that it seemed at one point that it was highly unlikely that we would be getting this game at all. If everyone goes out and purchases it, maybe they'll release the fourth one here too! "

Agreed. Maybe with Yakuza 4 they'll listen to fan's backlash and not cut content.  I really appreciate them not dubbing the game in English like they did the first one. I wish more Japanese games were subtitled.
#29 Posted by Maxx2029 (60 posts) -

My hate for cutting content is dwarfed by my willingness to support SEGA for getting Yakuza 3 out in Europe and US. I want Yakuza 3 to sell enough (even with all the boycotts) so SEGA will release the future Yakuza games in Europe and US too.

#30 Posted by Sanj (2759 posts) -

This would have made a better poll... 
But my answer is maybe.
#31 Posted by yakov456 (1971 posts) -

If anyone doesn't buy this just because of the small cuts, then I feel sorry for you. You are missing out on a great game. I played the second one and I don't miss a god damn thing from this new one. Shogi was confusing, mah johng wah? And the hostess clubs, sucked at them anyway. There is still gambling games you can have fun with that are hardcore japanese. But this story, this experience is way too good to pass up because of some small cuts. Get it you bastards. The more I play it, the more this one really feels Shenmue like.

#32 Posted by RedBullRacer (87 posts) -

I've played the game for just over 12hrs this weekend and am only 10% in, this game is bloody huge! You walk down the street on your way to a mission and so many sidequests unlock all the time, it's so good. I'm really loving it, I wouldn't worry about the stuff that got taken out there is so much packed in here you will not miss whatever they left out!

#33 Posted by RedBullRacer (87 posts) -

What are the chances of the cut content being released as DLC? I've been watching videos of them on youtube and it seems very very text heavy, so I'm guessing they didn't have time to translate all the text. Do you think they will do it as DLC, and do you think the system will even allow for it to be added as dlc? 

#34 Posted by m1k3 (1458 posts) -

Best thing for people to do is not boycott Yakuza 3 and not buy it just because of cut content. Complain to Sega about the cut content and still buy the game. it will "hopefully" show SEGA how to handle Yakuza 4 if it comes over.

#35 Posted by Jeffmoocow (133 posts) -

I never did much with the hostess stuff in the last 2 games (besides running a hostess club and then being a host yourself in the 2nd game) so it isn't a huge deal breaker for me but one thing I would just love to ask Sega is why keep the hostess clubs in the first 2 games and then come out of nowhere and say it doesn't make sense to have them now in the 3rd game.

#36 Posted by RoujinX (428 posts) -

Heck yes.
#37 Posted by RedBullRacer (87 posts) -

I think it's pretty obvious it wasn't cos "we wouldn't get it" it was cos they couldn't be bothered :)

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