Will i need to play the first games?

#1 Edited by AaronAlex (182 posts) -

Will i need to play the first games ( Yakuza 1 & 2 ) to fully enjoy this one? 
Im downloading the demo now, i loved shenmue, and this sounds awesome. 

#2 Edited by JRay (41 posts) -

SHENMUE WOAH! Count me in!
 
I need to find out about this game!

#3 Posted by Jimbo_N (1197 posts) -

I posed the same question to some Yakuza crazy friends recently and it seems the the full game will give you enough backstory to enjoy the third one without playing the first 2.
#4 Edited by AaronAlex (182 posts) -
@JRay said:

" SHENMUE WOAH! Count me in!   "

My thoughts exactly, after hearing about the comparisons.      @Jimbo_N said:

" I posed the same question to some Yakuza crazy friends recently and it seems the the full game will give you enough backstory to enjoy the third one without playing the first 2. "

Awesome, thanks for the information. Definitely getting this game then :)
#5 Posted by Killroycantkill (1377 posts) -

If it goes in the same style as the second game you won't. In the second game they had a very detailed optional flashback of the first game incase you didn't play it.

#6 Posted by CounterShock (420 posts) -

I didn't and I don't feel like i'm losing much. There is two videos that you can watch early on that are summaries of the first two games anyway.

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