Yakuza 3 Reviewed By Real Yakuza

#1 Posted by Gearhead (2251 posts) -

Tittle basically says it all. Boingboing did a review that basically included Yakuza members sitting down, playing the game and giving their impressions. It's pretty hilarious. 
One of my favorite parts are when they talk about the fashion in the game: 
"M:What's the deal with Kiryu's scarlet red shirt? He's supposed to be a former boss of the Inagawakai--and he dresses like a chinpira (low level yakuza punk). He's a yakuza, not a host." 
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#2 Posted by Ujio (565 posts) -

That was pretty interesting. I've always wondered what real gang members think of mafia type games.

#3 Posted by EliminatoR (247 posts) -

Man that's awesome,great find.
#4 Posted by vidiot (2737 posts) -
THIS IS A FANTASTIC FIND. I'm bumping this for a few things:
#1) This is freaking hilarious
#2) This is actually pretty interesting.
 
Favorite quotes:
 
On fashion:

M: What's the deal with Kiryu's scarlet red shirt? He's supposed to be a former boss of the Inagawakai--and he dresses like a chinpira (low level yakuza punk). He's a yakuza, not a host.

Talking about Kabukicho:

S: You got your salaryman in there, the delinquent school girl and her sugar daddy, Chinese people, and even those Nigerian touts. What's with all the fucking gaijin (foreigners) in the area anyway? It used to be just Japanese, Koreans and Chinese.
M: Don't say gaijin. Say Gaikokujin. It's more polite. Jake's a gaijin.
S: Yeah, I forget sometimes. What's with all the fucking gaikokujin in Kabukicho anyway

 What a kind dude. :P
 
On fighting:

M: A real fight--it's short and it's brutal. Over in a minute. Nobody goes around trading blows and crap like that. Usually the first guy to punch wins.
K: I like that you can grab things like ashtrays or billboards and beat the crap out of the punks bothering you. Or smash their faces into car windows. That's what you'd really do in a fight, grab something and use it as a weapon.

M: If they wanted to make it realistic, he'd pull out a gun and shoot it and miss! Or the damn thing wouldn't fire. That would be realistic. (They all laugh).
K: Shooting people sends a message.
M: So does shooting anything. Shooting people gets you sent to jail.
K: That's part of the job description.  

That's the part where the uncomfortable silence kicks in for a few moments :P
 
They're conversation on Kiryu is pretty interesting:

M: Kiryu is the way yakuza used to be. We kept the streets clean. People liked us. We didn't bother ordinary citizens. We respected our bosses. Now, guys like that only exist in video games.
S: I don't know any ex-yakuza running orphanages.
K: There was one a few years ago. A good guy.
M: You sure it wasn't just a tax shelter?
K: Sure it was a tax shelter but he ran it like a legitimate thing. You know.  

I would love to see something similar: Like ex-crime bosses playing GTA, a world war 2 vet playing medal of honor, or perhaps a historian sitting down and commenting on RDR. Regardless, this thread and article get's vidiot's super-seal-of-awesomeness.
#5 Posted by I_love_Eva_Braun (481 posts) -

Awesome

#6 Posted by commandercup (497 posts) -

My god, this is freaking incredible, awesome find!

#7 Posted by Jadeskye (4368 posts) -

Awesome, but as with any of this i can't help but question the legitimacy.

#8 Posted by W0lfbl1tzers (1789 posts) -

Now that is what you call journalism.

#9 Posted by BraveFart (298 posts) -
@jadeskye said:
" Awesome, but as with any of this i can't help but question the legitimacy. "
Ye i thought about that aswell. As awesome as it may seem... i have my doubts. ( Why would a site that reviews games get access to the yakuza and on top of that make them review a game... )
#10 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2178 posts) -
@BraveFart said:
" @jadeskye said:
" Awesome, but as with any of this i can't help but question the legitimacy. "
Ye i thought about that aswell. As awesome as it may seem... i have my doubts. ( Why would a site that reviews games get access to the yakuza and on top of that make them review a game... ) "

Didn't you read the first sentence? This crazy mofo is the reason. Dude broke some yakuzas knee lol. The guys awesome.
 
The article is great btw.
#11 Posted by BraveFart (298 posts) -
@Manhattan_Project:  oh lol i missed that. awesome :D

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