Who wants to see patrick play a yakuza game?

#1 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

I bother him at least once a month about trying yakuza 4, it's perfect for new comers don't worry. Every time he says "maybe." Now that he stepped out of the darkness, it's the perfect time to step into the neon lights of kamarocho. So sign here and maybe we can bully him into it.

#2 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11305 posts) -

No, because then he'll be like us, by which I mean upset that Yakuza 5 is never getting localized and leaving Japan. Let's spare him that.

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#3 Edited by alwaysbebombing (1622 posts) -

I woulddddd

#4 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

@mooseymcman: but if it gets attention the might bring 5 out.

#5 Posted by CornBREDX (5627 posts) -

Nah. I'm good.

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#6 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -
#7 Posted by CornBREDX (5627 posts) -

@jz: I'm not trying to troll you but my answer is actually the same to that question. It's fine if you like those games, and the quick look was fine enough, but nah I'm good.

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#8 Posted by DonutFever (3554 posts) -

ALL FOUR.

#9 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

@cornbredx: well the how do you know? It might be the best thing ever.

#10 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -
#11 Posted by MikkaQ (10318 posts) -

Only if he Skypes people in. I'm not crazy about the idea of watching one dude play through a whole game.

#12 Posted by CornBREDX (5627 posts) -

@jz: How do I know I don't have interest in watching him play this whole game? Because I'm not interested haha

I saw the quick look and saw enough to know I wasn't interested in the game so I never got into it. Personal taste, nothing more.

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#13 Posted by TruthTellah (9321 posts) -

ooo oooo I would! Patrick or Vinny would be grand!

#14 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

@mikkaq: force dave lang to play it with him

#15 Posted by Dan_CiTi (3378 posts) -

They're cool games, also remember those Kenka Bancho games? Pretty rad too. Also My Summer Vacation? I love rad, strange but still good Japanese-ass Japanese games. The PSP and Wii were solid for that last gen, PS3 was good too.

#16 Posted by FriendlyPhoenix (443 posts) -

I'd love for him give that series a real shot. I could see him(and Vinny, for that matter) really liking it. I don't really care if he plays them on camera or not, we don't need to watch every time someone plays a game, but it'd be fun to hear his thoughts after playing one of them.

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#17 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -
#18 Posted by Flappy (2302 posts) -

Sega doesn't love us, so we might as well turn to GB.

#19 Edited by alwaysbebombing (1622 posts) -

@dan_citi said:

They're cool games, also remember those Kenka Bancho games? Pretty rad too. Also My Summer Vacation? I love rad, strange but still good Japanese-ass Japanese games. The PSP and Wii were solid for that last gen, PS3 was good too.

I wish Kenka Bancho had been around when I was in high school. Things would have been so much more fun if I knew how to grow a pompadour and look for fights.

#20 Edited by RonGalaxy (3222 posts) -

I only ever played the english version of yakuza 1. I really liked it, like a lot. The story was surprisingly captivating (for me and my teenage mind at the time, at least) and I thought the world/gameplay was great. And I've never felt like more of a badass than when I fought the endless waves of enemies in that one scripted alley sequence (I think it was in an alley) and then it cuts to a CGI movie of you walking away from like 50 dudes all on the ground in pain

Never played 2 (but it looked rad! Copies are pretty impossible to get now though..) and 3+4 always looked a bit hokey to me. The first yakuza, from what I remember, was pretty grounded in the story with maybe a few ridiculous things. 3+4 seemed way over the top. Anyway, I hope yakuza 5 gets localized because I can appreciate the fanbase's love for that series.

#21 Posted by NMC2008 (1237 posts) -

No thanks, I am already watching a superior Yakuza playthrough with TBFP playing Yakuza 4, Patrick should play indie games since nobody else is, that way they get some kind of exposure.

#22 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

@naru_joe93: play #4 if you liked one you'll love 4. Also it's like a dollar at gamestop now.

#23 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

@nmc2008: but if the world falls in love with yakuza like dark souls, we'll get 5 and that'll make pat happy.

#24 Posted by L1GHTN1N (482 posts) -

@naru_joe93: I never played 1 or 2 but from watching the "Previously on..." on both of them in 3, they don't seem that much crazier. There are certainly a few moments where I laughed at what was going on because it did get a little over the top and cheesy, but for the most part they're fairly well-grounded, have a great combat system and a pretty solid story. I can't recommend them enough, if you ever get a chance they're still worth checking out.

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#25 Posted by wjb (1676 posts) -

It won't happen probably, but I think a Vinny and Jeff Endurance Run of 3 or 4 would be the only thing that would make me excited. The band needs to get back together. I know Jeff is busy on the business end, but he needs to do more content for the site.

And no offense to Patrick -- I love his streams -- but I think he'll be busy with Spelunky and Demon's Souls for a little while (not even counting indie and horror games).

#26 Posted by NMC2008 (1237 posts) -

@jz said:

@nmc2008: but if the world falls in love with yakuza like dark souls, we'll get 5 and that'll make pat happy.

Nah, I don't think so, this is the same company that threw Bayonetta under a fucking bus and said fuck you non japanese regions, you're not getting PSO 2, so I wouldn't count on it.

#27 Edited by BisonHero (6674 posts) -

I feel like Yakuza is just the right kind of Japanese strange for an Endurance Run of sorts, whether they choose to call it that or not, whether it's on the site or Patrick streams it/puts it on his Youtube channel.

#28 Edited by crithon (3338 posts) -

hmmmm, How about Dynamite Cop or Spike out? and then realize "Wait that's where the combat is from."

#29 Posted by Morningstar (2192 posts) -

Not if he is playing it by himself, no. If he has someone else then sure, one man streams tend to be a little dull.

#30 Posted by Shirogane (3579 posts) -

Yeah, maybe not nessecarily on a stream or something, but he should totally play it.

Man, this just reminds me that Jeff said that he and Vinny almost did an ER of Yakuza 3. We'd probably be playing Yakuza 5 right now if they did that...Nah, who am i kidding, Sega are asses and that's never going to happen.

#31 Edited by Roboculus92 (528 posts) -

Yeah, maybe not nessecarily on a stream or something, but he should totally play it.

Man, this just reminds me that Jeff said that he and Vinny almost did an ER of Yakuza 3. We'd probably be playing Yakuza 5 right now if they did that...Nah, who am i kidding, Sega are asses and that's never going to happen.

Yeah I think I remember Jeff saying that he was thinking about doing it but Vinny wasn't feeling it.

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#32 Edited by sub_o (906 posts) -

No, I want Jeff, Vinny, Rorie or Drew to play it instead, simply because it will end up funnier. Yakuza has some pretty crazy cutscenes.

#33 Posted by Fattony12000 (7528 posts) -

I'll play it for ya instead. It'll surely help me when it comes to my trip to Japan this year.

#34 Edited by Christoffer (1868 posts) -

Nope, I have no interest in watching that. The Yakuza games didn't really hook me. And on top of that, I wouldn't want GB to become a Let's Play-factory (meaning complete walkthroughs of games).

#35 Edited by TechnoSyndrome (942 posts) -

Back when Patrick was in the office I really wanted them to do an ER where Patrick stays as the player the entire run, but Vinny, Ryan, Brad and Jeff all cycle in as the co-commentator, each joining in only for one of the characters' sections of the game (So for example Vinny would join him for Akiyama's section, Ryan for Saejima, Brad for Tanimura, and then Jeff for Kiryu). It'd both let the rest of the staff not have to do a whole Endurance Run, while also letting Patrick play a game he'd said he wanted to play anyways, plus it'd be interesting to see how cohesive each individual character's story seems to whoever was joining Patrick for that character's section of the game. And then when they got to the end of the game where all four characters team up it'd just be a five person commentary cluster-fuck.

In general I'd love to see any Yakuza content on the site, it's insane and Japanese like Persona 4 was but in a different way. Finding out about the Yakuza 3 Endurance Run that never happened bummed me out, even though I think 3 is easily the worst game in the series. Still, I can almost hear Jeff flipping out when they get to the end of the game and meet the American mafia boss who just speaks in English. Even just watching Patrick solo his way through a Yakuza game would be great though, with Sega having no interest in bringing over Yakuza games to the west the closest thing to experiencing a new Yakuza game is to watch somebody else experience a Yakuza game that's new to them. Even if he doesn't want to stream it or anything I hope Patrick plays it for himself at some point, because I'm curious what he'd think of it. It's not my favorite, but I still love Yakuza 4.

#36 Posted by PandaBear (1377 posts) -

He should play the games I tell him. Always. And stream them too. BOOOOO

#37 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

Yeah would be great. Yakuza is a series that gets way to less coverage. It deserves so much more atention and also I want a localisation of 5....

#38 Posted by yakov456 (1917 posts) -
#39 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

@christoffer: guess what gb already did turn into a lets play factory, that's all of what their premium stuff is.

#40 Posted by pyromagnestir (4327 posts) -

Yes.

#41 Posted by Veektarius (4922 posts) -

Yakuza is a game I've always kind of wanted to experience without really wanting to deal with its questionable gameplay quirks. Maybe a Let's Play is just what I need. Anyone got a recommendation for an entertaining LPer for me to watch the series through with?

#42 Posted by Cheesebob (1243 posts) -

ALL OF THE YES. Patrick, Vinny, Jeff or Brad. I don't care, I want!

#43 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4851 posts) -

I can safely say no. I have zero interest in watching Patrick play a Yakuza game.

because they suck.

#44 Posted by Happenstance (462 posts) -

I would love to see Patrick play it, especially now that I can't finish it because my PS3 just died.

#45 Edited by Bones8677 (3264 posts) -

Meh, Sleeping Dogs is better.

Open World games have come so far, that the Yakuza games are downright archaic in their world design and scope. All they are are overly long and confusing cutscenes and mindless beat-em-ups. Nothing more.

#46 Edited by JZ (2125 posts) -

@oldirtybearon: @bones8677: well you two don't understand the difference between facts and opinions. So.....why would anyone listen to you?

#47 Posted by Liquidus (946 posts) -

Meh, Sleeping Dogs is better.

Open World games have come so far, that the Yakuza games are downright archaic in their world design and scope. All they are are overly long and confusing cutscenes and mindless beat-em-ups. Nothing more.

You should probably play the game before judging it...just throwing that out there.

#48 Posted by yakov456 (1917 posts) -

@bones8677: You can't really compare them. Yakuza games are more like action rpg's with some sandbox game elements sprinkled in. Sleeping Dogs was about as generic as possible, to me.

#49 Edited by TechnoSyndrome (942 posts) -
@veektarius said:

Yakuza is a game I've always kind of wanted to experience without really wanting to deal with its questionable gameplay quirks. Maybe a Let's Play is just what I need. Anyone got a recommendation for an entertaining LPer for me to watch the series through with?

Two Best Friends Play are doing a pretty entertaining LP of Yakuza 4 right now. It's not a 100% playthrough so you won't see all the side-quests, but they're doing the ones they stumble across and it's been pretty good so far. It starts out with Part 0, which is them watching the recap videos for the first three games in the series, so if you want to just jump ahead to the actual game start with Part 1.

Part 0

Part 1

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