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Beast in the East: Yakuza 0 - Part 01

We enter a world of mystery, intrigue, violence, and... well, excessive violence. Join us as we begin our journey into Yakuza!

The Giant Bomb East crew takes on the Yakuza series.

Feb. 6 2017

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Dan

Posted by: Vinny

In This Episode:

Yakuza 0

384 Comments

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Stara • 

AHW YES! Was so looking forward to this ^^

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Fuck studying for my university inteview

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Humanity  Online • 

Beast ..in the Yeast.. let's get this GB show cookin!

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Zolbek • 

Oh, well that's a bummer. By the way Dan hyped this up I thought they were starting from Yakuza 1. I mean Yakuza 0 is a fantastic game, but I wouldn't recommend it as your first entry to the series. The fighting mechanics and substories get better each game.

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TheRealDJ • 

Good name for them to land on

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zaldar • 

wow 8 minutes after it goes up and already seven comments wow. I REALLY hope they get Austin in on this somehow - from what I remember he loves this series...and I tweeted at everyone involved several times to get him involved so...

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TheBear • 

Let's get Eastin' and Beastin'

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df • 

I need to start a poll to predict the first question Dan asks in this video.

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Bocom • 

@zolbek: They're not gonna start at 1 when Kiwami is coming out this year though

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@bocom: Hopefully the remake for 2 comes out state side.

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NPCDi • 

I just finished chapter 4 of this and I sure love this game. The only other Yakuza I played was 4 but only played the first character.

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F yeah!! lets do this!

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Hopefully they do some side quests cause i need to see that chicken that went around twitter.

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This game is incredible. Such a good story, and the side stories alone are worth it. Also, I always laugh every time I see a new heat action. Can't wait to see what they think.

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Phuturist • 

YES. Finally. This is probably the best possible team to take this on. I also really hope they don't shy away from the seedy, raunchy content in these games. In that regard, I can only wish for a laid back Jeff & Dan DoA X3 QL vibe.

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I'm not ready! I'm not ready! I was not prepared!

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Ohh yeah, I've been looking forward to this!

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"I don't get horny, I stay horny!"

I've never related to Dan more.

This series is going to be incredible

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Edited By tallTuck94 • 

Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes YES!

I've sunk 50+ hours in and I'm only half way through. This is gonna last all year

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Thank you so much for doing this guys!

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@zolbek said:

Oh, well that's a bummer. By the way Dan hyped this up I thought they were starting from Yakuza 1. I mean Yakuza 0 is a fantastic game, but I wouldn't recommend it as your first entry to the series. The fighting mechanics and substories get better each game.

Alex mentioned they're playing the remake coming out later this year instead of 1 anyway, and the whole reason the series exists is because of 0's release. So it was probably either this or nothing.

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DystopiaX • 

Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes YES!

I've sunk 50+ hours in and I'm only half way through. This is gonna last all year

I've spent the past dozenish hours 100%ing the cabaret club management minigame.

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Edited By MosaicM80 • 

Ohhh boy here we go! Been waiting for this since the first time the guys mentioned it. This gonna be good!

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Let's get horny!

edit: @alex please, i beg you, keep telling Dan to stop skipping so quickly

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Cool dude confirmed!!

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Look forward to this

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Edited By gyozilla • 

Drop a BakuDAN on it!!

Time to Metal Gear: 1m56s

And please please please let the dialogue finish, we know Dan doesn't care about the voice acting, but you guys aren't really saving much time and it messes up the mood/presentation.

But all in all, good first ep guys! I'm kind of on the fence about starting with Yakuza 0; this one is a great choice since it'll definitely get you to like the series, but you might be super bummed when you have to regress to Yakuza 1 after this.

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emphulio • 

oh man, waiting for a week to see the next episode. It's going to be a looooooong wait.

still I enjoyed the first episode!!

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Edited By zaldar • 

@emphulio said:

oh man, waiting for a week to see the next episode. It's going to be a looooooong wait.

still I enjoyed the first episode!!

wait they are only doing one episode a week? Oh man this is going to take a long long time isn't it...?

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Let's Get Horny!

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@alex Just a bit of framing for this era, late 80's japan was like the roaring twenties over here, inflation was insane.

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I'm ready to watch Vinny watch them get horny. Triangle!

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slow down with the damn X button!

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Sweet, now I don't have to play this!

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Manga53 • 

Just a real slight gameplay tip for @dan that the game might not explain: there'll be a little firey triangle icon in the top right of the screen any time you can do a heat move. As you get further and further along, you'll get more heat moves for different situations. Down the line they can get pretty specific, but some of 'em are real goofy, so I'd strongly suggest experimenting.

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Oh man real excited! Only about a min in but I predict dan being the controller is a great choice.

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ShaggE • 

I knew Dan would love Yakuza. It's as Kojima as a series gets without actually being a Kojima series.

And yeah, Yakuza games are looooong, even without going after every bit of content. At around two hours a week, there'll be five more sequels out by the time they've gotten to 6, haha. Not that I'm complaining... having only played 4 and 5, I'm excited to see the rest for the first time, with the added bonus of GBEast commentary.

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@shagge: if you just were to do main story they're all average length games.

Not that I'd recommend that. But it's an easy series to just suddenly decide to wrap things up.

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The weekly wait is going to be painful but I will endure it.

I beat the game in 90 hours, doing almost every sidequest, so this series will be going for a while.

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I've always loved how seamlessly Yakuza games transition between extremely goofy and VERY SERIOUS without losing the appeal of either. I've gone from earnestly crying at these games to laughing my ass off within the span of like 30 minutes. It's a journey! I hope they're prepared for it.

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Awesome feature guys. Keep at it.

Edit: I have some feedback. Please slow down on skipping their dialogue. Ideally let them finish talking before you skip so that you don't interrupt them. I find it a little off-putting to constantly hear them stop talking mid-sentence.