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4.29 stars 4.29/5 Stars Average score of 7 user reviews spread across 5 releases and 0 DLC

Even with cuts, Kazuma will still crush your face. 16

Where the hell do I begin?   To talk about Yakuza 3, one has to immediately begin divulging on the sad history of this series: Specifically how it's been handled outside of it's native Japan. Even if you have a little to no interest in the game, you probably have read the stories of a little company called Sega, and it's confusing relationship with little game franchise it owns called Yakuza.             Yakuza, or Ryū ga Gotoku (“Like a Dragon”) as it's known in Japan has almost become an ev...

61 out of 67 found this review helpful.

A great, underlooked game. 1

Yakuza 3 is one of those games that if you haven't played it yet, you either never will or you'll inevitably stumble across it years from now, see it and think "I remember hearing that game was pretty cool," buy it, take it home and wonder why the hell you didn't play it sooner.   The History Lesson That Wasn't CutThe series is known as Ryu Ga Gotoku(roughly Like A Dragon) in its home country of Japan where it is outrageously popular and already on its fourth installment, known for bringing to l...

12 out of 12 found this review helpful.

The Dragon of Dojima is back, last year, but finally for America! 0

 Every character has had all of their Blackheads removed this time around. It's always a shame when a game that's been out forever finally makes it's way to the Westerners. Right up front you're faced with so many flaws in the game, that are unheard of with the current standards of today. Last year it was Afrika, and this year it's Sega's Yakuza 3.  In fairness, this game has always played the same. Clunky controls with Piss poor fighting game play. Yet every iteration means that...

7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Kazuma ファイト! 0

 Yakuza 3 was my first ride with Japanese gangster, Kazuma Kiriyu, as well as old Kaz’s first adventure on the Playstation 3. The first two Yakuza games appeared on the Playstation 2 in an attempt to fill the gaping void left by the unfinished Shenmue series. But if you, like most people, have never heard of Shenmue, Yakuza is also similar to a much more popular franchise: Grand Theft Auto. Storywise, Yakuza 3 picks up where its predecessors left off, and the designers wisely give new players t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A very pleasant surprise indeed. 0

I will be honest, I didn't really pay any attention to the Yakuza series up until this third installment, and the only reason I decided to check this game out was because of the Giantbomb quick look. And I don't regret my purchase one tiny bit.  The StoryYakuza 3 revolves around the story of Kazuma Kiryu, a now ex-yakuza who opened an orphanage on the sunny beaches of Okinawa. However, political and criminal intrigue ensues and thus Kazuma has no choice but to get dragged back into the dealings ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Yakuza 3 0

The fourth game just came out in the States a week or two ago, but I'm just now finished with the third, which was released here last year. A year late seems like the right way to play this series - it's too quirky and occasionally clunky for me to justify paying $60 for the experience when it's brand new, but as a budget purchase a bit later, it's definitely worth it to experience the series' oddness and charms again. The jump to current generation hardware doesn't do much to change the ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Next-Gen Debut for the Dragon 0

Yakuza (or Ryu ga Gotoku) has been one of my favourite series for the PlayStation consoles. Owning the first two games is a blessing, as they provided good gameplay mechanics and a great story about a former yakuza gangster, known as "The Dragon of Dojima" and his adventures in Kamurocho (a fictional version of Tokyo's Kabukicho).Now that Kazuma Kiryu (the aforementioned "Dragon of Dojima") lives in Okinawa and runs an orphanage, alongside his adoptive daughter, Haruka (from the first), his life...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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