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- Storied franchise enjoys a hardcore following with true video-game enthusiasts
- Tokyo and Okinawa are rendered with stunning accuracy
- Play a variety of mini-games including billiards, karaoke or even take in a game of golf
- Engage in a variety of real-life activities from buying items in licensed shops & businesses to eating in restaurants you can find on actual streets of Tokyo
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Yakuza 3 is the third installment of the popular Japanese action adventure game series by Sega that inherit all the characteristics of Shenmue series. But it is this installment that finally exceeds everything Shenmue tried to be in spades with so much more contents and depths. Yakuza series was understandably not well-known outside Japan at all due to its quirky and idiosyncratic eccentricity stemming from distictively Japanese culture. Make no mistake, this is one of the most popular game in Japan. With population half as big as the U.S. but so much diversities in different genres of video games (each game is targeted speficically for intended demographic rather than potential demographic as here in the U.S.), half-million copies sold is viewed as bona-fide success. With sensible budget and half-million copies means good profits and the next sequel. The fourth one has just been released in Japan. There have been tons and tons of games on PS and Nintendo consoles that never make outside Japan, and Yakuza series are one of the rare ones that are available here in the U.S.
Warning to fans of GTA or the likes and JRPG; Yakuza 3 is not a console RPG or GTA-clone, as many would describe it.Read more ›
SEGA, I need you guys to pay attention. There's obviously been some miscommunication and misunderstanding in how this all should work. Ryu Ga Gotoku 3, the original Japanese title, is a fine and stellar game. It has a fantastic story, excellent mini games, substories and submissions to follow, and does what I feel is serve as an excellent representation of life in Japan, more to the point of life as a Japanese gangster.
The seedy underbelly and the familiar touches to anyone who has been to either Okinawa or Kabuki-cho in Shibuya are going to see massively detailed recreations at work here.
There was clearly a lot of love poured into the Japanese release. The US release, Yakuza 3, seems to have been the victim of time and poor project management. SEGA dodged questions for months regarding a western release of Yakuza 3, and when they finally announced their intentions, did so with the heaviest reservations possible.
To back this up a little bit, SEGA has had a troubled past with the series on the PS2 in the US. It's never been a high selling title, touted as a GTA game set in Japan. It's not really. It's basically Shenmue with more fighting, more gangsters, and a lot of seedy underbelly. There's no looking for sailors here or running off to look for a mirror. Your character is haunted by the violence surrounding his life and wants to be rid of the life he can never leave.Read more ›
Having played the likes of "Assassin's Creed 2," "Heavy Rain," "Metal Gear Solid 4," "Valkyria Chronicles" and several other high (and not-so-high) profile games on the PS3, this is easily my favorite PS3 game so far. It oozes atmosphere and makes you feel like a gaming tourist in a fictionalized Tokyo.
Also, it must be said that by NOT buying the game (because of some personal crusade/vendetta against Sega due to the cuts) you will make it that much less likely that we see future Yakuza games in the West. And, more importantly, you'll simply be missing out on a really fun game.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome product!! came in perfect conditions one of the best games!! I love Yakuza Series!! everything is perfect!!Published 9 months ago by Victor Z
Very good product meets the specifications , recommended.Published 9 months ago by Diana Maria Kestler Soto
one of the best entries in the series . not only that you don't need to buy yakuza 1 & 2 http://www.theisozone.com/images/cover/ps2_690. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Khalifa
More of the same but it's what we want. Three large awesome environments. Looks great on ps3.Published 10 months ago by Panteral3
I played this game for 88 hours and got told I only completed 16 percent of it.Published 13 months ago by Michael Beitzel
I love Yakuza series only beat the first two on the PS2 going to catch up on Yakuza 3 & 4 before 5 comes out here in the US!!!!! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Juni