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Yakuza 4- PS3

Yakuza 4- PS3
alaAverage 3.9

58 reviews

Sep, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the gameplay. The design is also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the graphics and value for money.

story, design, gameplay

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Yakuza 4- PS3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Yakuza 4 (PlayStation 3)

 

Every city has secrets, and the fictional Tokyo pleasure district of Kamurocho has more than its fair share. Its streets are a home to criminals of all stripes, from lowly punks to powerful gangsters. Behind its doors, you can find shops and arcades,...

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Yakuza 4

 

According to the formula, Yakuza 4 should be a total disaster. Game developers that blatantly repeat themselves by re-using assets, environments and gameplay aspects are often seen as lazy or greedy and are usually accused of exploiting a past success...

While it can be said that for the majority of Yakuza 4's gameplay, one can read just about any Yakuza 3 review and know what to expect (see our review here), some of the combat has been tightened up a bit and made a bit more accessible. Yakuza 4 still...

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Yakuza 4 Review for the PS3

 

Rule 12 of the Wakamono no Kokoroe for Young Yakuza...

Complex plot and protagonists; Satisfying combat system; Solid cut-scenes and city graphics; Tons of mini-games and strong replay; Variety of fighting styles

though the linearity feels choppy; Interaction between protagonists could have been deeper; Largely reused assets from Yakuza 3

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Yakuza 4 on Playstation 3

 

Note to Fans: It's Still Not Shenmue

Ultimately, the game holds only a moderate amount of appeal for those outside the series’ existing fans. The game is fairly unique, in its focus on story and interaction over combat. However, at its core Yakuza 4 stands alongside Grand Theft Auto,...

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Yakuza 4

 

Yakuza 3 was a turning point for the Yakuza series outside of Japan.? It received a lot more attention, a much warmer reception, and evidently made enough of an impression for Sega to give us the sequel, Yakuza 4 just a year later. ?Yakuza 3 may have...

Yakuza 4 still looks and plays great, but it's a little too similar to its predecessor to stand on its own as well as Yakuza 3

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Yakuza 4

 

After 10 minutes of installing, I expected Yakuza 4 to load quickly. I was mistaken, and that would wind up coloring my experience with the game. I can sum this up in one word – disappointed.Yakuza 4 isn't a bad game, it just falls short of...

Immersive world ; Lots of game to play thorugh ; Solid (if overly long and convoluted) story

No Enlish language option ; Far too many lengthy cut-scenes ; Lousy save options ; Combat a button-masher and lacks depth ; Shenmue's open world from over 10 years ago was more open ; 4 storylines get convoluted and confusing ; Some of the mini-game...

No, I haven’t finished the game, I”m partway through the third chapter – I expect about half, gauging from the previous 2. After about 35 hours of gameplay (using that term loosely, since there are a lot of cut-scenes) I don’t think I’ve seen...

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Review: Yakuza 4 for PS3

 

Sega's Yakuza series has been an amazing success for the company, ever since the original 2005 installment on the PlayStation 2. It was lauded by fans and critics for its engaging story, interesting characters and lifelike environments. Now, six years...

It looks amazing – the characters and environments are very lifelike. Great voice acting. There’s tons to do in Kamurocho, from the main storyline to substory side-quests and mini-games like golf or arcade games. Interesting storyline. Amazing details...

There’s only Japanese language voice acting, which may not appeal to some gamers. Chase scenes are difficult to control. Have to follow a certain progression, can’t just jump into Kazuma’s story. Sometimes map can be a bit awkward to read

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Yakuza 4

 

Newbies

Fantastic cut-scenes and beautiful production value

Some very boring parts, too similar to its predecessor

The three new characters are all very different in their own ways. The first is easily my favorite: Shun Akiyama, the owner of the finance business Sky Finance. He is a loan shark with a heart. His story was the most interesting to me because of his...

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Yakuza 4 Review

 

A great cast of playable characters invigorates this latest chapter in the outrageous, wildly varied crime saga.

New playable characters are terrific ; Engagingly melodramatic story ; Brawling is ridiculous, brutal, and satisfying ; Tons of stuff to do in Kamurocho

Story often advanced through dull voiceless cutscenes ; Most fights are too easy ; Visuals and sound are unremarkable

On occasion, you find yourself chasing after or running away from people rather than fighting them. During these sequences, your character runs automatically as you steer him left and right. These chases are awkward because of the artificial way that...

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Yakuza 4 Review

 

It may be open-world, but Yakuza 4 isn't your garden-variety Grand Theft Auto-style crime story.

For the last half-decade, Sega's Yakuza series has defied the odds. It's a critically-acclaimed franchise amongst the publisher's half-dead and completely-flogged properties. It's one of the few open-world sandbox action games to carve out a section of...

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