Yakuza 0: A Sega Game With Gangsters Galore
Sega’s latest release is a PS4 exclusive game that has a true feel of Japan, along with a surreal gameplay.
Yakuza 0 is designed as a prequel to the Yakuza series and is set in a fictional area of Osaka and Tokyo in the year 1988. With a nostalgic feel to it and plenty of retro inputs, this game lets new users enjoy the game without having to know much of the backstory.
Follow protagonists Majima and Kiryu as they discover themselves being pulled into the seedy underworld which is ripe with a power struggle. This has all ensued because Kiryu has been wrongly accused of committing a murder which presents Majima with an opportunity to come out of the exile from his former clan.
Yakuza 0 is filled with numerous in-depth characters both big and small, each of which have a unique personality that is unveiled as the game progresses. While the game is voiced in Japanese and the only English is the subtitles, the voice recordings of each character is so characteristic that you won’t even be bothered by the foreign language after a while.
The game resembles a simulator of Japanese nightlight in many ways and is dotted with scenes of graphic violence between gangs. Through the course of the game, players will take part in all sorts of activities like singing in karaoke bars, courting and dating women, battling in conversational mini-games, taking part in dance contests, fishing, bowling, arcades and tons of other things. So once you are done with a task like beating-up your rivals, you can head to a nightclub and unwind by dancing!
Unfortunately the limited number of action sequences in Yakuza 0 highlight the drawbacks of the fighting system majorly. While the ability to pick up almost anything around you and use it to beat-up your enemies is a nice touch, the sections which require you to fight with a melee are not impressive and even seem repetitive.
In terms of the visuals, Yakuza 0 has plenty of visually appealing moments. However, for the most part, the game looks dated and lacks texture. Those hoping to enjoy design and animations that are of a PS4 quality, this game will be disappointing.
All those looking for a fun game with plenty of mini-games and lots of ways to pass time other than fighting, Yakuza 0 is a great option that is priced at Rs. 2,499.
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by techtalks @TechTalks April 26, 2017 10:33 AM UTC