Before when people talked about rgg combat they said it was a mix between bayonetta and dmc with a simple fighting game, but now in fights you can tell good players between great ones pretty easily now
What's on your mind?
So, an update to Lost Judgment was released and I think I know what it fixed. First off, after the update a version number now appears in the top left of your phone which, isn’t a bugfix but still something to point out.
After the update, I no longer see enemies disappearing from random encounters which, while it was funny, it was annoying.
A bug where using the EX Gun Riposte ability wouldn't kill random encounter enemies, this has been fixed.
So this update was just bug fixes but, still, this has made the game 10 times better.
At least on Xbox Series X, an update that was 5.3GBs has released, this could possibly be the Kaito Files but it isn’t currently available
Ichiban Kasuga (reason: he was trying to kick Kiryu's Ass)
Takumi Someya (Reason: ???)
If you like them, I respect your opinion
Title, basically. Wondering if it has its own name or if it's just known as an afro.
This game is confusing and confused at the same time so I don't even know where to start....
Why it's confused
The game is the last in the series to be released prior to "Like a Dragon" so the developers were in their final phase before their full transition to PC's I can see that clearly. You see YK and Y0 both have an issue where they often open with a frame on my PC, which clearly shows the coding is not quite there yet. However, YK2 does not share that problem indicating the developers were making progress.
But the problem is that YK2 simply cannot decide what it wants to be, what I mean is at times it plays like a console game, other times like PC game and some times as a mobile game. In other words it doesn't know what it is or what it want's to be.
The Toylets minigame is the best example of this as this is simply too ludicrous. This is something you would find in a South Park game, and the Yakuza games are GTA wannabes not South Park wannabes.
Why it's confusing
Well most notably because pretty much everything you do in the game ultimately boils down to unlocking all of Kiryu's abilities but it's all over the place. For example to unlock "Strong Charge Attack Mastery" you have to win all tournaments but to unlock all the tournaments you also have to do all the substories, which means beating all the Amon's and you also have to finish the Majima Construction missions. So at times you have no idea what to do first.
The game is screaming "DO NOT REPLAY FROM SCRATCH"
The best example of that are the bouncer missions which are an obvious replacement to the climax battles. The best time to do them is the premium adventure, as you can get the infinite weapons from Kamiyama then. Even so I want to meet the guy who thought it's a good to have us do each mission 3 times. I mean for fucks sakes there are 26 of those, so times 3 it's 78. And best part is they reset on NG+ So while playing on Legend when I got access to them again and noticed all my progress was gone I was like "OK bye."
I wasn't angry as I already unlocked "Essence of the Brawling God" on premium adventure, but I can just imagine how pissed I would be if I left them half finished and started NG+
The 5 types of experience
For this I will make comparisons to other games. The best leveling system I can compare it to is that from "Fable" where you also have different kinds of experience, however, in Fable one of them was "General experience" which could be used to unlock/upgrade any type of boost/skill if you were out of the specific type, YK2 on the other had is hell-bent on making you grind all the types.
People complain about the Majima everywhere system in YK, but that at least killed 2 birds with 1 stone, as it unlocked new skills for the Dragon style and defeating Majima earned a lot of skill points you could use to unlock the rest.
Also the system did make some sense as sparing with someone is a form of training, while in YK2 I found myself eating tons of food to quickly earn the required experience, because we all know that's how it works.
The system is obviously a precursor to Kasuga's personality system from Like a Dragon. I mean it even uses the exact same colors only Kiryu's stomach became Kasuga's 6th personality trait "Kindness" - was this suppose to be a play on the maxim “the way to a man's heart is through his stomach?”
I HATE IT! It's boring and I despise it above everything else. I mean I did finish the 17 main missions because I had to, to unlock the 2nd last tournament, but I never did any of the 7 side missions.
It's nothing but another experiment in preparation for Like a Dragon, however, unlike the business management the system is pretty much useless.
Most notably the workers - there are 104 in total including DLC, however, there is no point in using any other workers than those that are SSR and/or SR rank. In LAD, however, there is sense in using workers of all rarity class as the higher rank they are the higher their pay grade. Most notably the UR earn twice as much as the SSR and they are only slightly better, so if you abuse them they can cause losses. Ichiban Confections is the best example - it's best to keep it running with the 3 default workers which are N rank i.e. Omelette, Granny and that last lady (forgot her name) and never promote them. As then their pay will total to 90K Yen so the 190K with the upkeep cost, but once the Ichiban Confections is upgraded to maximum it will earn around 3 million each time. However, if you were to use 3 UR workers that are level 30 their pay would total to 2.7 million so it would consume everything Ichiban Confections earns.
Ping-pong on ice
That's what I call the combat system as every time I kick someone who is laying on the ground they will slide on the floor as if it was made of ice and if someone flies away and hits a wall they will bounce off it like a ping-pong ball. Also why does Kiryu jump over railings just by walking up to them? I mean does he have a death wish? I never died due to it but still it annoyed me a few times as he did that while I was climbing up and thus I had to climb up again.
But, best of all is how Kiryu wrecks everything just by walking up to it. I mean a few restaurant owners told me to get lost when I wanted to eat because I wrecked their seats unintentionally.
The most powerful weapon in Kiwami 2
Yes the most powerful weapon in the game are the Vending Machines. I mean all you have to do is use one and all enemies that are in pursuit and/or in the area disappear. And they double as a healing device if you need some.
Oh yes I got a lot to say about that too...
When I first saw her I was like - the face of an angel, a beauty mark under her lip, a sexy body, yup that's Kiryu's new love interest. And she simply cannot get into one archetype, she is at times the damsel in distress, the woman scorned, the tough gal and a macguffin.
Best part was when it turned out she was not the child saved from the fire but instead a half-sibling. Everyone is like who is the other child? I'm like - Ryuji Goda who else? A bit later it is revealed it's Ryuji Goda and I'm like - who would have thought? I guessed it easily because he himself said the 5th chairman is not his biological father.
What I mean is plot points that serve no purpose and ultimately go nowhere which are also found by accident while Kiryu is killing time. Like the one with the Florists son and the one involving Ryuji Goda's tattoo, I mean I don't need any of that, I don't care who did his ink. The fact Ryuji Goda holds a grudge against Kiryu because they are both called dragons is illogical enough without it.
More nonsense with the Police
I mean I'm starting to get why the Yakuza are played as white knight's in these games because if the police was this incompetent in real life no one would be safe then.
Like when Date get's accused of murder based on the video recording, first of all it was self defence, but also you can clearly see the shot wasn't fired from his gun as the gun clearly did not discharge as the hammer did not move and there was no recoil.
Also they ignore Date's warning about 31 other bombs, there is no way that would happen in real life, even more so since one already exploded and another was found soon after.
Another dumb situation is right before Sayama and Kiryu go on their date. Kiryu beats up the thugs that tried to have their way with her and then they run from the police - why? Did she suddenly forget she is a cop herself? All she had to do is show her badge, which we all know she had with her as she showed it to those thugs, and they could just walk away and go on their date regardless.
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Any suggestion for side stories I should do? I already did karaoke 50 times.(which was very fun when your singing Judgement)
Anyone else agree? Kiryu seems like a much more well rounded character when he's surrounded by family imo.
Naisu Daisu has a name which is different based on what text language you set the game to. I'd like people fluent in any of these languages to add a small explanation for the pun in each language. I left a hidden line of text with Yagami's remark to hearing her name in each language (which can be seen in the source editor) in case it helps with understanding the pun.
If anyone wants to format how the character's names are displayed, go right ahead, since I believe this is the first character to have a language-dependent name.
Now, is this a lot of work for a very minor character? Definitely. As for why I went this far, I have no idea.
Made a video fully showing it off here: https://youtu.be/-mj9vQEn50g
More information about it, it doesn't have many unique EX moves, i know there at least 2 unique ones, the one featured in this thumbnail and the video, EX Street Rush, the EX boost EX move of the style, and one called EX Cross Counter, don't know what it is because i haven't got to the boxing minigame yet
The only other footage of the style was from Adventures of PsyEd & az4u nad there video: https://youtu.be/NMLyfzzcrdc
The remake of the original that started the whole series. Well I must say it's actually better than Yakuza 0 which only makes me wonder more why it's considered the best in the series. I guess it must be because it's a remake thus it doesn't generate as much hype or because Yakuza 0 has almost no challenge at all. It's common knowledge that video game reviewers rarely are good at playing video games like one that became a huge hit on youtube when he struggled to finish the tutorial for Cuphead and based on that called it a difficult game. So me who belongs to the 0.1% that managed to S rank the game I can only laugh at how little he knows about it's notorious difficulty.
So why is it better
Well because it removes a lot of annoyance factors: You can save anywhere except during main story missions, you can start Legend difficulty with New Game +, the climax battles give rewards as they should, and the game further confirms that playing on PC is the right way.
And also Haruka is as cute as a button, don't get me wrong she is still far from the most heart warming thing I have seen in video games but good enough.
Also Goromi made me laugh, but that's just local taste, I'm European and so the funniest things to me are mature humor like in Quentin Tarantino's movies, blaspheming and men who dress up as women.
But it still doesn't compete with Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Oh no it didn't change my mind and here are the reasons why:
At first I thought this game will be quite difficult because buying medicine was expensive, but soon after I gained access to the hidden casino in the Ramen shop and discovered I can buy +10 Toughness Infinity with a single round of Blackjack, so that was it for the difficulty part.
But the best proof of why the pre LAD combat doesn't work was when I reached the last 4 Komaki training substories. Starting with Fist Reversal where I had to fight 4 hobos under time pressure who relentlessly kept attacking me, because if every brawl was like that then the games would be unplayable, so the opponent's usually take turns in attacking you.
Then was the Knock Back where I had to hold my guard and take hits until the timer ran out and I couldn't dodge or fight back. BUT nowhere did it say that I can't run around so instead I played tag with the hobo and so I beat the system with ease.
And finally came the Tiger Drop which made pretty much everyone including Amon my bitch. I mean right after I unlocked it I went to do the 9th tournament which I unlocked right before and beat all 3 opponent's in under 30 sec.
Now I don't mind that so much because I know it requires good reflexes to use properly, but what point is there to the other training? I mean in LAD training all jobs has a purpose because each has 2 skills that can be used regardless of your selected job and every 5 levels they give permanent boosts to your stats.
I heard of this but the story in Yakuza 1/K is pretty much the same as in LAD, however, for all it's flaws I prefer the one in LAD for a number of reasons.
Nishiki vs Ryo Aoki
I prefer Ryo Aoki because Nishiki could pretty much be cut out from the story and it wouldn't make much of a difference. I mean the real antagonist is actually Jingu and once you beat him Nishiki appears for the final battle for no reason at all. I mean the stuff he does during the story could have been done by Shimano and the plot would have been all the same.
Ryo Aoki however works as the main antagonist because he is Nishiki and Jingu combined.
Also the reasons for which Ryo Aoki snaps are more believable, because he was bound to a wheelchair his whole youth so he was building up that bitterness all these years and finally the girl he fell in love with turned out to be a gold digger so I understand why it would be the straw that would break the camels back. Nishiki however is just getting shat on by life itself after Kiryu goes to prison and everyone points out how inferior he is to him - because hey we all know he is the only one who is inferior to the Dragon of Dojima.
The Geomijul is Purgatory
Both serve the same purpose and both go down for a while during the story, but I prefer the Geomijul due to the self-awareness where they steal electricity because such a surveillance system obviously would require a lot of it. Plus unlike the Florist, Seong-hui is hot - and that's a pro in my book.
Nanba vs Reina
Both betray the main protagonist during the story but the difference is that Nanba has a good reason for it, he wants to find his missing brother, while Reina simply wants Nishiki to get inside her pants despite she should have taken a hint after all these years and she knew damn well what has become of him.
The nonsense with the Police
There are 2 nonsensical situations with the police. First when taking Haruka to the Millenium Tower an officer with stop you and no matter what you tell him it always ends with Haruka convincing him that Kiryu is her father and he let's you go. So WTF was the point of all that? The other is between fighting the Chinese mafia and the car chase, where Kiryu gets arrested and Date just let's him out of his cell, as apparently there were no guards on watch, and we move on to the car chase part. So WTF was the point of all that? I mean the car chase could have happened right after beating the mafia without the arrest as it ultimately causes no consequences for Date anyway.
And now other niggles starting with the Climax Battles
They were pathetic, I mean best part was the Mad Dog and the Ultimate ones. I beat all 5 Mad Dog's under 30 min and the only one I had to redo was the last one but not because I was beaten but because I ran out of time, but on my 3rd attempt I managed to land several Tiger Drops on Goromi at the start and I beat it no problem after that. But the Ultimates I beat all 5 on 1st try! For a moment I thought Nishiki will beat me as he managed to use his heat action on me and depleted half my health bar, but nope, a few moments later I Tiger Dropped him into oblivion and that was it.
In fact I can't really tell which one was hardest but I guess the one where Kiryu is using the Golden Pistol would be it, as you only have 1 HP and are locked in Beast style so Kiryu runs like he is busting for a shit and the time is pretty tight.
Finally Chapter 9 on Legend
Apparently someone at Sega forgot the Auto Saves exist as you have to redo the whole fight with the Chinese mafia if you fail the car chase. But as I will point out with insufferable smugness wasn't a big issue for me due to playing on a PC. No I did not cheat, what I did is I simply used my mouse during the car chase, because as everyone who played an FPS will tell you aiming with an analog stick is like trying to eat soup with a fork - which is what I ment by proving PC's are the right way to play.
I mean I can easily use a game pad on my PC if I want to, even if the game doesn't support it I can use programs like Controller Companion to solve the issue, but console players can't do the reverse when they need it now can they?
I got the expansion pack around the 30th and received the first dlc pack, then there was an update just yesterday that was 5 gb and.went through the story a bit but i noticed the mailbox had something in it, which was the 2nd dlc pack, which included the boxer style, you have a 5 jab combo which can go into a single finisher, the finisher is now a straight and the grab is now a hook that guard breaks, each attack also has a corresponding counter which does more damage, the mortal reversal is pretty much is 2 hits into an uppercut, the wall attacks are the same as tiger’s but the grab is just a normal wall attack, same as the leapfrog attacks with the exclusion of the grab, like the wall attack
No i am not a hacker or an employee, it was probably just a bug with the xbox servers or something
Also i just made this account because i don’t know where else to post this, i had an old fandom account but don’t know what happened to it
I also made a video of proof that this is real, i will try to make a full video breaking down the style, but i am not a good editor so don’t expect much
Here is the video: https://youtu.be/D7EVk7E54mM
Howdy, everyone! I am working on a video for my YouTube channel for Halloween, and I wanted to ask for all of your opinions on it. :D
(Note: This post will be linked into the video as a shout-out to all who gave their thoughts on it.)
What would y'all say the most scary, crazy, unsettling, and all-around spookiest missions and substories you have ever done in a Ryu ga Gotoku game?
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So i like yakuza but i beat all of them and i dont know what to do now and i'm still a fan
I just wanna know
Here are some of mine:
The yakuza universe is supernatural.
Kiryu and Kashiwagi were protective over Daigo being leader so that he wouldn't be bullied and turned to the dark side like Nishiki.
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No, not Lost Judgment, I mesn the original, does anyone have the english lyrics?
@04tenno Well, I'm sorry for being rude to you and wasting your time. But that's why my original purpose of sending this text is to vent on a whim (just because I think Yakuza 4's link about rubber bullets is in line with weirdest), not to discuss Yakuza's plot with someone, because I know no one can convince each other on this issue. Of course, unfortunately, I did prolong the topic and condescend because of my malice to Yokoyama, which was my mistake first.