I alluded to this in my review of the game, but I think it's had enough time to sit that I'm ready to talk about it more: Yakuza 6 completely blew its ending, which considering the importance it had for the entire series is a damn shame.
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I spent a lot of time punching dudes into walls in Yakuza 6, but I also spent a lot of time wandering the streets of Tokyo (and the sleepy seaside town of Onomichi) with my phone out, taking snaps to remind me of my good times doing good deeds.
Yakuza protagonist Kiryu Kazuma has travelled all around Japan throughout the series. From Tokyo to Osaka to Okinawa, the series has featured gorgeous cities full of lights and bustle. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life sends Kiryu on a new quest that brings him to the quiet Hiroshima town of Onimichi. It's a wonderful place that reminds me of everything I'd like to have if I didn't live in New York City.
Yakuza 6's demo, made available on the PlayStation Store, clocked in at over 30GB. There was a good reason for that: the download actually contains the full game, with only the opening stages made playable. The idea was that if you later decide to buy it, you'd be purchasing an unlock code. That was the idea, anyway.
Last year, Yakuza 0 brought gaming's best crime thriller and cabaret management series to a new group of fans. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life wants to be accessible to veterans and newbies alike. We took a closer look at the game alongside senior localisation producer Sam Mullen to get a sense of what's next for professional soft-boy Kazuma Kiryu. Also, karaoke!
The Yakuza series' merger of story, exploration and bone-breaking combat has made for some of the best games I've ever played, including this year's wonderful Yakuza 0. Last week, at E3, I had hands-on time with Yakuza Kiwami, a remake of the first game, and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. It was awesome.
Never! Because in the Yakuza 6 demo, you don't even need punches and kicks to wreak havoc on in-game convenience stores. You can just run up to them and watch stuff start flying.
Yes, that is Beat Takeshi throwing a baby.
Previous Yakuza games let players talk with virtual hostesses in bars and clubs. As a sign of the times, the upcoming entry in the long-running series features cam girls. Yep.