Yakuza 3

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Nice game

on 6/14/2013

This game is just so fun to play. Great characters, story, and action. Yes there are cut contents, but the game still manages to suck me in for over 100+ hours. Tons of side missions, mini games, and other things to do. I downloaded the demo before I bought the game and wasn't too impressed with the demo but the actual game is so much better. Give this game a chance and you will find yourself unable to pull away from this game. Awesome addition to the series. Now give us Yakuza 4 without any cut contents Sega!! Read More

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Product Overview

Introducing the next cinematic chapter in the prestigious video game saga offering an authentic, gritty and often violent story set in modern day Japan. Following the events of the previous game, Kazuma and Haruka have left Kamurocho to seek a new life in Okinawa where they manage an orphanage for children. However, their peaceful life is soon interrupted when a series of events unfold pulling Kazuma back into the shadowy past he thought he had left behind

Specifications

Manufacturer Sega
Mfg Part# 69039
SKU 213582210
UPC 010086690392
UPC 14 00010086690392
Format PlayStation 3
Reviews
ReviewSource IGN.com
Review I just finished Yakuza 3, and I'm pretty sure that I love it. The game looks a bit dated because it was released in Japan a while ago and SEGA took its sweet time getting it over here, the "beat all these guys up" gameplay can get repetitive, and the entire thing's in Japanese so you better be ready to read some subtitles. But, despite all of that, Yakuza 3 is a blast...A blast where my first playthrough clocked in at more than 20 hours and I only completed 11 percent of everything there is to do in the game...Yakuza 3 continues the adventures of Kazuma, a former bigwig in the Japanese mafia known as the Yakuza. After two games of dealing out beatdowns, Kaz has retired to the sunny shores of Okinawa to found an orphanage and live out his days rocking Hawaiian shirts. However, when a resort/military base proposal threatens his home for kids and some of Kaz's friends get shot by a guy that looks just like his dead dad, this former Yakuza chairman is out of retirement and busting jaws to get to the bottom of what's going on...At first, fistfighting is going to seem uber-simple. You can light attack, heavy attack and grapple. There are block and lock-on buttons tossed in for good measure. After you get the hang of wailing on guys like that, you'll begin worrying about your Heat gauge -- a tiered meter below your health that fills as you beat on people. Once full, Kaz will glow with blue fire (red eventually) and be able to pull off devastating finishers such as just stomping the face of a guy on the ground as well as hoisting one guy onto his back and tossing the jerk on a downed foe for the 2-in-1 knockout. However, the real fun starts when you toss weapons into the mix...If wrote about everything in this game, you'd have a 10-page review on your hands, but the long and short of it is that Yakuza 3 is a great experience. The story's cool, the fighting's fun, and there's so much to do. (Did I mention beating it opens up an adventure mode, fighting tournament and other goodies?) The game is rough around the edges -- it has issues when it comes to pacing and repetition, the Japanese-only voice track will turn some people off, and it does look like a game that's been out awhile -- but all of these issues are just bumps in the road on what should be an enjoyable ride for folks looking to beat in some faces and wander the streets of Japan.
Reviewer Greg Miller
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource The Onion A.V. Club
Review At the start of Yakuza 3, it looks as though series hero Kazuma Kiryu has gone to seed. The first Yakuza kicked off with him spending a decade in prison for a murder he didn't commit; the second began with the killing of his benefactor and yakuza clan leader. These are inciting incidents that players just know are going to lead the stoic ex-mobster with a heart of gold on a wild adventure of revenge, ass-kicking, and either hanging out in posh nightclubs, or running them. Not in Yakuza 3, though. Yeah, the opening scenes feature murder and betrayal, but Kiryu isn't really involved. The dude is living on a beach in Okinawa, running an orphanage and hanging out. Your first real quests in the game are fixing dinner for the kids and playing golf with a city councilman. Nothing says "seamy underbelly of urban crime" like kicking it in a resort town and talking zoning with local politicians. Sheesh...But the mundane has always been part of the appeal of the Yakuza games -- and their genetic predecessor, the Shenmue series. In about 20 hours, you could plow through the game's 12 chapters, engaging in a few mandatory mini-games and beating up a variety of thugs as you go, but then you really wouldn't be playing the game. Yakuza 3 is about inhabiting a place as much as it is about unfolding a piece of professionally executed crime fiction. The chief joys of the previous franchise entries were found when you left the beaten path while exploring Tokyo: running into that transvestite bartender who could use a hand, taking in some karaoke. Yakuza 3's domestic first third goes a long way toward enhancing the series' greatest strengths...The game doesn't begin in earnest until its fifth chapter, almost eight hours after you start. The story lynchpin -- Kiryu's orphanage is standing in the way of a new resort and an American military base -- begins to pull the strings of old and new characters, and the retired bruiser has to return to Kamurocho once again to bust heads and seek justice. From there on out, it's business as usual. New play features aren't bountiful. There's a bit more permanence to weapons for supplementing the excellent brawling, and you learn new fighting moves by -- yes, really -- blogging. The lack of big changes to the formula is no bad thing, however. Yakuza 3 is workmanlike and archaic in many ways, barely taxing the graphical horsepower of the PlayStation 3, but it's also unique. Most games make the big city a playground for the absurd. Yakuza 3 is only as absurd as an actual big city.
Reviewer John Constantine
ReviewRating 9
Features
Product Type Software
Distribution Media/Method Blu-ray Disc
Manufacturer Part Number 69039
Manufacturer Sega
Product Name Yakuza 3
Brand Name Sega
Platform Supported PlayStation 3
Features Rich Stories to Tell: Japanese author Masayoshi Yokoyama returns to deliver the next chapter of Yakuza bringing the game to life through a rich cast of characters and dozens of stories. All told across over 100 missions and engaging mini-games featuring original Japanese voice cast to ensure the authenticity fans have come to expect. Ultimate Street Brawls: Seamlessly transition into intense fights more brutal than ever before thanks to the improved fighting engine and the power of the PlayStation 3 system. By stringing together a combination of fighting moves, players can unleash devastating moves to take out multiple enemies simultaneously or use objects in the environment as weapons. Real-world Immersion: Discover the authentic, sandy beaches of Okinawa or travel to the neon-lit adult playgrounds of Tokyo. Become a regular at nightclubs, restaurants and real-world stores to uncover hidden truths and gain access to side missions. New ways to Explore: With new locations to venture through, the all-new free camera mode and high energy chase battles, Yakuza 3 offers an unprecedented level of exploration and interaction not seen in the franchise before. The Yakuza series is the brainchild of Toshihiro Nagoshi. Along with the Yakuza saga, Toshihiro also created the beloved Super Monkey Ball series and has worked on other well known SEGA games such as Daytona USA, F-Zero GX, Spikeout.
Software Name Yakuza 3 v.3.0
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating M (Mature 17+)
Release Date 2010-03-10
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 69039
Manufacturer Website Address www.sega.com
Manufacturer Sega
Product Name Yakuza 3
Brand Name Sega
Platform Support PlayStation 3
Features Rich Stories to Tell: Japanese author Masayoshi Yokoyama returns to deliver the next chapter of Yakuza bringing the game to life through a rich cast of characters and dozens of stories. All told across over 100 missions and engaging mini-games featuring original Japanese voice cast to ensure the authenticity fans have come to expect. Ultimate Street Brawls: Seamlessly transition into intense fights more brutal than ever before thanks to the improved fighting engine and the power of the PlayStation 3 system. By stringing together a combination of fighting moves, players can unleash devastating moves to take out multiple enemies simultaneously or use objects in the environment as weapons. Real-world Immersion: Discover the authentic, sandy beaches of Okinawa or travel to the neon-lit adult playgrounds of Tokyo. Become a regular at nightclubs, restaurants and real-world stores to uncover hidden truths and gain access to side missions. New ways to Explore: With new locations to venture through, the all-new free camera mode and high energy chase battles, Yakuza 3 offers an unprecedented level of exploration and interaction not seen in the franchise before. The Yakuza series is the brainchild of Toshihiro Nagoshi. Along with the Yakuza saga, Toshihiro also created the beloved Super Monkey Ball series and has worked on other well known SEGA games such as Daytona USA, F-Zero GX, Spikeout.
Software Name Yakuza 3 v.3.0
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating M (Mature 17+)
Rating Descriptor Blood / Sexual Themes / Strong Language / Violence / Use of Alcohol
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating M (Mature)
Game Format PlayStation 3
Game Genre Action
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Eric Neigher, 1UP.com Let me reiterate: this is a fantastic game, with so much fun to throw your way you'd think you were playing wide receiver with Santa Claus as QB.
GamesMaster UK A smart crime caper with incredible variety and slick fighting mechanics.
Jamin Smith, VideoGamer.com Yakuza 3 combines visual splendour with superb sound design to create an unparalleled atmosphere.

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