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Yakuza 0 review
by Dylan

So, where do I start with this game? This is one of those games I bought on a whim. Me and my friend had just finished Shenmue and I bought this because it looked similar in playstyle. I did not expect to have as much fun as I did with this game. Graphically it isn't the best, but it's bright and vibrant. Voice acting is top notch. Side quests are ridiculously good. Main story has some slow points but is otherwise solid. Side activities are absurd. Hey look at that bad ass looking Yakua over there, see him? Yeah, he's spent the last 30 minutes trying to win stuffed animals out of a claw machine. Boss Fights are fun but fairly easily barring the final fight. 

tl;dr Game is a blast and well worth the time. 8.5/10 

Other reviews13

Much Better than gta
«Blew my mind»
Great acting, great voice acting, great characters, great story, great side quests, a plethora of activities to do, repetitive combat.
First yakuza game I ever played, story is awesome, combat is great, and the “cabaret” business mechanic could be a game of its own! Recommend for everyone.
The best game in an already stellar franchise pre Yakuza 7
«Blew my mind»
«OST on repeat»
Yakuza 0 (PC) - Finished on January 24, 2021.
Has a compelling story while still being wacky in other departments. It's so interesting exploring the city and seeing what unusual situations you'll find yourself in. There's so much to do, so it's unlikely that you'll get bored.
One of the best god damn games I have ever played.
+ Amazing soundtrack
+ Amazing story
+ Amazing characters
+ Fun side quests
+ Fun minigames
- Slow start
This game has earned its special place in my library without breaking a sweat.
«Blew my mind»
The tonal whiplash of this game is spectacular!
«Blew my mind»
quirky and silly in a way that sometimes misses, but usually hits. combat leaves a lot to be desired
Favourite game of last decade
«Liked before it became a hit»
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
One of the best RPGs I've ever played. However, you have to get involved, but if you're on dialog-related JRPGs, then this Game is a Must have. Because that's where the Strength of the Game lies, too. A Story that draws you in and you really want to know how se goes on and where the Characters grow to your Heart. Each Chapter there are new interesting Things to discover and so even at just under 100h of Play time, if you aim for the 100% do not Experience Boredom. The Combat System is very intuitive and at the same time offers enough Depth not to drip off into button milling. The GTA Comparison limps from which is made by many that the Game takes itself and the Setting takes very seriously and yet it is always twinkled with an Eye by many Japanese-cultural Things. Finally, all you can say is: Thank you Sega for the Port. Whoever gives the Game a Chance will not regret it and logically Orders Yakuza Kiwami before. I do, anyway.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
So after 54 Hours finally through with the first "Only Story" run through with 16.75% completion, would have been faster if not the Club Sunshine ... The only Sidestory that captivated me and distracted me from the Main Stroy. To this, my Toaster performance had Problems and many Blues creens, which is not due to the Game or the Manufacturer. I can just be happy that I was able to play this "Pearl" from a Game on my Toaster, so I don't really want to make a real Statement about the Graphics, just that it looked very nice for me. To the Game itself: First of ALL, TOP Story, which really takes you along and provides moving Moments. With a lot of Sidestory Quests and Minigames, you have a lot to do in this Game to achieve 100% completion. Even the Environment, when you compare it to other Games, seems extremely Vivid to me. Especially since you realize everywhere in the Game that it was done with a lot of Attention to Detail. The Beatings are also made quite Fun. At first I found the ingamal prices also zimingly high for yen ratios, when you compare what you can normally earn per Hour. But that quickly improved where the Money started to pile up, and when I discovered the Club Sunshine and knew how to use it, the Money worries were gone, whether something costs 100 Yen or 100 Million Yen (Is everything only small Money anyway). All in all, the best SEGA Title that has played so far! Still, there are a few Things that bother me a bit ... 1. As in the product description is only available in Japanese with English Subtitles, so it is PFLIGHT very good English or Japanese to have knowledge if you want to know something from the Stories. 2. Is the Game, mainly due to the extremely simple Control, for my Bag Flavor too easy to master for an 18 + Game. I would have liked to see a higher Level of Difficulty, either in Control, the Game or directly in both. 3. The keyboard kit mouse steathing at the Driveby Schiesserei Is very poorly implemented, but as I said only with this Scene. 4. Unfortunately, The special moves quickly become boring due to a lack of Variety or are highly dependent on the Surroundings. 5. Too little brutality/blood for an 18 + Title ... Sorry but since I expected a lot more, because exactly with these two Points was advertised for this Game ... (Or I'm just too brewed by now).