"Yakuza 3 gradually fades from lazy days of shopping, fishing and head butting, to Machiavellian rounds of golf with local politicians and darker, meaner streets of Tokyo. And despite the deep core of story scenes and character building - and what amazing characters, both in design and nature - it never feels as if you're simply a witness."Certainly the reviews of the Western release of the ongoing franchise have been varied but having played the original Japanese version I would say if you are intrigued give it a whirl and see if it satisfies what you’re looking for. Good to see certain elements of the UK press giving an essentially niche game a chance and some of their precious time.
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
A recent Western review of Yakuza 3 on PS3 was given 90% by PlayStation Magazine. Here's a snippet of what they had to say about the Japanese crime based title: