PlayStation 4

Yakuza 0 (PlayStation Hits)

Model: CUSA-05133PH-AU

SKU: 344810 Product ID: 896154

Format ‐ PlayStation 4

Genre ‐ Action & Adventure

Rating ‐ MA15+

Consumer Advice ‐ Strong themes, violence and sexual references

Release Date ‐ 12/10/18

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Description

    The glitz, glamour, and unbridled decadence of the 80s are back in Yakuza 0. A prequel to the long-running series set in Japan's criminal underworld, this entry introduces mainstay protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and series regular Goro Majima as they fight like hell through Tokyo and Osaka in their climb through the yakuza ranks. Along the way, players can interact with all the vices 1988's Japan had to offer: from discos and hostess clubs to classic SEGA arcades, there are tons of distractions to pursue in the richly detailed, neon-lit world.

    At its heart, Yakuza 0 is a classic 3D brawler, where players roaming the streets of Tokyo or Osaka will encounter all manners of goons, thugs, hoodlums, and lowlifes to beat up. Featuring an engaging combat system allowing players to switch between 3 different fighting styles instantaneously, Yakuza 0 gives players fluid, free-flowing fights that are easily learned and a joy to master. Take combat up a notch by using environmental objects such as bicycles, sign posts, and car doors for bone-crunching combos and savage take-downs.

    Key Features

    A HARD BOILED CRIME DRAMA - The story follows Kazuma Kiryu as a junior yakuza member who finds himself in a world of trouble when a simple debt collection goes wrong and his mark winds up murdered. Meanwhile, Goro Majima is living a "normal" life as the proprieter of a cabaret club, but is doing whatever it takes to rejoin the yakuza. What that entails isn't exactly easy...

    FIGHT LIKE HELL - Kiryu and Majima can each switch between 3 brutal hand-to-hand combat styles on the fly to creat the most fluid beatdowns ever experienced in a Yakuza game. Use Heat Actions to trigger violent special attacks, or pick up environmental objects to whale on enemies!

    TWO VIBRANT CITIES COMES TO LIFE - Kiryu and Majima will find themselves interacting with many of the colorful denizens of Tokyo and Osaka in some of the most absurdly comedic and heartwarming tales from the red light district. From helping a budding S&M dominatrix learn her profession to ensuring a street performer can make it to the bathroom in time, there are 100 incredible stories to discover.

    THE FINEST PURSUITS 1980s JAPAN HAS TO OFFER - One of the main features the Yakuza series has to offer is being able to relax with the various entertainment options around Japan, and Yakuza 0 has more than ever. Players can go to hostess and telephone clubs for some female companionship, disco halls and pocket car races to blow of some steam, hit up the CLUB SEGA Arcades for classic 80s video games, and much, much more!

Details

    Primary Format - Games - Playstation 4

    Game Genre - Action & Adventure

    Rating - MA15+

    Consumer Advice - Strong themes, violence and sexual references

    Game developer - SEGA Games

    Game publisher - SEGA

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly captivating story! I bought this on whim a month ago, and I'm so glad that I did. The story line is by far one of the best I've seen in video games for a while, but majority of the story is told through cutscenes, dubbed in Japanese, so I would not recommend it for people who aren't able to engage with subtitles. The gameplay consists mostly of fighting, and doesn't really offer more than that in a gameplay perspective.But beside that, the game is truly hilarious, and littered with engaging side missions and activities. Please do give Yakuza 0 a try, considering it is cheap as a Greatest Hits title, it is well worth the money.
Date published: 2019-02-07
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