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Yakuza

by Jamesman

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Original Thread: Let's Fucking Play Yakuza

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Introduction






Released in Japan in 2005 and then in Europe and North America the year after, Yakuza is an action/adventure game with Japan's criminal underworld as the backdrop. As Kazuma Kiryu, you take to the streets of the fictional Kamurocho and follow an intriguing story filled with many fun and interesting characters. Along the way, you also beat the ever-living shit out of hundreds of thugs and yakuza using your hands and whatever you can get your hands on. You can also take time out of your busy beating schedule to play at UFO catchers or slot machines, get drunk, pick up hostess girls, and other Yakuza-type activities.

The series is exceptionally popular in Japan, with its Playstation 3 installments standing beside the likes of Metal Gear Solid 4 and Final Fantasy 13 at the top of the best-seller list. Unfortunately, the games have not yet found similar success outside of their native home, but perhaps this LP will help draw in some more fans.

I had not played this game prior to doing this LP. Rather than doing a full-on blind run, however, I utilized editing of multiple recordings to blend the inexperience and initial reactions of a blind run with the knowledge and pacing of being more familiar with the game.
Character Profiles

(Best viewed after watching through Chapter 4)
Fanart

Information About the Yakuza

Contributed by Arthur D Wolfe


Videos


Daruma Dolls and You: Learning to Fight the Yakuza WayViddler blip.tv
Drinking on the Job and Well-Dressed HooligansViddler blip.tv
Mystery! Intrigue! Jack Nicholson!Viddler blip.tv

The More Things ChangeViddler blip.tv
Looking For Some MensViddler blip.tv
Let's Explore: Chapters 1 and 2Viddler blip.tv

Sneaking Missions and Mysterious MenViddler blip.tv
The GauntletViddler blip.tv

The Search For Answers. Wait, Nevermind. BOOBIES!Viddler blip.tv
Criminals and Little Girls - A Match Made in HeavenViddler blip.tv
This Plot Confuses and Angers MeViddler blip.tv
Chapter 4 SIDEQUESTIN' - Part 1 (With Ambisagrus and VoidBurger)Viddler blip.tv
Chapter 4 SIDEQUESTIN' - Part 2 (With Ambisagrus and VoidBurger)Viddler blip.tv
Chapter 4 SIDEQUESTIN' - Part 3 (With Ambisagrus and VoidBurger)Viddler blip.tv
Let's Explore: Chapter 4 - Part 1Viddler blip.tv
Let's Explore: Chapter 4 - Part 2Viddler blip.tv
Let's Explore: Chapter 4 - Part 3Viddler blip.tv

Forget it, Kazuma. It's Bumtown.Viddler blip.tv
Paying for Information... IN FIST DOLLARS YENViddler blip.tv
An Old Friend ReturnsViddler blip.tv
Gonna Hit A Few BallsViddler blip.tv
Chapter 5 SIDEQUESTIN'Viddler blip.tv
Komaki's Training - Part 1Viddler blip.tv
A Guide to Hostess ClubsViddler blip.tv

The Greatest Plot Twist This Game Will Probably Ever HaveViddler blip.tv
Weenie LoveViddler blip.tv
A Terrifilarious DistractionViddler blip.tv
You're a Loose Cannon, Date!Viddler blip.tv
Chapter 6 SIDEQUESTIN' - Part 1 (With Ambisagrus and VoidBurger)Viddler blip.tv
Chapter 6 SIDEQUESTIN' - Part 2 (With Ambisagrus and VoidBurger)Viddler blip.tv
Chapter 6 SIDEQUESTIN' - Part 3 (With Ambisagrus and VoidBurger)Viddler blip.tv
Colosseum Fights - Part 1Viddler blip.tv
Colosseum Fights - Part 2Viddler blip.tv
Hostess Girls
Yuzu of ShineViddler blip.tv
Chisa of Jewel - Part 1Viddler blip.tv
Chisa of Jewel - Part 2Viddler blip.tv
Erina of ShineViddler blip.tv
Aya of ShineViddler blip.tv
Hiromi of JewelViddler blip.tv
Reika of JewelViddler blip.tv

Too Intense for a Proper TitleViddler blip.tv
Death and Bum ShantiesViddler blip.tv
The Hardcore Gambling Underworld of... Dice Numbers... Guessing... ThingViddler blip.tv
Someone Just LOVES Being a JerkViddler blip.tv
Chapter 7 SIDEQUESTIN' - Part 1Viddler blip.tv
Chapter 7 SIDEQUESTIN' - Part 2Viddler blip.tv
Chapter 7 SIDEQUESTIN' - Part 3Viddler blip.tv
Komaki's Training - Part 2Viddler blip.tv
Haruka's TrustViddler blip.tv

Uncle Kazuma Will Fuck You UpViddler blip.tv
Clubbin'Viddler blip.tv
Real Housewives of KamurochoViddler blip.tv
Colosseum Fights - Part 3Viddler blip.tv

Chinese Take-OutViddler blip.tv
Highway To, From, and Of the Danger ZoneViddler blip.tv

The Streets Will Run Red With BloodViddler blip.tv
Rooftop RumbleViddler blip.tv
Kazuma May CryViddler blip.tv
Chapter 10 SIDEQUESTIN' Part 1 (With Ambisagrus and VoidBurger)Viddler blip.tv
Chapter 10 SIDEQUESTIN' Part 2 (With Ambisagrus and VoidBurger)Viddler blip.tv
Chapter 10 SIDEQUESTIN' Part 3 (With Ambisagrus and VoidBurger)Viddler blip.tv

This Chapter is All About SlutsViddler blip.tv
Game's Packing My Ass With So Many Unsolved Mysteries, I'm Shitting Robert StacksViddler blip.tv
Getting Dirty in the SoaplandViddler blip.tv
You Could Cut the Tension With a KnifeViddler blip.tv
Coin Lockers Wrap-UpViddler blip.tv
Komaki's Training - Part 3 and Colosseum Fights - Part 4Viddler blip.tv
Meet Jo Amon (And Scream At Him)Viddler blip.tv

HOLY SHIT EVERYTHING IS EXPLAINEDViddler blip.tv
Shimano Shipyard ShitstormViddler blip.tv

I Am Become DeathViddler blip.tv
Colosseum Fights - Part 5Viddler blip.tv
You, Me, and YumiViddler blip.tv
Is This Guy a Dick or What?Viddler blip.tv
The Final ShowdownViddler blip.tv
The EndViddler blip.tv
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