What do you want me to say to you more, sincerely. That was my test of Yakuza Kiwami 2. You’re welcome. Okay, kidding aside, the “Kiwami” are a series of remakes that retap and increase the initial episodes while updating the relationships between characters added in the prequel Yakuza 0.
Oh! Kirei desu!
Technically, the game is based on the latest version of the Dragon Engine, the engine of Yakuza 6. Yakuza Kiwami 2 is the most fluid, the most beautiful Yakuza. Dragon Engine requires, you will evolve without perceptible loading time and you will regularly explode all the bikes and mopeds you graze as in Yakuza 6. In short, it is technically almost perfect.
“Do you like omelettes? Here, I’m breaking the eggs! ”
Ah! Omoshiroi desu!
The scenario has not moved an iota of what my memory of quadra remembers Yakuza 2 released in 2006: two cocks are in the same barnyard, one is morally good, the other is bad. An addition in the form of a quest where the player embodies Majima Goro to pick up the pieces of a bushy scenario has even been added. Atmosphere Japanese thugs that harass passersby, testosterone en masse, ridiculous situations and small grandfathers. The game is still desperately English subtitled but given the number of dialogues, we can only accept to work his slang to understand the insults and other threats between bad boys. Between us, by wandering the streets of the Yakuza series, I became a beast of the English argo, thank you Nagoshi-san! Locating the game in French, Spanish, Italian, German would simply be too expensive for a series with sales volumes still too confidential. Yakuza Kiwami 2 is particularly verbose, the cutscenes are numerous and the faces are the best of the day (mate me the striking modeling of the eyes in the game if … just from a point of view of acting! ). In short, Yakuza Kiwami 2 is, like its predecessors, a vehicle for emotions and pushes into this niche other games claiming themselves as such.
In your opinion, nice or bad?
Ehh! Kokkei desu!
The accompanying activities are once again excellent: casino, golf, Virtua Fighter 2 and Virtual On playable, mini games clan creator and hostess bar evolves well (interface more readable for the bar and reinforced tactical aspect for the clan creator) and so on … The game is rich in content, sometimes funny, sometimes ridiculous, sometimes intelligent. Yakuza Kiwami 2 is definitely the most enjoyable activity compilation in the series. Only the real estate agency Yakuza 0 is missing to fill me definitely. In short, between the arteries of Kamurocho and the small streets of Osaka, there is enough to play a hundred hours to complete the whole.
The addiction summarized in one image
Whoa! Arai desu!
Fights are again worn on the finishes moves to unlock with the experience points gleaned as the adventure in the manner of Yakuza 6. It’s dynamic, progressive and complete. If I was extremely fussy, I will report some situations that bring the camera into the wall during the fighting but nothing unacceptable. In short, it’s fun, violent, playable and particularly well calibrated.
Goro Majima does not know the cold.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 is an excellent game, it magnifies the original work and is perhaps-if we omit the theme of the scenario that may please or not the best episode of the series in terms of its content. The remastered Yakuza coming soon (3, 4 and 5 so) will be only upgrades HD PS3 games and will not benefit from the same content. Not to play Yakuza Kiwami 2, is missing for the second time a game and a series of exception that is already a date in the history of video games, pending Judge Eyes. PLAY IT!
In short, yes, I know you must be sated Yakuza, but when it’s good, we eat what is on his plate, even if it’s been three times that we eat this week!