Yakuza Kiwami or Yakuza Extreme

Does everyone remember the 90’s? A time when every single bit of merchandise contained the word extreme trying to appeal to the younger generation. Well keeping in the tune of going down a nostalgia trip we have Yakuza Kiwami.

Kiwami being the Japanese for Extreme sets you up for the expectations even before you press start.

Yakuza Kiwami is a remake of the original 2005 Yakuza game. The game that started it all off. It’s been years since I first played the Yakuza game and what treat it was.

Story : The story takes place when the Yakuza clan boss attempts to violate Kazuma’s best friend Yumi framed for a murder and set to prison for 10 years. When he is released he discovers that the clans have changed and his friend Yumi has gone missing.

Gameplay: Just like the original game the mechanics works in with combining GTA style gameplay with martial arts works surprisingly well with this fun adventure.

Tone is a over the top story line that is one part infernal affairs , and another part lock stock and 2 smoking barrels with its mini games and over played up characters gives you a sense that every character in this world makes every motion and dialogue overly dramatic.

Is the game any good ?

Looks like with this game Sega may be making a great comeback to the west with this powerhouse title which reminds people that games are supposed to be fun.

 

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