In Yakuza 3 Remastered Kiryu, gets dragged back into the Yakuza happenings while running an orphanage in Okinawa. Here is our Yakuza 3 Remastered Review.
The game was developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and published by Sega, it was originally released on August 9, 2018, for PlayStation 4 in Japan, but was released in the rest of the world on August 20, 2019, and even later for PC and Xbox One.
As far as remasters go, this Yakuza 3 stays very faithful to it, the only thing that really changed is the improved graphics, but the rest feels exactly the same. If you just came from Kiwami 2, then this sure is a big step back sadly and kinda makes me want a Kiwami version of this game instead of a remaster, but I am happy that it’s at least there and you can’t have everything you want out of a game these days.
The story of Yakuza 3 takes place about 1/2 years after Kiwami 2 (or just 2) and Kiryu has an orphanage with Haruka in Okinawa. Of course, trouble attracts Kiryu and it seems like someone from his past is back, but in typical Yakuza fashion, nothing is really what it seems and the story is filled with twists and turns. The story is just amazing and has so many good moments and everything just fits together so well, it’s just a fun story to experience.
The gameplay goes back to the older play style from 0 and Kiwami and everything shows that the way you level up and gain more powers is just boring and annoying, especially when you come from the Kiwami 2 high, it’s not bad by any means, but just because of the previous game in the series it makes it feel very bland again. This time you can also explore Okinawa with brand-new characters and old ones. There are more sub-stories than ever and also a new type of mode where you have to find and takedown hitmen, so overall this game does have a lot of things going for it that make it a good game.
The main downside is the visuals, it’s just a sad downgrade if you look at characters that aren’t the main ones and it just keeps being an eyesore for the majority of the time, another this is that all the enemies keep making the same “EH!” sound every time you talk to them making you go crazy. Another thing wrong with enemies in this game is the defense, it’s terrible because they just keep blocking the majority of the time and you can not really break it and then do damage, so you will end up using the same move over and over again to remove just the tiniest bit of HP.
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