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05-19-2019 5:06 PMStruggler is offline Send an Email to Struggler Search for Posts by Struggler Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Wait where's the ff9 post???

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05-19-2019 6:24 PMBonesy is offline Send an Email to Bonesy Homepage of Bonesy Search for Posts by Bonesy Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

no telling

i used to claim ff9 was my favorite but i realized when I went to play it on not-emulator that damn that game slow
05-20-2019 12:57 AMThe Greatest of All Time is offline Search for Posts by The Greatest of All Time Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

its coming im sure but no telling who will initiate that conversation

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There is an idea of a Necro; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable... I simply am not there

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05-22-2019 12:49 AMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Quote by The Greatest of All Time:
its coming im sure but no telling who will initiate that conversation


Maybe Aeris dying was a positive thing.

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05-30-2019 6:34 PMThe Greatest of All Time is offline Search for Posts by The Greatest of All Time Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Yakuza

I have to put this in here as a series, as while I loved 0, this series is pretty consistent for the most part from entry to entry. They all more or less do the same thing with different stories, some better than others but i find it better to look at the series as a cohesive whole than the individual episodes because what it does better than almost any other series becomes illuminated: continuity.

At its core, Yakuza is about family and the bonds between people, which is fitting if you think about it. The yakuza see them self as a brotherhood, and what most of the series has revolved around is Kiryu struggling to find his role in the Tojo clan or struggling to build a family outside of it. There’s an emotional foundation to the story that becomes stronger as we grow with the characters from game to game. I can’t think of another video game series that has such successful continuity outside maybe Assassins Creed, though Desmond’s story fell off after AC3 and none of the assassins were developed to the same extent Ezio was.

I’ve always said that if you don’t do the substories in Yakuza, you’re missing a lot of what makes the games great. Part of this is how much they add to the continuity. You meet characters in them that reoccur and grow with you. It’s a special kind of thing for a game to achieve.

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Quote by X-sah:
Necro: Pfft. You're a useless waste of oxygen.

There is an idea of a Necro; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable... I simply am not there

\m/ Megadeth \m/
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08/27/2015

05-31-2019 6:15 PMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

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Yakuza is about family


And that's what makes it so powerful

I couldn't resist, sorry

I haven't finished 0 yet, which is my only experience with the series thusfar, but from what I've seen that's a very apt description of how it seems to be. Particularly the sidestories aspect.

Not only the continuity but just the...charm and the humor of those really is striking. And to balance that with it also kind of adding to stuff is a very interesting balance.

On the flip side saints row: gat out of hell was on heavily discounted sale. And it's..okay. Not wowing me really.

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I can’t think of another video game series that has such successful continuity


Metal Gear Solid was...well it definitely seemed to have a vision and continuity. Not sure it works on the level you're talking about.

Fallout sort of does, but also veers wildly. Mostly New Vegas and 2 would be the examples. Even more than 1 and 2. And that's still not exactly what you mean.

So you're probably right.

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These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

05-31-2019 6:22 PMBonesy is offline Send an Email to Bonesy Homepage of Bonesy Search for Posts by Bonesy Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

the hard thing to get past in Yakuza for me was like

introducing characters like Saejima who have a long history with Majima 4? or so games into the series

like shit, it didn't come up for that long? sure Saejima was in the clink way longer than kiryu but damn

but then i remember it's Yakuza so who gives a shit
06-03-2019 11:08 PMThe Greatest of All Time is offline Search for Posts by The Greatest of All Time Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

That’s a valid criticism of the Yakuza series, as a lot of characters are discarded or appear out of nowhere. But given the episodic feel of the series with the writing being done in a way where you don’t need to play past games to enjoy it, it sorta makes sense. But there’s a lot of details the games gave that feel random, like Haruka’s scout being Majimas ex wife feeling completely unnecessary and under utilized in Yakuza 5. I also feel like Yumi should have appeared in Yakuza 0 in some kind of capacity, considering Kiryu and Nishikiyama were carrying the torch for her at the time

Even though that’s all true, Kamurocho grows with you and the progression of the reoccurring characters, main or sub story, are really good

Yakuza 6 has a few substories that feature characters and plot threads that were introduced in Y0 and Y Kiwami, which have pretty powerful conclusions. One example is I absolutely love the resolution to the Pocket Circuit Fighter’s narrative, and it’s great because you meet him at different points in his life but it feels like an organic way for the character to mature

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11/23/08


Year of Sharp, 2016

Quote by X-sah:
Necro: Pfft. You're a useless waste of oxygen.

There is an idea of a Necro; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable... I simply am not there

\m/ Megadeth \m/
Political Correctness Needs to Stop
08/27/2015

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