5 Things We Love About Yakuza 0
Yakuza 0 is right around the corner and I’m sure many of you can’t bear to wait any longer. With approximately a 2 year gap between its initial release in Japan and upcoming release here in North America, it’s been one of the most sought out, pleaded for, and wanted localizations. So, for those who have been waiting for Yakuza 0: it’s been a long time coming and we’re nearly there! For those who are considering/planning to jump into the series: glad you’re here, allow me to get you hyped for the game! Without further ado, let’s get onto that list.
1) You Play as Both Kazuma Kiryu and Majima Goro
While it’s not the first time the Yakuza series has allowed players to immerse themselves in the game through multiple characters, this is the first time players can play as Goro in the games’ main series. Meanwhile, even though we’ve followed Kiryu throughout the life of the Yakuza series, being able to experience his younger years is something new. The way the game unfolds each of their stories is pretty clever and quite an exciting adventure in itself as well.
2) It’s a Prequel to the Yakuza Series
One of the biggest turn-offs and things that turn people away from a series/franchise is the sheer amount of information and catching up needed to understand what the heck is going on. With Yakuza 0 you don’t need to fear that at all – in fact, it’s THE perfect game to jump into the series with. Of course, for all you returning fans, not only is it exciting to see Kiryu all young and snazzy, you get to see Goro in a pretty different situation and mindset. Nonetheless, it adds more backstory and meat onto the entirety of the Yakuza franchise in an approachable and accessible package.
3) It’s Set in the 80s
Since Yakuza 0 is a prequel, it’s a given that we’ll be going back in time. In this case, we go back to 1988 all jam-packed with pagers, disco, funky outfits, and more. If you’ve played past Yakuza games, you’ll notice quite a bit of changes in the décor, scenery, and general environment. The 80s setting gives Yakuza 0 a unique flair and immersion that truly makes you feel you’ve been transported to 80s Japan. I honestly can’t emphasize how addictive the disco music is in the game, it’s a jam on a whole other level.
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