Kiryu Kazuma is back! and now he’s not alone! He and three other people together to conquer the evil in Kamurocho. Yes, Yakuza 4 is the sequel to Yakuza 3. Japanese version was released on March 18, 2010, while its new U.S. version was released in March this year.
4 continues the story of Yakuza Kazuma Kiryu from Yakuza 3. Some events in this game will be dealing directly with the story of the Yakuza, Yakuza 2 and Yakuza 3. But do not worry, SEGA flashbacks provide the option for gamers who have never played prekuelnya. That’ll help you understanding the storyline.
Yakuza 4 has three other protagonist in addition to Kiryu. They all each has an individual plot. When you first play the game, gamers will run plot Shun Akiyama , a former hobo who opened the service of borrowing money. After that we will play as Taiga Saejima , a legendary killer who was jailed. After that gamers will play Masayoshi Tanimura , a policeman who search for true justice. Only after that gamers will play the main protagonist, Kiryu Kazuma, a former head of a Yakuza Tojo Clan and the epithet Legendary Dragon of Dojima.
In 2005, an explosion on the Millennium Tower Kamurocho shocking the entire population, not just a big explosion, but with the explosion that also fly 1000 yen banknotes money as much as 10 billion yen. People were scattered race to collect the money as much. Even though with Shun Akiyama, a former banker who has become homeless. Akiyama join with other orang2 fight money that are scattered them.
After successfully collecting the money, Akiyama is a drifter confused to save money where. It was then that he was harassed by a pack of thugs who want to take the money. Helplessness, almost just a month Akiyama-monthly, luckily when it came the god helper Hiroaki Arai . Arai help Akiyama, giving him temporary shelter. Akiyama who feel indebted to finally make friends with Arai. And consider Arai as someone who will bring change in Kamurocho after the death of Kazuma Kiryu.
After that Akiyama opening moneylending service called Sky Finance. Sky Finance is very unique, because people can borrow money without warranty and set your own repayment deadline. But with one condition, before borrowing, the customer will be given a personal test in advance by Akiyama. Everything went well for Akiyama, until at some point he finds Arai shot assistant Seiwa Clan Lieutenant of Ueno, Masaharu Ihara. These killings sparked tension between Ueno Seiwa Clan and Tojo Cla n, Arai became the most wanted men and Akiyama-also affected. After that Akiyama was visited by a mysterious woman who called Lily and ask for a loan of 100 million yen, oddly enough this woman very much like former named Eri Akiyama. How is the relationship Arai and Akiyama next? Who is this mysterious woman?
While in Okinawa Penintieary no. 2, a prison located in the middle of the sea, Taiga Saejima transferred there. Saejima is one of the Tojo Clan Yakuza who killed 18 people critical of Ueno Seiwa Clan in 1985 . Saejima has been jailed for 25 years and is currently awaiting execution time.
Jailed, Saejima met Hamazaki, a former lieutenant of Hamazaki Tojo Clan Family. Hamazaki persuade Saejima to escape by saying that Saejima do not know what really happened in 1985. Simultaneously penghianatnya. Hearing this, Saejima also agreed to escape from prison and returned to Kamurocho to get the answers to everything. Well, if Saejima managed to escape? Who actually penghianatnya?
On the other hand there Kamurocho young cop named Masayoshi Tanimura corrupt known for his habit of gambling and taking money from illegal immigrants. When in fact Tanimura not so, the money that he can ari gambling and illegal immigrants be given to the orphans, especially those of Asia. This is because he is half Japanese and half Asian.
In addition, Tanimura also investigating a shooting in 1985 in secret. This is because his father who was also a policeman and detectives were killed while investigating the shootings. Instructions left by her father was a photograph of a teenager named Yasuka Saejima. Surprisingly, her face look a lot like Lily, the mysterious woman who meets Akiyama. Well, what next? Will Tanimura can catch the perpetrators of the murder of his father? Interesting to follow what happens.
Deep Kamurocho outside noise, a former Yakuza legendary calm and peaceful life with his adopted children. Yes, he’s Kiryu Kazuma, a former yakuza, a former Chairman of the Tojo Clan fourth, a legend who was nicknamed the Dragon of Dojima.
Kiryu quiet life disturbed when the arrival of a large man named Saejima. Saejima stranded on the beach near the Kiryu house while fleeing from prison. He recounted that he had to Kamurocho to settle everything. After Saejima go, a few days later came Hamazaki with injured bodies and bring a book. In the book there are a record 10 billion yen in cash was missing from the Tojo Clan, including where the money came from and who the recipients. 10 billion yen which makes Kiryu have to lose a woman, friend, and father, whom she loved. How Kiryu action next? Is she going to make the calculation of the mastermind of all this trouble?
In Yakuza 4, gamers will play the plot of the story in sequence. Gamers can not arbitrarily switching the player until all the characters meet. The plot of this story will lead to one story, namely solving the shooting tragedy in 1985. Shooting into a long tail up to 2010. Gamers will enjoy stripping slowly and detailed story from beginning to end. Up until the ending is quite surprising as to who the mastermind.
Yakuza 4 has the gameplay is almost the same as Yakuza 3. Gamers can explore the city freely Kamurocho, buy various items in the Shop and Restaurant is available, or enjoy the services of the hostess nightclubs and massage parlors. During browsing, gamers will find random battle encounters to increase the level and ability to gamers.
Yakuza Battle in four still remain the same as Yakuza 3, gamers will do battle Brawl Bare Knuckle game like Final Fight or earlier times. Gamers can punch, kick, slamming and avoidance. Also provided a special moment each moment a very sadistic characters and interesting. In battle, gamers can also beat the enemy using all objects that are around, be it the flag pole, street sign or even a bicycle. In the battle gamers have the Health Gauge and Heat Gauge . Health serves as our lives, time expired and Game Over . While the Heat to function as a power, when the Heat full of gamers can perform special attacks by pressing tomobol Triangle. In addition, when facing a boss, there are Quick Time Events, gamers now have to press a few buttons in time to launch a special attack. Admittedly, there is satisfaction when hitting an enemy with a brutal and sadistic.
Each Fighting Style has an each character different. Akiyama fought by relying on speed and strength of his legs, all jurusnya based on the kick, not a blow. Another case with Saejima that rely heavily on their muscle strength, slamming Saejima very strong and hard, besides that she also has endurance that exceeds any other character. Meanwhile, Tanimura has a unique fighting style, which Parry. Due to its small, Tanimura can use force to attack your opponent, and also because he’s a cop so he could handcuff his opponent! Fighting style is the strongest of Kiryu Kazuma, a legend, Kiryu Akiyama has speed, strength and ingenuity Saejima Tanimura. Kick Jutsu owned Kiryu was very complete and a lot.
Also Yakuza 4 introduces a new folder, namely Rooftop map and Undergorund Map. Gamers can explore Kamurocho via Rooftop or Underground. This feature will be very useful when gamers use Saejima, as fugitives Saejima can not allow himself arrested by the police, then the only way is to walk through a rooftop or underground tunnel.
Who deserves thumbs up in the sound Yakuza 4 adaah actingnya voice. Yakuza 4 does not provide Home Dub, so all the voice acting is presented with its original language, Japanese. Therefore the characters lip movements synchronized well with the sound issued. Great is the voice actornya, they can voice their own personal character very well. As a wise Kiryu, Saejima strong but very sensitive, Akiyama an easy going or who hold a grudge Tanimura his heart. All expressed well, then do not be surprised if you are late in the story while watching cutscenenya.
In addition to voice acting, sound others seem ordinary. Still the same as Yakuza 3, the noise Kamurocho, background songs when fighting was not much different with Yakuza 3.
Graphic is not the main thing in the Yakuza 4. Graphics are the same as Yakuza 3, only a few parts of the course made more detailed. Not good at all and not bad at all. Suffice it to enjoy. What makes this interesting is the expression of the character, it looks like SEGA member serving more in the face, so that wrinkles when the character thinks, worried, scared or crying can be captured gamers perfectly.
Yakuza 4 is a game that is very focused on the storyline . Storyline is the main selling this game. Addition of characters to 4 people do not make a story teller giddy and be biased in conveying the story. Each character personal dissected, vision and objectives in depth. Who would have thought that his character if Saejima hard, looks killer turns out to have a good heart, loyal friend and very loyal to the boss? Or Akiyama, which although similar Womanizer but could only love a woman, namely Eri former lover. There is also Tanimura who get a great inner struggle to discover who killed his father. And finally the legend of Kiryu Kazuma did not escape the mistakes. Mistakes that he had run away from his responsibilities as Chairman of the Tojo Clan Fourth. All these stories are mixed very well by SEGA, so do not be surprised if when playing this game gamers will feel mixed emotions, emotion, love, respect and so forth.