Neoseeker : News : Real Yakuza heavyweights weigh in on Yakuza 3
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DeathMonkey Aug 11, 10
Quite awesome to actually get real Yakuza to talk about the game
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ParanahJoe Aug 11, 10
I couldn't stand the PS3 demo but it's fun to read what the Yakuza had to say.
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tekmosis Aug 11, 10
Boing Boing's article made me want to go out and buy the game, or at least try it.
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Dark Dom Aug 11, 10
I LOVE Yakuza 3, I've finished it so many times now. But I absolutely agree with the irl Yakuza -- I wish I'd gotten the Japanese version. There was too much cut from the game.

SEGA appear to have listened to fans though, seeing as Yakuza 4 will remain uncut. Huzzah!
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Mad Clown Aug 11, 10
I must admit, I had little to no interest in this game until reading this article. Now I feel the urge to look into it. I'm also especially interested in what the part was that was cut out...
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RabidChinaGirl Aug 11, 10
I've nothing against suspending reality for games like these, but I respect the yakuza about as much as I respect the Italian mob or high school thugs. If he thinks SEGA USA sucks for this, wonder how he feels about mob/gang activity being ILLEGAL here, too.
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Hellfire29 Aug 12, 10
quote RabidChinaGirl
I've nothing against suspending reality for games like these, but I respect the yakuza about as much as I respect the Italian mob or high school thugs. If he thinks SEGA USA sucks for this, wonder how he feels about mob/gang activity being ILLEGAL here, too.
I'm not saying that their activities are right, but he did mention how the Yakuza didn't use to to bother the ordinary person on the street. Though, from what I've heard, that's no longer the case...
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RabidChinaGirl Aug 12, 10
quote Hellfire29
I'm not saying that their activities are right, but he did mention how the Yakuza didn't use to to bother the ordinary person on the street. Though, from what I've heard, that's no longer the case...
That thumbs down made me laugh.

Anyway, they're very cultural, which is why the gov't there doesn't want to outlaw their operations. I've little doubt they didn't used to be a band of overrated thugs, like how the HK triads started out as genuine protection for folks. But no, they're pretty frightening these days if you get on their bad side. Saying the skyscrapers in Tokyo are built on bodies of the dead is not an urban legend, unfortunately. :\

Don't get me wrong, Godfather was an amazing movie/series, and Yakuza games are also pretty great. His statements just bothered me to death.
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Hellfire29 Aug 12, 10
quote RabidChinaGirl
That thumbs down made me laugh.

Anyway, they're very cultural, which is why the gov't there doesn't want to outlaw their operations. I've little doubt they didn't used to be a band of overrated thugs, like how the HK triads started out as genuine protection for folks. But no, they're pretty frightening these days if you get on their bad side. Saying the skyscrapers in Tokyo are built on bodies of the dead is not an urban legend, unfortunately. :\

Don't get me wrong, Godfather was an amazing movie/series, and Yakuza games are also pretty great. His statements just bothered me to death.
Thumbs down was not me, btw.
Personally, I would of thought it would be bad for business to prey upon random folks. Give yourself a bad reputation and scare the average person. Better off just messing up those who get in on the business.
Unfortunately, the Godfather and the Yakuza games are only fiction, not real life. The real word is much nastier...
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basedgoddess Aug 17, 10
@MadClown

the missing content is ~10 sidequests (including all the ones pertaining to hostess clubs) and a handful of minigames.

the game's NA/EU release dates were a bit of a rushjob, so sega couldn't be assed to translate the content that they thought "would resonate with Western audiences the least".

bullshit? yes. hyper-controversial stuff cut or storyline significantly altered? no.
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