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Yakuza 2 Review

A Spectacular Crime Drama Bringing "Mature" Content to New Heights
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HIGH Some of the best writing and character work in video games, ever.

LOW The technical side could really use a revamp.

WTF I have to go out and aimlessly "enjoy the city" again?!?

Yakuza 2

Game Description: The sequel to Sega's ambitious adventure game set in the heart and underbelly of Tokyo.

Exposed: Yakuza 2's Mature Content

Haven't had a whole heck of a lot of time to game this week, but what little time I did have was devoted to Sega's Yakuza 2.


This guy is one seriously badass motherf*cker

I'm not going to talk a lot about it right now because I feel an ethical responsibility to review it and I want to save some ammo for that future piece, but I will say that I think it's great. For those who don't know, the game is basically a real-time brawler with some light RPG elements bound together by an extremely well-written crime drama storyline -- and in this case, i do mean well-written. It's not a parody or a caricature of a story twisted around and made to fit all sorts of absurdly contrived game nonsense... it's a real, honest-to-goodness, straight-up serious crime drama.

Yakuza Second Opinion

Simply put, the game is fantastically entertaining. I had doubts as to whether or not a brawler could keep my interest for any length of time, but Yakuza not only went the distance, it had me coming back post-completion and smacking down fools after the credits rolled—something I rarely ever feel compelled to do.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz – Review

Click here to read Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz reviewThere are three conventions that a game for the Wii ought to follow. First, it shouldn't be a rushed port from another system with a new control scheme shoehorned in for its own sake. Second, it ought to present a new method of gameplay, and have it work. Third, and most importantly, it shouldn't hurt.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Cartoon Violence

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz

Game Description: Super Monkey Ball fanatics rejoice! AiAi and all his friends have rolled their way onto Nintendo's new console with new mind-blowing puzzle levels and a wealth of new and exciting Party Games specifically designed to fully exploit the innovative Nintendo Wii controller. Other titles will have a difficult time matching the multitude of possible variations in game control as presented in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz.

Yakuza Review

Click here to read review of YakuzaIn this age of cynical disillusionment, the Yakuza is perhaps the only international crime organization that North Americans can still look on with any kind of nostalgia. The once mysterious tongs are now thought of as little more than drug running slave traffickers. The Mafia’s suave counterculture image replaced by balding men with four fourth-grade educations clad in track suits, partially because they're too fat to wear anything else and but mostly because they just don't care about their personal appearance.

Yakuza Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Violence, Strong Language, Alcohol use

Yakuza

Game Description: Yakuza is your entry into a society where respect and honor holds great importance. Kazuma is a former rising star in the Yakuza who is rebuilding his life after serving a 10-year prison term for murder. He suddenly finds himself caught in a spiraling underworld plot involving a mysterious girl known as Haruka and a missing $100 million. Kazuma must use his fists and his wits to stay alive as he unravels the complex web of truth and lies that surrounds the notorious Yakuza.

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