Kiwami means EXTREME!
I love the Yakuza series. I started with Yakuza 0 when it came out and since then it’s been one of my all time favourite videogames. Everything about the game was and still is just outstanding and I easily ended up putting over 100 hours into the game. Soon after I found out that in Japan they released a remake of the 2005 PS2 original Yakuza using the style system and other assets from 0. The game in question is Yakuza Kiwami, released January last year in Japan but is going to be released overseas in little over a week. Obviously I was hyped that we were gonna get this and pre-ordered it on the spot, however the folks at Deep Silver happily intercepted my plans by giving myself and my cohorts a review code for the game. I was absolutely ecstatic and I couldn’t be more thankful to be able to share my surprisingly early thoughts on the most recent (overseas) release of the series. So just how extreme is this game? Let’s find out. (more…)