Quick Time Reviews: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

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Posted March 28, 2018 by Andrew Semicek in Video Games

Welcome to Quick Time Reviews (or QTR for short!). On these posts a We The Nerdy member reviews the first few hours of a game to determine if it’s worth your time. Games will be graded with a Yay (worth it) Meh (worth looking at via a rental or discounted price) or Nay (don’t even bother). 

Liked: 

  • Captivating story with lots of plot twists and turns
  • Great cast of main and side characters (Yuta is AWESOME)
  • Best and most fluid gameplay in the series to date
  • Tons of side missions and fun to be had in the arcades (Virtua Fighter 5!)
  • Battles are all in real time now, no moving to a different screen or area to fight
  • Tighter, more focused character progression system
  • More realistic world (far more NPCs on screen at a time, makes the areas feel more alive)
  • Save pretty much anywhere, anytime (except in combat)

 

Disliked:

  • Odd aliasing issues (on normal PS4, unable to test on a PS4 Pro)
  • Graphics still look somewhat dated
  • That baby minigame…
  • Some odd choices from Kazuma that don’t feel right for his character
  • Only two locations to traverse

 

Is it worth your time?

 

 

 

 


About the Author

Andrew Semicek

Owner and Founder of We The Nerdy. HUGE fan of all things Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Spider-Man. Possible Time Lord but he can't find his TARDIS (his chameleon circuit actually works) and loves to talk about nerdy things!