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Yakuza 0 review

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2 weeks ago

Yakuza Kiwami might be closer to a PC launch than expected

Best worst crime-dad Kazuma Kiryu might be making a return to PC sooner than expected, if the whirring coming from Steam's database is any indication. We've known for a while that Yakuza Kiwami (a remake of the first in Sega's brawl-o-RPG series) was headed to PC, following up on the successful launch of 80s-set prequel Yakuza Zero - we just didn't know when. As reported…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: Best PC gaming deals

Is... is it over yet? Are the Black Friday and Cyber Monday PC gaming deals finally finished? Just a couple more hours to go now, you can do it deals herald, you can get through this. You've got a week and a half holiday coming up soon, just get through the afternoon and then you can go and lie in a dark room and not…

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2 months ago

Feature: Kiryu is the best boy

The Joy Of karaoke in Yakuza 0

Within the first hour of Yakuza 0, Kazuma Kiryu has to re-evaluate most of what he’s come to believe in. The crime family he’s been loyal to actually has no problem with selling him out, and Kiryu has to somehow prove his innocence in a murder plot, as well as stop a large-scale turf war. Over the course of many conversations, Kiryu is quickly established…

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Feature: Listen now or be punted

Podcast: What game has the most satisfying kick?

 Can you kick it? Yes, you can. Can you punt a ram? Yes, you can. Can you listen to the RPS podcast, aka the Electronic Wireless Show, as they talk about the best kicks in videogames? Yes, I already told you, of course you can. From the powerful hoof of Kassandra in the new Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to the zombie-launching boot of Dying Light,…

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3 months ago

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The best Japanese games to play on PC

After spending much of this decade catching up with the rest of the world, the Japanese games industry is truly back, and PC gamers have been reaping the rewards of this renaissance. It’s taken time for Japanese developers and publishers to get on board, especially with consoles and smartphones remaining the dominant gaming platforms in their native country. But as classic console franchises finally make…

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Feature: It wasn't all karaoke and killing

Games set in the 1980s don’t need to be painted in neon

I’ve never been myself, but if games have taught me anything about the 80s, it’s that they were wild. Big hair, big clothes, big music – it was all there. If you were to use Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as a sole reference for the period, you’d assume that everyone was constantly walking around to the beat of their own pulsing, synth-infused soundtrack. When…

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4 months ago

Feature: Radically normal

Gallery: Everyday life on the streets of Yakuza 0

The Yakuza series is known for all things bizarre and unapologetically weird. Quests in Yakuza 0 range from training a timid dominatrix to let out her inner S&M Queen in front of a group of children, to helping a woman solve a crossword puzzle so she can find a proposal hidden inside by her boyfriend. However, alongside a sense of the strange and unexpected, there…

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Yakuza 0 relaunches crash-fixing patch

Sega have relaunched the first patch for Yakuza 0, aiming to fix several crashes in their delightful dad simulator, after its initial launch last week went a bit wonky. 'Patch 1', as it's snappily titled, first hit last Monday but Sega reverted it within hours after discovering it caused several unintended new bugs. After a week of fixing and testing, here it is again, come…

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Rough times in Kamurocho as Yakuza 0 rolls back its initial patch

While I've been lucky enough to have had a problem-free time with Japanese street-crime adventure Yakuza 0 on PC, I admit that I'm not too far into the game. There have been reports of some nasty crash bugs lurking around Kamurocho, and Sega have been trying to figure out how to banish them. Unfortunately the time-tested Yakuza approach of 'punching things until they apologise' doesn't seem to…

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Feature: Recharted territory

Steam Charts: Life Changing Edition

Welcome to the Award Winning Steam Charts! Yes, you heard that right! I wrote "Award Winning"! It hasn't technically won any awards, but since everyone can agree it should have, it seems like it would almost be lying not to write it. But enough about how bloody brilliant I am, here are the top grossing games on your Steams this week.

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Yakuza 0 crash reports trickle in, possible workarounds suggested

If you've been bashing faces and fathering full-grown men in Yakuza 0 but had the game wonk out at certain points, take solace: it's not just you. While Sega's brawl-o-RPG does seem in sound shape for many after yesterday's launch, a few problems are coming to light. The biggest problem recognised so far is the game outright crashing at launch for some. And I myself…

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Yakuza 0 out now, finally bringing the series to PC

Sega's fab brawl-o-RPG series Yakuza today finally makes its official debut on PC, after over a decade exclusive to PlayStations, with the launch of Yakuza 0. It's the story of two soon-to-be-legendary gangsters in 1988's Tokyo and Osaka, who talk in serious tones and have mastered the art of whipping off their shirt and jacket in one movement when it's time to rumble. Also they're…

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5 months ago

Feature: Yakety yak, Heat attack.

Yakuza 0 review

Many games are defined by the amassing of wealth but few take such an unseemly, predatory relish in the idea as Yakuza 0. The first of Sega's Japanese crime epics to appear on PC, it's an orgy of late 80s materialism in which you don't merely earn cash by defeating opponents but punch it out of their bodies - banknotes blasting from collars and shirt…

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6 months ago

Feature: On the horizon: zero yawns

Video: The most exciting PC games still to come in 2018

Has it really been six months? 2018 is passing in a blur of frozen architects, drug-pushing prophets and accordion duets. Hell, six months ago the RPS Video Department was but a glint in Graham’s eye. You may also recall a gathering of the most exciting games of 2018, a rundown of the year as it looked back in January. With E3 done there’s a clearer…

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Sega bringing Yakuza to PC, starting with Yakuza 0

Alright, pack it up, no need for E3 now, we can all go home as the best news possible has been announced: Sega are bringing their Yakuza games from PlayStation to PC. Prequel Yakuza 0 is coming first, then Yakuza Kiwami. This is the best news. Yakuza is... so it's an open-world action-RPG about mobsters in a Tokyo district (based on Kabukicho), with much crimechat.…

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10 months ago

11 months ago

Feature: Listen to our demands

Podcast: What we want from PC gaming in 2018

BAM. A sound captures your headphones and holds you hostage. It's the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. We've been lying in wait for the past three weeks, consolidating our strength and preparing to kidnap you by the ear canals. "Listen up, 2018!" we shout out from atop this metaphor. "We have a list of demands and we're not releasing this poor listener until you've…

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