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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life "After Hours Premium Edition" - PlayStation 4-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Kiryu does nothing smalltime

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    RWSlick
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    FULL REVIEW: https://wp.me/p4T35p-fS7 Let me address a few questions that you may have. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is not as fun as last year's Yakuza 0. That does not mean it is bad, but you will miss elements like Majima and Mr. Shakedown. The game is very nostalgic in its storytelling and has a tone, not unlike the first Yakuza (Kiwami). This is the culmination of twenty-eight years in the life of a now beloved, badass character. Remember that he is basically a tragic hero, so do not expect all sunshine and rainbows. I think that fans of the series will enjoy the plot. Regardless, do not be afraid to make this your jumping on point as the story is standalone. I mentioned that this game has glitches but there is nothing nearly game-breaking to worry about. For some reason, the internet likes to make comparisons to Grand Theft Auto. I can assure you that GTA V and Online have many more technical issues. As of the publishing of this review, I have put in at least a full day (24 hours) of play time. The biggest complaint I have is the inability to turn off the auto-save. Despite five separate save files I have to wait until my next playthrough to experience certain moments again. This is because the auto-save does not necessarily overwrite the file you are currently using. I hope a patch allows it to be disabled. As a PlayStation 4 exclusive, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life must be experienced unless you hate the genre. It is literally one of the games that further justifies and enhances your purchase of the console. Not to mention that fan support has shown SEGA that this franchise is just as popular outside of the Asian market. I make a big deal about games not being worth their price tags; this is not one of those instances.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    END OF AN ERA

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    MasterRowdyBarrera

    This is the final game for Kazuma Kiryu-- though not the final Yakuza game. But this is the end of Kiryu's decade long story, a beautiful story might I add. I purchased the After Hours edition and it was VERY worth the purchase. The photos do not do justice to the bar glasses or ice stones, the designs look much better in person and the glasses feel nice and cold, most of all with the ice stones in them. The art book is full of fan art and also a lot of design art for characters, and the game comes in this cool collectible box. I love this purchase, and it's the first collector's type of game I've bought and it's definitely worth a buy. I loved it, and now I'm going to go play the game! Ciao!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    amazing . great time to jump into the series

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    worldsenemy3x7
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    HUGE IMPROVEMENT from Yakuza 0. Obviously 0 had some stuff that was better... but overall this is a much more polished product. The difference is that this game was made for the ps4... so you're going to see a huge difference in graphics. I think this is a great place for people to start who aren't sure where to start in the series. There's 7 main games... 0 came out last year... they recently re-made part 1 for the ps4 (it was a ps2 game) then there's part 4 & 5 on the ps3. I'm not sure if part 2 was on the ps3 as well.. if not it was on the ps2. This is more of a fighting game... but you can use a lot of things in your environment as weapons. There are weapons and stuff you can buy... but they dont last very long. You're going to be doing a lot of punching and kicking... this is not GTA i think this is a must buy for anyone who likes stuff like this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Game with Lots of Extras

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    Johnathon
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    Yakuza 6 is a great game, but since this is the review for the After Hours Edition, I will focus on what comes with it. * Art Book: Your standard game art book, but with the addition of some fan art included. NOTE: The book is located at the very bottom of the box, hidden underneath the glasses. * Whiskey glasses: Screen printed with dragons, standard bar glasses otherwise. Almost certain they are NOT dishwasher safe. * Coasters: Normal cork coasters with Yakuza designs on top *Whiskey stones: Well made with good weight to them. The designs on the stones disappear when wet, but once dry the designs return Honestly a really good amount of stuff for the price, and great for getting you in the right mindset for the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Limited Edition.

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    letskouken
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    The game itself is what you'd come to expect from the Yakuza games. It's more polished and has better graphics, but it's still that great Yakuza gameplay we've come to love. Now onto the LE. It's a great LE for fans of the series. The black box with the two famous tattoo designs it all comes in is just a beautiful piece to put on display. The coasters have clan kanji on them they look really awesome. And finally the glasses are SO much better quality than i was expecting. I was expecting small shot glasses, but these are nice sized alcohol glasses. Mine weren't broken fortunately, but one of my friends glasses were broken so be careful!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Dragon Comes Full Circle

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    Triel
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    My experience with the Yakuza series started with 0 when SEGA made the brave decision to bring Kiryu and Co stateside. With 0 having critical acclaim and Kiwami 1 doing very well, a jump to 6 might confuse some people. Fortunately SEGA added excerpts in the main menu to get everyone on the same page. The battle systems are not quite as crisp as 0 (Maybe Kiryu has gotten older and forgotten some of his moves?) but he's still a powerhouse. The story is quite satisfying and the twist caught me by surprise. Don't worry about missing Kiwami 2-5, as they'll be coming stateside. Enjoy Yakuza for what it is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome collectors edition for the money

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    Stringtrees
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    This is a quick review of the collectors edition, not the game.The glasses are thick and have plenty of detail on them (and are made out of glass, not plastic), the ice stones are a decent weight and come in a black bag, and the art book while pretty short has some excellent art in it. To top it off the outer box looks great, and everything inside is incredibly well packed, no worries about UPS destroying it. In summary, the items included in the collectors edition are definitely worth the extra $20 - $30 over the regular priced game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Yakuza series get better and better

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    dcfusion
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    Each standalone Yakuza game is a continuation of the saga, so trying to jump into #6 without knowing much of the previous titles will be more challenging despite some backstory summaries. Yakuza is the closest to Shenmue where you roam the heck out of Tokyo and do a lot of stuff that are not really related to the overarching story. A lot of these are "time wasters" but in #6, most of them are not. The saga is getting a bit repetitive and dull but it is still a fun adventure game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Yakuza 6

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    Tasuki227
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    Love the collectors set, wanted the glasses quite a bit, GCU helped, the series is like a successor to shenmue but way more polished following kiryu throughout all of his trials, from start to finish, glad they are bringing more of this out, i played 0 , got the first and this, the second remake comes out later this year and 3-5 are being remade to, no reason to to grab them all, they can be time sinks or you can just play the main story and skip the rest.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfectly Valued Product

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    Davidhume
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    As a long time Yakuza fan, I was extremely ecstatic to see this bundle made and coming with quality products. The bar glasses are made of actual glass (they could have cheaped out and used plastic glasses instead) and the cooling stones have some nice icons of Kiwami and Heat icons. The artwork is beautiful and most of all, the box design is amazing. The only one thing I wish Sega included is a Steelbook case, but I can live without the Steelbook case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Yakuza Game

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    Ravenboggs
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    For those of you that have been following playing the Yakuza games need to play this game A.S.A.P. This game picks up after the events of Yakuza 5. The story is amazing and gameplay has improved. Combat and other features are more this time around. The Song of Life After Hours edition comes with two glasses that are good for your favorite drink and ice stones and two coasters. Complete your Yakuza collection with this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great edition of a fantastic game

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    Pav941
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    This edition of the game comes with an artbook, 2 drinking glasses, and some whiskey stones. I love Yakuza and with the originals being re-released on PS4 it is a great time for newcomers to the series to jump in. If you want to skip around in the series there are catalogs of cutscenes you can watch to get caught up although it will take you a while. Yakuza is a fun beat em up game with tons of mini games and a great story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love yakuza

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    America
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    I only recommend this game if you have played any others in the series because the story flows with the previous games and helps you understand why we do what we do, very gta ish style gameplay what I don’t like is the silly mini games makes me feel like I’m playing a children’s game and loses seriousness for the yakuza and feels a bit disrespectful but can give you a quick laugh and a fun lil brake I guess.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An amazing game and an even better special edition

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    Vicente
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    Yakuza 6 expands on the open world gameplay that was shown in Zero and Kiwami, and has the best story of the games yet. I especially love the special edition, which has included items that are actually useful! (I regularly use the glasses). If you have not played a previous game, I would start with Zero. However, once you've done that, this should definitely be your next stop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We'll miss you, Kiryu-chaaaan

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    xxMrRedrum
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    After playing the accidental 'demo' that was posted on PSN, the game is fantastic. It's a shame to see a conclusion to Kazuma's story, but it was bound to happen at some point. The game looks and runs better than it ever has and I'm certainly intrigued to see where they decide to take the next Yakuza game. I highly recommend this awesome conclusion to this amazing series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome game!!!

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    DazN
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    If you enjoy old beat 'em up of the good old SNES days of classics such as Street of Rage or Batman Returns, you're in for a treat with this new entry of the Yakuza series. Not only do you get insanely fun game play but also a really deep and engaging story. Also, the side stories are insanely hilarious and will keep you laughing for days!! Highly recommended!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best game in the series

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    Giga
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    This is hands down the best God of War game in the series. An amazing sequel/reboot of the franchise. Combat is fantastic and has some nice surprises! Story is great, character development is great, music is solid, character advancement and the semi-open world(s) are wonderful! Oh, and this is one of the best looking games on the PS4. Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Open World Game

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    Warp
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    This is the best game sega has released in years! Do everything you've ever wanted to do as a member of the mob, as well as hang out in the arcade and get better at virtua fighter. The limited edition collectables are super cool, the glasses are high quality and the stones are super useful. Get this if you are considerring buying the main game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I don't know if it's worth it

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    Johnnyfebruary4
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    Yakuza games are great, I love them, they are a weird little shining light in a bleak world of mostly boring games. However, I found the extras in this collector's edition to be really lacking. The glasses are literally just cheaply made thin glasses you can buy anywhere but it has a little pattern on it. The coasters are terrible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A nice CE for a fitting conclusion to Kiriyu Arc

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    JummyB
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    I've heard that this game is far shorter and easier to 100% than previous entries in the series. The whiskey glasses are the real showstopper and the artbook is nice, too. The new game is running on the Dragon Engine and is a definite step up in visuals from Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami. Recommended for Yakuza fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend