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Old 08-29-2019, 02:39 AM   #1
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Yakuza 7 Announced, Ditches Action Combat For JRPG Battles

JRPG battles? That maybe a good change but a big gamble to the fan base.

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Yakuza 7 Announced, Ditches Action Combat For JRPG Battles


The first true post-Kiryu Yakuza game has just been shown off in Tokyo, and Yakuza 7 is changing up more than just its location.

Set this time in Yokohama, and featuring new protagonist Ichiban Kasuga (this game was actually very softly announced in March, this is just a more formal and informative reveal) the game marks a repaid departure for the series, with its trademark head-crunching action combat replaced by a more pedestrian turn-based system.


And here, if you’re still in a state of disbelief, is a shot and some blurry video of the new battle system:

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The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki was at the unveiling, and was able to pass on the reasoning behind the radical gameplay shift:




Makes sense! It’s absolutely wild, but it makes sense. There’s always been a weirdly comfortable fit between the series’ long-winded cinematics and furious gameplay. Guess we’ll see which of those two things fans liked more when we get a game entirely missing one of them.

The game is out in January on PS4 in Japan, China and Korea, while the West will get it later in the year.


https://kotaku.com/yakuza-7-announce...les-1837689271
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:31 AM   #2
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You mean turn based battles.

lol

It was still a JRPG when it was action battles.
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I don't think people is going to handle well this change, sure it did had rpg elements but it was a beat em up at the core.

It would have been better if they implemented this mechanics on a spin off.
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Old 08-29-2019, 02:22 PM   #4
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I wonder if the next Mario bros game will be a visual novel now.
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:23 PM   #5
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Yakuza’s battle system had become stale. I like this. Looking forward to it.
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:57 PM   #6
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I agree that this should have been tested on a spin off first. It's not only a combat change but a main character change. It's asking for trouble.

But personally, i always thought the combat in Yakuza was very mindless. Maybe a bit more strategy is what was necessary. So, i am willing to give it a try. Just need to see more first.
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I think the combat was fine, what it needed was a variety of enemies that needed a certain degree of strategy to take down and tweaks on difficulty, it was boring that you had to wait till bosses to have exciting fights.

I have no issue with the change of protagonist, the producer stated before Yakuza 6 that it was to be the last game with Kiryu as the protagonist.

Perhaps it might be a good idea to plan a sequel for Judgement in case that this gets overwhelmingly panned.
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I just hate that afro hair style, his before-prison hair style was better

That battle system kind of resemble the custom turn based battle system in Final Fantasy X.

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looks like they want it to be like Persona's battle layout.
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Who knows? Maybe they're actually putting some of them working on this.

They own them after all.
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