Yakuza Kiwami 2 – Welcome to the Hostess Club

Another day, another photo trip down the ol’ Yakuza lane. Today we have Yakuza Kiwami 2 to look through. This is the game where the hostess job really came into shape. The first image is of my main girl, Koyuki. She’s just the best and I challenge anyone out there to challenge the throne!

She would get all my money.
They really got down character models and faces. These characters are just on point.
This guy, trying to give all the sass. Just don’t look at what’s going on in the background.
There goes all my money!
Leaving you with my girl Koyuki.

While this was another great game in the franchise, and the story was great. The one thing I really do remember about this title is the hostess club. I really wanted to customize my girl and get her all maxed out and it shows. Such a great Japanese style game and I love it more for being true to itself.

Yakuza 0 – Back to the Beginning

While I’m looking down the barrel of a new Yakuza game to sink my teeth into. How about I keep exploring some of the older games through photos stored on my console? Sounds good to me. So here goes the prequel game, Yakuza 0. While I played a bit of Yakuza 1 and 2 on the Playstation 2 way back in the day, I didn’t really get into the series or fall in love with it until I played this game.

Yes, it’s a Yakuza game, but I just want to run a business.
Beat the shit out of people and money falls out of them, motivation enough it seems.
Such a striking young lad Kiryu was. Those side burns were on point too.
A young Goro ready to beat people up.
In Yakuza 0, you can make it rain anywhere you want.
And finally, the naughty room with a box of tissues on the side, wonder what those are for.

I love this game and I love the series. A younger me would have wanted this team to continue on making Shenmue games, I would have never of thought that they were going to follow their own vision and surpass the inspiration for the series. It’s one of the best stories and soap operas ever told in gaming.

Yakuza 6 – A Photo Journey Into the Past

YAKUZA 6: The Song of Life Tenkaichi St. Just a couple of jokers.

Sitting next to my PS5 are copies of Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Lost Judgment. I’m trying to figure out which one I’ll play next and came across some of these photos from my playthrough of Yakuza 6. I don’t think I really have anything to offer other than my complete love for this series. I played through the whole series in order and my Boo watched along with me. The Yakuza soap opera story really grabbed our attention and we were completely hooked in the tale of Kazuma Kiryu.

What a lovely spot for a… date?
I mean, did you really expect the shark to win?
Just try and rank me!
Who would have thought that Takeshi Kitano would star in a video game.
The baby looks pretty decent, usually they’re modeled poorly.
A little slice of life.
These chat rooms were just the best.
The Yamato battleship.
Don’t look at me for answers to this.
Just the best posters.
Yea, I let him fall to his death.

That’s basically all I wanted to share. I love all the games in the Yakuza franchise and these were just a few of the memories I had and wanted to share.

Shit, looking back at my trophies, this is the only Yakuza game that I got the platinum trophy in. Mostly because they tend to be insanely time consuming and this one wasn’t for some reason. I also completed the game in January of 2019, so it’s been a hot minute.