The Yakuza series has always been known for its brawling gameplay along with the inclusion of Japanese nightlife, including things as boring as working part-time jobs or as exotic as hostess clubs. Sequel to Yakuza 4, Ryu ga Gotoku of the End has Kamurocho infested by zombies, giving a slight change to the usual gang filled streets. When it was first shown to the public, this game definitely turned heads at the change of setting. Now that it’s out, we take a look at it and see how well the series has taken to the undead.
Although the series has made it over to American waters once during the PS2 era, it has since been absent and Taiko enthusiasts have had to resort to overpriced imports for their Japanese drumming thrills. With the yen all but kicking the American dollar’s ass, players have to wonder if it’s worth the game’s price and expensive shipping. The time to make a decision has come again with the latest installment in Japan, Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX for the PSP.
Fresh off our look on SD Gundam G Generation World, we still have a tingling for some more strategy RPG action. Luckily, Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Haikai-hen (or Super Robot Wars Z II) just came out for the PSP in Japan and satisfies our mecha craving even more. Rather than several series from one franchise, Z II includes a myriad of both classic and modern robot series, ranging from Mazinger Z to even Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Robot nerds, look no further for your nerdgasm.
Eye for Imports is a new section we’re starting to inform you guys of some of the interesting games in Japan right now. If we’re lucky, they may even come shore side and we can snag a copy at domestic prices, albeit coupled with ear-rape voice acting.
This week, we introduce a PSP game with a long pedigree before it: SD Gundam G Generation World. For the uninitiated, this strategy RPG features Gundam units in various scenarios from all the most popular Gundam series, such as Mobile Suit Gundam or the recent Gundam 00, or even lesser known series like Crossbone Gundam.