Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! (PlayStation3 the Best)

Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan! (PlayStation3 the Best)

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  • aka. Yakuza Kenzan


After escaping from the political intrigue behind the battle of Sekigahara, Miyamoto Musashi, the strongest swordsman of Japan gave up his sword and identity and hid himself under the facade of Kiryuu Kazumanosuke, a hit man who owned an establishment called Tatsuya in Kyoto, Gion. Gion is an entertainment district where the rich and powerful buy sexual favors from the poor and powerless.

One day a girl, Haruka, came to Kiryuu with the job request “please kill Miyamoto Musashi for me.” and at her request Kiryuu journeyed to find his impostor and to reveal the secrets behind the battle of Sekigahara.

From Sekigahara, Gion to Funajima, bridging the gap between the legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi and the current hit man Kiryuu, the game takes its players through an epic plot filled with action, rivalry, sexual desire and political intrigue.

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Original Name  龍が如く 見参! (PlayStation3 the Best)
Official Release Date  Dec 11, 2008
Genre  Action Adventure
Version  Japan
  CERO D (17+)
PAX-Code PAX0002408849
Catalog No.  BLJM-55006
Item Code  4974365835309
Players  1

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Bolto (4) on 07, Oct. 2014 23:52 (HKT)
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For me is the Ryu Ga Gotoku at the moment (I didn't played Ishin nor 5).
I don't understand japanese, so i played with the guide in english and the youtube videos translated, and i enjoyed more than the others games of serie.
It has something that i don't know what it is, but it makes it oustanding.

A must have even if you don't understand japanese.
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kenneth.hansen (1) on 14, Sep. 2011 14:58 (HKT)
Yakuza Kenzan
It´s like all the yakuza games but not in english, so mutch of the story is missing when u don´t know japanese of course. Hope to get it in english
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Djkroberts (2) on 08, Sep. 2011 12:37 (HKT)
Amazing game!
This is easily my favorite Ryu ga Gotoku game. It has the best setting in 1605 Kyoto, it's so colorful and beautiful. It has a great story telling it's own version of Miyamoto Musashi's life with many of the characters from previous Ryu ga Gotoku games such as Kiryu, Haruka, Majima, Hanaya, etc. The combat is just as great here too like all the other games. Definitely worth buying this underrated entry in the series!
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leandrorizzato (216) on 30, Aug. 2011 02:34 (HKT)
Supreme !!!
Ryu ga Gotoku is my favorite videogame series and this Chapter, with Miyamoto Musashi as the character, is supreme!!! Everything is great: the graphics, combos, history. You must buy and enjoy a lot, like me!!!
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Ivory Dynamite (8) on 05, Aug. 2011 08:37 (HKT)
A game everyone should experience
The game is set in Kyoto in 1605 around the start of the Edo period and it is entirely in Japanese & only has Japanese subtitles (region free).

If you cannot speak & read Japanese then you can do an internet search for an excellent guide to the game including English translation.

One of the main points of this game was to break down the modern day action of the previous yakuza game’s to give players a break from pretty much the exact setting of all the other yakuza games which is getting extremely tiring no matter how awesome they are.

You play as Miyamoto Musashi based on the real life samurai who’s famous for inventing the duel wielding swords style and writing a book and as you guessed it he looks exactly like Kazuma Kiryuu and uses the name Kiryuu throughout the game to hide his true identity (story related).

This is the third title in the Ryu Ga Gotoku/Yakuza series but is a standalone title and does not follow the chronological of the previous game, much like Ryu Ga Gotoku (Yakuza) of the end.

And features some of the same characters from the series (Haruka, Majima etc) but is set on an alternative time line.

Pretty much exactly plays like Yakuza 3 & 4 except you use swords over your fist. You can still use your fist but who brings their fist to a sword fight well Kazuma is more than happy to do that, also some of the common thugs will fight you bare handed or with wooden swords which is no match for your Japanese steel.

The button’s are pretty much the same as the other games Square light attack, Triangle heavy attack, X evade ,O button is use to grab when unarmed but when armed it is used to kick (break guard) and the directional button is used to select between weapons big/small/Duel Swords & fists etc.

Using swords in this game is a lot better than picking one up and using it in one of the other Yakuza games and it should be, pretty much like the improvements in shooting in Ryu ga gotoku of the end as compared to using guns in the other Yakuza games.

I have to say I found moving Kazuma a little stiffer compared to Yakuza 3 &4 you will notice this when you stop and start

The game is quite linear up to the first 4 chapters but then at the fifth chapter you can access sub stories and other activities.

Also there are no trophies in this game since it was released before they were mandatory (which actually didn’t bother me & I love to Hunt)

It’s pretty much a typical Yakuza story but with a much more serious (mature) tone. It’s also cut scene and text heavy.

Anyway the story starts with a young girl (Haruka) looking for Kazuma to hire him to kill Miyamoto Musashi the man who she believes killed her parents and the problem being Kazuma is Miyamoto Musashi (pretty sweet start eh!).

The game takes place in 1605 but is filled with flashbacks (first 4 chapters set in 1600 circa)

The acting in the game is probably the best I have ever seen in a video game and a period heavy soundtrack adds an atmosphere that brings the open world to life.
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