4.5 First Yakuza title I tried (Demo) Asgara | 03/03/2010 | See all Asgara's reviews (3) And I'm definately getting the full version. As the first Yakuza title I have tried, I really can't say how much better the game has got, but I found there was so much things at my fingertips when I first played I didn't know where to start.Japanese Voice-Actors with English Subtitles - yay!I'm usually no good at these games but combat was fairly easy (on easy difficulty hehe) hitting square constatly pulls combos and is enough for street thugs. But there is much more you can do with throwing your opponent standing or grounded and using weapons - you can't win against the bigwigs with just one button.The combos look flashy and has you thinking "Hell yeah, I think his front teeth just went flying!". An upgradable stat system allows you to build your character stronger as you fight more battles giving you access to meaner and more effective ways of dispatching your foes.The Demo didn't offer too much on the storyline, but even so, I found myself drawn to the affairs of the protagonist, I guess a Yakuza's life on the edge is much more interesting than an office-workers.Being the Gamer I am, I also HAD to take a go at the in-game arcade. The games are much more fun than I thought, however demo only allowed access to 2, crane game and a sideways shooter game. The shooter game was surprisingly well made, don't expect 1990's graphics it looks pretty awesome being just a mini game. And the crane game WAS fun. Don't diss, I guarantee you that you will have atleast 10 teddies from the machine (Demo only had teddies).Well, it was a short taster of the game, but I thought it was very good. But I believe the demo tried to highlight only the good points of the game. The demo started with many things such as lengthened combos and extra abilities that will no doubt take some time to unlock. Also in one fight my AI partners did NOTHING to help me. Well, maybe they dazzled my opponent a bit by constantly dodging around him, but despite all that, I am still the only one that gets gutted like a fish by a Katana.Another thing that was kinda a let down for me was the controls in adventure mode. Adventure mode is when you're walking around town doing whatever a Yakuza does. Only certain things are interactive and most people you see you won't be able to talk to. Many objects are non interactive and you can only pick things up and throw things like chairs when you're in combat. You can't attack in adventure mode - so there goes your sucker punches. I guess there are some rules to being Yakuza after all.