This is my first expierence of the yakuza series and I must say I'm really impressed. The game has a strong story line and amazing fast paced combat you never get bored of. Like shenmue only faster combat and with a bit blood and bruising on enimies which is a realistic and nice touch. Visuals are very pretty.
If you haven't played the first and second no fear, they offer a catch up movie if you wish to watch them at the beginning (I did) as it brings you up to speed because things can get a bit confusing as there's quite a few characters.
Overall 5 stars and worth a buy. If you buy this it's likely yakuza 4 might come to these shores fingers crossed because I'm addicted