What Games Are You Playing?

Jon O Fun

Thousand Master
How is it? Or are still installing/downloading the day one patch? I'm guessing both are quite hefty?
Took a few hrs to install the data disc and the from what I understand from my PC friend Day Zero patch (there should be another one tomorrow...) currently sitting at 109gb.
No major bugs yet apart from having to stop your car to change the radio station.
Had two hard crashes so far where the game shut off and kicked out to the PS dashboard.
Still not as bad as Valhalla though. In my 80hrs playtime on that its crashed 15 - 20 times 🤦‍♂️
 

D1tchd1gger

The Wildcard
No major bugs yet apart from having to stop your car to change the radio station.
LOL
Had two hard crashes so far where the game shut off and kicked out to the PS dashboard.
I don't think I've experienced that sort of thing much at all this generation, although I've not really bought many major releases for a few years. Happened a lot on PS3, especially Bethesda games.
 

Jon O Fun

Thousand Master
LOL

I don't think I've experienced that sort of thing much at all this generation, although I've not really bought many major releases for a few years. Happened a lot on PS3, especially Bethesda games.
I could probably count on one hand how many times its happened in the 6-7 yrs I've had my PS4. I'd like to say my console is just old but I've heard a lot of people have had the same problem with Valhalla.
 

D1tchd1gger

The Wildcard
I could probably count on one hand how many times its happened in the 6-7 yrs I've had my PS4. I'd like to say my console is just old but I've heard a lot of people have had the same problem with Valhalla.
From what I've heard today it's been optimised towards playing better on the new generation. So the standard PS4 has less NPCs and stuff, but is still crashing more than playing it on the PS5 which itself still crashes and has all the visual glitches and bugs. I think I might wait for the next (I suppose now current) gen patch and hope I have enough money to buy at least a PS5 (if they've sorted the supply issue by then), if not a 4K TV to go with it. I mean I've waited this long what's another 6 months or so!
 

Jon O Fun

Thousand Master
From what I've heard today it's been optimised towards playing better on the new generation. So the standard PS4 has less NPCs and stuff, but is still crashing more than playing it on the PS5 which itself still crashes and has all the visual glitches and bugs. I think I might wait for the next (I suppose now current) gen patch and hope I have enough money to buy at least a PS5 (if they've sorted the supply issue by then), if not a 4K TV to go with it. I mean I've waited this long what's another 6 months or so!
I probably would've waited until I got a PS5 myself but preordered it from GamesCollection back in March for £37 so I don't feel too bad. Its certainly playable and I've hardly seen any bugs. A few yes but not to the point twitter would have you believe 😂
 

DragoStark

Dandy Guy, in Space
I finished Yakuza 0 the other week and started on Kiwami but y'know, Cyberpunk 2077 came along so now I'm hooked on that for the forseeable future 😅
I do intend to catch up with the Yakuza series though because they announced that the rest of the franchise is coming to PC next year so I'm thrilled I get to play them all soon enough!
 

Anime1977

Straw Hat Pirate
I'm playing Cyberpunk 2077 a beefy PC is needed to play it and a ssd is recommended and wow there's lol lot of crybabies out there just because the dev haven't made the game there were expecting a lot of changes happen during development of a game.
 

Dai

Brigade Leader
I'm currently playing Blue Reflection. It's a magical girl RPG from Gust, and plays almost exactly like a Persona game. It's clearly been made on a limited budget, but I'm actually enjoying it more than the Persona series on account of it not having 100 hours of grinding in procedurally-generated dungeons. It's structured in an interesting way where you level up by getting to know people instead of in battle. So, while there can be as much combat as a typical JRPG, you can skip a lot of it by dodging around enemies if you want, since they act more as obstacles than a way to become stronger.

The tone has an old-school Sailor Moon vibe, with no post-Madoka murdery stuff (as least as far as I've played). It's clearly not aimed at girls though, on account of the girls'... physics.

I've heard the framerate chugs on a base PS4, so I went with the PC version.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
A summary of my recent gaming activity:
  • Completed Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. The gameplay was about what I expected and was fun though the story didn’t impress me much and it became grind heavy when completing various tasks on the hub map.
  • Completed the Spider-Man Remastered DLC. Sadly the story was underwhelming and the side missions repetitive but the graphical improvements were nice.
  • Finished Spider-Man Miles Morales on Saturday, was an enjoyable side-story and hoping for good things with the next Spider-Man game from Insomniac.
  • Replayed GTA: Vice City, and ended up doing so via the emulated version on PS5.
 
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Shadow Cat

Thousand Master
Up to chapter 4 of Atelier Lulua [Switch]

Played a bit of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe [Switch]

Completed a playthrough of Super Mario Bros on the Virtual Console [Switch]

Replayed Chapter 1 of Corpse Party BC Repeated Fear [Virtual PSP on Vita]
 

Aaron

Combat Butler
I got Fairy Tail (PS4) recently and I'm having a lot of fun with it.

As RPGs go, it's pretty simple and easy to get into. The missions can be a little repetitive (it's mostly variations of "kill 10 of this monster"/"get me three of this item" type quests), but there are a load of nice character moments, plenty of different characters to play as, the presentation is excellent and there's a lot of stuff to do. There are a few advanced techniques, but none of them are especially complicated and I'm finding it very satisfying racking up big combos and unlocking stronger attacks.

I got it for £28 on Amazon and I'm really pleased with it for that price (it's drifted back up to £40 now) - honestly, I would have been satisfied if I'd paid full price for it.

Obviously, your enjoyment might depend how much you enjoy Fairy Tail (or how far you are into it - it covers a part of the story that comes way into the series), but if you're fan, I'd definitely recommend it!
 

NormanicGrav

Ni-pa!~
AUKN Staff


Completed Games #23:
Yakuza Kiwami 2
Format: PlayStation 4​

Since I was busy sorting out my Autumn 2020 anime simulcasts, I wanted to go through a game in time for this month (to keep the usual 1 game per month trend going) and I decided to take a step back by focusing on a shorter title for a change. That ended up being Yakuza Kiwami 2, a remake of the original PlayStation 2 game released in 2006. Yakuza 2 was known for being one of the best games in the franchise, up there with Yakuza 5 and Yakuza 0, so it was interesting to finally sit down and try it out.

Kiwami 2 was released in 2017 (and 2018 for the west) and uses the Yakuza 6 game engine for its gameplay. There were a lot of gameplay changes in this one compared to my experiences with the other Yakuza games, however, saying that I haven't started Yakuza 6 yet because I wanted to go through the missing gaps of knowledge I didn't know for Kazuma's storyline given that it is the final one with him taking the main role.


Graphics for Kiwami 2 is pretty impressive compared to the previous engine and the gameplay is still strong. The transition from walking around to random combat segments in the cities is better than before, though the game does suffer from loading issues on the base PlayStation 4. The EXP system feels much easier than before as you can grind it by simply eating tons of food which can give you stats every time, which I actually like because it helps keep you up-to-speed with the difficulty without wasting time grinding.


The substories are as random and amusing like the previous games. The game does a pretty good job guiding you on where they are on the map and I was able to get through a majority with the playtime I had. The story is a good length given it has taken me around 19 hours in total doing almost everything (there's still stuff I haven't done but getting most of the skills acquired and most of the substories is a pretty good pace).


Kiwami 2 also includes a mini campaign dedicated to Goro Majima, Kiryu-chan's buddy and it's very straightforward but nice none-the-less. Not as expansive as Kiryu's main story or Majima's gameplay in Yakuza 0, but good fanservice overall. It also provides closure to a character from another game that I won't spoil, which is heart warming in a way.


Overall Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a great game. I have heard there's a lot of cut content this time around compared to the first game's Kiwami remake, but for what we have so far it's a solid experience. The villain I knew was one of the most memorable in the franchise and he stands out really well especially with the voice-work. The story does feel like it has taken a halt at parts but it makes sense in the end-run. Yakuza Kiwami 2 is available to play on PlayStation 4 (physical/digital), Xbox One (digital) and PC.

My backlog so far:
#Platform#Game NameGenre
1​
3DS​
1​
Senran Kagura 2: Deep CrimsonAction
2​
3DS​
2​
Tales of the AbyssAction RPG
3​
PC/Steam​
1​
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the SkyTurn-Based RPG
4​
PC/Steam​
2​
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second ChapterTurn-Based RPG
5​
PS3
1​
Castlevania: Lords of ShadowAction
6​
PS3
2​
CatherinePuzzle
7​
PS3
3​
Dragon's CrownAction RPG
8​
PS3
4​
Drakengard 3Action RPG
9​
PS3
5​
Eternal SonataTurn-Based RPG
10​
PS3
6​
FolkloreAction
11​
PS3
7​
Katamari ForeverPuzzle
12​
PS3
8​
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchTurn-Based RPG
13​
PS3
9​
PuppeteerPlatformer
14​
PS3
10​
Sengoku Basara 3: Samurai HeroesMusou
15​
PS3
11​
Siren Blood CurseHorror
16​
PS3
12​
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus HDPlatformer
17​
PS3
13​
Sly 2: Band of Thieves HDPlatformer
18​
PS3
14​
Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves HDPlatformer
19​
PS3
15​
Soul Calibur VFighting
20​
PS3
16​
Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the OverlordTactical RPG / Visual Novel
21​
PS3
17​
White Knight ChroniclesTurn-Based RPG
22​
PS3
18​
White Knight Chronicles IITurn-Based RPG
23​
PS4​
1​
The 25th Ward: The Silver CaseVisual Novel
24​
PS4​
2​
428: Shibuya ScrambleVisual Novel
25​
PS4​
3​
Blue ReflectionTurn-Based RPG
26​
PS4​
4​
Chaos;ChildVisual Novel
27​
PS4​
5​
Code VeinAction RPG
28​
PS4​
6​
Cyberdimension Neptunia: Four Goddesses OnlineAction RPG
29​
PS4​
7​
Danganronpa 1 ReloadVisual Novel
30​
PS4​
8​
Danganronpa 2 ReloadVisual Novel
31​
PS4​
9​
Danganronpa V3: Killing HarmonyVisual Novel
32​
PS4​
10​
Date A Live: Rio-Reincarnation - 1: Rinne UtopiaVisual Novel
33​
PS4​
11​
Date A Live: Rio-Reincarnation - 2: Ars InstallVisual Novel
34​
PS4​
12​
Date A Live: Rio-Reincarnation - 3: Twin Edition: Rio ReincarnationVisual Novel
35​
PS4​
13​
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 FortuneSimulation
36​
PS4​
14​
Fate/Extella: The Umbral StarMusou
37​
PS4​
15​
Fate/Extella LinkMusou
38​
PS4​
16​
Fist of the North Star: Lost ParadiseAction
39​
PS4​
17​
Gal*Gun: Double PeaceOn-Rails Shooter
40​
PS4​
18​
GOD EATER ResurrectionAction RPG
41​
PS4​
19​
GOD EATER 2: Rage BurstAction RPG
42​
PS4​
20​
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of HeavenFighting
43​
PS4​
21​
JudgmentAction
44​
PS4​
22​
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold SteelTurn-Based RPG
45​
PS4​
23​
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IITurn-Based RPG
46​
PS4​
24​
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIITurn-Based RPG
47​
PS4​
25​
Megadimension Neptunia VIITurn-Based RPG
48​
PS4​
26​
Megadimension Neptunia VIIRTurn-Based RPG
49​
PS4​
27​
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant KingdomAction RPG
50​
PS4​
28​
Nights of AzureAction RPG
51​
PS4​
29​
Odin Sphere LeifthrasirAction RPG
52​
PS4​
30​
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3Musou
53​
PS4​
31​
Onechanbara Z2: ChaosAction
54​
PS4​
32​
Our World Is EndedVisual Novel
55​
PS4​
33​
Persona 5 RoyalTurn-Based RPG
56​
PS4​
34​
Punch LineVisual Novel
57​
PS4​
35​
Raging LoopVisual Novel
58​
PS4​
36​
Robotics;Notes DaSHVisual Novel
59​
PS4​
37​
Robotics;Notes ELITEVisual Novel
60​
PS4​
38​
Saint Seiya: Soldier's SoulFighting
61​
PS4​
39​
Sakura WarsAction RPG / Dating Sim
62​
PS4​
40​
Sengoku Basara 4: SumeragiMusou
63​
PS4​
41​
Senran Kagura Burst Re:NewalAction
64​
PS4​
42​
Shining Resonance: RefrainAction RPG
65​
PS4​
43​
Steins;Gate EliteVisual Novel
66​
PS4​
44​
Steins;Gate: Linear Bound PhenogramVisual Novel
67​
PS4​
45​
Super Robot Wars VTactical RPG
68​
PS4​
46​
Sword Art Online: Fatal BulletAction RPG
69​
PS4​
47​
Tales of BerseriaAction RPG
70​
PS4​
48​
Tales of VesperiaAction RPG
71​
PS4​
49​
Tales of ZestiriaAction RPG
72​
PS4​
50​
Tokyo Xanadu eX+Turn-Based RPG
73​
PS4​
51​
Toukiden 2Action RPG
74​
PS4​
52​
Utawarerumono: Mask of DeceptionTactical RPG / Visual Novel
75​
PS4​
53​
Utawarerumono: Mask of TruthTactical RPG / Visual Novel
76​
PS4​
54​
Utawarerumono: Prelude to the FallenTactical RPG / Visual Novel
77​
PS4​
55​
Utawarerumono: ZanMusou
78​
PS4​
56​
Valkyria Chronicles RemasteredTactical RPG
79​
PS4​
57​
Valkyria Chronicles 4Tactical RPG
80​
PS4​
58​
The Witch and the Hundred Knight Revival EditionAction RPG
81​
PS4​
59​
WORLDEND SYNDROMEVisual Novel
82​
PS4​
60​
Yakuza 6: The Song of LifeAction
83​
PS4​
61​
YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this WorldVisual Novel
84​
PS4​
62​
Zero Escape: Zero Time DilemmaVisual Novel
85​
Vita​
1​
Bullet GirlsThird Person Shooter
86​
Vita​
2​
Demon GazeDungeon RPG
87​
Vita​
3​
Freedom WarsAction
88​
Vita​
4​
Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black HeartTactical RPG
89​
Vita​
5​
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1Turn-Based RPG
90​
Vita​
6​
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sister's GenerationTurn-Based RPG
91​
Vita​
7​
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V GenerationTurn-Based RPG
92​
Vita​
8​
Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action UnleashedMusou
93​
Vita​
9​
MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS ZombiesMusou
94​
Vita​
10​
Muv-LuvVisual Novel
95​
Vita​
11​
Muv-Luv AlternativeVisual Novel
96​
Vita​
12​
Superdimension Neptune vs SEGA Hard GirlsTurn-Based RPG
97​
Vita​
13​
Touch My KatamariPuzzle
98​
Vita​
14​
Valkyrie Drive BhikkhuniAction
Completed Games Collection of 2020:
#Game NamePlatformGenreMonth
1​
Kingdom Hearts III ReMIND (+ KHIII Post-game content)
PS4​
Action RPGJanuary
02​
Final Fantasy X HD Remaster
PS4​
Turn-Based RPGFebruary
3​
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
PS4​
Action RPGFebruary
4​
Ys Origin
PS4​
Action RPGMarch
5​
DOOM
PS4​
First Person ShooterMarch
6​
DOOM II: Hell on Earth
PS4​
First Person ShooterMarch
7​
DOOM 64
PS4​
First Person ShooterMarch
8​
Final Fantasy VII Remake
PS4​
Action RPGApril
9​
Final Fantasy VII
PS4​
Turn-Based RPGApril
10​
Killzone 2PS3First Person ShooterMay
11​
Persona 4 Arena UltimaxPS3FightingMay
12​
.hack//G.U. Vol.1//Rebirth
PS4​
Action RPGJune
13​
.hack//G.U. Vol.2//Reminisce
PS4​
Action RPGJune
14​
.hack//G.U. Vol.3//Redemption
PS4​
Action RPGJune
15​
.hack//G.U. Vol.4//Reconnection
PS4​
Action RPGJune
16​
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
PS4​
Turn-Based RPGJuly
17​
Zero Escape 3: Zero Time Dilemma
PS4​
Adventure Visual NovelJuly
18​
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
PS4​
Action RPGAugust
19​
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2PS3MusouAugust
20​
Tales of Xillia 2PS3Action RPGSeptember
21​
Deadly Premonition: The Director's CutPS3Action HorrorOctober
22​
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
PS4​
Action RPGNovember
23​
Yakuza Kiwami 2
PS4​
ActionDecember
Platinum Trophy Collection:
#Game NamePlatformGenreYear
1​
Saints Row: The ThirdPS3Action2014
2​
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star BattlePS3Fighting2015
3​
Hyperdimension NeptuniaPS3Turn-Based RPG2015
4​
Dekamori Senran Kagura
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2015
5​
Steins;GatePS3Visual Novel2015
6​
NieRPS3Action RPG2015
7​
No More Heroes: Heroes' ParadisePS3Action2015
8​
Asura's WrathPS3Action2015
9​
Saints Row IVPS3Action2015
10​
The Darkness IIPS3First Person Shooter2015
11​
Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2PS3Turn-Based RPG2016
12​
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HDPS3Action2016
13​
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus
Vita​
Action2016
14​
Gravity Rush
Vita​
Platformer2016
15​
Hyperdimension Neptunia VictoryPS3Turn-Based RPG2016
16​
Resogun
PS4​
Arcade Shooter2016
17​
Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
Vita​
Third Person Shooter2016
18​
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game
PS4​
Adventure2016
19​
Miracle Girls Festival
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
20​
Senran Kagura Estival Versus
PS4​
Action2017
21​
The Wolf Among Us
PS4​
Adventure2017
22​
Final Fantasy XV
PS4​
Action RPG2017
23​
Amplitude
PS4​
Music/Rhythm2017
24​
Root Letter
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
25​
IA/VT -Colorful-
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
26​
Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
27​
Gravity Rush Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
28​
NieR: Automata
PS4​
Action RPG2017
29​
The Silver Case
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
30​
Steins;Gate 0
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
31​
Under Defeat HDPS3Arcade Shooter2017
32​
Tales from the Borderlands
PS4​
Adventure2017
33​
Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD CollectionPS3Fighting2017
34​
Life is Strange
PS4​
Adventure2017
35​
Sword Art Online: Lost Song
PS4​
Action RPG2017
36​
Crash Bandicoot Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
37​
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
38​
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
39​
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
PS4​
Action RPG2017
40​
Corpse Party: Blood Drive
Vita​
Horror2018
41​
Persona 5
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG2018
42​
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games
PS4​
Visual Novel2018
43​
Persona 4: Dancing All Night [Japanese Version]
PS4​
Music/Rhythm2018
44​
Marvel's Spider-Man
PS4​
Action2018
45​
Akiba's Trip 2: Undead & Undressed
PS4​
Action RPG2019
46​
Spyro the Dragon Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2019
47​
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage Remastered
PS4​
Platfomer2019
48​
Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2019
49​
Tekken Tag Tournament HDPS3Fighting2019
50​
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy HDPS3Platformer2019
51​
Taiko no Tatsujin V Version
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2019
52​
Utakumi 575
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2019
53​
Jak II: Renegade HDPS3Platformer2019
54​
Jak 3 HDPS3Platformer2019
55​
Ratchet & Clank HDPS3Platformer2019
56​
Ratchet & Clank 2: Going Commando HDPS3Platformer2019
57​
Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal HDPS3Platformer2019
58​
Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash
PS4​
Third Person Shooter2019
59​
Kingdom Hearts III
PS4​
Action RPG2020
60​
Zero Escape 3: Zero Time Dilemma
PS4​
Adventure Visual Novel2020
61​
Deadly Premonition: The Director's CutPS3Action Horror2020
 

Dai

Brigade Leader
I made the mistake of using Eurogamer as my main source of gaming news for the last several years, and the result has been me not being aware of a generation's worth of games from Gust because their editorial team don't care about JRPGs. After recently finishing Blue Reflection, I've moved on to Atelier Ryza, and it's great. This is the first atelier game I've played since Iris on the PS2, but I'm planning to start filling in that huge gap. I'm usually not a fan of crafting or basic fetchquests in RPGs, but for some reason I'm enjoying all of it in this one. There's no skill involved in the crafting system, but there's lots of choice. That's probably why I've spent 70% of my time with the game tinkering around in the synthesis menu, which I wasn't expecting to be the case.
 

Dai

Brigade Leader
Replaying Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel, a pretty good JRPG/visual novel hybrid with the most nonsensical title ever.
 

NormanicGrav

Ni-pa!~
AUKN Staff


Completed Game #1 | Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PS4)

After playing the second Yakuza game via its Kiwami remake before 2021, I decided to begin the year by jumping straight into Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, the sixth (technically seventh if you include Yakuza 0) main instalment in the long-running SEGA franchise and also the final game for Kazuma Kiryu.

Yakuza 6 is a character focused storyline. There's very little focus on the Tojo Clan and Kiryu's old friends and instead we have what is essentially the "Yakuza 3 for the current fanbase generation". I honestly had no problem with Kiryu having more spotlight than others as this is his story than everyone else's (it's like how Toy Story 3 ended with a bang, while Toy Story 4 wraps up Woody's character arc - Yakuza 5 and Yakuza 6 basically did just that). The story takes place between both the regular Kamurocho area and also a new place called Onomichi set in Hiroshima. While the former has a ton of variety with a few cut areas, the latter is quieter and more local so there is a difference in content and exploration. As for the story itself, I liked it a lot and it's rather impressive that every single dialogue was actually voiced which is different to the other games (Kiwami 2 which came out afterwards didn't do this either). The ending itself is pretty good and is a good way to conclude his storyline.


The game has a lot of story cutscenes to go along with its core gameplay and I am perfectly fine with this considering Yakuza has always had a big emphasis with its story-telling and dialogue. The gameplay is basically the same as I had mentioned with Yakuza Kiwami 2, which I need to reiterate that it came afterwards and basically took Y6's system, though saying that Yakuza 6 felt a lot more challenging. The combat felt slower at first, likely to represent Kiryu's age as he has gotten older over the course of the franchise, but the EXP system does take a while but can be rewarding as you progress with the story and side content. I also noticed earning money has been more difficult this time but you can more-or-less progress without too much hassle - though like many other RPG type games, you shouldn't rush the story because the difficulty will creep up on you.

For earning money you can do either the sub stories which make their return once again, also voiced all the way through as well, or the Clan Creator (which did return in Kiwami 2). The Clan Creator is a lot of fun and basically a tactical-type mini-game where you have a group of people who you command to defeat various different enemies in one area or more. You can also unlock other characters with a cheat code if you need to which I do recommend if you wish to speed up the pace, but I did manage to finish the clan storyline without doing this or with too much difficulty. The other mini-games like SEGA's old classics and Karaoke do make a return alongside newcomers like the RYZER gym which is pretty neat.


As for criticisms, I have no issues with the story, the characters and the gameplay itself, and my only main issue has been towards the engine itself. It should be no surprise that a lot of people do not like the game's engine because it's not very well optimised. The 30 FPS with the base PS4 is tolerable but it can hamper the fun a times. The real issue I have is the loading because there are a lot of them and especially during cutscenes which just feels quite rough in terms of quality check. My game even crashed due to the loading not doing its job at one point which is concerning.

Overall, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is very good and well worth playing when you have finished Yakuza 0-5. The gameplay is pretty good, the clan creator is a fun mini-game, graphics look pretty good and the story is worth a watch. It's a shame the performance isn't perfect though. I spent 29.5 hours playtime going over all of the main story, maxing out Kiryu's stats and finishing the entire clan creator storyline so it's just a bit longer than Yakuza 1-3 were.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is available to own on PlayStation 4 (physical/digital), and PC, plus will be coming soon to Xbox Game Pass.​

My backlog so far:
#Platform#Game NameGenre
1​
3DS​
1​
Senran Kagura 2: Deep CrimsonAction
2​
3DS​
2​
Tales of the AbyssAction RPG
3​
PC/Steam​
1​
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the SkyTurn-Based RPG
4​
PC/Steam​
2​
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second ChapterTurn-Based RPG
5​
PS3
1​
Castlevania: Lords of ShadowAction
6​
PS3
2​
CatherinePuzzle
7​
PS3
3​
Dragon's CrownAction RPG
8​
PS3
4​
Drakengard 3Action RPG
9​
PS3
5​
Eternal SonataTurn-Based RPG
10​
PS3
6​
FolkloreAction
11​
PS3
7​
Katamari ForeverPuzzle
12​
PS3
8​
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchTurn-Based RPG
13​
PS3
9​
PuppeteerPlatformer
14​
PS3
10​
Sengoku Basara 3: Samurai HeroesMusou
15​
PS3
11​
Siren Blood CurseHorror
16​
PS3
12​
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus HDPlatformer
17​
PS3
13​
Sly 2: Band of Thieves HDPlatformer
18​
PS3
14​
Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves HDPlatformer
19​
PS3
15​
Soul Calibur VFighting
20​
PS3
16​
Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the OverlordTactical RPG / Visual Novel
21​
PS3
17​
White Knight ChroniclesTurn-Based RPG
22​
PS3
18​
White Knight Chronicles IITurn-Based RPG
23​
PS4​
1​
The 25th Ward: The Silver CaseVisual Novel
24​
PS4​
2​
428: Shibuya ScrambleVisual Novel
25​
PS4​
3​
Blue ReflectionTurn-Based RPG
26​
PS4​
4​
Chaos;ChildVisual Novel
27​
PS4​
5​
Code VeinAction RPG
28​
PS4​
6​
Cyberdimension Neptunia: Four Goddesses OnlineAction RPG
29​
PS4​
7​
Danganronpa 1 ReloadVisual Novel
30​
PS4​
8​
Danganronpa 2 ReloadVisual Novel
31​
PS4​
9​
Danganronpa V3: Killing HarmonyVisual Novel
32​
PS4​
10​
Date A Live: Rio-Reincarnation - 1: Rinne UtopiaVisual Novel
33​
PS4​
11​
Date A Live: Rio-Reincarnation - 2: Ars InstallVisual Novel
34​
PS4​
12​
Date A Live: Rio-Reincarnation - 3: Twin Edition: Rio ReincarnationVisual Novel
35​
PS4​
13​
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 FortuneSimulation
36​
PS4​
14​
Fate/Extella: The Umbral StarMusou
37​
PS4​
15​
Fate/Extella LinkMusou
38​
PS4​
16​
Fist of the North Star: Lost ParadiseAction
39​
PS4​
17​
Gal*Gun: Double PeaceOn-Rails Shooter
40​
PS4​
18​
GOD EATER ResurrectionAction RPG
41​
PS4​
19​
GOD EATER 2: Rage BurstAction RPG
42​
PS4​
20​
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of HeavenFighting
43​
PS4​
21​
JudgmentAction
44​
PS4​
22​
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold SteelTurn-Based RPG
45​
PS4​
23​
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IITurn-Based RPG
46​
PS4​
24​
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIITurn-Based RPG
47​
PS4​
25​
Megadimension Neptunia VIITurn-Based RPG
48​
PS4​
26​
Megadimension Neptunia VIIRTurn-Based RPG
49​
PS4​
27​
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant KingdomAction RPG
50​
PS4​
28​
Nights of AzureAction RPG
51​
PS4​
29​
Odin Sphere LeifthrasirAction RPG
52​
PS4​
30​
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3Musou
53​
PS4​
31​
Onechanbara Z2: ChaosAction
54​
PS4​
32​
Our World Is EndedVisual Novel
55​
PS4​
33​
Persona 5 RoyalTurn-Based RPG
56​
PS4​
34​
Punch LineVisual Novel
57​
PS4​
35​
Raging LoopVisual Novel
58​
PS4​
36​
Robotics;Notes DaSHVisual Novel
59​
PS4​
37​
Robotics;Notes ELITEVisual Novel
60​
PS4​
38​
Saint Seiya: Soldier's SoulFighting
61​
PS4​
39​
Sakura WarsAction RPG / Dating Sim
62​
PS4​
40​
Sengoku Basara 4: SumeragiMusou
63​
PS4​
41​
Senran Kagura Burst Re:NewalAction
64​
PS4​
42​
Shining Resonance: RefrainAction RPG
65​
PS4​
43​
Steins;Gate EliteVisual Novel
66​
PS4​
44​
Steins;Gate: Linear Bound PhenogramVisual Novel
67​
PS4​
45​
Super Robot Wars VTactical RPG
68​
PS4​
46​
Sword Art Online: Fatal BulletAction RPG
69​
PS4​
47​
Tales of BerseriaAction RPG
70​
PS4​
48​
Tales of VesperiaAction RPG
71​
PS4​
49​
Tales of ZestiriaAction RPG
72​
PS4​
50​
Tokyo Xanadu eX+Turn-Based RPG
73​
PS4​
51​
Toukiden 2Action RPG
74​
PS4​
52​
Utawarerumono: Mask of DeceptionTactical RPG / Visual Novel
75​
PS4​
53​
Utawarerumono: Mask of TruthTactical RPG / Visual Novel
76​
PS4​
54​
Utawarerumono: Prelude to the FallenTactical RPG / Visual Novel
77​
PS4​
55​
Utawarerumono: ZanMusou
78​
PS4​
56​
Valkyria Chronicles RemasteredTactical RPG
79​
PS4​
57​
Valkyria Chronicles 4Tactical RPG
80​
PS4​
58​
The Witch and the Hundred Knight Revival EditionAction RPG
81​
PS4​
59​
WORLDEND SYNDROMEVisual Novel
82​
PS4​
60​
YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this WorldVisual Novel
83​
Vita​
1​
Bullet GirlsThird Person Shooter
84​
Vita​
2​
Demon GazeDungeon RPG
85​
Vita​
3​
Freedom WarsAction
86​
Vita​
4​
Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black HeartTactical RPG
87​
Vita​
5​
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1Turn-Based RPG
88​
Vita​
6​
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sister's GenerationTurn-Based RPG
89​
Vita​
7​
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V GenerationTurn-Based RPG
90​
Vita​
8​
Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action UnleashedMusou
91​
Vita​
9​
MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS ZombiesMusou
92​
Vita​
10​
Muv-LuvVisual Novel
93​
Vita​
11​
Muv-Luv AlternativeVisual Novel
94​
Vita​
12​
Superdimension Neptune vs SEGA Hard GirlsTurn-Based RPG
95​
Vita​
13​
Touch My KatamariPuzzle
96​
Vita​
14​
Valkyrie Drive BhikkhuniAction
Completed Games Collection of 2021:
#Game NamePlatformGenreMonth
1​
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
PS4​
ActionJanuary
Platinum Trophy Collection:
#Game NamePlatformGenreYear
1​
Saints Row: The ThirdPS3Action2014
2​
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star BattlePS3Fighting2015
3​
Hyperdimension NeptuniaPS3Turn-Based RPG2015
4​
Dekamori Senran Kagura
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2015
5​
Steins;GatePS3Visual Novel2015
6​
NieRPS3Action RPG2015
7​
No More Heroes: Heroes' ParadisePS3Action2015
8​
Asura's WrathPS3Action2015
9​
Saints Row IVPS3Action2015
10​
The Darkness IIPS3First Person Shooter2015
11​
Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2PS3Turn-Based RPG2016
12​
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HDPS3Action2016
13​
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus
Vita​
Action2016
14​
Gravity Rush
Vita​
Platformer2016
15​
Hyperdimension Neptunia VictoryPS3Turn-Based RPG2016
16​
Resogun
PS4​
Arcade Shooter2016
17​
Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
Vita​
Third Person Shooter2016
18​
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game
PS4​
Adventure2016
19​
Miracle Girls Festival
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
20​
Senran Kagura Estival Versus
PS4​
Action2017
21​
The Wolf Among Us
PS4​
Adventure2017
22​
Final Fantasy XV
PS4​
Action RPG2017
23​
Amplitude
PS4​
Music/Rhythm2017
24​
Root Letter
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
25​
IA/VT -Colorful-
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
26​
Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
27​
Gravity Rush Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
28​
NieR: Automata
PS4​
Action RPG2017
29​
The Silver Case
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
30​
Steins;Gate 0
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
31​
Under Defeat HDPS3Arcade Shooter2017
32​
Tales from the Borderlands
PS4​
Adventure2017
33​
Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD CollectionPS3Fighting2017
34​
Life is Strange
PS4​
Adventure2017
35​
Sword Art Online: Lost Song
PS4​
Action RPG2017
36​
Crash Bandicoot Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
37​
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
38​
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
39​
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
PS4​
Action RPG2017
40​
Corpse Party: Blood Drive
Vita​
Horror2018
41​
Persona 5
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG2018
42​
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games
PS4​
Visual Novel2018
43​
Persona 4: Dancing All Night [Japanese Version]
PS4​
Music/Rhythm2018
44​
Marvel's Spider-Man
PS4​
Action2018
45​
Akiba's Trip 2: Undead & Undressed
PS4​
Action RPG2019
46​
Spyro the Dragon Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2019
47​
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage Remastered
PS4​
Platfomer2019
48​
Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2019
49​
Tekken Tag Tournament HDPS3Fighting2019
50​
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy HDPS3Platformer2019
51​
Taiko no Tatsujin V Version
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2019
52​
Utakumi 575
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2019
53​
Jak II: Renegade HDPS3Platformer2019
54​
Jak 3 HDPS3Platformer2019
55​
Ratchet & Clank HDPS3Platformer2019
56​
Ratchet & Clank 2: Going Commando HDPS3Platformer2019
57​
Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal HDPS3Platformer2019
58​
Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash
PS4​
Third Person Shooter2019
59​
Kingdom Hearts III
PS4​
Action RPG2020
60​
Zero Escape 3: Zero Time Dilemma
PS4​
Adventure Visual Novel2020
61​
Deadly Premonition: The Director's CutPS3Action Horror2020
 
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DragoStark

Dandy Guy, in Space
I finished Cyberpunk 2077 last week. I'm waiting for the game to be a lot more stable before I create another V and play it again though. I'm very much looking forward to another play through honestly. I enjoyed it a lot despite all the bugs (and I completely fell in love with Judy)
As for now, my friend heavily suggested I play the Deus Ex series because I enjoyed Cyberpunk so much, so I nabbed Human Revolution for dirt cheap on Humble and currently playing through that. Enjoying it so far.
Will probably go back to Kiwami when I'm done with this and continue going through the Yakuza series.
 

Donut

Brigade Leader
Trying to wrap up some post-game achievements in DRV3, trying to get back to Nier Automata because I'm ready to Hurt over 9s ending and onwards, I've enjoyed lots of Among Us with friends and the cyberpunk bartending game is a fun wind down.
 
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