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I enjoy most things. Gaming just so happens to be one of them. I make YouTube videos sometimes.

I prefer to keep my reviews mostly brief because I get bored writing long things and I'm a lazy person.

I don't feel like rewriting my old reviews, and I might not agree with them now, so take them with a grain of salt.

If a game in my list that's unrated, it's usually because I haven't finished it yet, I don't remember it, or I think it's not worth rating.
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Favorite Games

Mother 3
Mother 3
Tail Concerto
Tail Concerto
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter
Yakuza 2
Yakuza 2
Splatoon
Splatoon

500

Total Games Played

065

Played in 2024

225

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Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World
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Pseudoregalia: Jam Ver.
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Tail Concerto Battle
Tail Concerto Battle

Jul 08

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It's called Yakuza 2 because there's two yakuzas. Did you know that?

After I finished Yakuza 1 last year, I was eager see what Yakuza 2 had in store. At first I didn't think much of it because it felt like the same ol' Yakuza in the same ol' Kamurocho, with nothing new to spice things up. I was gradually proven wrong throughout the playthrough and I couldn't be more thankful.

The devs brought their A-game, taking traits from Yakuza 1 and polishing them 'til they shined like a gem. We've got a new region to explore, twice the side quests, refined combat mechanics, more minigames, on top of a story I found more interesting than the first. The Jingweon mafia is a slightly interesting group of villains, but they have so many dumb plot twists that I stopped caring for them by the end of the game. Kaoru Sayama and Ryuji Goda were my favorite additions to the plot. Both of these characters had interesting dynamics with Kiryu, and I enjoyed their moments with him whenever they showed up.

Kaoru is a woman who hates yakuza, which is ironic considering that Kiryu is her greatest ally throughout the story. She wants to investigate the Jingweon mafia to discover whether or not she has connections to them, despite the warnings from everyone around her. Kaoru is headstrong and is willing to endure the toughest trials to know her past, which made it easy for me to root for her.

Then there's Ryuji, a ruthless man that wants nothing more than to be the strongest in the yakuza world, even attempting to usurp his father's position as Omi Alliance chairman to do it. He hates the idea of there being two dragons, and wants to eliminate Kiryu so that he will be the only Dragon. Despite Ryuji's impulsive nature, he is honorable and doesn't use dirty tactics to get what he wants. He has the same issue with Nishiki in the way that their presence in the story is lacking. The Jingweon mafia is given more attention than Ryuji which sucks, but I won't complain too much.

Then there's the combat, which is the strongest part of the game for me. I heard that Kiwami 2's combat was worse than Y2, and if that's true, I feel bad for whoever's missing out. The combat blows Y1 out of the water. I highly advise you to do as many substories and minigames as possible to use Kiryu at his peak. Kiryu is fluid and quick to control, and with the abundance of moves you can do, the possibilities are virtually limitless.

In the early game of Y2, I fought without thinking. Doing the usual combo strings and heat actions worked, but I lacked proper experience. That changed the day I saw DillionT doing a no-damage run of the Hiroshi Hayashi fight, and it made me realize that the game was deeper than I thought. I tried applying what I learned from Dillion's video to my playthrough, adapting to my opponent's skills while figuring out the most efficient way to beat them. It's like a puzzle. Let's say there's a karate guy with armored attacks... What can you do? You can grab him... Tiger Drop him... Do a Komaki Parry... Hit him with a counter heat action... It's just so rewarding to experiment with the ways you can fight.

Yakuza 2 is a fantastic game that improves on everything from before, and I can't recommend it enough. I had the misfortune of playing through this game's poor localization, so I sat through a bunch of superfluous "FUCKs" and "SHITs" in the script which was likely written by a middle schooler. But I had no idea there was a patch in progress to fix it... So once again, I beg you to apply Sylwahan's Restored patch to get a mature experience. I heard Yakuza 3 had a mixed reception from fans, but I'm looking forward to playing it anyway.

Big ups to @kevin_anderson for encouraging me to play and finish Yakuza 2

apples are a better fruit. i think this game would have higher ratings if it was called Apple instead

I felt like Federation Force was one of those games I had to play online before the 3DS shut down, because its reputation among Metroid fans intrigued me. It was tough since everyone I asked to play it with wasn't interested, couldn't do it, didn't have the time, or straight up flaked out. It's mostly understandable, but it still hurts my feelings. Fortunately for me, rito and some strangers online were crazy enough to join me so that I could experience the game as it was intended.

Yeah, you can definitely tell Nintendo dropped this to shut up the Metroid fans. I wanted to like this game because the concept of a 4 player Metroid is interesting, but instead it feels half-assed. If you want to be put to sleep, play this game's missions and you'll be knocked out. Nothing cool ever happens. You just get dropped into a planet, do some lame puzzles, shoot some shit and watch boring cutscenes. The shooting doesn't fare much better. The stiff controls and weird aiming (which is something you shouldn't have in a first-person shooter) just makes the experience more dull than it needs to be, and I probably would have been more lenient to Federation Force if the shooting aspect was fun and moving didn't feel like your suit was filled with fuckin' cement. The game isn't worth playing for $40, let alone zero.