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Kiryu Kazuma: The Dragon Of Dojima

Flyboy

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I don't think Kiryu would be a good fit for Smash.

Majima and Kasuga, though? Prime candidates.
Well, I'm not sure that posting in the Kiryu support thread is a great idea, then. But if you want to support Ichiban, check the link in my signature for his thread!
 

2006ToyotaTacoma

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I wouldn't be shocked if all three of them got in; one the base, the rest as alts
Ichiban as a Kiryu alt? Maybe.

Majima as an alt? Yeah, no, they have completely different fighting styles.

Unless you're talking about just clothing (Red suit, white undershirt for Ichiban; Snakeskin jacket for Majima), I'm not so sure about them as Kiryu alts.
 

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Ichiban as a Kiryu alt? Maybe.

Majima as an alt? Yeah, no, they have completely different fighting styles.

Unless you're talking about just clothing (Red suit, white undershirt for Ichiban; Snakeskin jacket for Majima), I'm not so sure about them as Kiryu alts.
In fairness, Kiryu does learn Majima's signature dagger attack at least once, so it wouldn't be too illogical to assume they'd train each other for the occasion.
 

SNEKeater

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In fairness, Kiryu does learn Majima's signature dagger attack at least once, so it wouldn't be too illogical to assume they'd train each other for the occasion.
I don't think that counts at all. What Kiryu does during gameplay doesn't always fit well with how he's represented in the cutscenes, which obviously are canon.

Majima as a Kiryu echo wouldn't make sense at all. Majima is usually depicted with his dagger, Kiryu not. Majima is a lot faster as well, not to say I don't think they share one move at all.
 

2006ToyotaTacoma

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I don't think that counts at all. What Kiryu does during gameplay doesn't always fit well with how he's represented in the cutscenes, which obviously are canon.

Majima as a Kiryu echo wouldn't make sense at all. Majima is usually depicted with his dagger, Kiryu not. Majima is a lot faster as well, not to say I don't think they share one move at all.
This. If anything Majima would work best as his own character.
 

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I personally don't like forcing characters into roles they're not suited for. I really like Majima as well, but there's no better representative for Yakuza than Kiryu. After him then anyone is fair game but then there's also Ichiban, who will obviously gain more and more following with the time. Not to say, Majima is very popular but if we talk about main characters then I'd honestly put Akiyama and Saejima above Majima in terms of priority. Or at least, consider them, because barely no one does, which is ironic because they're popular as well and were more significant to the overall plot than Majima never was besides Yakuza 0.
 

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Does Yakuza 7 work as a stand-alone game? I'm playing through Yakuza 0 at the moment, but that's my first experience with the series - I'm not sure whether it would be better to play through the other games first, since 0-6 are interconnected (or at least star the same protagonist), or whether I could jump straight to Yakuza 7 since it stars someone new. (it looks like fun, but I tried jumping to the latest game with BlazBlue since Central Fiction had the biggest roster, and that didn't quite work out)
 

ThunderSageNun

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you'll miss some references here and there (particularly during substories), but the game is pretty set apart from the rest to not be a bad beginning spot I feel. I played through it before 3-6 as they had no PC release date announced and still understood the story just fine.
 

SNEKeater

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Does Yakuza 7 work as a stand-alone game? I'm playing through Yakuza 0 at the moment, but that's my first experience with the series - I'm not sure whether it would be better to play through the other games first, since 0-6 are interconnected (or at least star the same protagonist), or whether I could jump straight to Yakuza 7 since it stars someone new. (it looks like fun, but I tried jumping to the latest game with BlazBlue since Central Fiction had the biggest roster, and that didn't quite work out)
7 is not a bad place to start at all, but at the same time, I'd suggest playing the 0-6 first. Though I can understand that can seem intimidating. If you really wanna go to 7 after 0, do it.

In the end it takes place a few years after the events of 6. So there's going to be some references. I also suggest playing the previous games first because 7 will spoil you a few things from other games.
 

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Does Yakuza 7 work as a stand-alone game? I'm playing through Yakuza 0 at the moment, but that's my first experience with the series - I'm not sure whether it would be better to play through the other games first, since 0-6 are interconnected (or at least star the same protagonist), or whether I could jump straight to Yakuza 7 since it stars someone new. (it looks like fun, but I tried jumping to the latest game with BlazBlue since Central Fiction had the biggest roster, and that didn't quite work out)
Yes, it works fine. It'll give you some spoilers for Kiryu's saga via context clues as well as you'll miss out on or not understand some cameos, but also it is 100% my favorite Yakuza game and in fact my favorite RPG of the last console generation and my GOTY 2020 by a mile. And then when you've played and fallen in love with it you can join the Ichiban thread.

I think they intentionally made it easy to approach for newcomers with basic series knowledge because they knew they'd get a new audience due to the RPG mechanics.
 

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https://www.pushsquare.com/news/202...d_wants_ishin_and_kenzan_remakes_for_the_west

"We released the Yakuza series and Like a Dragon on multiple platforms because we wanted more western players to have the opportunity to play our games. In that sense, we will be considering multiplatform releases in the future, and would like to aim for worldwide simultaneous launches. I can’t promise you anything here, but with the business side in mind, we would like to bring the games to everyone in a way that is most optimal way possible."
Yet it hasn't arrived on Switch yet in any form. Hmm. 🤔
 
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If he can somehow work his Dragon fighting style, random items like motorbikes and tables and the wackiness of the Yakuza series into his moveset I'm for him getting in.
 
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I would definitely want Majima just so we can have Mark Hamill in the game. Though I highly doubt it'll ever happened as Hamill himself said he doesn't even remember voicing him which could be the reason why he didn't reprise his role in Y7.
I'd say him being Mark Hamil was the actual obstacle into bringing him back. Even if he doesn't remember voicing Majima, I'm guessing he would be okay with reprising the role if the money is enough. I'd imagine he's not cheap at all, so I can see why Sega would decide going with another VA.
 

2006ToyotaTacoma

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If Majima ever got in, and even if he ever were voiced in English (I can almost guarantee a Yakuza rep would be voiced in Japanese), he'd probably be voiced by Matt Mercer, who did his voice in Yakuza: Like a Dragon (I think its a spoiler? Idk)
 
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