A Yakuza Podcast

So here’s a podcast about Yakuza. It’s part 1 of 2. If you want to download it, then click here to download the MP3.

If you want to stream it, there’s this:

Yakuza Series, Spoiler Free (Yakuza podcast pt 1 of 2) Best Video Game Podcast Ep. 1-A by Bestvideogamepodcast on Mixcloud

Want a time-stamped table to show you exactly what we talk about and when? Here ya go:

0:00:00 – Intro
0:02:01 – The Yakuza series in 1 minute
0:03:33 – Our experience with the series so far
0:05:50 – Yakuza is NOT like GTA
0:08:53 – Which game should you start with?
0:16:01 – Should you import the games? Which ones?
0:18:45 – Importing Yakuza Ishin and Yakuza Zero
0:24:33 – Yakuza’s hurdles to localization
0:30:20 – Sega’s marketing (or lack thereof)
0:34:15 – Tropes vs. Yakuza
0:40:41 – In-depth discussion of Yakuza Zero
0:44:05 – Why make a prequel with these characters?
0:47:40 – Japan’s 1988 economic bubble
0:53:12 – Bubble-era pop culture: beepers, disco and more
0:59:30 – 1988 Kamurocho and Soutenbori
1:03:25 – Creeping out random NPCs
1:08:08 – Combat in Yakuza Zero
1:18:20 – Making it rain: money in Zero
1:20:54 – Sexual content and objectification
1:29:50 – The future of the Yakuza series

Eventually we’re going open up a Patreon, because this action right here took like six weeks to record, edit, upload and all that jazz. So…yeah. Gonna need some help. So, if you like it, and like what we’ve done in the past, we’d love if you’d kick in a dollar or two, so as videos and podcasts can come more regularly.