Gangster games kind of blur together to me. Escape prison/have dreams of money, then a guy says “do an illegal thing” and you shrug and do that illegal thing. Plus more illegal things because mreeehhhh. They’re always open world, feature someone who will betray you because the plot says they have to, there are drugs, mafiosos and everything just goes through the motions.
Yakuza though stands out for me though. Why? Because every fight ends with people spitting their broken teeth fragments out while sobbing for forgiveness into your leather shoes. Plus it’s intensely Japanese, which is refreshing in that not once does someone reference The Godfather. Continue reading