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A Massively Overlooked Character

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Kiryu Kazuma of the Yakuza/Ryu ga Gotoku Series.

 

                                 Kazuma Kiryu

 

Not only would Kazuma fit perfectly in as a fighter, but he is a big part of playstation's rich 3rd party history.

Being ONLY on PlayStation for the past 7 years, he is a massively iconic character in Japan and the West.

He's been in these titles;

 

PS2:

PS3:

PSP:

As well as having a Feature length movie and original video prologue.

 

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His moves would fit in naturally to PlayStation All stars Battle Royale as the games are largely Beat-em-Ups all about fast-paced and intense (and sometimes hilarious) hand to hand combat. While he could take some more inspiration for attacks from games like Yakuza: Dead Souls and Ryu ga Gotoku: Kenzan which utilize guns and swords (respectively).

 

Dead SoulsKenzan!

 

Another thing about the Yakuza series is that along with the beat-em-up nature of the gameplay is how you can use item in the environment to attack enemies. So this would add a quirky and funny nature to his move set as he could possibly be able to pull a chair, bicycle or milk crate to attack opponents. Along with the many mini-games that could help inspire his Supers.

 

Karaoke, Fishing and Drum Master Mini-Games

 

And lastly, as we all know, Superbot has confirmed costumes in the game, so some ideas for Alt. Costumes for Kazuma could be any of the following;

Kenzan, Dead Souls, American, Yakuza 5, Kamurocho, No shirt, Hawaiian Shirt

 

So as you can see. Kazuma is a perfect fit. He has a long history with ONLY PlayStation. He is extremely popular in Japan, and has a good presence in the west. He fits perfectly into a brawler as his moveset could easily come from his long lineage of games which are based around brawler combat. Plus he is super badass. 

 

What do you guys think? Does this Yakuza man deserve to be in PSASBR? I sure do.

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Re: A Massively Overlooked Character

Sep 5, 2012
YES
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Re: A Massively Overlooked Character

Sep 5, 2012
Dont all the Yakuza games suck though?
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Re: A Massively Overlooked Character

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Xx_AngeLoNe_xX wrote:
Dont all the Yakuza games suck though?

Not really. They are a combination of many genres. Open world Beat-em-up with some RPG elements such as leveling, upgrading, etc. While they aren't games for everyone (they are VERY Japanese) they do have great, fun arcadey gameplay with some great story telling. The metacritics for each one is anywhere from 75 - 80 depending on the title, so they have some critical success and are widely loved by their fans.

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Re: A Massively Overlooked Character

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I would consider him an All-Star

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Re: A Massively Overlooked Character

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Xx_AngeLoNe_xX wrote:
Dont all the Yakuza games suck though?
NO they dont! the average reviews for each game are between an 8 or 9/10 and its a multi million selling franchise.



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Re: A Massively Overlooked Character

Sep 5, 2012
all yakuzas are very good game rreally. much better saint row or just cause.
i still playing yakuza 4 while doing side quest
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Re: A Massively Overlooked Character

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i never really got into the yakuza games but i guess the more the merrier!

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Re: A Massively Overlooked Character

Sep 5, 2012
Be a cool character, never liked the series though.
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Re: A Massively Overlooked Character

Sep 5, 2012

I never played them, but he does semm to fit as an all star

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