|You say YA-ku-za, I say ya-KU-za, let's call the whole thing off|
TomChick - News - 09/20/06 - Link
One of the best things about Yakuza is that it's different. I don't pretend to know how Japanese it actually is, but I like how American it isn't. This is a different kind of story, happening in a different kind of place, to very different kinds of people.
Unfortunately, it's ultimately too Shenmue and not Killer 7 enough. Nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there, and I probably wouldn't have finished if I weren't reviewing it.
Speaking of which -- how's that for a segue? -- you can read my review here.