For as good as the Like a Dragon (formerly known as Yakuza, of course) games undoubtedly are, they all have two fairly consistent qualities: they’re long and they’re largely the same. Spare a thought for developer Ryu ga Gotoku Studio, then, who, not content with simply making the games, decided to stream the entire series back-to-back.
It started the challenge on 17th March, and completed it a little over a week later, clocking a total of 170 hours. To be clear, it didn’t play every game in the series, just the main ones, starting with Yakuza 0 and working through to the conclusion of Yakuza 6. Still, that’s a lot of Kamurocho – and a lot of battles to reach the roof of Millennium Tower.
With the livestream running for so long, there were a few memorable moments: Takaya Kuroda, the voice of Kazuma Kiryu, rocked up at one point – as did Goro Majima star, Hidenari Ugaki. Next week, it’ll be back to business for the Ryu ga Gotoku team – after all, Like a Dragon 8’s not going to make itself, is it?
[source twitter.com, via gamesradar.com, thegamer.com]
I’m literally working on karaoke in Yakuza 2 right now. It’s killing me inside. I might take longer to complete it than the livestream
Edit: Got a 91 on Haruka’s song then got a 89 on the 2nd. Found out the hard way that I need a 90 on the 2nd for the request to complete. Smfh absolutely wicked bogus man
Definitely no ADHD on that team. I can't even look at the same spreadsheet for more than 10 minutes.
If only they could find the time to remaster Binary Domain!
Best series ever. And a couple have taken 170hrs to fully finish on their own, so guess they just sped through the main story missions. And left out the challenges of course. Can’t blame them given they were live-streaming back to back, but doesn’t seem a fair representation of the games to me.
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Did they actually stream non stop or did they get some sleep?
I absolutely love this series, but there’s no way I’d be able to play them all back to back without getting burnt out.
That must have been really rough. These are some decently long games, and can get repetitive and boring really quick due to long cutscenes. I couldn’t imagine playing all the way from 0 to 6. Hopefully they had a nice sofa and plenty of snack.
Geez that sounds absolutely brutal. Could you IMAGINE if they tried 100%-ing each game before moving onto the next one as well? I feel like that'd be enough to kill a man.
Getting rest and some time off is worth it.the money is good.but your health is at the top.word up son
Funny that I started Yakuza 0 this week. I'm thinking of playing all games of the series, without hurry and for sure without doing 100% (they are gigantic in that aspect). Just do the most I can. Zero is great already, loving the game, the drama, intrigue... I already played Kiwami 1 sometime ago, so after 0, is K2.
Really looking forward to the next game in the series, esp and it is going down the turn based route.
@AgentMantis Ryu ga Gotoku developer is the one that did this challenge, not SEGA itself.
@KidBoruto Ryu ga Gotoku developed Binary Domain
@AgentMantis Oh my bad, you're right!
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