Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Greatest Video Game Ever Made! Yakuza vs. Zombies

I'm not a gamer and am generally not interested in it at all. But sometimes something comes out that makes even me laugh. The game is called, "Yakuza: Of The End" 
This is fantastic! Check it out!




From Topless Robot:


Please imagine, if you will, the Grand Theft Auto videogame series -- imagine GTA4 in particular. You're Niko Bellic, running around committing crimes, causing mayhem, exploring Liberty City, doing all the ridiculous stuff that Rockstar allows you to do. Now, imagine you're in the middle of the game, on your way to becoming a major crime lord or whatever -- and that's when the zombies attack. You might be tired of zombies in general, but you'd have to be impressed by Rockstar's willingness to subvert expectation, fuck with their best-selling series, and just be weird.

Not that Rockstar is doing this with 
Grand Theft Auto. Sega is doing this with its acclaimed Yakuza series.

Yes, 
Yakuza 4 -- or as it's now being called, Yakuza: Of the End -- starts like the other games in the series, with players as as a low-level Yakuza thug trying to work their way up in the organization, running a beautifully detailed and seedy underbelly of Tokyo, robbing shit, busting kneecaps, and messing around with myriad gambling options and visiting hostess clubs. And eventually, the dead start rising from their goddamn graves.





I've gotta admit; I'm impressed. I'm stunned at the big balls on Sega to take a chance like this, and I love the idea of a game that is built around there not being zombies -- suddenly getting overrun with zombies. That just sounds awesome to me. Look, if you don't believe me, watch the video and see for yourself -- see all the shit you can do before the first zombie even shambles onto the screen. Nice one, Sega. You can't make a Sonicgame for shit, but you're certainly willing to experiment.


Of course, I'm not going to leave you with just some sentences to read to take this guy's word for it....


Watch these two videos!


This is the trailer:





Here's 8 minutes of real game footage. This is hilarious!


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