The story and characters is the best part of the game, and of course the mini games. People get put off thinking it will be a Japanese GTA, when it is not. Thats why many thinks it mediocre. The game is like Shenmue but with more focus on fighting.
Personally I think its one of the strongest series, with characters you just want to see more of. Yakuza 5 must make it to the west, its the biggest Yakuza game yet. And I think it would increase the fanbase. Securing the future sales of Yakuza titles on the PS4.
I was interested with the series but it being open world kinda...turned me off it
dont let it. its small areas, and its not like you can get hit or hit people when your just roamin around. theres also an item that makes it so random people cant fight you. --- Which one is hot? A)Baking Soda, B)Lava, or C)Sea Turtle? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iunm0CyVSf4