Someone decided it would be a good idea to add zombies to Sega’s Yakuza series of action-adventure games.
While I’ve never played a Yakuza game before this certainly seems like an unusual way to go with the series. The words “Japanese crime drama” are, at least in my experience, seldom accompanied by the words “with zombies”.
Blasphemy? Brilliant? Hardcore fans will be able to decide for themselves because Yakuza: Dead Souls is out today for the PS3. (If zombies aren’t enough to compel you to get out your credit card, I should also mention that the game appears to feature a character whose right arm is a mini-gun. How did he get that jacket on? How does he go to the bathroom? Who thinks up this stuff?)
One game that is certainly better off without hoards of the shambling undead is thatgamecompany’s Journey. In this epic and moving downloadable adventure, your character treks across a strange world attempting to reach a distant mountain peak. That description is slight but after having already played the game twice all I’m willing to say is this: if I told you more, I’d ruin the experience for you. Paul has picked Journey as one of his most anticipated games for the past two years and, while it was available a week early for PlayStation Plus members, it’s finally available to everyone with a PS3 today.
Also out this week:
FIFA Street (PS3, 360)
Mario Party 9 (Wii)
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (PS3, 360)
Reality Fighters (PSVita)
Ridge Racer (PSVita)
Tales of Graces f (PS3)
Shoot Many Robots (XBLA)
Silent Hill: Downpour (PS3, 360)
All of the retail titles above are available from Amazon.
As long as they can pull it off, Zombie island of Dr. Ned was great DLC (Borderlands) if you haven’t tried it. After I started the zombie section in Black Ops I was laughing and almost turned if off (after the Castro, Kennedy, Nixon intro), but three hours later I realized it was 2AM and had work in the AM. RDR undead nightmare is still in my backlog. Think I’ll skip this Dead Souls game though and anything else from Sega, Konami, Atlus.
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