Yakuza 5 Is Less Crazy Taxi And More Taxi Cab Confessions

By Spencer . July 5, 2012 . 11:12pm

Kazuma Kiryu left the gangster life behind and when Yakuza 5 begins he’s working as a taxi cab driver in Fukuoka. Of course, Sega took this opportunity to make a taxi driving mini-game, but Crazy Yakuza Taxi this isn’t.

 

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When players pickup passengers like drunken salarymen sometimes they’ll talk to Kazuma about their problems. You can choose how Kazuma replies to help resolve their issues.

 

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Yakuza 5 also has race battles where you zip through a highway and try to beat a rival. Players can drift around corners and do roaring heat actions (kind of like regular heat actions, but in a vehicle) to win the race. Sega made a car customization feature too where you can choose paint jobs, add decals, and tune a taxi by changing tires. Check out screenshots of race battles over at Famitsu.


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  • DanteJones

    I was already planning on getting this, but HOLY CRAP. Why does this sound so awesome?!

  • http://chronotwist.deviantart.com/ JustThisOne

    LOL! Taxi driver that solves your deep rooted relationship problems. Good god, I love it.

  • Andrew Austin

    YA YA YA YA YA-

    Oh. Nevermind.

  • gaiahatergaia

    It may be just me but, don’t those graphics on the first picture look a bit crappy for a PS3 game?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wayne-LaBranch/100002132711844 Wayne LaBranch

    if only Kazama decided to be a Bartender…he be known as Master…Bate (anyone who knows where that’s from is awesome).  Seriously though Taxi Driver or Bartender…Kazama is always helping people’s troubles

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      If Kazama become a bartender, everytime he shakes the liquor, the drinks will spill all over due to his sheer awesomeness lol.^^

  • SupaPhly

     http://www.famitsu.com/images/000/016/542/l_4fe002a6ef822.jpg

    haha, oh wow

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Initial Yakuza!!! Coming to PS3.^^

  • SupaPhly

    but wait… what happened to the orphanage?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-de-Groodt/100000446926616 Mike de Groodt

      I think Mikio and Naganohara are taking care of that

  • RKM_13

    I figured it wouldn’t be like Crazy Taxi. Somehow that premise just doesn’t sound crazy enough for the Yakuza series.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Am I the only one who gets an “Initial D” vibe from this mini game???

  • XiaomuArisu

    One of segas proof that they can still make good games!

  • Zertan

    I got the feeling that one of the passengers is going to pull a knife at Kiryu and you get the option to talk the passenger out of it.

    Street racing using a taxi.  I feel bad to those who lose to Kiryu.  Supe up car < Taxi

    • Ravage27

      I feel sorry for any unlucky souls who think its a good idea to rob Kiryu :p

  • Guest

    Hmm you mean Kiryu doesn’t have to wear that ugly tan cop jacket at all times?

  • TerraEx

    What… at the start of Y5 Kaz has stepped down yet again? How many times has it been now.

  • Pope The Rev XXVIII

    This Series needs to be multiplatform already Only lazy developers make 3rd party exclusives now. 

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      “Lazy developers”? Wut are you smoking here??? 3rd party exclusives happen all the time so all developers here are lazy?

      Do yourself a favor here and buy the specific console to play the game here.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    …..Yakuza 5:Taxi Confession.^^

  • 60hz

    it’s you – there’s a ton of people in that shot and a pretty far draw distance…

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