ShotgunSquirrel

How tough is the plat?

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I've been thinking about going for the plat because I love the game and am not concerned by the grind. I'm just concerned by some mini/arcade game requirements. 

I know nothing about Mahjong or Shogi and am not great with fighting games so wouldn't want to waste time grinding only to hit a wall with Virtua Fighter or something.  

 

Thanks all.

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It's not overly difficult if you've played other Yakuza games.

 

I always say this...CyricZ is the man when it comes to guides for these games. The VF requirements are not onerous, Shogi can be cheesed with a cheat item in the game that, whilst slow, will guarantee you win every time. The challenges can be googled. 

 

Mahjong is a different kettle of fish. Many complain about it, some (including me) love it. It can be tricky to get the hang of. I include the specific aspect of the guide below. Read, understand, read and read again and then give it a go. Even if you are good at it, you will still lose a bit because of the game's random number generator not being in your favour. Ultimately, you'll either like it or you wont but every mainline Yakuza/Judgment game has it so you better get used to it! 😀

 

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ps4/320117-lost-judgment/faqs/79566/mahjong

 

Below is a post of mine from a different thread relating to mahjong

 

Mahjong - If you are not familiar with this there can be a steep learning curve. You essentially have to learn what makes up a valid sequence of tiles and rely on luck, skill and the RNG to meet all the requirements and become somewhat familiar with the Japanese terminology (Ron, Tsumo, Riichi etc). 

 

If you've ever played Rummy or Gin Rummy, the concept is somehwat similar. To put it simply, you need 4 groups of 3 tiles (either 3 of the same suit (3-3-3, 4-4-4 etc) or sequential tiles e.g. (1-2-3, 4-5-6 etc) or a mix of the two and one group of 2 (4-4,7-7 etc) to finish the hand but there are other ways to achieve it (7 pairs for example where yoh have 7 sets of 2 matching tiles).

 

How things play out will depend on if you try to build your hand youself through the tiles you draw or those you steal (pon, chi)from others...if you do steal, your ability to finish a hand is reduced as when you steal your hand is no longer 'concealed' meaning the number of hands you can finish on is reduced. This is where a lot of players come unstuck because they steal and end up not being able to complete a hand because they can't achieve a han (or scoring hand). If this is you, try to play without stealing as it will complicate the process and aim to build the sets through the tiles you draw.

 

A useful tip is to press the Square button after each tile you draw, if you have a hand where only one tile is needed, a prompt to declare 'Riichi' will pop up. When doing this, you're presented with the tiles you need in a small menu on the left hand side of the screen. Once activated the game auto plays until someone else wins or the tile you need pops up either from someone else (Ron) or you draw it (Tsumo). The idea here is to discard the tile that gives you the greatest chance of winning.

 

The screen will tell you how many of each tile you need is still in play, the object would be to pick the option that has tje greatest chance of winning e.g  the most tiles with highest numbers attached to them.  'In play' could either mean the tiles are in the communal deck to be drawn or in other player's decks. It comes down to luck.

 

Bear in mind, no matter how good you are, sometimes you will be shafted by the RNG. In the games that allow you to save within the mahjong parlour, take advantage of this.....if the tiles don't fall your way, reload and try again. Trust me, as someone with 11 platinums across the Yakuza and Judgment series where Mahjong has been in it, in the end you will get the completion requirements if you persevere.

 

The easiest method is to put the red dora setting on. This adds some red 5 tiles to the deck and this counts as a dora (1 han) e.g. allows you to finish a hand). Also try to build a 3 tile set of winds (N,S,W,E) or Dragons (White = blank, Red = Red symbol, Green = Green Symbol). A set of 3 matching winds or dragons = 1 han and means you can finish a hand if you can get 3 further sets of 3 and a pair. It sounds a lot more complicated then it actually is. 

 

 I find the below to be an incredibly useful resource when playing

 

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 Some games in the series contain a Lucky Mahjong Tile cheat item which you can find or sometimes buy which will give you an instant win though these can be hard to find or require specific actions to achieve and normally only appear once or twice in the games they appear in. The requirements for Mahjong depend on the game but routinely, you'd have to win a number of times at the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced tables winning numerous hands as you go. 

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Thank you for the incredibly detailed reply and links. Mahjong in particular has always been a stumbling block for me in this series.

I adore the Yakuza series but have only ever got the plat in 6 and LAD because the grind wasn't too scary and they didn't require 100%. I would love to Plat them all but I know Y0 had some Outrun requirements I could never beat. 

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On 4/29/2022 at 10:05 AM, ShotgunSquirrel said:

Thank you for the incredibly detailed reply and links. Mahjong in particular has always been a stumbling block for me in this series.

I adore the Yakuza series but have only ever got the plat in 6 and LAD because the grind wasn't too scary and they didn't require 100%. I would love to Plat them all but I know Y0 had some Outrun requirements I could never beat. 

 

I feel ya. I still haven't gotten the platinum in Yakuza 0 because the Mahjong completion tasks such as getting a Full Straight and Mangan are not easy and there's no cheat items. Judgment, Lost Judgment, and Kiwami 2 are the only games so far that I played Mahjong in. 

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It’s very easy compared to pretty much every other Yakuza plat. Easier than Judgment certainly, as the drone racing is more forgiving.

The minigames are easy (the one that caused people issues originally in Judgment is removed). Mahjong is the same as ever, so if you have any of the Yakuza plats you’ll know what the expect (in fact it’s easier than some as specific hands aren’t required if I recall correctly).

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It's your average Yakuza platinum. If you've platinumed one of these, you can platinum all of them. If it's your first, good luck!

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Compared to other Yakuza games, this one is on the easier side definitely. But like other Yakuza games, it is also extremely time-consuming. Even if you do everything as efficiently as possible, you're looking at a bare minimum 90 hours to get the platinum. 

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I have spent over 130 hours on this game and since this is my first Yakuza game I was honestly in awe most of the time.

 

Tremendously good story, narrative with amazing side quests and immersive world I swear these 130 hours have passed like a breeze.

 

You are looking at a lot of grind though for the plat, and most of it its pleasurable (you can cheese through most things)

One thing I would recommend before starting is to BUY DLC Kaito Files beforehand as items acquired will help you achieve platinum much easier. 

 

This game is a masterpiece! 

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I actually achieved the plat a few weeks after posting this topic. Absolutely adore this and the Yakuza series, just some of those plats have often scared me, mainly due to Mahjong. 

 

Whoever says that Videogames are a waste of time are wrong because I've learnt a skill in Mahjong (base knowledge for now). 

 

Really hope we get a 3rd Judgment game.

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On 29.7.2022 at 2:27 PM, Jasmin-Harun said:

I have spent over 130 hours on this game and since this is my first Yakuza game I was honestly in awe most of the time.

 

Tremendously good story, narrative with amazing side quests and immersive world I swear these 130 hours have passed like a breeze.

 

You are looking at a lot of grind though for the plat, and most of it its pleasurable (you can cheese through most things)

One thing I would recommend before starting is to BUY DLC Kaito Files beforehand as items acquired will help you achieve platinum much easier. 

 

This game is a masterpiece! 

 

I recommend trying the prequel ( judgment). The combat is slightly less fluid/smooth ( and you dont have snake style) but the main story is just as good while the side cases (school stories excluded) are much better in the first game.

 

Yakuza like a dragon is another great game, if you dont mind turn based combat and you dont even need knowledge of the OG Yakuza series (0-6). The game is currently in PS+.

 

That said, I would still recommend to play at least Y0 (content wise one of, if not the best game in the series, but graphics and technical aspects are pretty much ps3 level), kiwami 1 ( honestly, watching the main story on youtube is probably enough, decent game but definitely not on the very high level of the games I mentioned before ) and kiwami 2 ( one of the best main stories/villains and great new content if you are a fan of Y0)

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