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Can’t find a guide anywhere. Just bought the game on sale for 4 dollars in target. How long to plat, what difficulty and number of playthroughs? Thanks 

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A guide is 100% needed, i bought the game at launch and refuse to play it until a guide surfaces. 

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According to a Playstationtrophies trophy roadmap, the game takes roughly 120 hours to fully complete, has a 7/10 in average difficulty and has a minimum of 2 playthroughs. Yakuza games are known to be challenging especially in legend mode or "extra hard" mode as it is often called, having tricky mini games people often struggle with because usually they don't even know the basic rules for them, like I have seen people complain that they more or less had to master Mahjong from the ground up to have a chance to get all trophies, the games also have you collect a lot of stuff and do many requests, and the 100% gold trophy seems pretty demanding overall. Just a look at the rarity of the harder Yakuza platinums compared to the easier ones, being in ultra rare with a game that has a pretty dedicated fanbase for the series, should tell you that this won't be a walk in the park.

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There are three things that could drive you insane:

- The infamous car chase on LEGEND.

- Climax Battles

- Mahjong

 

Everything else is perfectly doable.

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Took me about 85 hours, but that's having played Yakuza 0 first so I was already used to the bulk of the gameplay (including minigames). It's easier than 0 was in my opinion but has some pretty rough parts. You'd need 2 playthroughs because Legend difficulty is locked until the first clear. 

 

There's a guide on GameFAQs that covers the vast majority of what the platinum requires in pretty good detail, albeit not in a formal "trophy guide" format. 

 

If you've never played a Yakuza game before, it's probably going to take you a good chunk of time to learn all the side content. For example, I didn't know how to play mahjong before Yakuza, so in 0 it took me several hours just to learn how to play mahjong well enough to even start attempting its challenges. In Kiwami I could just jump in and knock them out much quicker because I already knew the rules.

 

The things I see people talk about the most as being sticking points are mahjong, climax battles (basically a series of postgame challenge fights, pretty tough but easier than 0's), a rail shooter mission in the main story that's tough on Legend, and then a couple specific postgame minigame challenges (mainly karaoke and billiards). Yakuza platinums test you on a huge variety of different skills. 

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I'm pretty much echoing what the person above me said. Took me around 80 hours to complete but there are a few real road blocks. 

 

First is the climax battles. They are annoying at various points but overall I found them doable with practice. This is the easiest of the roadblocks in my opinion.

 

Secondly is the legend mode car chase. There are a few videos out there that I had to watch and pause the game in between sections to see and learn what was coming next before it even popped up on the screen. The worst part is if you fail, you HAVE to run through a gauntlet of enemies plus a boss battle just to even get to the car chase which you then could potentially screw up on the first shot. The gauntlet part can be made faster but you MUST perfect the "Tiger Drop" technique to run through this section quickly. You should learn it anyway cause it makes the game easier overall.

 

Lastly I found the karaoke/billiard game took me the most time to beat but I guess it's debatable if it's the hardest part. All I can say is practice and you should get them both eventually.

 

Mahjong defintley is a pain just because you have to get a certain hand for some achievements and takes time to learn. Always play on easy because it will take the computer longer to get a "Richii." Also hit the square button every single time it is your turn to see if it will allow you to call "Richii." You should always do this because you may just luck into a hand which I did several times.

 

Defintely a solid 6/10 difficulty. I only played Yakuza 5 and this one to me was easier and less time consuming by about 40 hours.

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Personally I don't understand why people complain about the mahjong stuff. There's a good guide for mahjong on this site and reading through it once was basically enough for me to have a grasp on how to play the game. It was certainly enough to get all the mahjong stuff for 0 done without any fuss at least (I'm not a good player at all lol) I haven't played Kiwami yet, although I'm planning to reasonably soon but I've heard it's not that bad other than the car chase which someone else mentioned.

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Yakuza Kiwami was my first ever JRPG and I enjoyed (almost) every moment. As others have said above there are certain parts of the game which require quite a bit of effort and luck such as the Climax Battles, Mahjong, the car chase on Legend difficulty and Haruka’s requests. Finding Majima everywhere was quite annoying too but there are specific spots he should spawn.

 

Before I started the game I couldn’t find a guide either so I jumped blindly into it. I have to say, the sheer amount of stuff you can do (and need to do for trophies) in such a small map, are amazing. I’ve never played a game like it before, it was a 10/10 experience. Don’t let all of this overwhelm you or put you off from starting the game. I found most of my information by googling + watching YouTube videos so there is help out there. I see that GameFAQs was mentioned and that website does have a great guide which I also recommend. If you need advice I’m happy to lend a hand as much as I can.

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Go for it! It was one of my first real challenging platinums, but it was worth it in the end. I ended up learning how to play mahjong (and enjoying it), had a pretty fun time doing a bunch of the minigames, and pretty much got the hang of the whole series and fell in love with it. Sure, it's though to not have a guide, but it's not that difficult either, since you can find some things on the internet (like the shogi challenges)

 

The car chase on Legend can be a real pain, and collecting the weapons and equipment too, so good luck. If you need any help with something in specific I can share some of my tactics.

 

I hope you have a lot of fun and enjoy your playthrough. I completed the game with an aproximate of 130 hours or so, but I'm proud of it. 

On 29/09/2019 at 2:11 AM, zajac9999 said:

Personally I don't understand why people complain about the mahjong stuff. There's a good guide for mahjong on this site and reading through it once was basically enough for me to have a grasp on how to play the game. It was certainly enough to get all the mahjong stuff for 0 done without any fuss at least (I'm not a good player at all lol) I haven't played Kiwami yet, although I'm planning to reasonably soon but I've heard it's not that bad other than the car chase which someone else mentioned.

 

I agree. Kiwami made me love Mahjong lol. After I learned how it worked it was just a matter of getting good at it. I'm glad most of the challenges are for Mahjong and not shogi. I'll never learn to like shogi

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Took me 150h. Honestly mahjong wasn't half bad compared to kiwami 2, now that's a nightmare. Otomeal and pool made me hate Haruka, climax battles and car chase drove me crazy. Other than that I really enjoyed it 

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Probably gonna finish tomorrow.. Took me around 130h (got 127 now, worst stuff is cleared out), but I had to learn mahjong with an ipad app because I had absolutely no clue. That alone took me a few more hours.

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I really don't bother getting more trophies before but once I got involved in Yakuza kiwami I found it interesting and challenging, most trophies are just matter of time, the most Ridiculous and annoying one are those related to MAH JONG ones, took me many hours to learn the basics of this Chinese or whatever game is, you can useful topics about MAHJONG online to help getting the trophies. 

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On 29/09/2019 at 3:17 AM, EternalChaos72 said:

A guide is 100% needed, i bought the game at launch and refuse to play it until a guide surfaces. 

You refused to play the game because there wasn't a guide? Why.

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2 hours ago, The_UW_98 said:

You refused to play the game because there wasn't a guide? Why.

Honestly I don't see a reason to follow a guide, maybe except for shogi. And he's missing out on a great game, his loss. 

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Took me 185 hours, the gambling games, legend - car chase sequence and weapon/gear grind is the main reason for that. Unlike, other posts regarding this game I would say mahjong is perfectly doable and relatively easy, for me who went in knowing nothing about mahjong, I watched the first hour of the 3 hour Japanese mahjong rule explanation on YouTube and defined the terms used in the completion list and from that point was golden. 

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Why do people always say there are no guides for Yakuza games? CyricZ on GameFAQs has done amazing guides for all the games

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