Finished the story on Normal. That was an awesome ride, playing as Kazuma again was very cool and all the other parts were well-executed except maybe for that stealth bit in Saejima's part.
The final fight had a nasty surprise for me though as right before it I used Tanimura to transport 127 platinum plates from the casino to the pawnshop and thus his inventory was absolutely empty, so if you beat the game, you probably know what I'm getting at. Anyway, that particular fight is a complete joke without recovery items, I had to give up and start over after spending an hour and a half trying. I actually was able to beat, erm, the gunner along with most of his bodyguards, but I had like 1 HP by that time and one of the survivors finally took me down.
Anyway, it's a splendid game and if you're into good games (I jest, of course) you should go and buy a copy or two as I did (this one is actually serious).
I like how most of the achievements' names are various references. For example, if you win the game as Alexander the Great, you get an achievement "The Man Who Would Be King", which is a reference to a great film of the same name (and the fact you get for playing as Alexander also makes sense in this context).
"If a greek can do it, we can do it".
Yay, finally got Yakuza 3 and pretty cheap too. It was used, so no Haruka's Request etc for me, but I doubt that's something to really worry about. I'll finish Yakuza 4 first, then I'll probably complete an old Yakuza 1 playthrough and then I'll play Yakuza 3. And I'll still have Yakuza 2 left (which, according to some, has the best story).
Of course I'll probably have short breaks or something, but disregarding that I hereby proclaim a "Yakuza marathon, more or less".
Finally got to Tanimura. Saejima's part was somewhat lackluster due to that long stealth segments. I didn't get to see much of his substories yet because of that, but Fighter Maker was fun. Also loved the opening scenes (although actual gameplay sequences were a bit tedious).
Didn't really play Part 3 yet, so I don't know what Tanimura is all abou, but he sure looks like an unpleasant person from what I've seen.
Recent Game Activity
April 14, 2014
Played Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons for the first time, for a total of 1 hour and 26 minutes.
April 13, 2014
Played Day of Defeat: Source for 41 minutes, bringing the total time played to a total of 143 hours and 26 minutes.
Played Divinity: Dragon Commander for 7 minutes, bringing the total time played to a total of 3 hours and 56 minutes.
Played Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for 3 minutes, bringing the total time played to a total of 108 hours and 37 minutes.
April 12, 2014
Played Fallout 3 - Game of the Year Edition for 14 minutes, bringing the total time played to a total of 12 hours and 48 minutes.
Unlocked achievement Actual Sunlight in Actual Sunlight
Played Actual Sunlight for the first time, for a total of 1 hour and 52 minutes.
April 11, 2014
Played The Swapper for 1 hour and 11 minutes, bringing the total time played to a total of 1 hour and 51 minutes.
April 3, 2014
Played The Swapper for the first time, for a total of 40 minutes.
Played Castle of Illusion for the first time, for a total of 30 minutes.
Unlocked achievement II in The Swapper II
Unlocked achievement Pretty Picture in Castle of Illusion Collected 50 Diamonds to unlock your first Painting in the Castle
March 25, 2014
Played Day of Defeat: Source for 33 minutes, bringing the total time played to a total of 142 hours and 45 minutes.
Played Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for 5 minutes, bringing the total time played to a total of 108 hours and 34 minutes.
March 24, 2014
Played La-Mulana for 7 minutes, bringing the total time played to a total of 3 hours and 2 minutes.