I'm really late to the party with this series, and I didn't even start at the beginning and jumped straight to Yakuza 4 just a few weeks ago. Normally, I wouldn't start a thread, but thanks to the backstory provided, I'm completely invested. Basically picking up where Shenmue left off, but went and became a rather long series. Dunno if I'll get to Yakuza 0 any time soon. I like the simple fighting game engine, reminds me of The Bouncer but more fun and hillarious. My only gripe is the Japanese style of completionism, where I often forget about the main plot due to being preoccupied by the numerous unconnected sidequests and collectables the game doesn't tell you until you stumble over them. I had the same problem with Xenoblade. I can't take the plot seriously either (not a bad thing) and I spent way too much time with Akiyama's hostess training... So anyone else here play through this series?