- Feb 26, 2012
- Reaction score
No, you don't have to look anything up to do the hostess stuff besides MAYBE if you're trying to find some of the unlockable ones.
I mean, I felt as satisfied as after playing Zero and Kiwami.
No hostess mini games for me, thank you. I find them pretty boring (in a "I can't even understand how someone would play this" way), and if - as you suggested before- I have to look up what I have to do to win, it's more than unlikely that I'll play those. I know there are more substories behind some of the mini games, but oh well...
But I really like the series and there's a million things to do in these games, I don't feel bad if I miss some of them. Also I may try to do some of the stuff I missed when I play them again.
The hostess minigames are boring shit in many entries (usually all you do is talk to them and choose chat responses), but 0 and Kiwami 2 have this great RTS minigame where you have to assign hostesses to customers based on their skills on a timer and hit the PARTY HARD button at the right moment to maximize money spent by clients, etc. It rules. It's VERY active.
The minigame you have to look up to complete is the pocket racer stuff. That's not fun, the questlines are just good cause of the characters and dialogue.
Basically these games are set up in that there's often one or two minigames per character that the game is really trying to push hard, like there's a HUGE amount of plot connected to it.
0 - Kiryu - Property Management, Majima - Cabaret Club
Kiwami 1 - nothing here really. Some plot connected to pocket racer but not more than in 0.
Kiwami 2 - Kiryu clan, Cabaret Club (Kiryu clan sorta sucks)
3 - I don't remember, I don't like this game
4 - Nothing really, the hostess clubs are dogshit and are connected to a couple characters
5 - Haruka - basically her main plot IS a minigame plot, Saejima - hunting, Kiryu - crazy taxi, baseball guy - batting cage, Akiyama - none
6 - Kiryu Clan, some railshooter diving game, "bar conversations" - none are as in-depth as the main ones in 5 or 0
Judgment - Drone racing (blech)
7 - Mario kart ripoff, property management
Lost Judgment - There are a LOT, the whole mystery club thing forces you to engage with a lot of them extensively like robotics club, dance club, skateboarding, motorcycle racing, etc