“ […] if you put me in a place that’s kind of like the regular world, if you give me a hotel to walk around in; i’m into it. i’m done with fantasy, give me these places i can go to, give me a mall.”
yes! i am playing Judgement right now, having seen very little of it, and having never played the Yakuza series, and it is blowing my mind. i’m just walking around like i would in a real place, trying to get familiar with the landmarks and looking at little details using the photo mode, meeting random NPCs, and occasionally doing a mission. it is so dense and detailed and nice to hang out in. i wish there were games of this and even smaller scale made about all kinds of places in the world. and the story and action aren’t half bad either. man, what a luxury these things exist.