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In the world of Video games,  The term “Badass” gets thrown around a lot. Almost  every Designer labels their protaginist as the next video game Badass, However, In my opinion It takes alot more than a  Stylish flowing jacket and insane gunplay to be considered a Video game Badass.Kazuma Kiryu is the Protaginst of SEGA’s Ryu ga Gotoku (Yakuza in the U.S) franchise.  The Yakuza games are story heavy action games where Gamers control Kazuma as he tears through a fictional city in tokyo fighting fellow mobsters,street thugs, Korean mercs, and all sorts of other enemies.despite being action oriented, The Yakuza games have gotten attention for its well written story and dialogue. The stories often  are mysteries that the player will weave in and out of inbetween the intense fighting.

Character History:Kazuma’s Epic journey begins when he takes the blame for the Murder of  the  godfather in the dojima group to protect his 2 childhood friends and goes to prison. Kazuma is released 10 years later and returns to his hometown only to find his former group in turmoil and one of his friends that he went to prison for missing.  Kazuma battles  his way through the city revealing a conspiracy involving $100 million dollars.  In Yakuza 2, A old rival of  the Yakuza family kazuma belonged to returns to Exact revenge on the Tojo clan for nearly wiping them out many years ago.With a new mission and more skulls to crack, Kazuma sets out into the streets to hopefully bring a end to this blood fued.

Character Overview: The yakuza games do a outstanding job of Making Kazuma a lethal fighting machine. Kazuma does not rely on Fancy gunplay or spectral powers to win his battles. He just uses good old Street fighting 101. i could explain it to you, but this video will do a far better job of showcasing Kazuma at his best .     Another thing that makes Kazuma stand out is how easily players can relate to the trials that Kazuma goes through in these games.  If there was anyone that deserves the title of  “Video game badass” is this man.


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