|Developer(s)||Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio|
|Release date(s)||JP March 12, 2015|
Yakuza 0 is a prequel to the Yakuza series. The game takes place in Kamurocho and Sotenbori, fictionalized recreations of Tokyo's Kabukichō and Osaka's Dōtonbori areas respectively. The game is set in an open world environment and played from a third-person perspective. The player controls series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and recurring character Goro Majima, alternating between the two at predetermined points during the story.
Players can freely walk around Kamurocho and Sotenbori, interacting with people they meet to trigger side-quests, battling enemies who attack them on the street, or playing one of several minigames, including fully playable versions of Sega arcade games such as Out Run, Super Hang-On, Space Harrier and Fantasy Zone. Completing certain objectives, such as eating every dish at a restaurant or reaching a target score in a minigame, will also grant the player special Completion Point currency; this CP can be spent at a shrine to receive additional bonuses, such as special items or character upgrades.
The story takes place in December 1988, where two unlikely figures from the Yakuza world, Kazuma Kiryu of the Kantō region and Goro Majima of the Kansai Region, have suddenly found themselves getting involved in the terrible events of the so-called "Empty Lot" dispute, which is the centerpiece of power struggle for all the dark organizations across Japan. In order to find out the truth behind such a power struggle, as well as maintain their own innocence and safety, they set out to investigate all the events surrounding the Empty Lot incident.
Only options that deviate from the default configuration to ensure best performance are listed below. The full list of default options is available here.
|SPU block size||Mega||No improvement to performance but reduces the number of SPU cache objects.|
|Sleep timers accuracy||As Host||Improves performance.|
|Relaxed ZCull sync||On||Improves performance when paired with SPU MLAA patch.|
This tab is hidden by default. For instructions on how to enable the Debug tab in the settings window, click here.
|Accurate GETLLAR||On||Reduces random crashing.|
Random Crashing -
The game currently suffers from random crashing without any log output. Enable Accurate GETLLAR to reduce the amount of crashes.
Incorrectly rendered shadows -
The shadows are rendered with a grid pattern, it's easily spotted with a 20/20 vision, alternatively if the game is upscaled they'll become obvious.
Broken exposure -
Some objects may lit up the whole screen when being looked at.
SPU MLAA removal patch
Thanks to Whatcookie, a SPU MLAA removal patch is available for this title. Do note, it won't work at 100% resolution scale, needs to be either above or below. No visual issues were found using the patch.