Hey, Gamers! So first of all, I’m having to write this post on my phone so I’m sorry if the quality is a bit different. For this post, I wanted to focus on a discovery I’ve made recently: I’ve found a character that I hated more than I hated Goro Akechi in the original Persona 5 game. Shocker, I know. It was a shock to me too. This post will contain major spoilers for Yakuza 0 (both character’s stories so don’t risk it) so just keep that in mind if you haven’t played it and still want to. Anyway, let’s get into it!
In case you’re new, Persona 5 is my favourite game (I mean technically Royal is my favourite but still). I’ve said multiple times how much I appreciated the writing of Akechi during the original game because I genuinely hated him. Like full on, he made my blood boil. He was the first character to make me feel this way so it was something special. As a writer, I appreciate being made to feel something and being made to feel something that strongly is something special and I can only attribute it to amazing writing.
I’ve written previously about playing Yakuza 0 and loving it. It’s one of mine and Josh’s shared interests so it’s special to us. We decided we wanted to stream the Yakuza series and we started at 0… and oh my gosh I thought I was over all the emotions I had when I finished 0 over a month ago but apparently not.
Just writing his name feels wrong. I- I hate him. I hate him so much. He’s- anger. Anger.
For those who don’t know, Jun Oda was the person who sold Makoto to the Korean Mafia and he betrayed Tachibana, despite claiming to love him. He also tried to kill Makoto once finding her because he didn’t want Tachibana to find out what he did. Coward.
So obviously when I was playing this game the first time, I had a lot of emotions. And I really thought that I had processed all of these emotions and moved on. Like, I’m on chapter 7 of Kiwami now. I’ve moved on.
My emotions, however, have not moved on.
When we were streaming, I had this sinking feeling in my stomach as I remembered about Oda. Then the jerk just waltzed in, acting like he owned the place, with his stupid human trafficking face. I hate him. So, so much.
I’m not one to cry when I’m mad… but this time I did. I was struggling because I didn’t want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn’t watched or played Yakuza 0… but I can’t stand the man. I can’t. He’s awful. So, so awful. He just makes me so angry and not being able to explain that made me frustrated… which made me even more angry.
To me, Oda is a lying, slimy, deceitful, arrogant, obnoxious man who has tricked himself into thinking his selfish actions are acts of loyalty to the very man he is betraying and hurting the most- the man he claims to love.
I think that’s what angers me about Oda the most. He claims to have so much love for Tachibana, he claims to be loyal yet… betrays him. He’s literally trying to help the other side, the side that Tachibana has spent so much time, effort and money fighting against. Not only that, but he tried to kill his sister for his own selfish reasons. It was completely selfish and shows that he doesn’t care how much Tachibana is hurting, all he cares about is how he is perceived.
So, that’s it for this post, Gamers! Leave your thoughts and feelings in the comments below. If you liked this post, give it a like and hit follow for more gaming content. Don’t forget that Josh and I stream almost every day on Twitch (our channel is 2nerds_1game). Check out my social media’s to keep updated on this blog, and I’ll see you with the next post!