The graphics look good to me.
And I play it mainly for the story. To me it's a very story driven beat em up with an above average fighting system. Some of the side stuff is fun, but some of it just feels like a chore. And I don't think it's a Japanese life simulator. if it is I never want to go to Japan. Flaming red Yakuza running up and attacking me would be no good.
lol nice one