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2 weeks ago

Review: Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name

Like many folks in the fandom, the arrival of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life seemed to signal the end of the story arc for one Kazuma Kiryu. Since then, the franchise as a whole has been far from dormant. We were introduced to Ichiban Kasuga in Yakuza: Like a Dragon in the main series.
9 months ago

Review: Like a Dragon: Ishin!

What a difference a decade makes, huh? Before the release of Yakuza 0, the overall franchise was largely regarded as a niche that a handful of dedicated fans passionately latched onto since its inception. Because of that, it didn’t exactly make much business sense to release any spinoffs outside of Japan. Especially with how Dead
10 Apr 2022

Review: Lost Judgment: The Kaito Files

I’ll be honest, I loved damn near everything about Lost Judgment. I’m pretty sure my review of the base game made that point glaringly obvious. With any game in the Yakuza franchise, it’s almost always packed to the gills with content. That reason alone usually deters the addition of new story content with each title,
21 Mar 2020

Review: Yakuza 5 Remastered

When we think about a remaster of our favorite games, what comes to mind is probably the obvious – enhanced graphics and quality of life fixes. The reality is, without a total remake, there isn’t much more you can do to make a story more impactful, characters feel more alive, or the world feel more
20 Jun 2019

Review: Judgment (PS4)

When something makes money, making more titles available to their audience only makes sense. Since Sega has been remaking and adding new entries to Kazuma Kiryu's story for modern consoles, players (including myself) were happy to see his gritty journey from low-ranking yakuza to makeshift father figure come to fruition midway through 2018.