A fun, charming, and occasionally brilliant Yakuza game, let down by an overabundance of repetitive turn-based battles.
What is it? A fresh JRPG-inspired take on the Yakuza series.
Expect to pay £55/$60
Developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Reviewed on RTX 2080 Super, Intel i7-9700K, 16GB RAM
Out November 10
Link Official site
Playing a Yakuza game without series stalwart Kazuma Kiryu in the leading role takes some getting used to. But luckily for Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the seventh game in this long-running series of Japanese crime epics, it’s easy to warm to new hero Ichiban Kasuga. He has all the strength and determination of his predecessor, but with a goofy sense of humour, a wild haircut, and an endearing enthusiasm for everything he does—whether that’s taking on the might of the Korean mafia or employing a chicken to run a sweet shop.