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Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

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  • Summary: SEIZE THE TRUTH - December 2021, Tokyo district court. Akihiro Ehara stands accused of groping a woman on a crowded train. A bystander’s video footage of his attempt to flee the scene and subsequent apprehension is all over the news, and public outcry demands a maximum sentence. “Three daysSEIZE THE TRUTH - December 2021, Tokyo district court. Akihiro Ehara stands accused of groping a woman on a crowded train. A bystander’s video footage of his attempt to flee the scene and subsequent apprehension is all over the news, and public outcry demands a maximum sentence. “Three days ago, a dead body was found in an abandoned building in Yokohama. Have you identified it yet?” he proclaims as confusion cuts through the court room. His defense lawyer, Saori Shirosaki, has no doubt that crucial details of the situation have been overlooked, as Ehara was not even tried for the murder. She contacts detective Takayuki Yagami to investigate this further.

    How could Ehara have committed two crimes at once? Was the sexual battery just a cover up? Has Ehara gamed the entire justice system? As victims surface and Yagami digs farther into the truth, he is faced with a question: Defend the law, or enact justice?

    From just a single stumble, one can become a monster…

    BRINGING JUSTICE AT THE EDGE OF THE LAW

    Put Yagami’s distinct martial arts forms to the test in order get to the bottom of the case. Harness the Crane, Tiger, and new Snake stance, a graceful style that can deflect and return an opponent’s strikes, using their energy against them.

    EVERYONE’S GOT A STORY

    Employ Yagami’s arsenal of detective tricks with new gadgets, stealthily tracking suspects, and crafty methods of infiltration. Leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth as you take on cases in both Tokyo and Yokohama.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 16, 2021
    100
    Lost Judgement takes everything that was great about the original and makes it that much better. It's got a magnificent story, great characters, an enormous amount of side characters, and great combat all in one package. It's just one of those games that you won't want to put down for bed while also being the reason you get up early for work in order to play just a little bit more. Lost Judgment is simply a perfect sequel.
  2. Sep 16, 2021
    90
    With its dedication to fantastic storytelling and some innovative tweaks to its gameplay, Lost Judgment is guilty of being a damn good game.
  3. Oct 12, 2021
    90
    While I enjoyed the experience of Lost Judgment overall, I finished the game with a lot of nagging feelings. The game was definitely rushed in some areas, and some more tender love and care were definitely needed in terms of refining the newer gameplay elements. It’s clear that Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio had a lot of new detective elements it wanted to explore, it’s just a shame most of them don’t work without either killing the game’s pacing or are just plain boring. The story, however, is very powerful and has a lot of presence, but makes some uncomfortable missteps. The combat is fast and frantic but can be glitchy at times. Everything points to this game being rushed, and it definitely shows in so many areas. Lost Judgment is a great game plagued by lots of little mistakes that sadly are too much to ignore. While it’s not as strong as the first installment, it’s worth playing to see how Yagami’s story comes to an end.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Nov 30, 2021
    76
    The game looks like a Yakuza reskin, but that’s not quite true. Lost Judgement is more refined, so to speak: there’s more emphasis on the detective work, and Yagami isn’t so keen to get into fights. Although there’s still plenty of random street thugs for you to beat up. [Issue#256, p.36]
  5. Oct 25, 2021
    60
    Lost Judgment feels like a genuine alternative to the Yakuza games of yore, albeit one that’s still reluctant to leave its comfort zone.
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  1. Sep 16, 2021
    Lost Judgment succeeds in its emulation of a Japanese legal drama, but it’s a mediocre one that would have benefited from a smaller scope, or at least, a better grasp on what it’s trying to comment on.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
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  1. Mar 9, 2022
    10
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  2. Nov 5, 2021
    10
    Phenomenal story. A killer cast of new and returning characters. Incredibly fun gameplay. The first Judgment has been my favorite RGG titlePhenomenal story. A killer cast of new and returning characters. Incredibly fun gameplay. The first Judgment has been my favorite RGG title for 2 years, even after playing through the entire Yakuza series. Lost Judgment surpasses it. Expand
  3. Oct 3, 2021
    10
    this game man... i dont have words to describe how i much i loved this game thanks you RGG for this masterpiece
  4. Mar 31, 2022
    10
    Muy buen juego, me gusto el combate y la historia es una pasada, recomendadisimo
  5. Dec 11, 2021
    10
    Phenomenal story, awesome characters. this is the best RGG game so far. Masterpiece
  6. Oct 3, 2021
    10
    imo this is the best RGG game it has everything 2 city,great characters,great gameplay,great substories i loved it
  7. Feb 7, 2022
    6
    I've played all the Yakuza games and consider myself a fan, this one is not as good as the first Judgment or Like a Dragon, the story reallyI've played all the Yakuza games and consider myself a fan, this one is not as good as the first Judgment or Like a Dragon, the story really comes unglued in the middle and I like the idea of the long side stories in the school but they take forever and there are too many unvoiced dialogues
    The worst part is that the towns are stripped down versions of what they were in Judgement and Like a Dragon
    I still don't like the English dub of the main character which is a shame because everyone else is pretty good
    The positives are that it looks pretty good and the story is strong for the first half, the side activities are a mixed bag
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