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  • Summary: Lost Judgment’s star investigator Takayuki Yagami’s brazen, catch-all sidekick and former Yakuza muscle Masaharu Kaito takes center stage in the DLC release of The Kaito Files. Taking place after the events of Lost Judgment, this story expansion has Kaito facing a bitter past he thought he’dLost Judgment’s star investigator Takayuki Yagami’s brazen, catch-all sidekick and former Yakuza muscle Masaharu Kaito takes center stage in the DLC release of The Kaito Files. Taking place after the events of Lost Judgment, this story expansion has Kaito facing a bitter past he thought he’d left behind years ago. Yagami is out of town and Kaito is left to take on the remaining work at the Yagami Detective Agency. Everything changes when Kaito is offered a case with a lucrative reward: 20-million yen to find a CEO’s missing wife. Things take a twist when it’s revealed that the missing person in question is Kaito’s ex-lover, Mikiko. Left to put back together the pieces of his past and discover the fate of a woman presumed dead, Kaito won’t stop until he’s cracked the case for good. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Mar 31, 2022
    85
    Lost Judgment was a superlative experience, and The Kaito Files DLC proves that Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio's future is in good hands. While this DLC should've been cheaper on its own, combined with the other content in the Season Pass, it is well worth grabbing for any fan of Judgment and its characters. I hope we don't have to wait too long for another Judgment game and would love to see a full game with Kaito as the lead.
  2. Apr 1, 2022
    85
    Lost Judgment The Kaito Files is a fantastic solo outing for Yagami’s sidekick, granting players a greater degree of endearing Kaito introspection alongside a mystery drama with thrilling action. While what’s offered here will likely not blow you away, this experience is one of substance and a reason to return to this series. The short runtime and high pricing may turn some away, but Kaito fans everywhere will leave satisfied when the credits roll.
  3. Apr 1, 2022
    80
    Aside from the near total lack of side content, The Kaito Files has everything that you'd expect from a Yakuza-style experience. Its shorter length actually works in its favour, allowing for a well paced story that doesn't get caught up on overplayed plot points or filler missions. As RGG Studio's first crack at a proper expansion, it's a roaring success.
  4. May 7, 2022
    80
    The Kaito Files is everything a DLC needs to be, bringing new elements to its combat, in addition to a very good story, which impacts the future of the franchise and justifies its existence. The only downside is its price and duration. If you're a fan of the base game, you'll really enjoy this expansion.
  5. 77
    The Kaito Files offers an interesting, engaging, well-written storyline that allows to learn more about Kaito. Gameplay is good thanks to the two new fighting styles, with an intense and well-balanced challenge (at the highest difficulty levels). So why is our final grade high, but not very high? What's wrong? It’s simple. Some elements (pursuit, stealth moments, exploration) are far from perfect and, considering the price, it was reasonable to expect something more contents. Used to wandering around Kamurocho with a thousand collateral activities and a thousand characters to help, I admit I was partly disappointed in finding it so empty.
  6. Apr 3, 2022
    70
    The Kaito Files delivers a pleasant and engaging adventure, which fans of the SEGA series should certainly play even just for its narrative implications. However, the expansion only uses the Kamurocho map and it's pretty short for the price asked.
  7. May 3, 2022
    70
    Say goodbye to Yagami, say hello to Kaito. There’s a new main character on the block and he’s going to fight. And explore the past. And solve crime. There’s really nothing new mechanically speaking but the story is very good - and that’s what counts here.

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  1. Mar 31, 2022
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A great expansion that I ended up enjoying much more than i was expecting. The fighting styles are essentially Kiryus with some minor tweaks but it was fun being able to use his styles again in the new series. While the story takes alot from a previous Yakuza game, it still managed to pull me in. And it added another dimension to Kaito's character making him feel like more than a side kick. Overall had a great time with the expansion and while 30 bucks is a bit much for it, if you're a Yakuza fan then I don't think you'll be disappointed. Expand
  2. Mar 30, 2022
    5
    A great right knit story excelling Kaito to the forefront while also telling us more about his backstory. It’s not quite the length of a fullA great right knit story excelling Kaito to the forefront while also telling us more about his backstory. It’s not quite the length of a full game but the price point justifies the Kamurocho environment and Sega games within the game. As a stand-alone game I would give it a 4 but as a DLC for the main game it’s a 5 and more than I could ask for considering the other DLCs that have dropped. Expand