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  • Summary: In Yakuza 6, Kazuma Kiryu will find out exactly how much people are willing to sacrifice for family -- be those ties through blood or bond -- when he investigates a series of shadowy events that involve the ones he holds closest to his heart. Fresh out of a three-year prison sentence, anIn Yakuza 6, Kazuma Kiryu will find out exactly how much people are willing to sacrifice for family -- be those ties through blood or bond -- when he investigates a series of shadowy events that involve the ones he holds closest to his heart. Fresh out of a three-year prison sentence, an older and weathered Kiryu comes to find out that his surrogate daughter, Haruka, has gone missing from the orphanage he looks after. The trail leads him to his old stomping grounds in Kamurocho, where he discovers that she has been struck by a car and now lies in a coma. To make matters worse, Kiryu learns that Haruka now has a son that he must look after. With baby in hand, Kiryu journeys to the seaside town of Onomichi, Hiroshima to unravel the truth about Haruka, her son, and a sinister secret that the Hiroshima yakuza are harbouring.

    From the unparalleled realism of the new setting of Onomichi, a beautiful, sleepy port town in Hiroshima Prefecture, to the latest evolution of Kamurocho, the biggest red-light district in Tokyo, Yakuza 6 is the ultimate iteration the game's blend of gritty crime story, hyper-explosive combat, and all the vices and distractions those locales have to offer.
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  1. Mar 24, 2021
    90
    Yakuza 6: Song of Life is an excellent conclusion to Kazuma Kiryu's story while also improving and streamling the gameplay and exploration.
  2. Apr 5, 2021
    90
    As a conclusion to Kiryu’s seven-game saga, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life on Xbox provides a very fitting end that will not leave a dry eye in the house. It is an added bonus that it is one of the best Yakuza games; a standout title in a standout series.
  3. Apr 28, 2021
    90
    Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is one of, if not the, most touching games in the long running series. It offers a fitting end to Kazuma Kiryu's story and gives the series a change of pace (Onomichi and its people are great). It's just too bad that SEGA didn't go the remaster route (on Xbox Series X|S) as the game feels a bit weird running at 30 fps in 2021.
  4. Mar 29, 2021
    88
    If you’ve spent hundreds of hours with Kazuma Kiryu over the years, then the conclusion to his sprawling arc in Yakuza 6: The Song of Life won’t disappoint. And if you haven’t played a Yakuza game before, you’ll still get a whole lot out of this. Yakuza 6 is a sensational game.
  5. May 11, 2021
    87
    Yakuza 6: The Song of Life represents the end of a stage that highlights the importance of emotional ties.
  6. Mar 30, 2021
    85
    The cutscenes with their clichees are embarrassing at times, but nonetheless this is a gorgoeus finale to the series embedded in a breathtakingly lively setting.
  7. Mar 24, 2021
    81
    While Yakuza 4 and 5 raised the narrative stakes and added ever-more characters and locales to the Yakuza universe, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life feels smaller and brings the spotlight back to Kiryu, and it feels like the respectful sendoff our beloved hero deserves. While we may get less content in the form of Substories and mini-game activities in this last chapter, less feels like more with the nice visual upgrade and gameplay improvements. No, the Xbox version of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life doesn’t quite feel as latest-gen as the PS4 version I reviewed 2 years ago, but Kiryu’s swan song still kicks some serious ass.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Apr 15, 2021
    10
    Best Game Ever Made,The Combat,The Graphics,You Must Played This Game Thıs Game İs Amazing.
  2. Apr 3, 2021
    10
    The best Way possible to end all the story of the Dragon of Dojima, incredibly good technically speaking a masterpiece, not better than the 5The best Way possible to end all the story of the Dragon of Dojima, incredibly good technically speaking a masterpiece, not better than the 5 in story but still great. Expand
  3. Jul 3, 2021
    0
    Déjà le sixième Yakuza ! bah putain, ils chôment pas les mecs ! attention au surmenage quand même parce que la série commence à êtreDéjà le sixième Yakuza ! bah putain, ils chôment pas les mecs ! attention au surmenage quand même parce que la série commence à être clairement surmenée et très fatiguée : elle se révèle même à l’usage complètement fatiguenaze… pour autant qu’on ait autant… de temps à y consacrer… ou plutôt à perdre sur une telle merde, cela va sans dire.

    Notons cependant que c’est assez joli bien que la résolution ne soit pas très élevée et que pour ne rien arranger l’aliasing soit un peu trop présent. Mais il s’agit à l’origine d’un jeu PS4 après tout, sorti en 2018, puis trois ans plus tard sur Xbox One. Et du coup, on se tape toujours du… 30 im/s seulement. Heureusement, la rétrocompatibilité améliorée sur Series X et notamment le FPS Boost le fait passer à 60 : ouf, c’est nettement mieux…

    Notons que contrairement au ‘Like A Dragon’ sorti en 2020 en anglais ou japonais sous-titré français, ce Yak’ 6 est tout en anglais avec des sous-titres… anglais ! et les voix sont uniquement en japonais ! putain, c’est duraille, d’autant que comme d’habitude, le nombre de cinématiques est hallucinant : c’est à devenir fou ! j’ai dû en zapper dès le début de ce jeu en carton au moins une douzaine…!

    Et contrairement au ‘Like A Dragon’, la baston n’est pas au tour par tour : c’est ici comme dans les précédentes daubes de la série du pur temps réel ultra bourrin de décérébré avec combos à la con et tout le tralala. Les ennemis sont en outre des sacs à points de vie, des outres à gnons à n’en plus finir… et pour les finir, il faut des ‘finish move’ à la con sinon le lendemain, t’y es encore !

    A part ça, c’est souvent niais et en même temps bien débile avec notamment de l’humour de salary man en position latérale de sécurité sur le quai juste après avoir vomi au karaoké. Oui, en effet, c’est juste pas possible une daubasse pareille !
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