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  • Summary: From the makers of the acclaimed Yakuza series, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Judgment is the dramatic tale of a disgraced lawyer seeking redemption in a world rife with corruption and despair. Investigate the seedy Red Light District of Kamurocho by stepping into the mind of private detectiveFrom the makers of the acclaimed Yakuza series, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Judgment is the dramatic tale of a disgraced lawyer seeking redemption in a world rife with corruption and despair. Investigate the seedy Red Light District of Kamurocho by stepping into the mind of private detective Takayuki Yagami and utilize innovative investigation systems to uncover the secrets that lie deep within Kamurocho's corrupt underbelly. Experience visceral combat with two unique combat styles. Take down groups of thugs with sweeping blows in Crane Style, then switch to Tiger to overwhelm a single foe with a series of powerful strikes. Practice mixing-and-matching styles in combat in conjunction with a wide variety of skills, weapons, and powerful (and hilarious) EX Actions to unlock a whole new dimension in combat. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Apr 26, 2021
    91
    Judgment is still a fantastic title on the next-gen systems and while existing owners may not see a reason to upgrade to the newer version, there is no reason anyone else should hesitate in diving into this addictive crime soap-opera.
  2. Apr 26, 2021
    90
    If you've never played Judgment before, what are you waiting for? The remaster is one of the best next-gen exclusives to play right now and has never looked better. If you've already played it, it may be hard to justify the price tag at this point, but the substantial upgrades ensure it's the best the game has ever been. There's nothing in the way of new content outside of all previously released DLC, but Yagami's adventure is just as compelling and original as it once was.
  3. May 4, 2021
    90
    Judgment on Xbox Series X|S is an incredible achievement. Whether this is your first foray into the wider Yakuza franchise, or you played it upon its original release, the graphical upgrades are very impressive. It is also helped by being a brilliant game, mixing more traditional Yakuza elements in with a detective film noir thriller.
  4. Apr 23, 2021
    85
    With its much-welcomed next-gen improvements in framerate, resolution, and load times plus the inclusion of all previously released DLC, the next-gen remaster of Judgment is hands-down the definitive version to own.
  5. May 4, 2021
    85
    The thriller dimension and new gameplay mechanics are blowing a wind of renewal on the series. In addition, the fighting remains intense and epic in the heart of a district of Kamurocho larger than life. The presence of French subtitles plays the role of icing on a very appetizing cake.
  6. May 11, 2021
    82
    Judgment for Xbox Series is the definitive edition of Judgment, where we will experience the adventures of ex-lawyer Takayuki Yagami in search of a serial killer through the streets of Kamurocho with his trusty sidekick Kito. A title that shares great similarities with the Yakuza saga, as both have been developed by Ryu ga Gotoku Studio.
  7. Apr 23, 2021
    80
    The game runs smooth as butter on the Xbox Series X, and loading times were almost nonexistent. The bump to 60 FPS also makes the game just feel so much smoother than its original PS4 incarnation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Apr 27, 2021
    10
    finally subtitles in italian! Great Game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Nov 4, 2021
    10
    Amazing game. Nice graphics, solid framerate, many voiced dialogs and audio options (languages/ subtitles).
    Besides, the story is
    Amazing game. Nice graphics, solid framerate, many voiced dialogs and audio options (languages/ subtitles).
    Besides, the story is captivating, characters well build, all of the sidequests are scenarized (no Fedex) and the side game is just so thick. The main forces here are the story and the staging, it felt like a perfect blend of martial arts, detective and yakuza movie.
    This was my first entry in the Yakuza universe and that was not the least.
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  3. May 2, 2021
    10
    Muy buena historia policial con tocas de anime, graficos actualizados a nueva generacion que se ven increible y muy suaves, jugabilidad deMuy buena historia policial con tocas de anime, graficos actualizados a nueva generacion que se ven increible y muy suaves, jugabilidad de explotación, investigacion y beat'eam up muy divertidas. Muy recomendable Expand
  4. Jun 5, 2021
    10
    Just finished it with almost 40 hours and doing most content. The gameplay was fun, the characters were well written, and the story was one ofJust finished it with almost 40 hours and doing most content. The gameplay was fun, the characters were well written, and the story was one of the best in a game in a long time. The visuals on series x were also stunning and the frame rate fantastic. Cannot recommend enough. Stoked for the sequel! Expand
  5. Sep 26, 2021
    10
    Awesome game. Great music. Great cutscenes and action sequences. Playing as a detective never felt better. Highly recommended
  6. Jun 28, 2021
    9
    A great game with a gripping story. Nice graphics and action-packed battles.
  7. Sep 12, 2021
    7
    Ce que j’ai aimé:

    scénario et mise en scène charisme des personnages des minis jeux sympas et des tas de bornes d’arcade pas trop
    Ce que j’ai aimé:

    scénario et mise en scène
    charisme des personnages
    des minis jeux sympas et des tas de bornes d’arcade
    pas trop technique au niveau des combats (ce qui me va très bien)
    rarement l’impression de s’ennuyer
    visuellement très joli tant qu’on ne cherche pas à en voir trop
    En gros le jeu nous tient en haleine grâce à son ambiance

    Ce qui j’ai moins apprécié:

    les scènes de crime et les enquêtes sont trop faciles, voir n’ont aucun véritables intérêt
    pas ou trop peu de scènes de tribunal
    Techniquement le jeu est ultra laid si on va voir au dessus de la ville par exemple (il suffit de monter sur un toit pour voir que les dév ont totalement laissé tomber tout ce qui sort des quartiers et de la vue piéton)
    jamais possible de perdre lors des choix de dialogue
    une toute petite map, qui aurait pu être beaucoup plus profonde en terme d’interactivité. Il y a finalement que peu d’endroit où on peut rentrer, c’est dommage

    En clair, il y a largement mieux à faire au niveau des enquêtes, scènes de crime à examiner, et faire de vrais procès où tous les choix que l’on fait, les indices que l’on trouve ont leur importance. Finalement Judgment est plus un jeu d’action qui se laisse vivre comme un « film interractif » où quoiqu’on fasse on arrivera à la bonne conclusion. S’ils avaient fait un titre avec des choix cruciaux, nous laisser la possibilité de faire de vrais enquêtes nous même (interroger les voisins, chercher des caméras, faire des interrogatoires, etc…), un peu à la manière de LA Noire avec une pointe de Rpg Occidental ça aurait été une tuerie.
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