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  • Summary: Become Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza grunt left on the brink of death by the man he trusted most. Take up your legendary bat and get ready to crack some underworld skulls in dynamic RPG combat set against the backdrop of modern-day Japan.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Nov 4, 2020
    95
    Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has topped themselves once again with Yakuza: Like a Dragon! This new take on Yakuza brings a lot of fun, new ideas to the table while remaining its heartfelt self. Turn based combat is somehow a perfect fit for this new direction, the characters are all instantly loveable, and the story is endearingly melodramatic.
  2. Nov 4, 2020
    93
    Like a Dragon is a departure from the games that came before it, but I found those changes to be revitalizing. As much as I enjoyed the Yakuza formula, it was definitely a formula. Like a Dragon has enough familiar elements to make it feel like, at its heart, it’s a Yakuza game. All the while, I fully appreciated how much of a new identity this entry is establishing. Here’s hoping this is the first step in yet another great journey for the series.
  3. Nov 20, 2020
    90
    An unexpectedly solid reboot of a long standing series. The switch to JRPG mechanics not only works, but also manages to showcase even more the crazy humor and gritty reality that wove the mantle of the Yakuza series.
  4. Dec 21, 2020
    87
    What a wild ride it is. I didn't want Yakuza: Like a Dragon to end. A part of me wonders if I grinded out battles and business minigames more than was intended, simply because I wasn't ready to say goodbye to Ichiban and friends. Fortunately, the story wraps up nicely and leaves the door open for a possible sequel — even though it wavers a bit near the end. This isn't farewell to Ichiban. With a new cast of charming characters, Like A Dragon feels like the start of a new saga in the Yakuza franchise. Until next time, Kasuga-kun.
  5. Dec 8, 2020
    80
    Despite the host of new features and ideas, Yakuza: Like a Dragon on Xbox is still quintessentially a Yakuza title. The humour is still here, as are the plot twists on plot twists, and of course the karaoke, which all add up to make it one of the stronger ‘launch’ titles on the Xbox Series X|S. There is a noticeable graphical improvement over previous titles on the Xbox One too; Ijincho is a gorgeous addition to the city roster and returning cities have never looked better.
  6. Nov 4, 2020
    80
    Frustrating at times, the fault of a too present farming, but constantly disorienting, this new episode makes us go through all the emotions, from laughter to tears, from epic to big no matter what. “Yakuza, it's stronger than you!”
  7. Nov 17, 2020
    60
    Yakuza: Like A Dragon is a fresh update of Sega's crazy gangster simulator. The new combat system is varied and really entertaining. The balance between the seriousness of the story and the humorous elements is excellent, and the new protagonist Ichiban is convincing. But unfortunately, the real "next-gen" elements are absent. Static environments and non-animated mouths should not occur at all in the year 2020.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 41
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 41
  3. Negative: 3 out of 41
  1. Nov 18, 2020
    10
    I'm giving this game 10/10 to even the score since a lot of people reviewed it negatively for turned based combat in a Yakuza game in realityI'm giving this game 10/10 to even the score since a lot of people reviewed it negatively for turned based combat in a Yakuza game in reality this game is 8/10. This game is super fun to play, and the touch of humor is just perfect. Expand
  2. Apr 19, 2021
    10
    This is maybe one of the best games I have ever played. At the start it needed some patience from the player nyt that really paid of. AmazingThis is maybe one of the best games I have ever played. At the start it needed some patience from the player nyt that really paid of. Amazing story, characters, gameplay, music. One of the most memorable experiences in my 20+ years gaming career. Expand
  3. Nov 21, 2020
    10
    excelente videjuego que esperas para probarlo detallado hermosas gráficas excelente temática
  4. Oct 23, 2021
    10
    Интересный сюжет, хороший юмор. Местами многовато гринда, но все равно игра потрясающая.Интересный сюжет, хороший юмор. Местами многовато гринда, но все равно игра потрясающая.
  5. Dec 20, 2020
    9
    I did not expect to like this game as much as I did. What a wonderful cast of characters. This is my first Yakuza game and most certainly willI did not expect to like this game as much as I did. What a wonderful cast of characters. This is my first Yakuza game and most certainly will not be my last. Expand
  6. Jul 28, 2021
    9
    Un RPG clásico con guiños a GTA , con un humor muy bueno y una historia mejor aún. Bizarro pero buenísimo
  7. Sep 22, 2021
    0
    Free on gamepass and I feel like that was too high a price, who is this for? read a book or watch a movie this is just one long cut screenFree on gamepass and I feel like that was too high a price, who is this for? read a book or watch a movie this is just one long cut screen with the most boring repetitive gameplay in very shortly interrupting. Expand

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