I really, really enjoyed my time with Yakuza Kiwami 2, and as a fan of the series, I’d certainly urge you to check it out. It has very few flaws, outside of some minor animation issues and the occasional cumbersome combat sequence. It also feels like a much stronger remake than even Yakuza Kiwami, which was no slouch to begin with. It also has some solid ties to both Yakuza 0 via the new elements, and pre-existing story beats that feed into the more recent Yakuza 6. So check this one out when you get a chance, you will not be disappointed.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 might not be the game to start with, but for old fans it’s a lovely trip down memory lane, and for the newcomers who have discovered the series through Yakuza 0, this title will be a true delight for you, as you get to experience how brilliant Yakuza can be when it’s at the top of its game. There have been three Yakuza games released across various platforms this year, but it’s this remake that shines as the best example of the series to date.
RGG never fails to deliver a meaningful and engaging story from start to end. Along side some (or probably all) quirky and weird side quests that truly becoming the charm of the Yakuza series.
And once again, I had invested my time more on the cabaret and Majima Construction rather than progressing through the story. Yakuza is the only game that able to make me curious, hook and interested in their side gameplay or activities. Most game feels like a chore or not engaging at all but with Yakuza, you are voluntarily doing it.
Another thing that probably most gamer didn't notice is the perfection of the writer to make that dozen of characters in the game alive. Every single characters (not NPC) in the game has a specific value on them. There's no single character that feels like a filler. The only game that does this besides Yakuza Series is only RDR2 in my opinion.
Just buy and play this game but just remember that RGG is known for their story and they are the best at it. For gameplay, it's pretty good but don't expect a flashy kind of action game. Dive into the world of Yakuza and you'll know the richness of this series.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 is an outstanding remake which takes the original game and revolutionizes its visuals by using new generation assets and the latest version of the Dragon Engine, in order to deliver incredibly rich locations, awesome characters and a compelling story.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 is clearly the update Yakuza 2 deserved. The very talented people over at Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios recreated the riveting Yakuza 2 plot while adding new side quests and activities. Even if a couple of elements from the original game are now missing, Kiwami 2 has more than enough content to keep players glued to their screens. It must also be noted that the Dragon Engine looks and runs better than it did in Yakuza 6. All in all, Kiwami 2 another great Yakuza game that fans of the series should not miss.
Just like a show, the second season has to contend with the apparent success of its predecessor, and it’s clear that the writers on Yakuza 2 may not have known how to extend that deeply personal tale for another 40 hours.
The combat in this game is laughably bad, the dodge goes nowhere and there isn't a lock on, I beat the first fight with the main bad guy and that's when I began to realize just how bad the combat system ****. for one the blocking was unreliable due to the lack of a lock on, the dodging couldn't get me far away enough to evade most of his attacks, and you can't cancel attacks by blocking or dodging so half of your attacks would get ignored and he'd kick your ass. One more thing before the fans of this game murder me, the fights with multiple enemies also ****. imagine the blocking and dodging issues I had with the boss, but 5 times worse, at least the grunts don't have as much heath. other than that I can't really say much for the story as this is the first Yakuza game I've tried. I've heard that the plot is good so I won't give it less than a 4/10 but I won't see much of that story because I refuse to play any more of this game, the bad combat was funny at first but then it got annoying
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