Yakuza Like a Dragon
|a game by
|Ryu ga Gotoku Studio
|Playstation 4 (2020)
|9/10, based on 1 review
|9.0/10 - 2 votes
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|Action Adventure Games, Action Games, RPGs, Open World Games, Yakuza Series, Games Like Nier Automata
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is an interesting RPG game with fantasy powers integrated into an urban action setting. It is unique with its mix of styles, it’s feel, and the play style of controlling a group. When in the open world, you run into “dangerous men” and other types of street thugs that will also have their own fantasy powers. There are also jobs you complete and progress through its surprisingly developed and interesting story.
Building Your Team
Whether you’re trying to complete a job or just trying to survive in the open world, having a strong and compatible team is important. You can have a team of up to six members which you can control one of at a time.
Choosing your team is similar to strategy RPG games, since you want to have differing roles for each member. This part is really up to you and your playstyle but it tends to be best to have one member with high attack, one with high defense, and a few supports.
When you download Yakuza: Like a Dragon you may not be expecting there to be fun and quirky min-games in it, but there definitely are. These mini-games are similar to strangers & freaks missions on GTA or the side missions in Saints Row. The mini games in Yakuza though, have their own unique feel and always include something outrageous that makes it a Yakuza game. While they aren’t a main part of the story, these mini-games can get addicting and you may just end up spending a lot of time on these silly in-game tasks.
Skills are the aspects of a member that sets them apart from the rest. Each character has their own sets of skills that they can use but it’s important for you to acquire these skills.
Be sure to look into how to get the specific skill you want to use and get it, because they will help you greatly in battles.
This game is close to flawless and has an interesting and unique take on crime RPGs. It’s biggest downfall is the quick time fighting style that most players will not be comfortable with. Other than that it is a great and polished game that I definitely recommend.
- Unique to itself while keeping the same Yakuza feel
- Easy to get into, even if you haven’t played the other Yakuza games
- Polished and developed
- Interesting and intricate story
- The quick time event combat controls may isolate some players
If you are a fan of the Yakuza series you definitely don’t want to miss out on Like a Dragon. It stays true to the Yakuza concept while adding its own uniqueness that is fun and refreshing. If you aren’t familiar with the franchise, however, this isn’t the worst place to start. Sure it's the 8th Yakuza game, but the story isn’t connected to the previous ones and gives a good and clear message on the concept of the games.