The Yakuza series returns


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He needs all the help he can if he wants to solve this case.

Ryder Richardson, Staff Writer

The video game “Yakuza: Lost Judgement” is the sequel to “Yakuza: Judgement” which is a part of the popular action-adventure Yakuza series made by Sega. This game follows the adventures of a private detective Takayuki Yagami. 

The game is set in December 2021, and Akihiro Ehara is accused of sexual harassment. Three days later, the police found a dead body in his district. Akihiro Ehara’s lawyer, Saori Shirosaki, called Takayuki to investigate the incident. He has to decide whether to defend the law and prove that he did do the crime or reenact justice and try to solve the case by his own means.

The player takes control of Takayuki Yagami as they explore the city of Kamurocho and Isezaki Ijincho. They have three fighting styles, Fighting styles is an art of self-defense, these fighting styles are Crane, Tiger and Snake style.

In the game, the player walks around town and has to do “trailing” and “side” missions with secondary characters. Then help Yagami by finding clues that he couldn’t find himself. The secondary characters can have their own problems that the player will play out for them. Yagami can also call a dog labeled “Detective Dog.” He can be used to find items to help during his investigations. 

The game sounds pretty good for what has been released so far. It hasn’t been released yet so gamers don’t know the whole story. But what gamers have so far, sounds as amazing as the other games. Good games need to have amazing stories, and this one is hopefully going to be one of those games.

The last game, “Yakuza: Judgement,” was about a serial killer, which is pretty cliche. Having something different than a normal cliche is a great change for the next game. Serial killer stories can be good. It seems every detective movie or game is about a serial killer, but this one isn’t which is great for gaming diversity. The fighting style for this game is the same as “Yakuza: Judgement,” but it’s more developed and better for the new game. It has better graphics, controls and overall gameplay than “Yakuza: Judgement.”

Overall, this game is going to be very interesting and different from the last game story-wise. The fighting mechanics and overall gameplay are not very different from the last game, To anyone who likes this series or has never even heard of this series, check the new game coming out in late September.


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