Yakuza: Like a Dragon Review

Mar 18, 2021

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is easily one of the most unique and most memorable entries in the franchise to date, and it’s a stunning entry point for new protagonist Ichiban Kasuga. Shedding the brawler roots of its predecessors, Like a Dragon sports a fully-fledged RPG combat system that leans into Ichi’s love of Dragon Quest, combined with the incredible storytelling and unforgettable characters that have long been hallmarks of the Yakuza games. Ichi’s tale is tragic on many levels, yet his unyielding resilience and optimism in the face of adversity makes him incredibly endearing and fun to watch. He’s impossible not to root for, and his enthusiasm for life and adventure will carry you through this over the top, silly, and heartfelt romp through the back alleys and seedy corners of Injincho.