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Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name Review (PS5)

Making head or tail about how the Yakuza franchise is evolving is no small feat, taking into account all different directions the developers are pursuing, seemingly at the same time. Kiryu, the former protagonist of the series is being thrown around in various offshoots that seem like secondary quests, and after taking a trip back in time to the feudal era of Japan in a zesty remake, we now get a completely new iteration before the next proper sequel, Infinite Wealth.

I don’t even know what is more mindboggling: the length of the title of the new game or the fact that we get no less than three Like a Dragon games in a year? Originally debuted as the Yakuza franchise back in 2005, the developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio renamed the series into Like a Dragon, changed the main protagonist, without discarding the original hero, Kiryu, rather throwing him into various anachronic episode, while also creating the Lost Judgement spinoff. Surely, the developers must be stretched … (read more)

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