Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
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Content Rating: Mature
In Yakuza 6, Kazuma Kiryu will find out exactly how much people are willing to sacrifice for family - be those ties through blood or bond - when he investigates a series of shadowy events that involve the ones he holds closest to his heart. Fresh out of a three-year prison sentence, an older and weathered Kiryu comes to find out that his surrogate daughter, Haruka, has gone missing from the orphanage he looks after. The trail leads him to his old stomping grounds in Kamurocho, where he discovers that she has been struck by a car and now lies in a coma. To make matters worse, Kiryu learns that Haruka now has a son that he must look after. With baby in hand, Kiryu journeys to the seaside town of Onomichi, Hiroshima to unravel the truth about Haruka, her son, and a sinister secret that the Hiroshima yakuza are harboring. From the unparalleled realism of the new setting of Onomichi, a beautiful, sleepy port town in Hiroshima Prefecture, to the latest evolution of Kamurocho, the biggest red-light district in Tokyo, Yakuza 6 is the ultimate iteration the game's blend of gritty crime story, hyper-explosive combat, and all the vices and distractions those locales have to offer.
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In the end, I found my experience with Yakuza 6: The Song of Life to be incredibly satisfying when everything came together. The final chapter in the story of the Dragon of Dojima was a compelling experience and remained just that even a year after the original release. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has an incredibly bittersweet ending, and the narrative twists and turns that brought me there, left me feeling satisfied with the close of Kazuma Kiryu’s story.
A dramatic but fitting send off for one of SEGA’s most legendary characters. Despite its flaws and kitchen sink dynamics, Yakuza 6 is a must for any PS4 player’s collection.Microtransactions: You buy DLC Clan characters, but that's about it.
Yakuza 6 is definitely not the best Yakuza game released over the past few years, but it’s still an excellent game in its own right. Its fantastic story, beautiful visuals and nearly nonsensical amount of sidequests and minigames are more than enough to compensate its framerate issues and oversimplified combat system. This franchise is so good that even a slightly more disappointing entry is still considered an excellent title and a must-have for any PS4 owner. Make sure you get a copy of 0 and Kiwami as well.