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Summary: Yakuza Kiwami shows how far the franchise has come by bringing the original into the modern age mostly successfully. It can't break out of the shell of its original design, but the improvements all lead to a pretty great package.
Genres: Action, RPG
The Dragon Rises Again in Yakuza Kiwami on Aug. 29
Yakuza Kiwami - PS4 Trailer | E3 2017
Fight and Play Through the Streets of Kamurocho in Yakuza Kiwami
Yakuza Kiwami makes great strides in updating the classic original Yakuza game to modern standards. But while it adds better combat, bizarrely charming side quests, and a gorgeous graphical revamp, it also ignores some of the original's biggest problems in pacing and storytelling. And because of its relatively short length, Yakuza Kiwami's fun trip through the tangled web of Japan's criminal underground feels like a prelude to something bigger and better to come.