Platform reviewed on: PC

Also available on: Playstation 4, Xbox One

A very well written storyline with great characters and events that will keep you gripped for all the duration of the game. Combat is fun for the most part but unfortunately lacks the depth of Yakuza 0 due to the fact that now there is now only one battle style and as a result it eventually gets a little repetitive.
Voice acting is once more superb, brimming with emotion, in fact so much that you will undoubtedly feel what they feel when interacting with each other and the different situations that arise. Majima complementary storyline is a wasted opportunity since it is only a few hours long, it lacks side quests and you cannot upgrade your skills.
Graphics have been significantly improved from Yakuza 0, particularly character models and environments. The cities of Kamurocho and Sotenbori never before looked as vivid as in Kiwami 2. Difficulty is not scalable, meaning that if you manage to upgrade your character’s skills and stats early on by completing side quests and fighting random battles, the game eventually becomes a cakewalk even on Hard mode.
A plethora of interesting side activities to complete and fun mini games to play guarantee lots of gameplay time. Some character models have been recycled from later games in the franchise (Yakuza 6 to be exact). Thus, if feels odd to see a character in 2018 look exactly the same as he was in back in 2006 where the game chronologically takes place.
VERDICTA fantastic game with great storyline and characters that improves upon its predecessor in almost every way that guarantees over 50 hours of quality gameplay.