Yakuza 7: Like A Dragon - Western release November 12th

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Very exciting news. In a surprising move, the game is going to feature an English dub for the first time since Yakuza 2.

It is releasing on PS4, PC, Xbox One and it is going to be an Xbox Series X launch title. PS5 will be a free upgrade for PS4 owners that bought the game when the time comes.
 
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The release has been moved forward by 3 days and will now be releasing on November 10th. Free PS5 upgrade will be available on March 2nd, 2021. It’s a launch title for XBOX Series X/S.
 

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Finished up Chapter 1 today. Very fun game but heads up for anyone who has brought the game.

For the first time since I have had my PS4 (6 years), I went to start the game back up an hour after finishing one play session and I was greeted with a message that my Yakuza 7 game has corrupted data and I would need to delete the game off my PS4 and re-download it. I had the Internet turned on and a patch for Yakuza 7 actually showed up in the meantime, 2.1GB, so I let that download to see if it would fix the problem and it actually did. It saved me from deleting and re-downloading a 45GB game. Really weird because this is the first time I have played a PS4 game that has given me that message and I have heaps of games on my system that have undownloaded patches. So best to just keep the game patched.
 
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Up to chapter 3. I was making strong progress on the story and then they introduced a mini-game where you drive around the map picking up cans and my progress has halted.

Early stages but this seems excellent. The battle system is obviously very different but I'm find it a lot of fun.
 

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I finished the main story. I must say that it took me a while to get used to the turn based combat but when I finally did, it was super fun.

Tip: I found that completing the management mini game (getting your company to number 1, which is suprisingly easier, just takes time) before the last few chapters is essential. Not only for the money which pays 3m yen for every shareholders meeting when you are number 1 (10 minutes of game time) but also because once you reach number 1, Ichiban gets a new skill that is quite fantastic to use. Also at least upgrade two of your characters weapons (Ichiban being one) at the Romance Workshop. I am using a Legendary Hero's Bat for Ichiban and the "attack" level is at about 218. Very similar attack level for one of my other characters. Do that and chapter 12 to the end of the game becomes a lot easier to get through and so much fun.
 

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I'm towards the end of Chapter 10. Finished the management mini-game.

Absolutely great game and it's remarkable how easy the series transitioned into a JRPG.
 

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I am playing again but this time the PS5 version. I can see how much nicer graphically the game looks and how quicker the loading screens are from the PS4 version on the PS5 and the PS5 version.

The business mini game is so fun and if you have a decent guide on how to beat the shareholders meetings (“Red (people) beats green (money) which beats blue (facilities) which beats red” is all the guide you need for the shareholders meetings) and upgrade all your employees to level 30 quickly, it is such a fun experience. I reached Number 1 during Chapter 7 and then had all the yen I could possibly need to upgrade my weapons as much as I needed for the last few chapters and now I am on Chapter 13. Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio should be commended for not ever getting to a point where the Yakuza games have become stale, the games are so much fun even with a new main protagonist.
 
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I actually missed the last few Yakuza games (only replayed the Kiwami remakes and always wanted to do a full 0-6 playthrough) and wasn't that interested in this at first due to the combat change and not playing at Kazuma, but I did finally grab it and as usual, underneath the quirky stuff this has a really good story again. The characters are awesome. Originally I thought Ichiban would be really cheesy but he didn't take long to grow on me and I'm enjoying the JRPG combat change.
 

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I actually missed the last few Yakuza games (only replayed the Kiwami remakes and always wanted to do a full 0-6 playthrough) and wasn't that interested in this at first due to the combat change and not playing at Kazuma, but I did finally grab it and as usual, underneath the quirky stuff this has a really good story again. The characters are awesome. Originally I thought Ichiban would be really cheesy but he didn't take long to grow on me and I'm enjoying the JRPG combat change.
I am doing a full playthrough of 0-6 (which is my third in 3 years), I can’t get enough of this series. They all have such good stories and the Japanese voice acting is incredible. I have done two playthroughs of Yakuza LAD. Both in English but I am planning on going back and doing one in Japanese in the future. I think a lot of fans of the series were put off by what Ichiban‘s character model looked like in trailers and posters leading up to the release after playing as someone like Kiryu since the beginning. He looked so cheesy and silly but there ends up being a funny story behind it.
 

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I am doing a full playthrough of 0-6 (which is my third in 3 years), I can’t get enough of this series. They all have such good stories and the Japanese voice acting is incredible. I have done two playthroughs of Yakuza LAD. Both in English but I am planning on going back and doing one in Japanese in the future. I think a lot of fans of the series were put off by what Ichiban‘s character model looked like in trailers and posters leading up to the release after playing as someone like Kiryu since the beginning. He looked so cheesy and silly but there ends up being a funny story behind it.
That definitely put me off about Ichiban. Then a few clips it seemed like they were trying to make him "cool". It didn't take long to learn Ichiban's motives and I changed my mind really quickly. Sort of regretting picking the English dub but it's cool picking out the voice actors I've heard in other dubs that I recognise, like Sojiro's English voice from Persona 5.

I'll still get through a full playthrough of the series probably when I've got nothing else on. It can just such a big commitment. I was waiting for the final few remasters to come to PC too (even though I'm playing Like a Dragon on PS5... Go figure lol).
 

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Early days (chapter 4) but this could be my favourite Yakuza. I was a bit over the combat from the previous games so loving the JPRG battles. Intriguing story and the side mission comedy is on point.

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