Early this week, Sega released Like a Dragon Ishin, a remake of a game by the same name. I absolutely love the original Ishin, I played through the game twice and 100%ed it despite not knowing any Japanese other than the words used for saving the game. Because I'm such a huge Ishin fan, when… Continue reading A Thorough List of Changes In Like a Dragon: Ishin!
Hello and welcome back to the Story Arc! A few days ago I decided to begin putting out a short series of articles about the various evolving mechanics in the Yakuza franchise for December 2022. Last time I covered how locker keys have changed game by game and today I'm going to cover a mechanic… Continue reading The Evolution of Yakuza Mechanics: Taxis
About a month ago I released an article about how Yakuza Ishin turned the Completion List into an actual gameplay mechanic and how every game since has tweaked and slowly evolved it. Upon writing that I got interested in examining other small mechanics that have slowly changed as the series has progressed. Thus I have… Continue reading The evolution of Yakuza mechanics: Locker Keys
Hello, and welcome to yet another article in my series on The Story Arc: Make a Musou. I love Dynasty Warriors, the number of times I bring it up, and the multiple Musou related articles I’ve written should be proof enough of that. However, I am currently in a Dynasty Warriors drought as I have… Continue reading Make a Musou – Yakuza Musou