The Yakuza series has recently branched out in new directions with Yakuza: Like A Dragon and Like A Dragon: Ishin, but what about where it all began, again? Does 2016’s Yakuza Kiwami provide a faithful re-telling of the original Yakuza from 2005? Did both games lay a strong foundation for the series at the start? Can you slap a child in it? Find out — especially that last one, with Hard Drive Reviews, of YAKUZA KIWAMI.
Hard Drive Reviews is a review series in which we are attempting to review a game whilst also never once using the words “good,” “bad,” or any of either words’ countless synonyms. Should we make such a catastrophic mistake, a lifetime of shame shall befall our families and our children shall be cursed.
“Worst,” “worse,” “better,” and other terms are relative terms by the way! And do not mean “good” or “bad” on their own and are thus fair game. Words with good or bad connotations do not equal words that mean good or bad.