Yakuza series stalwart Kazuma Kiryu and Yakuza: Like a Dragon protagonist Ichiban Kasuga join forces in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, and judging from the reviews, it seems their Hawaiian adventure is quite a romp.
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The overhauled combat system is a welcome change, say critics, along with a manageable difficulty curve, varied new job classes, unique combat arenas, and enjoyable side activities that keep the series as fresh as ever.
The Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth Review Roundup
Here are some reviews and first-look articles for Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth from around the web. At the time of publishing this article, the score for this game was 90 on Opencritic and 91 on Metacritic.
Sprawling, enthralling, and packed with dynamic brawling, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth isn’t just the best turn-based Like a Dragon game, it’s one of the greatest games in the entire series.
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth feels indulgent in a way few games get to be. Enough drama to fill two normal Yakuza games, a Hawaiian city sparkling in the sun (the largest environment in the series yet) and an absurd lineup of minigames including resort management and creature taming. It’s impossible to go five minutes without it excitedly thrusting another glossy distraction in your face, even as stakes escalate. Honestly, better than most vacations I’ve been on.
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is a sublime RPG with a fantastic combat system, absorbing stories, and at-times fascinating story, if it wasn’t let down by its drip-fed narrative nature and heavy nostalgic leanings
Infinite Wealth does have some flaws but none of those overshadows the best in class turn-based combat, the deep systems, the bevy of enjoyable side activities, the great new characters, stunning graphics and banging soundtrack, the funny, heartbreaking, heartwarming, gut-wrenching writing, and the brilliant ending.
Among the wealth of Like a Dragon games we’ve had over the last year or so, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is easily the stand-out for me. It’s still got a lot of what I love from this series, and I think anyone looking for a good follow-up to Yakuza: Like a Dragon will find it here. The second time around doesn’t feel quite as revolutionary, but this is still an island vacation I wouldn’t turn down. Some time spent in the sun with Ichiban and crew is always time well spent.
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is the studio’s best ever work, giving us one hell of a story, and gameplay that remains fun throughout.
Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.