Roundup: Here's What The Critics Are Saying About Yakuza: Like A Dragon

The first reviews for next week's release of Yakuza: Like a Dragon have gone live today, and they're looking positive on the whole! Let's see what some reviewers are saying about the game so far...

GameSpot (9/10)

"Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a passing of the torch, and a fantastic entry in a beloved franchise that proves that it's in good hands with Kasuga Ichiban."

Trusted Reviews (4.5/5)

"Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a triumph, and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio should be commended for redefining such a seasoned franchise, despite the backlash it might have received."

Video Games Chronicle (4/5)

"Yakuza’s new direction maintains the series signature drama and deckings, while finding rich new comedy in its weirdest beatdowns yet."

IGN (7/10)

"Yakuza: Like a Dragon takes some bold steps in a new direction for the series but neglects to maintain its balance."

Eurogamer (No Score)

"Like A Dragon pulls off an impressive JRPG makeover while simultaneously taking on all the flaws of the genre."

Yakuza: Like a Dragon currently has a Metacritic rating of 84 based based on 24 reviews for PS4, and 89 based on 9 reviews for Xbox One at the time of writing. The game will be available on Tuesday, November 10th for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, with a free next-gen upgrade also available via Smart Delivery.

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