game language: English
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Yakuza 5 Remastered is a remastered version of Yakuza 5; at the time of release, the original was the most extensive version of the cycle. This item was released by Sega and appeared on the PS4 platform.
The action of Yakuza 5 Remastered takes place two years after the events presented in the previous part of the series. Kazuma Kiryu has abandoned his gangsterly life for the taxi driver's work in Fukuoka; unfortunately, things don't go his way, because with the outbreak of war between the Tojo clan and the Omi covenant, Kiryu must once again return to the criminal path. "The Dragon of Dojima" is not the only playable hero; while playing, we also play Shuna Akiyama (who came to Osaka for business purposes), Taiga Saejima (serving three years in prison), Tatsuo Shinada (a former baseball player) and finally Haruka (Kazuma's adoptive daughter, who appears in games from the first installment of the series). In addition to the main plot of the game there are side stories about each character.
In Yakuza 5 Remastered, released on the PS4 platform, we observe the action from the third person perspective (TPP). The authors offer five fictional districts modelled on the real districts of Japanese cities: Kamurocho in Tokyo (modelled on Kabukicho), Sotenbori in Osaka (the equivalent of the real Dotonbori), Nagasugai in Fukuoka (inspired by Nakasu), a part of Sapporo modelled on Susukino and Kin'eicho, a fictional version of Sakae in Nagoya city.
Each of them has an open character, and while crossing their streets, we perform fictional tasks and undertake various side activities and have fun with a number of mini-games. Among the latter, the leading ones are Segi classics, i.e. automatic versions of Virtua Fighter 2 and Taiko: Drum Master; however, clubs with hostesses, karaoke or even snowball battles are also worthy of attention. In addition, nothing stands in the way of Kazuma as a taxi driver, in the skin of Haruki to try his hand at dancing, while in Saejima, you can go hunting in the mountains of Hokkaido.
Of course, the game does not lack a series of fist clashes that are the hallmark of the game, in which success is ensured primarily by skillful juggling with available attacks and combining blows into spectacular combinations; at the same time, individual heroes have unique moves, the range of which we broaden as we progress.
While working on Yakuza 5 Remastered, the authors focused on improving the quality of the graphics, so that the title has a resolution of 1080p and sixty frames per second.
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Game score 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 129 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 8.1 / 10 calculated out of 89 players' votes.