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Games Review: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PS4, 2018): Stay strong

In the last twelve months, I’ve gone from having never played a Yakuza game to having played three of them and what I didn’t expect was for them to grow on me so quickly. This series has always felt very By Japanese People, For Japanese People, there’s so many cultural nods and gestures that don’t translate if you’ve never lived in Japan for a long period. The core, however, is always an artfully constructed crime story and this is what reliably pulls me through. Continue reading Games Review: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PS4, 2018): Stay strong

Games Hands On: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Takes the Fight to the Streets

In Yakuza 6, you can put a dude’s head into a microwave at a convenience store and have the store assistant fry him to death with the push of a button. Aside from being wildly impractical and likely causing lifelong trauma for all involved, the fatality underscores the inherent wildness and absurd humour of the game. Continue reading Games Hands On: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Takes the Fight to the Streets