Yakuza Kiwami 2: The Battle Between the Dragons

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The plot of Yakuza Kiwami 2 takes place after Yakuza Kiwami. I loved this game and the story! The game has a similar style to the previous games with a serious main story and ridiculous side quests!

Story

The story follows Kiryu after he decides to step down from being a yakuza to live a normal life. He gets dragged back into helping the yakuza after his replacement is murdered. This is also the story of Kiryu versus Ryuiji who both have dragon tattoos on their backs.

The plot of the game is complex involving different clans and gangs with many surprises int the plot. I found the story to be entertaining and was excited to see how the story progressed!

Favorite Side Quests

Be My Baby

This side quest is very strange, but also funny. It involves Kiryu taking on men dressed as actual babies! I could not stop laughing about how ridiculous it was to see Kiryu fighting grown men dressed as babies!

The Name of Art

Kiryu is modeling in this side quest. It is funny because you can pick his poses and I picked some really funny ones like I got him to do a cute maid pose!

Kazuma Kiryu: Professional Voice Actor

Kiryu is pushed to do voice acting by a desperate man who needs a voice actor for a video game. I loved that Kiryu had no idea what the plot of the video game was until he got there and that I could also choose his dialogue! I also loved the meta part of this side quest of a voice actor playing a character, Kiryu, who is voice acting as a high school student

Fun Moment

My favorite moment is the game was I was playing while I was talking with a friend of mine on the phone. I came across a side quest where a guy wanted me to hit him and his name was Mr. Try and Hit Me. I was laughing and I made my friend laugh too. I also like that this guy was so easy because I hit him once and beat the side quest!

Bonus: Majima’s Chapters

These bonus part of the games follows Majima while Kiryu’s replacement, Terada, is in charge. It was fairly short, only a few hours long, but it was enjoyable.

The only downside is Majima is already fully leveled up so he will not learn new moves. The game makes up for this by adding bosses you can fight as you play through Majima’s short story. I loved Majima’s fighting style because he is more chaotic and fast than Kiryu is.

The best part of this bonus content was something that I cannot spoil. All I can say is a major character from Majima’s story in Yakuza 0  comes back! The conclusion was really sweet and I cried over the ending!

Fiery Ending

I loved the concept of the story of the two dragons fighting. The final boss was quite difficult! First of all, there are multiple final bosses, not just one. On top of that, the last final boss has so many health bars that there were not enough colored bars to depict his health so it took time for his health bar to change colors.

The only thing I did not like is you have to defeat the boss with a QTE which I missed because I did not hit the button fast enough. When that happened, I had to restart the entire boss fight! Luckily, I was able to beat the boss the second time around!

I highly recommend this game to anyone who loves the Yakuza games and has played Yakuza Kiwami. This game is a direct sequel to Yakuza Kiwami so playing this first game will help you understand the context of this game!

Have you played Yakuza Kiwami 2? What did you think of the game?

 

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