Yakuza 6: The Song of Life – A Thrilling Conclusion to Kiryu’s Story

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I was so excited to play Yakuza 6 after beating Yakuza 0!  I wanted to see how Kiryu’s story would end!

 Story

The story starts out peacefully. Kiryu has returned home after serving time in prison. But, the girl he raised named Haruka is missing. After searching for Haruka and finding out that not only does she have a son, but someone is trying to kill her and her son, Kiryu goes on a journey to find the father of Haruka’s son and also find out who is after Haruka and her child!

Rock the Controller!

This was one of the funniest parts of the game! Because Kiryu is taking care of a small child, you do sometimes have to take the child out on walks and stop to comfort him. You have to physically rock the controller up and down and from side to side like you would an actual baby! I felt ridiculous rocking a PlayStation 4 controller, but I did manage to soothe the baby and maybe the controller felt soothed as well!

Cat Cafe

One of my favorite side quests! A man wants to own a cat cafe, but he does not actually have any cats because cats don’t like him. So Kiryu must feed stray cats and take them to the cat cafe. I loved helping stray cats! I also loved that you got to visit them and they would be happy to see you! You can also feed the cats at the cafe!

Spear Fishing

I loved the fishing side quest although I did not finish it! It was fun to explore the ocean and catch fish even thought the path was linear. I also loved that you could collect treasure and there was a big fish to fight and catch at the end!

Favorite Side Quests

I Hiji

This one was so creepy! It was like my worst nightmare imaging AI trying to take over the world! But, it was also funny that Kiryu finally gets a smart phone and now his smart phone has been invaded by intelligent AI! He was so confused!

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

I loved this movie so it was so cool to see it referenced in my favorite video game series! The side quest was entertaining and a treat to anyone who knew the movie it was referencing!

The Curse of Onomichi

This was a really cool and spooky side quest. The Yakuza games tend to be as realistic as possible so it was fun seeing ghosts in the game and fighting ghosts!

Oh No! It’s Ono Michio!

This one deserves a big heading because it is my top favorite moment in the game! This side quest had me crying from laughter and I loved telling my friend about what I was seeing!

So Kiryu is convinced by a desperate man to be a mascot and he has to be cute like a mascot so he has to say things like “oh no” and strike a cute pose! It was so funny seeing this tough character just say “oh no” especially when kids were hitting him! The other funny part was that one of the kids had a voice actor that was definitely not a child so he sounded much more grown up than the other children did!

My second favorite part was you have to do a talk show. One of the questions was what does Ono Michio like to eat? Now you are supposed to talk about ramen because he has a ramen hat on his head, but there was an answer you could pick about liking sexy women so I picked that! It was so funny seeing the kids and adults react to a child’s mascot saying something inappropriate!

Thrilling Conclusion

The story has many twists, my favorite was who Haruka’s father was and an unexpected betrayal that occurs withing the story that I will not spoil. I also will not spoil the ending but I did like the ending! The ending was not what I expected would happen, but I found it to be fitting for Kiryu’s character.

Yakuza 6: Fun For Everyone

I highly recommend playing the conclusion to the Yakuza games featuring Kiryu! There are so many fun things to do in the game like karaoke and the cat cafe. I also loved the story and some of the side quests!

Have you played Yakuza 6? What did you think of the game?

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