[REVIEW] Judgment, A Yakuza Game With New, Epic Style!
- Muhammad Ahda M.
- 24 June 2019
Playing as a detective in Kamurocho will never be the same again. Yes, Judgment brings new nuance than previous Yakuza titles.
Yakuza games definitely becomes a franchise that has many loyal fans not only in Japan, but also in the world. After we saw Kiryu Kazuma’s final adventure in Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, now SEGA introduce us with Judgment (or Judge Eyes: Shinigami no Yuigon in Japan)
Judgment is a spin-off game on Yakuza series with action adventure gameplay and released exclusively for Playstation 4. This game has been released on June 21st for the digital version, and as for the physical version will be released on June 25th 2019.
1. Story of Judgment
The main story focusing on Takayuki Yagami (Takuya Kimura) as a private detective who wants to uncover a yakuza murder spree that happens in Kamurocho for months.
In order to reveal the truth, Yagami has to collect evidences to reveal the killer as well to uncover secrets behind the murder. In order to do so, Yagami has to gather information, investigating the murder scene, collecting evidences, and beating up thugs that appears before him.
As the staple formula in Yakuza story, there are many unexpected plot twists that will happen as the game progresses. So, prepare yourself to be shocked with it.
2. Actors and Actresses
Following Yakuza series in general, Judgment also has many famous actors and actresses, as well famous voice actors starring in this game, they are:
- Akira Nakao (Ryuzo 7);
- Kenichi Takito (Samurai X);
- Shosuke Tanihara (Birthday Card);
- Shinshu Fuji (Risotto Nero in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure);
- Risa Shimizu (Lynne in Attack on Titan);
- Yuko Kaida (Claire Redfield in Resident Evil 2 Remake).
3. New Feature in Judgment
As we said before, this game by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio introducing new features in the game:
In this mode, you have to find and collect clues to finish the case you had taken. Sometimes, you have to tail people and taking pictures of them. If you can collect all evidence, you will not only receive XP, but also money as a bonus.
Court Trial Mode
Court Trial Mode makes Yagami as evidence collector for the defense attorney he helped. Defense attorney will order Yagami to collect as much evidence as possible in order to prove client innocence.
Gameplay will evolve around making choices in words and showing correct evidences.
This mode is a new mode on Yakuza series in general.
In order for your investigation to runs smoothly, you have to disguise as an anonymous or infiltrate as a member in a pack. Yagami can change his outfit to match his undercover, such as repairman, pilot, biker gang member, or as a vampire. But this feature is limited for investigation mode - that means you cannot change your costume outside this mode.
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