Lost Judgment

Lost Judgment

released on Sep 24, 2021

Lost Judgment

released on Sep 24, 2021

Lost Judgment is an action-adventure video game developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and published by Sega. A sequel to the 2018 game Judgment (a spin-off of the Like a Dragon series), the game focuses on private detective Takayuki Yagami as he investigates a criminal accused of both sexual harassment and murder Joined by his partner, ex-yakuza Masaharu Kaito, the crime-fighting duo is called on to investigate a seemingly perfect crime whose lead suspect has an airtight alibi. What starts as a tale of revenge reveals a tangled web of conspiracy involving several unlikely factions taking advantage of a broken law system. But as victims pile up and Yagami unravels the truth, he must choose between defending the law or exacting justice.


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Lost Judgment: The Kaito Files
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Overall a near perfect game. The combat feels insanely good, the story had me gripped the whole way, and all the side content kept me engaged.

Once again, a Yakuza game has me shedding a few tears at the end. They sure know how to suck you in with a story that becomes so embedded in my head, I won't forget it for a long while.

My only gripe: locking things behind paid DLC like a fighting style. That sucks and will always suck.

Anyway, I kickflipped into some street thugs, fell on my face, beat them up, then walked right over to pet a cat and skated away. You can't top that sequence of events.

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I'm at a point where every RGG game amazes me more than the ones i've played before and it makes me happy to see how far this studio keeps on improving, whether it be narrative/themes/characters/gameplay etc... These game aren't flawless by any means, and this game doesn't shy away from that fact, but what matters to me the most is how much these issues affect the overall experience and to me this game could be considered my favorite of the franchise.

The first, and most important thing I want to mention is just how good the combat in this game was, to say that it's an improvement over the first game is an understatement, not only did they make each previous style much more in depth, but they added one more style (or two with the dlc) and all of them play out so well with one another and makes the flow of the combat more engaging the more I play and I couldn't get enough of any of them.

The story, while might be controversial at times, was honestly really impressive and I personally loved the direction they went with here, really consistent with its themes alongside a fantastic cast of characters, whether it be the old ones that were fleshed out even further, or the new ones with some of them having a solid arc. But the prize of this cast were the antagonists which brings me to my next point.

This game features some of the most imposing antagonists in the franchise (which isn't new considering the game prior to this did the same). Soma, Ehara and more specifically Kuwana all serve as a perfect fuel for Yagami's character throughout this game with each one of them having a constant clash of ideals with him, which perfectly mirrors judgment and how the main antagonist in that game, while having different motives and arcs from the ones in this game, both of them had a consistant conflict with Yagami and further enhancing his perspective on the justice system.

ugh, tak, you're back. it's good to see you.

RGG Studio at its absolute finest, one of the best games in the entire series, and one of the best games I've ever played. The narrative, the gameplay, the music, the voice acting, everything is perfected and brought to such a high that I haven't seen anything get past it.

Even Infinite Wealth, while amazing, couldn't surpass this excellence, and it speaks volumes.

outside of some issues with the plot, this game is incredible. any game that lets you beat the shit out of children deserves a 10.