Sega Gives Itself a Cheeky Pat on the Back in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

Spoiler Warning: The following article consists of minor spoilers for facet content material in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.

Publisher Sega offers itself a cheeky pat on the again in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth as the recreation’s protagonist praises the superb video games its produced over the years.

The Yakuza/Like a Dragon sequence is basically set in Japan and goals to copy actual world areas, and a method it does so is by together with real Sega arcades the place gamers can basically emulate different video games.

These usually match the period they launched in. Yakuza 0 takes place in 1988, for instance, so consists of Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone, Out Run, and extra. Upon coming into a retro arcade in Infinite Wealth, longtime protagonist Kiryu Kazuma (who’s one in all the two predominant playable characters in this newest entry), reminisces over his time spent in these arcades, praising Sega as he goes.

“Looks like an old style arcade. Guess it is what the youngsters would name ‘retro’,” Kiryu says. “I used to frequent arcades like this again in the day. Had a lot of enjoyable enjoying video games there.

“The of us behind all these video games have to be extremely artistic and distinctive. Come to think about it, most of what I performed had been from a firm known as Sega. They at all times appeared to innovate with each new recreation they put out. And with a lineup like theirs, I’m certain they will be round for years to return.”

The writer and developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio weren’t afraid to poke enjoyable at themselves too although. In one other string of facet content material gamers will meet Robo Michio, a robotic model of a Hiroshima mascot launched in Yakuza 6, who pokes enjoyable at the Sega Game Gear.

The 1991 moveable was notorious for having low battery life, and Robo Michio compares it to himself as he explains his lack of energy. “Are you acquainted with the Game Gear?” he asks. “Many have deemed its battery life and my very own abominably related.”

Sega discovered each vital and industrial success with Infinite Wealth, which is the sequence’ fastest-selling recreation so far and has surpassed a million copies offered in its first week.

It options the Yakuza sequence’ greatest map so far, lets gamers turn out to be a samurai, surfer, and housekeeper, consists of the sequence’ most notorious character, and has a whole Pokémon recreation inside it.

Sega has triggered some frustration, nonetheless, as Infinite Wealth’s New Game Plus mode is unique to the Deluxe and Ultimate variations of the recreation, which come in at $15 and $40 costlier respectfully.

In our 9/10 evaluate, IGN stated: “Sprawling, enthralling, and filled with dynamic brawling, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth isn’t simply the finest turn-based Like a Dragon recreation, it’s one in all the best video games in the complete sequence.”

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll discuss The Witcher all day.

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