Sega's upcoming Yakuza spin-off game Judgment
will be coming to the PlayStation 4 in less than a week. The star-studded legal/detective game utilizes a combat mechanics similar to Yakuza 0 with an added investigation mode. Expect the same bustling urban scenery along with the diverse characters seen in the Yakuza series of games. With the one making the most differences are the storyline and the main protagonist. With that said, let's take a quick look at what critics are saying about the game.
"Sega's spin-off has a few ideas of its own as it takes a detective's perspective on Kamurocho, though it all ends up feeling a little flat." -Eurogamer
Judgment is currently getting an average score of 82 from 51 critics with 90% of whom highly recommend the game for both new and veteran fans of the Yakuza series. Most of its accolades point to its strong narrative and over the top gameplay. However, the game to some critics fell short in its investigative/detective gameplay feature. Nevertheless, the game still retains all the fun and immersive activities and mini-games the Yakuza series has been famous for.
It still has that serious Ryu Ga Gotoku underworld tint, but it's also still as ridiculous as ever. Destructoid 7.5
Overall, Judgment is hard to miss title for those who are planning to explore or is a veteran fan of the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio projects. The game comes with that signature structure fans of the franchise have loved and enjoyed all these years. Judgment is also great for those who want to explore the Yakuza universe but does not have the time to play all the games. Check out the combat trailer for the game below and stay tuned for more gaming news and updates.
Source: Open Critic, PlayStation