The first Lost Judgment review has been published in the Japanese magazine Famitsu.
As reported by Ryokutya2089, Famitsu has awarded the Sega sequel a near-perfect score with its four reviewers issuing 9, 10, 9 and 10 for a combined 38/40. The previous game in the series received 37/40 from Famitsu (9/10/9/9).
In its review, Famitsu reportedly compliments the number of activities included throughout the game and says that the quality of its story is “even better than the last game”.
UPDATE: Our Lost Judgment review is live:
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: Lost Judgment is the sequel to 2018’s Yakuza spin-off Judgment. It was officially revealed via a video presentation in May, and will be released worldwide on September 24 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
The “legal suspense action game” will retain the fast-paced action of the original, rather than adopting the turn-based RPG system used in 2020’s Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
In addition to Kamurocho, the game will take players to the port city of Yokohama, and returning protagonist Takayuki Yagami will go undercover at a high school.
However, according to reports last month, it may be the final game in the Judgment series due to ongoing issues with Sega and actor Takuya Kimura’s talent agency.