Review

Like a Dragon: Ishin! is a welcome release for Sega’s stylish samurai saga

History class is in session and you best behave: the teacher’s a hardened gangster

Key Credits
Daisuke Fukagawa (Art supervisor), Yuji Watanabe (Battle program lead)
4 / 5
Like a Dragon: Ishin! is a welcome release for Sega’s stylish samurai saga

Like any swordsman learning their craft, Ishin! starts unsteady and builds in confidence. Some ideas struggle to earn their place in the overstuffed mix, but with a propulsive tale, told by some of our favourite gaming characters, it’s easy to get swept up in Like A Dragon: Ishin!’s samurai cool.

  • Brilliant deployment of classic heroes and villains
  • Swordplay is refreshing after years of thumping
  • Hits its dramatic stride in an epic final stretch
  • Typical minigame spread to eat up your hours
  • Story takes a few hours to get its claws into you
  • The look and layout of Kyo gets boring quickly
4 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 5
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