The Yakuza series has come back to the West and in a big way. Following the releases of Yakuza 0 (read our review of the PC version here) and Yakuza Kiwami comes Yakuza Kiwami 2, a remake of the original Yakuza 2. The biggest alteration made in this newest entry would be the introduction of the new Dragon Engine. The Dragon Engine is the fancy new game engine that both Yakuza Kiwami 2 and Yakuza 6 run on. Kiwami and 0 looked and played very similarly to each other, so how does the Dragon Engine mix things up in the newest entry?
Players are once again placed in the role of Kazuma Kiryu, ex-yakuza trying to adjust back to regular civilian life. Of course, Kiryu is never given a break and is quickly pulled back into a story of betrayals, politics, and nonstop drama as he attempts to end a dispute between two rival Yakuza clans before the all-out war. While there isn’t much I can delve into without immediately entering spoiler territory, I can safely say that the story will keep you absolutely hooked from start to finish, just as the predecessors had.