Like A Dragon: Ishin! – A truly brilliant game

Perhaps the finest example of cinema traditions and video games merging.

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Video essay on cinema and Like A Dragon: Ishin!

Like a Dragon: Ishin is a spinoff of the Yakuza series, but it is also so much more than that, as we explore in this video. Yakuza films and samurai films have a long history in Japanese cinema, and they’re actually more closely related than many might think (thematically, at least). This game serves as a clever way of exploring that link, while also giving us an amazing historical fantasy to play through.

Let me know your own thoughts on the game once you’re playing it!

Matt S. is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of DDNet. He's been writing about games for over 20 years, including a book, but is perhaps best-known for being the high priest of the Church of Hatsune Miku.

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