Yakuza 4- Squad Up

In Kiwami 2 there was a sidestory where Kiryuu runs into a movie director working on his 4th movie in a running series of yakuza films but has doubts he can make the 4th entry good as his work on the 3rd entry was not as well received. I heard somewhere that this story ran parallel to the series proper as apparently 3 wasn’t the most well-received in the series and many doubts were had with the series’ direction. To me, my opinion on 3 was purely story related as I didn’t find either the plot twists or its final villain all that strong compared to the weight behind Nishikiyama and Ryuji’s stories despite other elements impeding them. 

Thankfully, I think 4 was a bold new move forward.

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