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Sega’s Judgment, Lost Judgment are now available on Steam

Sega's Judgment, Lost Judgment are now available on Steam
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Just last year, the future of judgement The series looked extremely uncertain due to a legal battle over star Takuya Kimura’s likeness. Looks like that’s all settled, because both games aren’t just coming to PC, they’re already there.

As we reported in 2021:

According to the weekly publication Nikkan Taishuand a Japanese entertainment insider is quoted as saying that the forthcoming Lost Judgment will be the last entry in the series. “Because,” explains the insider, “those on the game developer’s side and those on the of [Kimura’s talent agency] Johnny’s is said to be unable to reach an agreement on the platforms to sell the game.”

Today, however, that’s all water under the bridge, because both are 2018 judgement and its sequel in 2021, Lost Judgmentare now available and available to purchase on Steam.

The Judgment Collection | Steam launch trailer

That is Fantastic News! I reviewed both games for kotakuand had a great time with both of them. Here are my final thoughts on the original:

Playing Judgment and Yakuza is like looking at the same photo – in this case the streets of Kamurocho – through two different filters. The presentation might be slightly different and the tone a little different when you compare them, but the underlying image is identical, from their geography to their face.

The Yakuza formula, so unchanged here under the additions of detective distractions, is still a very good one, despite its age. I really enjoyed my time with Judgment, partly because I was excited about the new, more human cast, but mostly because I took the basic yakuza building blocks of “banging traffic cones in ribs” coupled with “a soap opera about angry people.” Guys”, still present are lots of fun.

And here is my review of the sequelwhat’s even better:

If you own a PC, you were curious about it yakuza series but don’t know where to start or if you even should, I’m going to be bold here and suggest that these games in 2022 might actually be the best place to start. They’re smaller, more focused experiences, they’re free from the burdens of the main series’ lore, and the action-based combat here is more enjoyable than ever yakuza games.

They’re among my favorite PlayStation games of the last five years and now that they’re coming to PC – and Sega’s more recently yakuza Ports was pretty good – it’s now an instant favorite of mine on PC too.

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