Yakuza: Like a Dragon

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Yakuza: Like a Dragon cover
Developers
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Publishers
Sega
Engines
Dragon Engine
Release dates
Windows November 10, 2020
Reception
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 86
IGDB 86
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC, Sponsored
Microtransactions Boost, Infinite spend
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time, Turn-based
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, JRPG, Mini-games, Open world
Vehicles Track racing
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Japan
Series Yakuza
Yakuza: Like a Dragon on HowLongToBeat
Yakuza: Like a Dragon on IGDB
Yakuza: Like a Dragon guide on StrategyWiki
Yakuza: Like a Dragon on MobyGames
Yakuza: Like a Dragon on Wikipedia
Yakuza
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Ryu ga Gotoku Online 2018
Yakuza Kiwami 2019
Yakuza Kiwami 2 2019
Streets of Kamurocho 2020
Yakuza: Like a Dragon 2020
Yakuza 3 Remastered 2021
Yakuza 4 Remastered 2021
Yakuza 5 Remastered 2021
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life 2021

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Hero Edition and Legendary Hero Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Hero Edition and Legendary Hero Edition also available.
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Play Anywhere, Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Hero Edition and Legendary Hero Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Hero Edition and Legendary Hero Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[citation needed]

Version differences[edit]

Day Ichi Edition[edit]

Includes Legends Costume Set.

Hero Edition[edit]

Includes Job Set and Management Mode Set.

Legendary Hero Edition[edit]

Includes all Hero Edition content, Crafting Set, Karaoke Set, Ultimate Costume Set and Stat Boost Set.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Crafting Set Included in Legendary Hero Edition.
Windows
Job Set Included in Hero Edition and Legendary Hero Edition.
Windows
Legends Costume Set Included in Day Ichi Edition.
Windows
Karaoke Set Included in Legendary Hero Edition.
Windows
Management Mode Set Included in Hero Edition and Legendary Hero Edition.
Windows
Pachislot Machines Free.
Windows
Stat Boost Set Included in Legendary Hero Edition.
Windows
Ultimate Costume Set Included in Legendary Hero Edition.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sega\YakuzaLikeADragon\
Microsoft Store %APPDATA%\Sega\YakuzaLikeADragonWin10\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1235140/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sega\YakuzaLikeADragon\<user-id>\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\SEGAofAmericaInc.Yazawa_s751p9cej88mt\SystemAppData\wgs\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1235140/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics options
Graphics options
Advanced graphics options
Advanced graphics options

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Cutscenes are pillarboxed to a 16:9 aspect ratio. HUD is spanned.[1]
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes are pillarboxed to a 16:9 aspect ratio. See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Slider ranging from +25 to +75.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA/MLAA/TAA, and MSAA toggles.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Some cutscenes are pre-rendered at 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Patch game files to remove black bars from cutscenes
  1. Download the letterbox removal fix.
  2. Extract the contents of the archive to <path-to-game>\runtime\media\data\
  3. Run the letterbox_patch_efigs.bat file.
Backups of the game files modified by the utility will be in a subdirectory called backup.

Input[edit]

Game options
Game options

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
[2]
Mouse sensitivity
Slider that ranges from -5 to 5.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Vertical and Horizontal inversion options for both third-person and first-person views.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Slider that ranges from -5 to 5.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
DualShock 4 only has feedback when using Steam Input.[3]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
[4]
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
DualShock 4, and Xbox One presets are available.
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection

Audio[edit]

Audio options
Audio options

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for Master Volume, Music, SFX, Voices, Cutscenes
Surround sound
Support for 5.1 surround sound with options to adjust the angle of the speakers.
Subtitles
Found in the Game Options menu. Karaoke lyrics are always shown.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Audio language options
Audio language options

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Subtitles will match the English script if English voices are selected, and the translation of the Japanese script if Japanese voices are selected. If the voices are set to English, English lyrics are displayed in Karaoke.[5]
Simplified Chinese
The subtitles will only show the translation of the Japanese script. If the voices are set to Japanese, Simplified Chinese lyrics are displayed in Karaoke. Added in the release of Yakuza: Like A Dragon International in Japan and Asia with Ver. 1.09.
Traditional Chinese
The subtitles will only show the translation of the Japanese script. If the voices are set to Japanese, Traditional Chinese lyrics are displayed in Karaoke. Added in the release of Yakuza: Like A Dragon International in Japan and Asia with Ver. 1.09.
French
The subtitles will only show the translation of the Japanese script.
German
The subtitles will only show the translation of the Japanese script.
Italian
The subtitles will only show the translation of the Japanese script.
Japanese
All NPCs and enemies (except for main bosses and some enemies in the main and sub stories) only speak in Japanese. The subtitles will only show the Japanese script. If voices are set to Japanese, Japanese Kanji (Japanese only) or Romaji (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Russian only) lyrics are displayed in Karaoke. Two selectable font types are available. Added in the release of Yakuza: Like A Dragon International in Japan and Asia with Ver. 1.09.
Korean
The subtitles will only show the translation of the Japanese script. If the voices are set to Japanese, Korean lyrics are displayed in Karaoke. Added in the release of Yakuza: Like A Dragon International in Japan and Asia with Ver. 1.09.
Brazilian Portuguese
The subtitles will only show the translation of the Japanese script. Added in the release of Yakuza: Like A Dragon International in Japan and Asia with Ver. 1.09.
Russian
The subtitles will only show the translation of the Japanese script. Added in the release of Yakuza: Like A Dragon International in Japan and Asia with Ver. 1.09.
Spanish
The subtitles will only show the translation of the Japanese script.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Virtua Fighter 2, Virtua Fighter 2.1, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Game won't launch despite previously running with no issue[edit]

Game crashes, especially during minigames, can corrupt graphics.ini
Change the corrupted settings[citation needed]
    refresh_rate_num=60000
    refresh_rate_denom=1000

to

    refresh_rate_num=60
    refresh_rate_denom=1

Notes

Refresh rate can be later changed in-game
Alternatively delete graphics.ini and let the game rebuild it on launch.

Incorrect inputs on XInput controllers[edit]

Enable Xbox configuration support in Steam's controller settings and set Steam's "Input Per-Game" setting to "Forced On" in the game's properties.[6]
This workaround only applies to the Steam release of the game.

Resolve low FPS, lag and crash[edit]

Fullscreen optimization and DPI settings come pre-configured with Windows 10. These are known for causing trouble with games leading to several issues.
Disable Full-Screen Optimization & High DPI in Windows 10[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Disable fullscreen optimizations for YakuzaLikeADragon.exe
  3. Now, click the Change high DPI settings button
  4. Tick Override high DPI scaling behavior and select Application from the drop-down menu
This workaround is a must to do it to get more Stability in 60 fps or more, almost not difference at 30 FPS.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Criware [7]
Cutscenes Criware [8]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-3470
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit system is required.
CPU AVX support is required.
Runs on Windows 7 and 8.1 despite minimum Operating System requirements[9]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1235140/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1235140) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-11-11
    Tested with custom resolution of 2560x720 on a 21:9 monitor.
  2. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-11-11
    Mouse acceleration is seemingly being used with camera movements.
  3. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2021-12-28
    If Steam Input is disabled then there's no vibration, only prompts.
  4. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-11-11
    While both a controller and keyboard/mouse can be used simultaneously, the mouse cursor will disappear in menus when using the gamepad, and input glyphs change between KB/M and controller (although this doesn't occur when simply using the mouse to move the camera).
  5. YouTube Trailer
  6. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-11-11
    Tested Steam's controller support when this issue occured.
  7. Verified by User:Cn9740 on 2022-06-25
    ADX files are present in game directory.
  8. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2020-11-11
    Found .USM video files in game directory.
  9. Windows 7 :: Yakuza: Like a Dragon General Discussions - last accessed on 2020-12-13