Yakuza 0’s story is nothing if not completely epic and dramatic – something which the series has thrived on for a while now. Even if you’re a newcomer and have absolutely no idea what the series is about though, Yakuza 0 is a prequel, so it’s a good place to start.
The game follows the stories of the series’ most iconic characters: Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima. In Kamurocho, Kiryu is accused of a murder he didn’t commit, and the Dojima family puts a bounty on his head as he tries to prove his innocence. On the other hand, Majima struggles to deal with his exile from the Tojo Clan. When he’s offered a chance at redemption by assassinating a target, he takes the job… only to find out that his target is a blind girl with no way to protect herself.
Yakuza 0’s plot is dramatic at every turn, and it can even feel overplayed at times. But that’s precisely how the game keeps you at the edge of your seat, waiting to find out what happens next.