Yakuza Like a Dragon brings plenty of new mechanics to the table, building on everything that the series has offered in the past. This includes the ability to improve your relationship with a variety of different characters, and if you’re like many other players, you might be wondering: Is there romance in Yakuza Like a Dragon?
Well, after hours of trial and error, we have an answer for you.
Is There Romance in Yakuza Like a Dragon? Answered
Surprisingly enough, there is romance in Yakuza Like a Dragon.
As you make your way through the game, you’ll meet a number of NPCs who you can speak to outside of their assigned duties. These include characters like Sumire at the Romance Workshop or Ririka at Hello Work. You’ll know you’ve found one when the option to Chat pops up below the option for opening up their shop or service menu.
By selecting the Chat option, you can then improve your relationship with them by giving them gifts. What gifts they want varies based on the character, and can be obtained through shops, giving items to the Survive Barkeep or by finding items scattered throughout the world. Once you’ve given them the gift they’d enjoy, their romance level with you will increase.
From there, you’ll need to raise certain personality stats to reach new romance levels with them and learn what other gifts they’d like. After doing this a few times, their romance level with you will be maxed out and you can enter into a relationship with them, learning more about them and gaining different bonuses as a result of who you pick.
Can You Romance Multiple Characters at Once?
Now, before you ask, yes: You can romance several NPCs at once in Yakuza Like a Dragon. However, it’s not recommended.
At a certain point, the NPCs will discover what you’ve done and break up with you, among carrying out some other acts of revenge. You’ll then lose any bonuses tied to dating them, and won’t be able to re-romance them in the future.
Hopefully this cleared up whether or not there’s romance in Yakuza Like a Dragon. For more on the game, check out our guides on other topics like how to get the Majima summon and how to get money fast.
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