6. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
Yakuza 6 is everything a video game sequel should be, bringing welcome quality-of-life improvements to the table while retaining the same lauded core gameplay and introducing a more urgent, emotional story.
The biggest change with this climactic entry into Kazuma Kiryu’s journey is a brand spanking new gameplay engine, which delivers slicker combat and movement while cutting down on the busy-work of previous games, even if at the expense of 60 FPS.
The game’s core is as endearingly loony as it’s ever been, especially the wildly eccentric side-quests, and though some may balk at the expected difficulty being noticeably toned down, it does little to impact the satisfyingly savage combat. Plus, Yakuza 6 elevates the series’ much-loved melodrama to a level of genuine poignancy, which is quite the feat indeed.
5. Beat Saber (PSVR)
Like Star Wars? Like Guitar Hero? Then Beat Saber is most definitely the game for you – a dizzingly inventive entry into the rhythm genre where players are tasked with slashing notes in the indicated direction with a lightsaber-like weapon.
Though the track-count is a little slender for the price – at least on the PSVR version, which obviously doesn’t accept custom playlists – you’ll hardly notice given the easy replayability of the songs on offer. The “just one more” feeling is strong with this one, to say nothing of the fact that it’s an incredible workout in the bargain.
Colliding disparate IPs and genres together and making them work in a creative way that few could’ve ever seen coming, Beat Saber is a must-have for PSVR owners.
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