With their play-through of Judgment, Jens introduces Randy to the rich and wondrous world of Yakuza. Despite the grafting on of detective gameplay, Judgment ends up a typical example of the series’ gameplay conventions and narrative tropes. Who will end up appreciating it more, the jaded series veteran or the wide-eyed ingénue?
Part 1…of Judgment
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Every two weeks, Jens Dietrich and Randy Isbelle get together and discuss a video game that they are both playing. Think of it as a book club for video games. The two will break down the game in every aspect, from gameplay to story, side characters to bosses, music to the atmosphere, and more.
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Randy Isbelle is a fan of platformers and sports games mostly but enjoys games from almost every genre. He’s also a lifelong New York Jets fan as well. Randy has a history of writing reviews for various websites and has a collection of over 2,000 video games. The dude knows his stuff. When he’s not writing or playing games, he’s spending time with his two children.
Jens is co-host and editor of the podcast Chapter Select and an occasional contributor to Video Games 2 the MAX. While he grew up on 90s PC adventure games and flight simulators, nowadays his preferences have shifted towards Soulslikes, JRPGs, and weird kusoge.