|Developer(s)||Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio|
|Release date(s)||JP February 22, 2014|
|Release type||PlayStation exclusive|
|Genre(s)||Action, Adventure, Hack and slash|
Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin! (Japanese: 龍が如く 維新!, lit. Like a Dragon Restoration!), unofficially known as Yakuza Ishin!, is a spin-off game in the Yakuza series. Set in the chaotic Bakumatsu period (between 1853 and 1867), Sakamoto Ryōma is distressed resulting from conflicting pressures and uncertainty about one's self and role in the society. Being embroiled in the middle of a Tosa coup d'état and bent on finding the murderer who assassinated his mentor, Ryoma burrows himself with a hidden identity in the streets of Kyoto and joins the grim Shinsengumi. Despite being the second Yakuza series spin-off set in samurai era instead of modern-day Japan, this game is unrelated to Yakuza Kenzan!, which was released in 2008 on the PlayStation 3. Yakuza Kenzan! is set two centuries before Yakuza Ishin!, hence the plots are not related with each other since both games focus on different characters, the historical figures of Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) and Sakamoto Ryōma (1836-1867) respectively.
A remake, Like a Dragon: Ishin! (Japanese: 龍が如く 維新! 極, lit. Like a Dragon: Restoration! Extreme), was announced in September 2022 and was released in February 2023.
Options that deviate from RPCS3's default settings and provide the best experience with this title are listed below.
|SPU block size||Mega||No improvement to performance but reduces the number of SPU cache objects.|
|Framelimit||Auto||Use 60 instead if using Vblank to reach 60fps|
|ZCULL accuracy||Relaxed||Improves performance when paired with SPU MLAA patch.|
|Write color buffers||On||Optional. Reduces performance, but fixes visual issues when using Force CPU Blit|
|Accurate GETLLAR||On||Reduces random crashing.|
|Sleep timers accuracy||As Host||Improves performance.|
|Vblank rate||120||Optional. Allows for 60fps gameplay, requires framelimiter set to 60 instead of Auto to fix menu gamespeed. Some minigames will be sped up.|
This tab is hidden by default. For instructions on how to enable the Debug tab in the settings window, click here.
|Force CPU blit emulation||On||Optional. Reduces performance but improves upscaling quality. Requires Write Color Buffers and MLAA Patch to negate the visual issues|
Game patches are available through the RPCS3 Patch Manager. To enable them, right-click a game in RPCS3 then select "Manage Game Patches". Game Patches are created by RPCS3's community, and can alter how a game runs. More information can be found here.
|Highly recommended patch||Disable SPU MLAA||Improves performance|
Random Crashing -
The game currently suffers from random crashing without any log output. Enable Accurate GETLLAR to reduce the amount of crashes.
Sun / Lens Flare goes through objects -
The sun shines through everything.
Room with wrong colors -
A specific room during a story mission will show incorrect lighting, looking like a cartoon world.
SPU MLAA removal patch
Thanks to Whatcookie, a SPU MLAA removal patch is available for this title. Do note, it won't work at 100% resolution scale, needs to be either above or below. No visual issues were found using the patch.
For the complete list of games tested with RPCN, please check the RPCN Compatibility List.
|Game Version||Connects?||Create/Join lobbies?||Match with others?||Online features working?||Notes|