|Developer(s)||Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio|
|Release date(s)||JP February 22, 2014|
|Release type||PlayStation exclusive|
|Genre(s)||Action, Adventure, Hack and slash|
Yakuza Ishin! (Japanese: 龍が如く 維新!, lit. Like a Dragon Restoration!) 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.
Only options that deviate from the default configuration to ensure best performance are listed below. The full list of default options is available here.
|SPU block size||Mega||No improvement to performance but reduces the number of SPU cache objects.|
|Sleep timers accuracy||As Host||Improves performance.|
|Relaxed ZCull sync||On||Improves performance when paired with SPU MLAA patch.|
This tab is hidden by default. For instructions on how to enable the Debug tab in the settings window, click here.
|Accurate GETLLAR||On||Reduces random crashing.|
Random Crashing -
The game currently suffers from random crashing without any log output. Enable Accurate GETLLAR to reduce the amount of crashes.
Incorrectly rendered shadows -
The shadows are rendered with a grid pattern, it's easily spotted with a 20/20 vision, alternatively if the game is upscaled they'll become obvious.
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.