Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku‘s daily hangout for people who love video games and the cool sounds that they make. Today we’re going to look at what I think is the best boss fight topic in modern history.
Yakuza: Like a dragon (Playlist /. long game) is an incredible game that arguably improves upon its beloved predecessors who switched to a turn-based combat system. But in its new round as an RPG, Like a dragon had to do one thing right (apart from fighting, of course): his fight music. I’m not big enough though Yakuza
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“In cold blood” appears a few hours later Like a dragon during a crucial battle in the overarching storyline of the game. There weren’t many boss fights Like a dragon Up to that point, this fight was perhaps one of the most emotional I had come across. That’s because this track also serves as the character theme for Akira Mabuchi, a fraudulent gangster who killed a main party employee in hopes of sparking a turf war in the fictional Japanese district of Ijincho.
After chasing the little villain through all kinds of gadgets for a week, Like a dragon The protagonist Ichiban Kasuga and his allies finally have the chance to shake hands with Mabuchi. I was pretty excited about bringing the douchebag into the next week, and “cold blooded” felt like direct endorsement from a veteran Yakuza Composer Hidenori Shoji and his team on the exhilaration I felt when I was finally able to turn all of my frustration into turning off his lights.
“Cold-Blooded” itself is anything you want from background music to an energetic boss fight. It starts with booming horns before transitioning to a frenetic club beat, which is complemented by an obnoxious melody that perfectly suits Mabuchi’s demeanor. It almost feels like a roller coaster that is constantly climbing and falling, ebbing and flowing, much like it is typical Like a dragon The encounter could go from taxation to celebration with a smart move. “Cold Blood” made it a lot sweeter to beat the crap out of Mabuchi.
That’s it for today’s morning music! How does today’s track relate to your favorite boss fight topic? Sound off in the comments!