Why Yakuza 0 is a Masterclass in Managing Tone – Writing on Games


(No major plot spoilers in this video. Some substories are mentioned.)

Yakuza 0 is a wildly dissonant experience, swinging violently between super-serious gangster intrigue, slapstick violence and over-the-top melodrama. It’s the absolute best. In this episode of Writing on Games, I analyse why embracing this dissonance allows the game to tell more human stories.

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