I’m a huge fan of the Yakuza series, and Ryu ga Gotoku studios is making a bold move for future titles in the Yakuza universe by … actually giving gamers more of what they want. This should be a no brainer but it seems like so many studios these days prefer to take a contrarian approach. (Although it was a big shock to many when Like a Dragon (aka Yakuza 7) changed from having more arcade-like fighting to becoming a turn-based RPG.)
For years, fans have been asking for English versions of the two Samurai-era spin-offs and and not only are they going to do this, they are re-making them. People love Kiryu, the protagonist from the first 6 games, and so we get more Kiryu.
I wish more studios would actually listen to fans like this rather than shit all over them.