Yakuza is one of very few franchises that perfectly blends strong narrative with open-world exploration, RPG-esque skill progression, dozens of compelling mini-games, social elements, and adrenaline-pumping combat. But what part of that equation keeps bringing you back for more? For me, it's all about immersing myself in the Japanese atmosphere and exploring all of the optional content. I love having the ability to manage a club, chat up the hostesses, then take them for a round of golf. It's just not something you can do in any other video game. Period.