Through recommendations, I was advised to checked out Yakuza 0 by a few friends of mine. Without any information besides a few memes to go off of, I delved into this game relatively blind. I'm glad I did not look up anything prior to attempting to completing some of the side stories.
Yakuza 0 is a drama through and through. Each time I pick up and play for through it's episodic stories, I find myself becoming captivated by it's world and it's characters. Even the side stories that bring along characters who show up for that one specific instance bring about a certain charming nature to the adventure.
Above all else, the voice acting in this game is superb. Even in some situations where a one off character appears, the developers took the time out to include the voices of the NPC's as well. This goes far and beyond the typical standards in other games and I highly commend them for their work because of it.
My only gripe with this game is the grind. While I understand the new to gate things for progression purposes, to procure specific abilities behind slightly annoying side quests can cause a bit of a hiccup in the experience. However, beyond that hurdle, the combat can be a bit clunky. Enemies can break entire combos and a specific enemy type can trap you in a continuous attack, leaving you vulnerable to their barrages if you are not careful.
The good heavily outweighs the bad though. I highly recommend this game to anyone who hasn't touched the Yakuza series and wishes to get into it.