While some may be more used to the fact that Kiryu Kazuma can solve all sorts of problems in the Like a Dragon series with his fists, his latest adventure will see the yakuza legend pick up some new tricks along the way. As part of the Daidoji faction, under the pseudonym Joryu, the hero is given more toys to play with, making it more fun to engage in combat.
One of them is the Spider gadget, which is introduced very early on in Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. Essentially, it fires off a wire that allows Kiryu to pull enemies and swing them in whichever direction he wishes. This makes crowd control that much more manageable and can be used to turn enemies into makeshift projectiles to hurt others in the process. It is also a key part of a certain trophy and achievement, so for those hoping to complete the requirements for Whip-Splash, this guide is the best place to start.
Getting the Whip-Splash Achievement & Trophy in Like a Dragon Gaiden
The Spider gadget is a useful tool in most combat scenarios, able to tie enemies up and fling them about if that is the aim. In order to get the Whip-Splash trophy or achievement, an enemy has to be thrown into the river using the Spider. This means that there are only so many places where this could occur.
To make it easier, travel to either Iwao or Bishamon Bridge on either side of the city. While there may not be any enemies nearby, simply get the attention of any group nearby and slowly lure them to the bridge. Once the battle kicks off, position Kiryu with his back facing the river. Now, hold the Circle/B button to fire off the Spider gadget, and more importantly, flick the stick in the direction towards him so that the enemies are tossed behind Kiryu.
This will make it possible to throw the enemies into the river below, unlocking the Whip-Splash achievement or trophy. If there are any difficulties in making a successful attempt, try upgrading the Spider gadget via the abilities menu so that more foes can be pulled at the same time. This will provide more of a guarantee that an adversary will be tossed into the water to meet the right conditions.