Like a Dragon Gaiden offers a rich tapestry of experiences beyond Joryu’s main narrative as a dedicated agent of the Daidoji organization. When not deeply involved in Gaiden‘s dramatic central storyline, players have access to a variety of side activities. The game brings back a selection of beloved minigames from previous Yakuza and Like a Dragon titles, providing familiar entertainment alongside the new adventures. Additionally, the game’s renowned substories make a comeback as part of a revamped, streamlined system.
The new Akame Network system grants Joryu access to a myriad of tasks provided by Akame and various Sotenbori locals, keeping the gameplay fresh and interesting as the main story unfolds. The completion of these missions is crucial, as it directly contributes to the progression of the Akame Network.
As this network levels up, players enjoy a host of perks, such as receiving more lucrative loot from adversaries, earning higher points from quests, and accessing skill enhancements at a reduced cost. An additional perk of advancing through the Network levels is the exclusive and rare inventory that becomes available in the Akame Shop.
Each chapter in Like a Dragon Gaiden brings with it an array of new Stroll ‘n Patrol requests, easily identifiable on the maps of Sotenbori and The Castle through distinctive white exclamation marks. These marks guide players to new challenges and the potential for rewards. Here’s how to complete the request “Where is My Son?” Like a Dragon Gaiden.
Where to Start the “Where is My Son?” Request
In Like a Dragon Gaiden, Joryu often takes on the role of an impromptu hero, assisting the residents of Sotenbori in their time of need. One such instance is the “Where is My Son?” request, which begins in the upper right corner of Sotenbori’s map, near the E Sotenbori taxi stand and across from the takoyaki stall Kukuru.
Here, Joryu encounters a distressed mother who has lost her son in the bustling crowds of Shofukucho. She provides a key detail: the boy is dressed in green.
How to Complete the “Where is My Son?” Request
The mother does share that she last saw her son in Shofukucho, a main thoroughfare south of Sotenbori’s river. This street spans a significant portion of the map, so Joryu must be thorough in his search. Along the way, he might pick up snippets of conversation from NPCs about a child, but these are not particularly helpful.
The key to locating the boy is to explore the southbound street between Shofukucho and E Shofukucho, which is directly west of Ashitaba Park but not on the street directly surrounding the park. Here, Joryu finds the boy, identifiable by his green shirt and jacket, standing near a wall.
Upon speaking with the Troubled Child, Joryu confirms that he is the distraught mother’s lost child and that he has been desperately looking for her since they became separated. After their conversation, the boy leaves, presumably following Joryu’s directions to reunite with his mother.
Joryu then returns to the mother’s location, either on foot or by taxi. Upon arrival, he finds the mother and son reunited. The grateful mother rewards Joryu with Akame Points and ¥25,000, completing the request “Where is My Son?