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==General Tips==
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* Check your in-game Notebook for a variety of useful gameplay tips not listed here.
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* There is '''no autosave''', so make sure to save often.
 
* There is '''no autosave''', so make sure to save often.
  
* Check your in-game Notebook for a variety of useful gameplay tips not listed here. The most important tip: '''hold X to dash.'''
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* Hold X to dash and R1 + X (or whichever equivalents) to fast forward text.
  
* When you first get to the city, grab some healing items from the convenience store to make an early boss fight easier.
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* The Completion Log menu holds a sub-menu accessible with Triangle/Y which displays a variety of lists such as which video clips you've watched, useful for completionists.
  
* You cannot permanently miss anything except for a handful of story trophies/achievements which you can get on New Game+. Eventually you can freeroam and switch between protagonists and time of day at will.
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* When you first get to move freely in the city in Chapter 1, stock up on some healing items from the drug store to make an early boss fight easier.
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* You cannot permanently miss anything except for a handful of story trophies/achievements which you can get on New Game+. Once in the endgame or in the "Premium adventure" mode unlocked after beating the game, you can switch between protagonists at will using the phone in their respective businesses.
  
 
* Strike a balance between side activities and story progression, side stuff becomes easier and more worthwhile after you've at least unlocked each character's business and the ability to avoid street fights with Cash Confetti.
 
* Strike a balance between side activities and story progression, side stuff becomes easier and more worthwhile after you've at least unlocked each character's business and the ability to avoid street fights with Cash Confetti.
  
* Making the right choices in sidequests earns you better rewards, but you're not locked out of anything critical even if you goof around - Dream Machines will stock any special rewards.
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* Making the right choices in sidequests earns you better rewards, but you're not permanently locked out of anything critical even if you goof around - Dream Machines will stock any special rewards.
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* Both characters have separate CP pools, so don't bother "saving up" with one to have more on the other. The clown near the CP exchange shrine offers free and powerful DLC items, also separate for both characters.
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* The business management systems you eventually unlock are a magnitudes better source of money than random enemies, so don't bother grinding them.
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* Mr. Shakedown becomes the ultimate moneymaker once you've unlocked "Mr. Shakedown's Deep Pockets" with CP - as he then gives out more money than he takes, one can simply alternate between beating him and losing to him to gain ever-increasing amounts of yen until you're making tens of billions per fight. Certain weapons like Zap Guns make winning much easier.
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==Combat==
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* Your combo finishers vary depending on how many normal attacks you do first. Some are more useful than others, so try out combos of different lengths.
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* Bosses and other extra tough enemies are fond of counterattacks and are hard to keep pinned down, so it's often better to adopt a hit-and-run strategy and keep your combos short against them, in turn striking whenever their own attacks leave them open.
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* Repeat use of the same Heat action greatly reduces the damage it deals, so either change things up or maintain high Heat for the power increase it provides. A lot of weapons and situations have unique Heat actions, so try out different things.
  
* Both characters have separate CP pools, so don't bother "saving up" with one to have more on the other.
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* Don't dismiss each character's group battle style (Beast and Breaker) against solo enemies as their damage output is considerable. For example Beast lets you repeatedly grab and slam an enemy to the ground, and one of the Breaker combo finishers deals massive damage to a grounded opponent.
  
* A clown near the CP exchange shrine offers free and powerful DLC items, also separate for both characters.
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==Abilities & Equipment==
  
* Businesses are a much better source of money than random enemies so don't bother grinding the latter.
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* To learn new moves from a teacher, you need to have unlocked an ability next to one of the 'M' spaces in the ability grid. The locked sections of the ability grids are unlocked by progressing in each character's respective business storylines.
  
* Mr. Shakedown is another good source of cash once you've unlocked "Mr. Shakedown's Deep Pockets" with CP - simply alternate between beating him and losing to him to gain ever-increasing amounts of yen. You'll want one or two Zap Guns first though.
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* To use a weapon, first equip it from the menu and press "down" in combat to take it out.
  
* When given the choice between black and white boxes as Kiryu, the better reward is in <div class="spoiler">the black one</div>.
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* Some equipment have special properties, hinted at in the descriptions. For example the Charismatic Autobiography will attract more fights, while the Quick Change Clothes lets you switch combat styles on the fly.
  
==Combat, Abilities & Equipment==
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* Majima's weapon search side activity can net some really cool equipment, but getting serious about it also takes serious cash and is ultimately more of a luxury. Crafting equipment once makes it permanently purchasable, but finding specific parts from the numerous locations and agents is kind of a pain without a guide.
  
* Your combo finishers vary depending on how many normal attacks you do first. Some are more useful than others, so try out combos of different lengths.
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* While initially unmarked, a weapons store opens up for Kiryu in Chapter 5 located in the Kamuro Shopping Area, allowing you to buy, sell and repair equipment there. Any gear crafted as Majima is automatically added to this store's stock as well.
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==Minigames==
  
* Heat moves become less effective if you keep spamming them over and over in the same combat. In particular, enemies will start countering and breaking holds far more often. Change things up for maximum effect.  
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* Disco can be tricky, but ultimately it's just karaoke except you need to have the cursor on the right tile before pressing the button and you can occasionally trigger dance fever. Focus on maintaining the combo over worrying about the step amount, and avoid "stepping off" the grid as this momentarily stuns you and really throws you off.
  
* To use a weapon you've bought or found, first equip it from the menu and press "down" in combat to take it out.
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* Darts and Fishing are both much easier once you have high-quality darts/pole to use for them. Both Sotenbori River and Kamurocho Pier have two different spots you can fish from with some unique fish for each. Quality Bait or better is required for some rare fish.
  
* To learn new moves from a teacher, you need to have unlocked an ability space next to one of the locked 'M' spaces in the ability grid.
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* Pocket Circuit Racing is largely a matter of cash and finding the right balance for each circuit, Dream Machines and various shops stock the best stuff. All cars are identical except in looks, only the parts matter.
  
* Heat actions are very context-sensitive, and a lot more weapons than you'd think have unique animations. Your damage and defense increase with the Heat gauge though, so draining it with Heat actions might not always be worth it in tough fights.
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* Catfighting is mainly a game of chance, sometimes no amount of mashing can win you the RPS clashes. The scrolling text in the bottom gives some indication on how well each girl is likely to perform, but mostly it's a matter of picking one of the strong ones, aiming for your opponent's weaknesses, and hoping for the best.
  
* Make good use of weapons and equipment but be mindful of their additional effects too. For example the Charismatic Autobiography will attract more fights, while the Quick Change Clothes lets you switch combat styles on the fly.
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* The Telephone Club holds 7 completion log entries depending on which girl you hook up with, three of them friendships and four failed dates. There's no sure way to tell whether you're calling someone you've already called before ahead of time though, beyond recognizing their voice and them always wearing one of the three bikini colors. You can always hang up by holding L1.
  
 
==Business Management==
 
==Business Management==
  
* For '''both''': The skill level of your advisors/girls are represented by symbols; from best to worst they go '''Double Circle''' > '''Circle''' > '''Triangle''' > '''Cross'''.
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* The skills/looks of your advisors/girls for each respective business are represented by symbols; from best to worst they go '''Double Circle''' > '''Circle''' > '''Triangle''' > '''Cross'''.
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* While most businesses can be acquired/partnered with simply by walking next to them with enough money, some (such as the arcades) require first fully befriending a staff member inside.
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* The "Business" tab in your menu lists all businesses you have not yet acquired/partnered with in a given area, though it won't give their precise locations.
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===Real Estate Royale===
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* Completing side quests and befriending people often unlocks new advisors, managers and security personnel for Kiryu's business.
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* Don't bother assigning staff and collecting from areas you have no real income from yet, and keep decent initial security in places you do collect from to avoid troublemakers. Troublemakers stop appearing once the area's owner has been defeated, after which Security rating only affects the number of random enemies in that area.
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===Cabaret Club Czar===
  
* For '''both''': Fully befriending a person inside a store is usually the prerequisite for acquiring/partnering with that store.
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* As with Kiryu, completing side quests and befriending people often nets you new hostesses for Majima's club.
  
* For '''both''': The "Business" tab in your menu lists all businesses you have not yet acquired/partnered with in a given area, though it won't give their locations.
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* The best outfit combos for your Platinum Hostesses always give them 3 Double Circles and 1 Cross in their looks. Until you unlock more Platinums, having two such sets saved for each girl makes it easy to switch around as needed, though ultimately their conversation stats (only increased by levels) have a higher impact than their looks.
  
* For '''Kiryu''': Don't bother assigning staff and collecting from areas you have no real income from, and keep decent security in places you do collect from to avoid troublemakers.
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* Time stops when assigning a girl to a table, so you can take your time checking the customer's mood for each girl first.
  
* For '''Majima''': The best outfit combos for your Platinum Hostesses always give them 3 Double Circles and 1 Cross in their skills. Having two such sets saved for each girl makes it easy to switch around as needed.
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* Memorize the hand signals given by the girls when they ask for help as getting the requests right consistently is a big help in the long run. Most are fairly obvious.
  
* For '''Majima''': Time stops when assigning a girl to a table, so take your time checking the customer's mood for each girl first.
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* There are 3 levels of Sunshine Fever, so it can be worth waiting to use it until the meter and your tables are full, though primarily aim to use it whenever there are a lot of guests who aren't about to leave. Triggering it during Rival Battles also drains your opponent's ability meter some.
  
* For '''Majima''': There are 3 levels of Sunshine Fever, so it can be worth waiting to use it until the meter and your tables are full. Triggering it during Rival Battles also drains your opponent's ability meter some.
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* How well you do in the Special Training conversations with each Platinum Hostess is not hugely impactful, good lessons just net more experience than bad ones. All the conversations with a girl can be reviewed at will once you've done them all, in case you're curious about any choices you didn't pick.
  
 
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Revision as of 10:05, 31 August 2020

General Tips

  • Check your in-game Notebook for a variety of useful gameplay tips not listed here.
  • There is no autosave, so make sure to save often.
  • Hold X to dash and R1 + X (or whichever equivalents) to fast forward text.
  • The Completion Log menu holds a sub-menu accessible with Triangle/Y which displays a variety of lists such as which video clips you've watched, useful for completionists.
  • When you first get to move freely in the city in Chapter 1, stock up on some healing items from the drug store to make an early boss fight easier.
  • You cannot permanently miss anything except for a handful of story trophies/achievements which you can get on New Game+. Once in the endgame or in the "Premium adventure" mode unlocked after beating the game, you can switch between protagonists at will using the phone in their respective businesses.
  • Strike a balance between side activities and story progression, side stuff becomes easier and more worthwhile after you've at least unlocked each character's business and the ability to avoid street fights with Cash Confetti.
  • Making the right choices in sidequests earns you better rewards, but you're not permanently locked out of anything critical even if you goof around - Dream Machines will stock any special rewards.
  • Both characters have separate CP pools, so don't bother "saving up" with one to have more on the other. The clown near the CP exchange shrine offers free and powerful DLC items, also separate for both characters.
  • The business management systems you eventually unlock are a magnitudes better source of money than random enemies, so don't bother grinding them.
  • Mr. Shakedown becomes the ultimate moneymaker once you've unlocked "Mr. Shakedown's Deep Pockets" with CP - as he then gives out more money than he takes, one can simply alternate between beating him and losing to him to gain ever-increasing amounts of yen until you're making tens of billions per fight. Certain weapons like Zap Guns make winning much easier.

Combat

  • Your combo finishers vary depending on how many normal attacks you do first. Some are more useful than others, so try out combos of different lengths.
  • Bosses and other extra tough enemies are fond of counterattacks and are hard to keep pinned down, so it's often better to adopt a hit-and-run strategy and keep your combos short against them, in turn striking whenever their own attacks leave them open.
  • Repeat use of the same Heat action greatly reduces the damage it deals, so either change things up or maintain high Heat for the power increase it provides. A lot of weapons and situations have unique Heat actions, so try out different things.
  • Don't dismiss each character's group battle style (Beast and Breaker) against solo enemies as their damage output is considerable. For example Beast lets you repeatedly grab and slam an enemy to the ground, and one of the Breaker combo finishers deals massive damage to a grounded opponent.

Abilities & Equipment

  • To learn new moves from a teacher, you need to have unlocked an ability next to one of the 'M' spaces in the ability grid. The locked sections of the ability grids are unlocked by progressing in each character's respective business storylines.
  • To use a weapon, first equip it from the menu and press "down" in combat to take it out.
  • Some equipment have special properties, hinted at in the descriptions. For example the Charismatic Autobiography will attract more fights, while the Quick Change Clothes lets you switch combat styles on the fly.
  • Majima's weapon search side activity can net some really cool equipment, but getting serious about it also takes serious cash and is ultimately more of a luxury. Crafting equipment once makes it permanently purchasable, but finding specific parts from the numerous locations and agents is kind of a pain without a guide.
  • While initially unmarked, a weapons store opens up for Kiryu in Chapter 5 located in the Kamuro Shopping Area, allowing you to buy, sell and repair equipment there. Any gear crafted as Majima is automatically added to this store's stock as well.

Minigames

  • Disco can be tricky, but ultimately it's just karaoke except you need to have the cursor on the right tile before pressing the button and you can occasionally trigger dance fever. Focus on maintaining the combo over worrying about the step amount, and avoid "stepping off" the grid as this momentarily stuns you and really throws you off.
  • Darts and Fishing are both much easier once you have high-quality darts/pole to use for them. Both Sotenbori River and Kamurocho Pier have two different spots you can fish from with some unique fish for each. Quality Bait or better is required for some rare fish.
  • Pocket Circuit Racing is largely a matter of cash and finding the right balance for each circuit, Dream Machines and various shops stock the best stuff. All cars are identical except in looks, only the parts matter.
  • Catfighting is mainly a game of chance, sometimes no amount of mashing can win you the RPS clashes. The scrolling text in the bottom gives some indication on how well each girl is likely to perform, but mostly it's a matter of picking one of the strong ones, aiming for your opponent's weaknesses, and hoping for the best.
  • The Telephone Club holds 7 completion log entries depending on which girl you hook up with, three of them friendships and four failed dates. There's no sure way to tell whether you're calling someone you've already called before ahead of time though, beyond recognizing their voice and them always wearing one of the three bikini colors. You can always hang up by holding L1.

Business Management

  • The skills/looks of your advisors/girls for each respective business are represented by symbols; from best to worst they go Double Circle > Circle > Triangle > Cross.
  • While most businesses can be acquired/partnered with simply by walking next to them with enough money, some (such as the arcades) require first fully befriending a staff member inside.
  • The "Business" tab in your menu lists all businesses you have not yet acquired/partnered with in a given area, though it won't give their precise locations.

Real Estate Royale

  • Completing side quests and befriending people often unlocks new advisors, managers and security personnel for Kiryu's business.
  • Don't bother assigning staff and collecting from areas you have no real income from yet, and keep decent initial security in places you do collect from to avoid troublemakers. Troublemakers stop appearing once the area's owner has been defeated, after which Security rating only affects the number of random enemies in that area.

Cabaret Club Czar

  • As with Kiryu, completing side quests and befriending people often nets you new hostesses for Majima's club.
  • The best outfit combos for your Platinum Hostesses always give them 3 Double Circles and 1 Cross in their looks. Until you unlock more Platinums, having two such sets saved for each girl makes it easy to switch around as needed, though ultimately their conversation stats (only increased by levels) have a higher impact than their looks.
  • Time stops when assigning a girl to a table, so you can take your time checking the customer's mood for each girl first.
  • Memorize the hand signals given by the girls when they ask for help as getting the requests right consistently is a big help in the long run. Most are fairly obvious.
  • There are 3 levels of Sunshine Fever, so it can be worth waiting to use it until the meter and your tables are full, though primarily aim to use it whenever there are a lot of guests who aren't about to leave. Triggering it during Rival Battles also drains your opponent's ability meter some.
  • How well you do in the Special Training conversations with each Platinum Hostess is not hugely impactful, good lessons just net more experience than bad ones. All the conversations with a girl can be reviewed at will once you've done them all, in case you're curious about any choices you didn't pick.