More changes have also been made to Yakuza 5’s battle system. No longer will you switch between a battle mode and adventure mode now it’s seamless. You can be walking down the street, accosted by some thugs and the fight will just start with no transition.
As you fight, depending on the way the battle goes (use the same move too many times or never use heat actions,) the enemies may try to rally their friends to come help. Demonstrate enough power though and you can make them run in terror.
The entire battle system has been revamped to make everything more fluid including the reactions of the player and the enemy. It’s being touted by team Ryu Ga Gotoku as the most enjoyable and fun battle system they’ve designed to date!