How have hostess interactions been upgraded in Yakuza 5?

Now in order to make conversation you must be a wealth of knowledge. You can learn interesting things to talk about by listening to people talking around the city. There has also been added minigames to enjoy with the girls such as randomly chosen gacha drinks and chocolate stick eating minigame.

On top of that the facial structure of each hostess has been given an upgrade to make them more human and give you a greater sense of involvement when sweet talking them.