How to access and clear the final substory in Like a Dragon: Ishin

How to access and clear the final substory in Like a Dragon: Ishin Lasting Thirst For Peace

Like a Dragon: Ishin contains an impressive 72 substories. Many of them are humorous, or surprisingly poignant. They reward you with Virtue as well, which means many players will want to complete all of them. However, one particular substory is in no hurry to accommodate that desire. Here is our guide on how to access and clear the final substory in Like a Dragon: Ishin — ‘A Lasting Thirst for Peace.’

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Like a Dragon: Ishin – Access and clear the final substory

As mentioned, the final substory in Like a Dragon: Ishin is ‘A Lasting Thirst for Peace.’ It involves recurring side character Satow, who also features prominently in two previous substories. ‘The Captain and the Curious’ introduces the character, near the start of your adventure. ‘Diplomacy in Darkness’ rewards you for bringing him most of the memoirs you find scattered around the streets of Kyo.

To access and clear the final substory in Like a Dragon: Ishin, you must bring Satow virtually all available memoirs. This ongoing task will require you to check the glowing points on the ground, which most typically indicate Prize Tickets. Once you meet with Satow for the first time, some of those points start giving up memoirs. However, they don’t do so very often. Only a few new memoirs seem to become available for each chapter of the main campaign that you clear.

Like A Dragon Ishin Lasting Thirst For Peace Location

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Memoirs appear randomly. They also seem to come in an order that allows Satow to consider the linear nature of recent events. Whenever you find a few new memoirs, try to visit Satow at the table where he holds court with the local townsfolk. The table is located a short distance north of the Umai Udon shop in Fushimi Ichibangai, along the street’s west side. Make sure to discuss all the memoirs you have recovered.

Once you have gone over all the available memoirs with Satow, don’t worry about him again until you finish the game. The new substory becomes available only after you view the campaign’s closing credits and start exploring post-game content. You will find Satow standing on the bridge near his usual table. He announces he is leaving soon, but first he would like you to join him for a special excursion.

Like A Dragon Ishin Lasting Thirst For Peace Satow

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When you head to the ryotei in Gyon, as requested, a verbal confrontation follows. In the resulting brawl, you must defeat a guard named Nakamura. He is a skilled swordsman, capable of dealing powerful overhand blows and thrusts. The best strategy is to get in a few hits and then dodge around him to better avoid his lethal blade. If you get greedy and try to inflict too much damage at once, you’ll likely pay the price.

Once you defeat the swordsman, more exposition follows. Then the substory concludes.

Like a Dragon: Ishin can be purchased on Steam and the Xbox marketplace.

Jason Venter
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Jason Venter is a contributing writer for PC Invasion since 2022 who can trace his love for video games back to the Apple IIe port of Mario Bros. in the late 80s. He remains a diehard Nintendo fan to this day and loves JRPGs, adventure games, and platformers in particular, but he still plays games in most genres and on most hardware. After founding indie gaming site HonestGamers in 1998, he served as an editor at Hardcore Gamer Magazine during its entire print run. He has since freelanced for a variety of leading sites including IGN, GameSpot, and Polygon. These days, he spends most of his time writing game guides and entertaining readers with his fantasy novels.