How to complete The Way of the Sammerai substory in Like a Dragon: Ishin

Like A Dragon Ishin Way Of The Sammerai Tom Closeup
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While Like a Dragon: Ishin features a variety of amusing substories, few of them rise to the level of The Way of the Sammerai. It presents a clear spoof of the events depicted in the Hollywood blockbuster, The Last Samurai. Clearing it also grants access to a nice reward. Here is our guide on how to complete The Way of the Sammerai substory in Like a Dragon: Ishin.

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Like a Dragon: Ishin – Steps to complete the Way of the Sammerai

In the substory, you meet a character named Tom who dresses in gaudy clothes featuring stars and stripes. He is a fish out of water, and the locals don’t like him much. To complete The Way of the Sammerai substory in Like a Dragon: Ishin, meet with Tom multiple times to train him in your ways. You will need to fight a few battles, but that’s nothing you can’t handle.

Like A Dragon Ishin Way Of The Sammerai Dojo Location

Tom isn’t hard to spot in The Way of the Sammerai substory. Screenshot by PC Invasion

You will first meet with Tom in the northwest corner of Yashikimachi. There, he is having an argument with two disreputable sorts. You save him from disaster and take him to a nearby dojo for some training. After that easy battle concludes, your next meeting will take place when you wander past that same dojo. He wants a rematch, and quickly falls to your sword yet again. The same thing happens during your third meeting, which follows an interaction with some mean children.

Like A Dragon Ishin Way Of The Sammerai Tom Joining Squad

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The final sequence kicks off when you find those same mean children being accosted on the main street leading north through Fushimi Ichibangai from the docks. Tom steps in to save the day, and you help him dispatch some ruffians.

Shortly after you finish Tom’s substory, you’ll find him standing near the entrance to the barracks. Talk to him and he will join your squad. His corporal ability vastly amplifies all troopers’ attack damage, defense, and restoration. The time he spent with you clearly did him some good. With that, the The Way of the Sammerai substory is complete, and you can continue your adventures in Like a Dragon: Ishin.

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.