Like a Dragon: Ishin – How to complete the Death of the Author substory

Like A Dragon Ishin Death Of The Author Messy Room
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In Like a Dragon: Ishin, you’ll meet a lot of colorful characters. They each have problems of their own that you can help to solve. Some of those problems are more relatable than others. For the writers among us, there’s one quest that hits particularly close to home. Here is our guide on how to complete the ‘Death of the Author’ substory in Like a Dragon: Ishin.

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How to complete the Death of the Author substory in Like a Dragon: Ishin

Your quarters at the Teradaya inn are upstairs. There’s not much else happening on the building’s second level, but one of the establishment’s fellow guests is an exception. As you exit your room, you can head left and follow the hallways in that direction to find him.

To complete the Death of the Author substory, you need to help the resident writer bring his concepts to print. This will require you to make sensible suggestions, once he presents you with each new dilemma.

Like A Dragon Ishin Death Of The Author Botch Chan Choice

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When you first meet the author, he needs you to help him decide which animal to use for the protagonist in his current work. You have a few choices: cat, dog, or pig. Multiple answers work, though “cat” seems to be the correct response. Your reward in any event, the next time you visit, is a Broken Compass.

For the man’s next problem, he can’t settle on a nickname for his main character. You have several choices here. One that definitely works well is “Botch-chan!” When you come back for a report on how things went, you’ll receive Fine Silk Fabric. Then, for the third prompt, answer “Heart.” Check back in with the author later to receive your final reward: European Fabric, along with the usual Virtue.

Like a Dragon: Ishin is available on Steam and the Xbox marketplace.

Jason Venter
About The Author
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.