Ah, the sweet taste of victory! You've conquered the thrilling world of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, and now you're craving more. Fear not, my adventurous friend, for the game has a treat in store for you: New Game Plus! It's time to embark on a fresh journey, armed with your hard-earned progress. Buckle up, because we're about to dive into the exhilarating details of Infinite Wealth's NG+ mode.
1: Reinventing New Game PlusPicture this: you've defeated countless foes, discovered unimaginable treasures, and built an empire worthy of envy. But wait! Like a Dragon took a spin on the combat system, introducing turn-based battles and a whole new approach to progression. As a result, New Game Plus in Infinite Wealth comes with a unique twist. Your power and progression rely on four statistical categories: character level, job level, equipment, and money. Oh, and let's not forget about Ichiban's plethora of other stats. However, not everything can be carried over, so let's dissect what makes the cut.
2: The Transfers and the Left BehindsIn the magical realm of NG+, certain aspects of your previous triumphs make a triumphant return. Levels, job levels, equipment, money, consumables, gear, and progress in the Personality Traits system—these goodies are all safely packed in your adventurer's backpack. But hold your horses, there's more! Personality Challenges, Kiryu's Unfinished Business objectives, companions' bonds (with a reset of their Bond Bingo cards), and the trusty Poundmates—all retained for your enjoyment.
3: The Lost Treasures and Mini-Game MagicAlas, not everything can be carried on the wings of victory. While character levels remain intact, character recruitment remains locked behind story events. So, in NG+, you'll reunite with your party members at the same point as in your first playthrough. Brace yourself for some déjà vu as you tackle certain substories once again. And remember those mini-games? Some, like Dondoko Island, hit the reset button, reverting your progress to square one. But fear not! Your hard-earned Dondoko Bucks and crafted items will stand proudly by your side.
4: Side Activities and the Rise of DifficultyPrepare for a delightful surprise as most side activities retain their progress. Business Management, Dragon Kart ranks and races, Sujimon, Darts, Mahjong, Shogi, Can Quest, vocational school exams, and casino earnings—all carry over into NG+. Your entrepreneurial dreams might take a slight hit in Business Management, but fear not, your funds and recruited employees are safe.
But wait, there's more! Infinite Wealth's NG+ introduces changeable difficulty levels. Normal mode is a breeze, Hard mode is a challenge for those at level 50 (with juicy rewards), and Legend mode is the ultimate test for those brave enough to take it on at level 70 and above. The choice is yours, and you can adjust the difficulty whenever you please. Flex those gaming muscles!
5: Yokohama's New Stock and Premium AdventureYokohama's Dancer Fumie's Shop has a treat in store for you during NG+. This time, her shelves are stocked with premium crafting materials and XP boosts. Just remember to bring your wallet—some of these items might cost you a pretty penny. But fear not, as a seasoned adventurer, your first run's savings will come to your aid.
For those who own the standard edition, fear not! You still have a taste of the post-game extravaganza with Premium Adventure. This mode keeps all mini-games and side activities open, allowing you to tie up any loose ends from the main campaign. You'll even have the freedom to travel between Yokohama and Honolulu, dressed in your fabulous Job costumes. Plus, brace yourself for the ultra-hard post-game dungeon, Final Millennium Tower. But remember, if you want to relive the story, you'll have to start fresh and bid farewell to your progress.
Armed with the knowledge of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth's NG+, you're ready to unleash the infinite fun that awaits you. Though it's unfortunate that NG+ is locked behind pricier editions, your journey through the game will be a thrilling experience nonetheless. So, dear adventurer, go forth and conquer the realms of Infinite Wealth, for your legacy awaits!