I had a trial of Xbox Gamepass last year and played through the first Yakuza. I did almost everything I could. Fun game, though the combat is a little repetitious at times. Also there was one period, where for SOME REASON I encountered Majina every ten feet. I was just walking across the map and I had to battle him like 20 times in that one trip, no joke. I don't know if there was a bug or what.
Do you mean Yakuza Kiwami or Yakuza 0? Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza Kiwami 2 actually came out over 15 years ago on the PS2 (called Yakuza and Yakuza 2 back then), to be followed all the way up to 6, 0 is a prequel to those later stories,. 3, 4 5, and 6 were on the later consoles, not aging well now.
I started with 0, then felt the need to go back to the start. At the time Kiwami wasn't on PC/Steam so I emulated it. THAT one has super old mechanics. I still didn't hate it too much even with the really bad english voice acting. Even those that have been ported have not been ported very well.
I then went thru all of them, up until 6. I do not recommend that. It's just too much open world if you were to do one after the other as I did; I would give some time between each one. II still liked the basic underlying story independent of gameplay.
It was a bit odd for me to go from action-adventure to turn based in the most recent one (Like a Dragon). I love turn based jrpg's as a rule. I like to have a moment to think about what I intend to do, but I dunno if it's just modern game design, it just didn't scratch that itch. It IS still a very good game, especially compared to many recent game releases. It seems the older I get nothing can get close to what I experienced when younger, even if mechanics then had limitations.
I did love my time with Kiryu on all but the most recent, though. I felt his absence, but there was a ton of fan reference for those that have a history with the franchise. A new player it wouldn't mean much to, but they could still have a decent time in its own right.
To be honest, my favorite is still 0. It was my introduction to a fantastic world because I was completely unaware of the earlier titles. It made me want more. It still beats out Like A Dragon, not to take away from that, but it just is.
Late Edit. Fixed Kiwama to Kiwami. I know what it is, but brain dead, lol