50odd hours and I'm done! (with the story anyway). I hate the ending, always makes me feel sad, Kiryu is so darn naive, lets leave that evil man alone (with his weapon!), I'm sure nothing can go wrong! (and no, I'm still not over Rikya from Yakuza 3 either )
But seriously, I loved this remake. As with all of the games in the series I love the late game levels since I had all my styles powered up so I could use a large variety of moves to dispatch my foes - the Dojima style was pretty useless to me until about chapter 11? Once you hit that chapter you can finally start unlocking the higher Komaki moves, and after I figured out how to get easy Arena points I got that Tiger Drop real quick! Plus I spent a day or so doing Majima stuff to get his moves unlocked, then spent the last few levels using this style to beat the last few bosses (it made the final boss battle that much more epic!).
However I still felt there were a few sore spots in the combat:
Jingu's entire boss battle. Fighting against guys with guns was just a pain. Getting interrupted mid combo by getting shot sucked, and the actual Jingu battle was just frustrating, grenades + guns is not a great combo at all. Oh, I'd forgotten those enemies resurrect themselves!
Getting stuck in enemy combo's sucks as well - most noticeable in the challenge mode fighting large groups - The B King boss had a combo that just didn't seem to finish... how annoying! One on One battles all rocked though (Lau was still a toughie to fight, I still had plenty of issues fighting him even in challenge mode with a fully upgraded Dragon of Dojima fighting style).
Speaking of the challenge mode - Its certainly challenging, but I'm glad they overhauled this to fall in line with the later game challenge modes (remember the original RGG challenge mode? The one where you had to clear the entire Chinatown restaurant level without taking any damage? With that wonky lock on system? Good luck!). I've cleared all but 2 of the boss challenges now, there were some pretty tough ones, hilariously enough closer to the beginning of the challenges:
The very first challenge in the first set of challenges tasks you to clear the boat fight without falling down... Took me 10+ tries to beat that challenge. I kind of loved the last challenge in the second set of challenges - clearing the Tojo Clan's stronghold as an unlevelled Kiryu while battling squads of goons and two call backs to RGG0
Almost done with the Haruka Trust missions and 100% completion sub goals as well. Now the wait for 6 begins (or continues...)