You’re playing as Kiryu Kazuma in Yakuza 0 for PlayStation 4 (PS4). At one point, you’ll be introduce to Miss Tatsu in Chapter 2: The Real Estate Broker in the Shadows, another Bacchus’s friend met at the Theatre Alley. She’s the master of Beast Style, where you’ll unleash a yellow-ish aura in a ferocious manner, like a beast as they say.
What is Beast Style?
The “Power”style of fighting that focuses on inflicting heavy damages on your enemy. Your moves and attacks are the slowest than the Brawler and Rush styles. However, you’re the master on using weapons, pressing square on the nearby weapons instinctively swings the weapon to the enemies around you.
Personally for Beast Style, you can swing a nearby object against large number of enemies. In one-on-one battles, like boss fights, you can approach the enemy at grabbing (pressing Circle) distance to perform Heat and powerslam moves.
Unfortunately, you’re handicapped in speed. Slower Quicksteps, pressing X, can be painstaking when dodging from enemy’s fast attacks, especially from the weapon-holder ones. Evasive roll is the best you can manouver from bullets, punches and weapons.
How to Perfect Beast Style?
Upgrading your abilities to inflict more damage on enemies and boss battles. You’ll learn more from Miss Tatsu about Beast Style moves at the Tokyo Pier. You’ll need to pay for her session, which consists of Training and Jobs.
Training contains “obstacle course” sets-up at the Pier. You’re given a time limit to smash, pressing square, on all mannequins using boxes to achieve the target. Each boxes contains different value of money that you can gain. You must overcome ten training sessions.
Then, you’ll unlocked Jobs after completing each Training session. Your Beast skills are put to test when encountering Miss Tatsu’s Five Job assignments.
Domoto the Runaway
Your first assignment is to eliminate Domoto, a man who escapes from debt collectors for 20 years. You’ll learn the Iron Fortitude skill as a reward.
The next assignment is to eliminate the Scowling Gingoro. He’s the owner of cosmetics company that fell behind on his payments to the Yakuza. You’ll learn the Crushing Hammer skill after completing this job.
Kinji the Antique Yakuza
Then, a tricky third assignment. You’ll face Kinji, whom wields a katana in his hands. After beating Kinji, you’ll acquire the Essence of the Beast: Wall Pin Heat Action.
Hiroya the Debt King
For your final lesson is to eliminate Hiroya. After beating the Giant Man, you’ll face Hiroya the Debt King at the Tokyo Pier. Using Heat moves on Hiroya at the right time is the best since he’s fast at dodging your attacks. After beating Hiroya, you’ll learn the Essence of the Beast: Overrun Heat Action.