The orphanage parts can drag, yeah, but there is a plot broiling in the background. The game opens up and gets a lot better.
Like everyone's saying, it's important not to rush with this game. This game and Yakuza 4 both took about 40+ hours for me to finish, while the first two were only 20+ apiece. Kind of interesting. --- ~@_@~ Why are you people so hung up on what's canon or not? - freakazaa