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Shenmue 3 kickstarter ?

Post by geotrig » June 16th, 2015, 9:55 am

so is this really real :eh:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3

seems odd /dumb no physical release for consoles and a strange way for a big game to go but you know .....
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Re: Shenmue 3 kickstarter ?

Post by crunchywasp » June 16th, 2015, 10:29 am

It does seem odd :think:

I was bored with Shenmue before the end of the first one so I've never played the second and have absolutely no interest in a third.
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Post by geotrig » June 16th, 2015, 10:54 am

I never owned an xbox so never played 2 either , 1 at the time was great but like you i do think i struggled to finish it ....well i really dont think i finished it.

I know my brother played both to completion so he probably cant contain himself at the mo :lolno:
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Re: Shenmue 3 kickstarter ?

Post by andygeezer » June 16th, 2015, 12:42 pm

Yu Suzuki has asked Sega for years to back him, looks like he gave up and has gone down his own independent route.
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Post by CTN » June 16th, 2015, 12:50 pm

geotrig wrote:so is this really real :eh:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3

seems odd /dumb no physical release for consoles and a strange way for a big game to go but you know .....
I guess they're still in negotiations with a publisher (SEGA) for the console release. I bet it's a rights issue and they can't offer it themselves.


Also I remember the last disc of Shenmue 2 consisting of nothing else than walking down a path through weeds and forests. I felt like hours pressing only up. I hope this time they will implement at least some form of gameplay. :problem:

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Re: Shenmue 3 kickstarter ?

Post by nvs » June 16th, 2015, 2:44 pm

Lots of hate in this thread, not sure why - lovely game series. There hasn't been a quality game where you can feed a cat since.

I've backed it, and obviously others have too given they've already hit the reserve (with 31 days to go).

Each to their own I guess!
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Post by geotrig » June 16th, 2015, 2:48 pm

i wouldnt say hate but more so a lack of our gaming skillz :awe: :lol:

you know none of us actually play games right ! :batlove: :hinthint:
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Post by LEGENOARYNINLIA » June 16th, 2015, 2:54 pm

No hate, just no need for tears... :awe:

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Post by crunchywasp » June 16th, 2015, 3:04 pm

Bellend :palm: He was probably about 5 when it came out :problem:

I did finish the first one but I'd be glad never to play it again. I found it dull to the point where I actually dozed off playing it on more than one occasion. It's like loads of half-baked games in one I reckon - Lame combat, lame voice acting - at least for the English translation, lame adventuring (with loads of backtracking), lame racing, lame mini games etc. :yawn:

I suppose I can understand why people loved it at the time as it was kind of treading new ground, the first one at least, but I just got sick of it and although I've not played it for a lot of years I can't imagine it holds up well nowadays, or does it?
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Post by LEGENOARYNINLIA » June 16th, 2015, 3:06 pm

Have you watched the trailer on kickstarter? It's the most half-baked and lame thing I've seen in a while.

Sorry, had some leftover hate in my pocket. :whoopsie:

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Post by crunchywasp » June 16th, 2015, 3:07 pm

:awe:

I can't even be arsed to watch the trailer, that's how interested I am in Shenmue 3.
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Post by TadCool » June 16th, 2015, 4:24 pm

If he's going the independent route, it's nice to see that at least he could use the Shenmue name, character and everything else.

Keiji Inafune wasn't so lucky. Unfortunately. :(
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Post by CTN » June 16th, 2015, 5:01 pm

TadCool wrote:If he's going the independent route, it's nice to see that at least he could use the Shenmue name, character and everything else.

But what's the point if I can't play Outrun and Hang On in it. :P
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Re: Shenmue 3 kickstarter ?

Post by skykappah » June 16th, 2015, 5:42 pm

geotrig wrote:so is this really real :eh:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3

seems odd /dumb no physical release for consoles and a strange way for a big game to go but you know .....
Physical copies for PS4 (and pc). Lots of theories going around that its a test to see how bothered people are before Sony or whoever part finances the thing because the 2million they asked for just about covers sweet nothing in the Shenmue scheme of things.
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Re: Shenmue 3 kickstarter ?

Post by SuperPang » June 16th, 2015, 6:44 pm

It's Yu Suzuki you bell-ends, back it or you're banned. :awe:

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Post by LEGENOARYNINLIA » June 16th, 2015, 6:53 pm

I was asked if I will back it, so in return I asked how much is the physical copy minimum donation, got my answer and then proceeded to donate that exact sum on the group that subtitles the anime shows I watch. :awe: :awe: :awe:

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Post by Devil Soundwave » June 16th, 2015, 7:52 pm

I always thought Shenmue was dull, but I'm glad it's being made nonetheless.

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Post by gundarN » June 16th, 2015, 9:36 pm

I don't understand where all the money went on Shenmue.
Played it, but once I got to the arcades, I lost interest...

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Post by gundarN » June 16th, 2015, 9:38 pm

And only two and a half years to wait, assuming it is finished on schedule...

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Re: Shenmue 3 kickstarter ?

Post by cRacKh0rN » June 17th, 2015, 11:34 am

Wow. I thought you guys would be all over this!

Something I posted on Facebook earlier about it which I think highlights how kickstarter is bad for games however.
I'm delighted it is being made and I'm happy that Sony is helping but Kickstarter is becoming nothing more than a PR and marketing platform that makes games look like they cost far less to make than they do. Lots of high profile games are getting backed with backers believing that they are making these games a reality. The truth is that most of the backing comes from other sources.

My main issue with this approach, is that smaller indie studios will find it incredibly difficult to secure the funds they really need to make their game decent. "Why would we pay xxx for this unknown game, when Shenmue III only cost $2million to make".
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http://kotaku.com/sony-is-helping-make- ... 1711819045

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