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Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Aug 21st 2018 at 9:54:12 AM
Soft Reboot of the Yakuza series with a new protagonist.
Notable since Yakuza and Shenmue have some major overlap in fandoms, to the point that plenty of people think that Yakuza makes Shenmue redundant.
Personally, idgaf. I want them both. Badly.
Ryu ga Gotoku — "Like A Dragon". Shin Ryu ga Gotoku — "Like A New Dragon", as I understand it.
And yeah, as one of those people who just started playing Yakuza, it is very much the successor to Shenmue in terms of its weird mix of tones and gameplay styles. Help the aging slot car racing mascot find a successor so he can get married? Unlock an achievement for eating every item on the menu in every restaurant? Battle a huge ogre-like yakuza boss with your bare hands while a whole crowd of suited goons looks on? Okay, game, you got it.
Edited by Unsung on Aug 21st 2018 at 1:25:10 PM
"Come to think of it, have there ever been any good games from Deep Silver? Like, at all?"
Persona 5 in Europe.
Man I've been playing this game like crazy. I beat shenmue 1 in like 2-3 days, and I beat shenmue 2's Hong Kong portion in 1 day. Shenmue 1 is nice although a bit slow at times, honestly I feel shenmue 2 improves on it in every way and despite having played it more I still find it a fresh experience each time. I like hong Kong over the town in Shenmue 1 which helps a lot too, it just feels a lot more interesting to me.
Zero Punctuation recently did a review of Shenmue 1: Those who love Shenmue 1 probably aren't going to like what Yahtzee thinks of it though...
There are some indie developers who've made award-winning games with far less than that.
Apparently, the Shenmue 1 and 2 remasters were going to initially be more ambitious and be extensive full-on remakes.
And one more delay to November 19th, 2019.
Hate to bring it up again, but we got two Yakuza games and Judgment during the development process for Shenmue III. That is a lot of advancement on their chief comparison point. The latter is particularly interesting since Shenmue was always about gathering clues and trying to solve a mystery, and Judgment is a crime drama about a PI.
Edited by Beatman1 on Jun 3rd 2019 at 2:06:07 PM
Game got a new trailer and confirmation that the game is supposedly an Epic Store exclusive for PC
The latter bit of news has upset backers who planned to get the game on Steam. You know I joked about the title's status being similar to Mighty No 9's release, but even I didn't think the similarity would extend to once again courting controversy in relation to Kickstarter expectations.
Edited by BorneAgain on Jun 10th 2019 at 3:59:32 PM
Deep Silver more like Deep Shit. :v
So yeah, the internet is a wee bit upset over this. As you do.
In non “Eff The Epic Game Store” news, we got a full trailer of some cinematics and a QTE, complete with (intentionally I presume) awful voice acting.
Apparently Shenmue III will only get us below halfway through Ryo's story. To be frank, I don't think Shenmue 4 will ever happen, let alone 6. Should have concluded the main story with this one.
We still have the rest of the Chiyoumen and the full gist of the prophecy to resolve and I doubt one game would be enough.
So hey, exactly what's the deal with Epic Games Store?
All I could find was how it came around the same time as Valve announcing they'd be taking less revenue from games and gaming journalists started wondering if it was more to support AAA gaming while indie gaming gets thrown under the bus.
Then EGS came along and then everyone thought this could disrupt Valve's plan.
Epic Game Store is a competitor in the space that at this time, has a horribly unfinished, unpolished setup (the store doesn’t even have a shopping cart). But it does offer numerous perks for developers that go exclusive, like free use of the Unreal Engine and a bigger cut of the profits.
Ohhh. That sounds ridiculously irresponsible.
Like, why have an online store without a shopping cart? That'd be like having a supermarket without a checkout section...
It doesn't make any sense.
After some of the heat has died down from the PC crowd, reports are coming out that unlike the first two games, there will be no official SEGA games in the arcades.
Is now a bad time to mention that Judgment has a fully working Fighting Vipers and Virtua Fighter 5 machine? I mean it makes perfect sense from a legal standpoint, but still...boo.
Edited by Beatman1 on Jun 19th 2019 at 12:51:38 PM
Some people might be disappointed but I'm perfectly fine with that.
Shenmue I and II had actual Sega arcade games for three reasons: 1. Cheap and easy way to add more content. 2. Makes the environment more immersive, which was the goal from the beginning. 3. It's a nice way to show case Yu Suzuki's previous work.
Just because YS was able to licence the Shenmue brand, doesn't mean they also have a direct access to Sega's arcade library. I'm also not really sure how common arcade machines were in rural China and Shenmue I and II pretty much already exhausted Yu Suzuki's 80s back catalogue already.
You could argue that Ryo Hazuki owning a Sega Saturn was already anachronistic but I'd still prefer that the arcade mini games would be accurate to the decade they were made in.
So, hate for this thread to be so negative but... in a dick move, Kickstarter Backers don't get pre-order content.
That's just... a colossal dick move. That the people who paid more, earlier wind up getting less than someone who preorders from a Gamestop.
A trial version of the game is coming later this month, as well as refund options for PC users who don’t want to go near Epic Game store..
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