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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Aug 21st 2018 at 6:53:00 AM

[up] We waited this long. I think we can last up until then. smile

Shin Ryu Ga Gokuto might come out first.

No idea what SRGG is. Care to elaborate?

Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Aug 21st 2018 at 9:54:12 AM

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Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Aug 21st 2018 at 7:18:53 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.

Unsung it's a living from a tenement of clay
it's a living
Aug 21st 2018 at 12:06:55 PM

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

Aug 21st 2018 at 12:09:29 PM

"Come to think of it, have there ever been any good games from Deep Silver? Like, at all?"

Persona 5 in Europe.

Vertigo_High Touch The Sky
Touch The Sky
Aug 25th 2018 at 3:40:46 AM

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.

  • Chai is crazy awesome.
  • The amount of detail in this game is amazing. The first one was really cool in how you could itneract with so many things.
  • Nozomi is honestly boring and I'm glad Ryu didn't end up with her.
  • Ryu walking around asking for Chinese people was kinda hilarious.
  • The opening scene in the first game with Lan Di is incredible even today. What a stage setter.
  • Shenmue 1's soundtrack was cool, I really like chai's theme. But shenmue 2's soundtrack is one of my favorite gaming soundtracks. I just love it.
  • These games were way ahead of their time. I feel they're still quite playable today, moreso the 2nd one because admittedly the first one can be a bit slow at times, especially having to wait out days due to a lack of wait option.
  • The eileen and izumi fights in the 2nd games are amazing and are totally worth doing. Don't leave Hong Kong until you do them!
  • As someone who loves the beat em up genre, I absolutely love how the Mad Angels, Heavens, and Yellow Heads feel like gangs you find in a beat em up games.
  • I also like how characters reappear and every goon you meet you face more than once.
  • How immersive the towns feel.
  • I fought Bear Norton for like a 5 minute match and I swear it felt like I had actually wrestled the guy myself due to how much my arm was aching from all that button mashing lol.
  • Kowloon. My favorite segments(though also least favorite) of the game and considering how it no longer exists IRL, it really does feel like travelling back in time. I find it a weirdly fascinating place. But man the black heaven/god/ghost hall buildings are so freakin creepy. Like honestly they more unsettling than most horror games, probably due to how lively the rest of the game is. It's Nightmare Fuel.

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Sep 19th 2018 at 10:27:12 AM

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...

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Sep 19th 2018 at 11:08:49 AM

2 Million is nowhere near enough to fund a modern game

There are some indie developers who've made award-winning games with far less than that.

-deep breath- FIGH-TIIIIIIIING GOOOOOOOOLLLD!!!!
TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Jun 3rd 2019 at 7:45:16 AM So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
Jun 3rd 2019 at 11:02:47 AM

[up]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

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
BorneAgain Trope on a Rope from Last House on the Right
Trope on a Rope
Jun 10th 2019 at 12:58:26 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

Still waiting for a Legion of Losers movie...
Mizerous Fallen Maiden from Remnant Relationship Status: Brewing the love potion
Fallen Maiden
Jun 10th 2019 at 1:45:47 PM

Deep Silver more like Deep Shit. :v

Burning with revenge.
Jun 14th 2019 at 10:53:24 AM

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.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
UltraWanker You are empty Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
You are empty
Jun 15th 2019 at 3:21:47 AM

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.

Your Uber has arrived, goofy-ass.
Jun 15th 2019 at 3:24:45 AM

[up] 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.

TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Jun 15th 2019 at 6:06:25 AM

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.

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Jun 15th 2019 at 6:38:02 AM

[up]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.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Jun 15th 2019 at 8:39:59 AM

a horribly unfinished, unpolished setup (the store doesn't even have a shopping cart).

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.

Status: Evil beware, I have Twitter!
Jun 19th 2019 at 9:50:55 AM

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

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
Jun 19th 2019 at 12:07:19 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.

Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Jul 10th 2019 at 1:59:57 PM

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.

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