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Will Younger Gamers Like Shenmue?

Is Shenmue a relic of a bygone era? Or a lost treasure? Pause Resume discussed whether or not a new audience of gamers will take kindly to the world of Shenmue.

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SegaGamer58d ago

It will probably be the same now as it was back then. A lot of people will like it, a lot of people won't. It's always been a game for a niche audience and that most likely won't be changing now.

isarai58d ago

Exactly, it's still very much a niche game, but i know some kids will. Hell i'm planning on letting my niece play it, she loves to play GTA yet all she does is slowly walk around and explore, seems like she'd love this game

FlyingFoxy58d ago

Eh this game is rated older teen so basically mature, but if you like having more kids learning foul stuff from games like GTA carry on i guess. The world never changes.

Eidolon58d ago (Edited 58d ago )

Well, let's hope the graphical downgrade from GTA V isn't a deterrence.

TFJWM58d ago

@FlyingFoxy Umm Older gamers exist I am not even 40 but my nephews are 18 and can play mature games...

Eidolon58d ago

Haha, I was thinking of the remasters i & II, for some reason.

Eidolon58d ago

@TJ

A niece, who likes to EXPLORE(ONLY!) in GTA V, it's a reasonable assumption that she is under 18 and probably a child.

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Frodosmugins58d ago

If you like to explore slowly, and have an interest in Asian culture why not!?

Segata58d ago

Same as always. Some will some won't. Shenmue will always be a divisive game. Some will hate it and call it boring and others will fall in love. I have always loved it. It's just no longer an impressive game with its semi-open world and graphics like it was almost 20 years ago. Back in 1998-1999 leading up to release magazines were talking about how impressive it was to pick up objects and Ryo's hands had individual digits. Its graphics were so good they had to remind you it was not pre-rendered. I still think people will love it who are not looking for something that isn't there. Those who compare it to Yakuza are going in with the wrong mindset. If you are going in looking for a slower paced adventure game then you might enjoy it.

godofboobees58d ago

Most of these so called young gamers have the attention span of a potato, so no.

Magnus58d ago (Edited 58d ago )

Releasing Shenmue 1 and 2 as an HD remaster for PS4 and XB1 will introduce people to the game right before the release of Shenmue 3. Saves them the time trying to find the Dreamcast version and Shenmue 2 on the original Xbox. I honestly can't wait for the HD remaster on PS4 it's day one for me.

Eidolon58d ago

Yeah! Haven't played either of the originals and have seen gameplay; both original Shenmue games look like enjoyable chill games, and it would be interesting to see the late 90s take on a late 80s Japan.

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