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.
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.
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
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.
Well, let's hope the graphical downgrade from GTA V isn't a deterrence.
@FlyingFoxy Umm Older gamers exist I am not even 40 but my nephews are 18 and can play mature games...
Haha, I was thinking of the remasters i & II, for some reason.
@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.
If you like to explore slowly, and have an interest in Asian culture why not!?
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.
Most of these so called young gamers have the attention span of a potato, so no.
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.
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.
it‘s the japanese gta before gta was a thing. that‘s way cool. the question is whether the engine aged gracefully. many japanese titles from 20+years ago are basically unplayable today. that‘s for the upcoming re-releases. for the remake or let’s call it shenmue 3 it all depends on their intended qualit level and the ressources they are willing to put in. i‘s sceptical. but not because of the actual game(s) but the mindset of today‘s devs and pubs.
Probably not. It was one of the most innovative titles of it's time, but it has aged. I hope they can look past the slow pace, no shooting. This is a title that was always underappreciated and I hope it can get some now.
Will it have battle royal? /s
Automatic 0/10 for no Battle Royal. /s I remember playing both games on the DreamCast, and want to play these again before the 3rd game releases.
Since Yakuza became more popular than ever and the existence of new generation this gen that supported Fortnite, Zelda, FFXV, MHW and many more games, yes I think Shenmu will have better shot right now.
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