ThatGamingSite takes a look back at the Shenmue series looking at the past games, the failed online attempt and the sequel that never came.
Sega ... What are you doing ? wasting time and money on some sh1ty Sonic games , and yakuza .. yes i just said YAKUZA !! yakuza is not even 1% of Shenmue ... :"(
I agree, although I heard good things about Yakuza it's definitely not Shenmue.
Shenmue was a really great game, it did much that is still to be matched by any game! I would only get Shenmue 3 if: 1. Yu Suzuki is involved 2. Good Production Values 3. Not another Sega Wii game which will kill another franchise, infact, not on the Wii at all!
Bring back please!!!
I have good memories of playing this game on a friend's Dreamcast... pretty darned good times, though sometimes, I just wish it was even MORE open, like the Elder Scroll series... El Cernex
I didn't feel that, it was "open" enough for my liking :p
Shenmue II actually had a much bigger open world sadly not enough people played that game...
Yea but Shenmue was a technical marvel, the ability to FULLY interactive with your environment, open any door, every single cupboard, etc is a feat very few have even come close to.
Not gonna happen, and if some other studio does it it won't be the same as a real 3rd one anyways :(
I doubt they'd hand it over to anyone else. It just wouldn't be right.
How much of the original team is still at Sega? Also, Yu Suzuki would be a vital part along with AM2.
You could pretty much interact with everything, they brought that level of interactivity down for the sequel but it didn't make it any worse. So many people complain about Shenmue being difficult in temrs of interface but if you played Shenmue 2 they improve it ten-fold!
I still have my dreamcast and shenmue 1 & 2 . I imported shenmue 2 for dreamcast when it first came out. Those are my sacred items. PLEASE SEGA bring back the greatest of all time (imo), that is the shenmue series. I want SHENMUE 3 !!!
I still have Shenmue 1 & 2 on DC, I love the DC version of 2, somehow having just english subtitles to guide you around was more fun that the awkward sounding english voice overs.
Yeah definitely, the DC version of Shenmue 2 is soooo much better than that xbox version
Hells yeah, I think the xbox version had quite a few extras that were pretty kool but the japanese voice overs were great.
Out of the two graphically and technically Shenmue II was better on the Xbox, but nothing beats popping open your Dreamcast and playing one of the best games ever made :)
Come on Sega you need to make money.People want it so just give it to us already.
Hmm, remember when they gave the world Nights, Samba, Golden Axe? And dreadfully, more crappy Sonic :( If Yu Suzuki is behind this I think it will turn out terrific, although I doubt Sega will give him any more money or weight anytime soon, his last few projects were ALL commercial failures, although critically acclaimed.
Very true.His work is seriously underrated and misunderstood.Yu Suzuki has impressed me since Sword of Vermillion on the Genesis all the way to Virtua Fighter,Outrun,Shenmue and plenty other games.He is the equivalent of a Kojima or Miyamoto for Sega @Too Pawned Well said.
@Steve I honestly think that Yu Suzuki is beyond Kojima and Moyamoto in some aspects of his genius creativity. Only difference is that he didnt have LUCK for his games to sell the way Kojima and Miyamoto games have. He always tried to create something different and revolutionary, like Shenmue was in my mind, but most of the people didnt get that game, just that magic and feel in Shemue, i mean no one, no games can beat that.
Problem with Sega is that they lost self confidence, they don't believe in them selves any more. Instead of just making HD 2D Sonic which everyone will like, or just make Sonic Adventures that was on Dreamcast, but make it "next gen" with that same feel and you have yourself a winner. Making Sonic with generic "O look now i have huge hands that i can use" content, wont help or sell your game. You can release it on 10 platforms it wont sell 500k total. Looking at Yakuza 3 and how it looks, they can use that engine and make Shemue 3, limit budget at around 10 million USD and i guarantee you they wont loose money on it. It is going to sell 1.000.000+ EASILY and that should be enough to give good profit and revive franchise. SEGA is one of the most talented developers out there, i LOVED DREAMCAST even if by the time i was beginning to enjoy it, they killed it but like Peter Moore said, there is not even one single person that didn't like or still likes a lot Dremcast.
Yes Sega please make a new Shenmue right after Yakuza 3.
If you ask me who is the second biggest game designer after nintendo's yamamoto I will say Yu suzuki hands down!!! He made over a vast amount of hits
I believe sega will definitely make a new shenmue. It has to have the right timing. If people purchase more of their games and hopefully they make good money then just then our hopes might be herd. I would say shenmue, zelda oot, metal gear solid are the best games ever made
even if this never gets released at least finish the damn story! release a book, comic, something. i must say what Sega did with a dreamcast to produce shenmue was amazing. all of that interactivity, graphics etc. wow
Shenmue, best game ever, prove me wrong.
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