Shenmue is the ultimate gaming Marmite. CVG honestly has no idea why. Detractors how could you hate on such an intricately realised world?
sega rather flood the market with terrible games based on marvel characters
you see this is the problem with gamers these days all the demand is squeals and old games remakes well why dont you demands good new games i know most developers now a day make bad games but that doesn't mean we should ask for the old good games we should ask for good new games thats how gaming is going to progress
squeals? Ontopic: I would rather Sega re-releases Shenmue 1/2 HD collection first, then get to work on S3.
iphone spell check sorry i mean sequels
And remake classics, but add awful things like bad music and lock-on tackle attacks.
I'm one of those people who've been clamoring for Sega to release Shenmue 3 for years. In fact, the reason I ended up buying a 360 was to play Shenmue 2 after I found it it was going to be an Xbox exclusive. However, to be honest, I don't care anymore. I've been pretty much addicted to Yakuza 3 for the past few weeks and IMO it offers much more replay value and DEFINETLY more variety than any Shenmue game I've played. The only two things that Shenmue has on Yakuza 3 is the original score and MAYBE the story. Shenmue's fighting system is more realistic...but the fact that you can use weapons and there are 88 different heat moves make Yakuza's fighting system surprisingly deeper than Shenmue's. If Shenmue 3 comes out, of course ill get it, but either way...Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza of the End has me covered for my brawler/Japanese RPG fix.
Story is a major portion of gaming now.....but I do agree with you for the most part.
Yakuza aint got shit on Shenmue little boy... Shenmue is legendary. Shenmue was a game that changed my life.
I've mentioned this before about comparisons between Yakuza and Shenmue, and they are completely different games. They may look similar on the surface, but their mechanics are not the same, and they haven't been treated with the same design goals. The Yakuza games are great games, but that is it. They are there to fill the void. Shenmue is an experience that transcends your typical third person RPG brawler. It's an adventure/RPG game at heart. A unique and phenomenal experience that has maintained legacy for almost 10 years. I don't see people sharing the same affections with Yakuza games. And S2 isn't an Xbox exclusive, it's also on the Dreamcast with (superior) Japanese voice acting.
@Raptor & Snatcher Sorry I highly disagree, for the the main reason of Yakuza having a very deep story, of why Kazuma is in the position he's in. Kazuma feels like real bad ass, and not to take away from Shenmue, but they both have their own feel. Both have amazing story set ups, but Yakuza's is so intriging because some hit a subject with such depth.
who ever bought an xbox just for S2 should shoot themselves. the PAL version for DC is the way to go.
please I want Shenmue 3!!!
What this guy said!
Yu Suzuki would need a ton of money to do the series justice though. Wouldn't want to see it end up as a half-assed project outsourced to some inexperienced western dev.
What everyone above me said.
Shenmue 2 = Win
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How many times does this subject have to come up before they remake the first 2 or make a 3rd. It seems rediculous. How about a PS3 Shenmue BluRay with 1 and 2 remade at least?
I just want Shenmue 3 that's all from sega o yeah and keep the Yakuza franchise coming to these games are just amazing
I would never ever complain about anything game-related again; I'd be perfectly content for the rest of my days.
Amen. Although we all find something to complain about. I couldn't promise that!
Just buy the Yakuza games on PS3 instead. They're like the spiritual successor aren't they? I got Shenmue on the Dreamcast and there is no way that I could ever devote the time and patience needed to get anywhere in that game. It's not that my concentration is that of an Xbot but a Japanese tale of revenge and looking in vending machines isn't everyone's cup of tea. Whereas I see no reason why Jet Set Radio shouldn't be every modern gamer's cup of tea so I'd rather see a second sequel to that. Why not put it on the PS3 where it might actually sell (Heavy Rain did), as opposed to how JSRF sold on the original Xbox.
Ok, so Shenmue isn't your thing, but the fact is the series is very high on the request list of games that deserve to be brought back. The scope, detail, story & multiple genre elements make it one of best creations of the videogame industry, leaps & bounds ahead of its time. If SEGA announced they were bringing back JSR it wouldn't really garner THAT much interest. If SEGA announced Shenmue 3, I suspect the internet would implode.
"TOM" "RYU!"...I loved the cheesy voice acting in that game. Brings back memories of me buying it back in 2000. A game way ahead of its time. Yakuza is a really good game. Pretty much has the same feel that Shenmue gave you. The combat is different though. Much more arcadie but its good.
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Re-release both games on PSN and XBL and hope they sell well enough to justify a Shenmue 3. Been trying to find Shenmue for my Dreamcast with no luck and I dont own an Xbox so Shenmue 2 isnt an option sadly.
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