The problem with Shenmue 3

Rice Digital explores what gamer's can truly expect from the most wanted sequel in gaming.

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DaveyB3086d ago

Really nice read that. I agree that to expect the same level of ambition from Shenmue 3 is unrealistic - but personally, I'm just pleased the story will finally be told.

freshslicepizza3086d ago

it's finally going to get made so that's a positive. will it be as ambitious as shenmue 2? doubtful and shenmue 3 won't come out until 2017 at the earliest.

Patashnik3086d ago

Yeah, whatever it turns out to be like - I just want to get my hands on Lan Di.

Not in a sexy way - I just want to kill him.

MWH3086d ago

Lan Di is ruthless and cold but I believe there's a lot more about him than meets the eye.

Patashnik3086d ago

Yeah, I think you're right. I think Ryo's Dad actually did something really bad.

Hoffmann3086d ago

Lan Di is Ryo's father, that would be such a Plot Twist!

jay23086d ago

Shut up you idiot, this was always meant to be a trilogy, Sony and others are funding as well do dont say anything about the amount of money, we're helping not fully funding.

Morpheuzpr3086d ago

Yeah people don't understand that kickstarter is being used now as the new pre-order. Basically is a strategy to garner interest.

Ogygian3085d ago

I hope you don't mean that in a bad way.

I actually hope that major studios use Kickstarter more so that crazy yet cool ideas which the suits say won't sell win the test of public interest. It might encourage larger companies to take risks again, which is a great thing.

chrisx3086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

The only problem I have with shenmue 3 is how long I gotta wait to get my hands on it.

OrangePowerz3086d ago (Edited 3086d ago )

Well they will get funding outside of Kickstarter. While games got more expensive to make in some ways they also got cheaper. Licensing the Unreal 4 engine will be a lot cheaper compared to making the engine Shenmue used back in the days. Voice recording at that time might have been more expensive. It's a lot easier now to get voice actors and to have or rent voice recording facilities.

Clearly with the money from Kickstarter it wouldn't be possible to make a game on the scale of the previous Shenmue games with up to date tech, bit they do get other funding. I don't think they would need 100 million for it. Without knowing the exact scope of the game it's not that easy to judge, but I would guess 20-30 million in total would be sufficient. I don't expect it to go up against GTA, Yakuza, Sleeping Dogs, etc. I see Shenmue 3 as fan service, just like The Ladt Guardian is fan service given after so many years I can't see them making any profit on it.

I'm just happy to get the conclusion to the story even if the game won't be on the same scale as the previous two games. As long as the story is good and we get our conclusion I'm happy.

DaveyB3086d ago

yeah, just the fact we're getting this at all is great news.
Also, I agree, I think it's possible to remake the first game from scratch using Unreal 4 for a reasonably modest sum? Dev tech has come on a long, long way to what the original team had to use!

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PlayStation Store Kicks Off PlayStation Indies Sale: Over 1000 Games On Sale

Daily Video Game writes: "If you are a fan of indie games, PlayStation Store has good news for you! PlayStation Store is running a new game sale for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 gamers that heavily discounts over 1000 indie games right now!"

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PlayStation Store Games Under $15 Sale: Over 400 Games Under $15

Daily Video Game writes: "PlayStation Store has just launched another new digital game sale that has over 400 games under $15, including many AAA games titled "Games Under $15 Sale" for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 gamers right now!"

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anast539d ago (Edited 539d ago )

Dragon's Dogma and XCOM 2 are the best deals. The rest of the games are still overpriced. I would say 8.99 is good for AC: Origins, but you need to put $10 more into MTs to avoid the grind that slows down the story. So, the game is actually 18.99.

It's not on this list, but Pathfinder: Kingmaker is only $9.99. This is a deal if you have a current gen. consoles, as it runs poorly on prev. gen.

hangdang539d ago

I beat AC origins without grinding or spending any money on MTX?

anast538d ago

I had to grind for side missions. So, did many other people.

HeliosHex539d ago

Has anyone been able to login in to the ps store on ps5 I haven't been able to in days and my network is good.

RedDevils538d ago

Reset or shutdown your PS5. I always can go login to PS5, in fact just a moment ago.

HeliosHex538d ago

Hey thanks again. Although the shutdown/reset didn't work i found that resetting the mdm and hub did the trick. I use a Lan network instead of wifi. In case anyone has a similar setup and problem.

RedDevils537d ago

I forgot to mention about the router reset, that usually do the trick when it come to network problems happen with iphone/android. btw np


There are currently ‘no concrete plans’ for Shenmue 4, says Yu Suzuki

From VGC: "Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki has indicated that he doesn’t have any concrete plans for Shenmue 4, but reiterated that he wants to make it more accessible to new players if it happens.

Suzuki was speaking this weekend at a special event to celebrate Shenmue in Yokosuka, the city where the series is based.

As reported by Famitsu, Suzuki discussed several topics, including the recently released Shenmue anime, and spoke about Shenmue 3 and his potential plans for a sequel."

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