Yu Suzuki's Kickstarter for Shenmue III has climbed its way past Torment: Tides of Numenera to claim its place as the second highest funded video game on the crowdfunding website.
I hate that Kickstarter successes = Much money was had for a promise.
Can you blame people for giving money to something they have been waiting over a decade for?
I do have to agree. It's not like Shenmue was ever going to get made without crowd-funding. Even as a gamer I wouldn't back Shenmue because the cost to market performance is absolutely bleak based on the past sales. Hopefully things work out, but I still don't see this game selling rocketbusters.
but have most of these people actually played Shenmue or jumping on the hype bandwagon ? if these people excited for Shenmue actually brought the previous games then the creator wouldn't have had to essensially beg for money to get it made. i doubt this game will even sell 100k. you know a game is niche when a team Ico game game has better chance of sales.
Your not a true fan so why do you care? People waited 14 years for this game to come back. 14 years! What if after halo 2 or MW 2 they didn't release another or announce one until now, and through a kick starter. I bet you all these critics would have no words to say but "shut up and take my money".
If the industry was of a decent mindset, instead of coming up with things like DLC and microtransactions, finding a balance between investment into assets and profits, there wouldn't have been a 14 year wait for game like this. Hell, the likes of Halo and MW needed to die before they became what they did. It was the shooter craze that ruined the development of titles like this. And still, main point is that for all the money given, all the expectations which will only be raised then possibly lowered because results are seen, nothing has been seen.
Well you do get a copy of the game if you pay 30$ to the kickstarter and a physical PS4 copy if you pay 60$. Its not like your not getting anything in return.
I would gladly pay to kickstart a new game for Beyond Good and Evil, Tenchu, or Alice.
Well, Alice Otherlands was kickstarted (proud backer) . This is the first step in getting another game and full length movie made.
Yes I saw that but not until after it ended. The KS didn't run for long I think? From the limited info I have seen lately the animation is looking a bit sketchy. Hope I am wrong. I love the Alice games and really want to see another.
Bloodstained,Shenmue and Wasteland can get my support any day
Agreed and to those that keep making it seem as if a developer shouldn't kickstart JUST because a well known publisher is involved...... Many publishers said no, let the fans say yes! Many publishers in Japan for a long time now have been confined to their publishers making very little risk and only keeping IPs the same, we've seen this in Capcom, Konami, Square even Sega. All won't be as lucky as Shinji Mikami with getting his team up and running at such a great publisher like Bethesda. It won't just be like that for all of those developers that left, got fired etc. Keiji Inafune, Koji Igarashi, Hideki Kamiya, Atsushi Inaba and many more left their respective developers based on wanting to find creative freedom. Now more then ever is japan seeing this HUGE uprising against publishers that seek to keep developers under certain ips for life. Them leaving gave birth to many great ips, Bayonetta, Vanquish, Evil Within, Wonderful 101, Bloodstained, Scalebound, Red Ash, ReCore, Mighty No9 etc I say let them create, let them have a voice, they didn't have that when Capcom, Konami, Sega, Square etc where sucking the life out of them and only wanting them to do certain IPs. Kickstarter is allowing those teams to continue on concepts many of those publishers didn't want to support. Gamers want those series to be brought back to their glory days and it seems those publishers DON'T feel the same, let us have Red Ash if we can't have Mega Man Legends 3, let us donate to have Shenmue 3 since Sega won't do it, let us pay to have IPs MANY publishers otherwise would have NEVER MADE unless changed to fit the main stream. Its why I stopped playing RE after RE4 and picked up Evil Within, Vanquish and Shadow Of The Damned DAY 1! Give respect to the developers that made those concepts and let them continue to create new ideas! If their last publishers didn't let them, gamers very well WILL!
Can't wait for Shenmue and FFVII.
This is the first kickstarter i take part in and probably will be the only one, but i understand the kickstarter deal now. It's a risk, yes, but after 14 years of waiting for a game, obsessing over every rumor, being anxious at every e3, it's a risk i'm happy to take.
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