CVG: Bring Back Shenmue

Shenmue is the ultimate gaming Marmite. CVG honestly has no idea why. Detractors how could you hate on such an intricately realised world?

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NYC_Gamer2921d ago

sega rather flood the market with terrible games based on marvel characters

captain-obvious2921d ago

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

Quagmire2921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )


Ontopic: I would rather Sega re-releases Shenmue 1/2 HD collection first, then get to work on S3.

captain-obvious2921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )

iphone spell check
i mean sequels

HolyOrangeCows2921d ago

And remake classics, but add awful things like bad music and lock-on tackle attacks.

deadreckoning6662921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )

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.

bacrec12921d ago

Story is a major portion of gaming now.....but I do agree with you for the most part.

Snatcher2921d ago

Yakuza aint got shit on Shenmue little boy... Shenmue is legendary. Shenmue was a game that changed my life.

DigitalRaptor2921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )

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.

RedPawn2921d ago

@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.

256bit2921d ago

who ever bought an xbox just for S2 should shoot themselves. the PAL version for DC is the way to go.

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gillri2921d ago

please I want Shenmue 3!!!

DelbertGrady2921d ago

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.

CrzyFooL2921d ago

What everyone above me said.

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