Megaton Alert. Shenmue III may be released for the PS4

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#-49 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

[QUOTE="gamefan67"]Doesnt make sense for it to be a exclusive, so there will probably be a version released for Durango if true. PC is a toss up.timbers_WSU
It won't be. At most it will be a timed exclusive. Sega can't afford to release a game on one platform. Shenmue 1 and 2 was supposed to be coming to PSN and XBLA. If people played those they would realize a Shenmue 3 is nothing special anymore.

sega releases yakuza exclusive to PS3, plus japaese games don't sell on the 360

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#-48 Posted by blackace (23576 posts) -
That would be stupid since the rest of the games are on the XBox. Chances are it will end up on both systems in the end. That's if it even gets made. SEGA was talking about doing a kickstarted for the game. So we'll see what happens. SEGA is not a Sony fan however. SEGA owns the rights to the game I believe. We'll see what happens at the E3.
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#-47 Posted by nintendoboy16 (33528 posts) -

[QUOTE="gamefan67"]Doesnt make sense for it to be a exclusive, so there will probably be a version released for Durango if true. PC is a toss up.timbers_WSU
It won't be. At most it will be a timed exclusive. Sega can't afford to release a game on one platform. Shenmue 1 and 2 was supposed to be coming to PSN and XBLA. If people played those they would realize a Shenmue 3 is nothing special anymore.

Considering Yu Suzuki is talking to Mark Cerny (who's with Sony), it seems Sony may be paying for development, like Nintendo and Bayonetta 2, so they actually could afford it if a first party is backing them up.

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#-46 Posted by 6_Shooter_25 (219 posts) -

Mark Cerny is making some moves. Good guy to have on board. Bravo Sony.

Hopefully we get Shenmue 3, because I would buy it on day one.

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#-45 Posted by blackace (23576 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jack-Burton"]Hope they would release the previous 2 in hd as well as having to play all 3 games across 3 systems would be annoying.LegatoSkyheart

3 systems?

Weren't the first two games on the Dreamcast?

Wouldn't that just mean you would need 2 consoles and not 3?

Shenmue 1 (Dreamcast) Shenmue 2 (Dreamcast, XBox) Shenmue 3 (??????) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenmue_%28series%29 They should make a anthology with all 3 of them in HD.
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#-44 Posted by blackace (23576 posts) -

[QUOTE="timbers_WSU"][QUOTE="gamefan67"]Doesnt make sense for it to be a exclusive, so there will probably be a version released for Durango if true. PC is a toss up.nintendoboy16

It won't be. At most it will be a timed exclusive. Sega can't afford to release a game on one platform. Shenmue 1 and 2 was supposed to be coming to PSN and XBLA. If people played those they would realize a Shenmue 3 is nothing special anymore.

Considering Yu Suzuki is talking to Mark Cerny (who's with Sony), it seems Sony may be paying for development, like Nintendo and Bayonetta 2, so they actually could afford it if a first party is backing them up.

We'll see. Yu may be talking to Mark about something else that's not even related to Shenmue. Yu made a lot of games for SEGA systems. In the end, it will be up to SEGA exec to approve it. SONY can't afford to pay for too many exclusives. Especially if they aren't going to sell millions. Shenmue wasn't really a big seller.
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#-43 Posted by Articuno76 (19778 posts) -

[QUOTE="nintendoboy16"][QUOTE="KiZZo1"]

Wasn't Shenmue one of the most expensive games of all time? How are they going to finance this?

C_Glass

Things have changed since the original Shenmue released, so it probably won't be that expensive.

What? developing AAA games have become more expensive than ever, don't know where you're getting that from. Especially with all the specilized art crew that's involved with making AAA games. If they underfund shenmue III, it's not going to be the same, most of its brilliance was its ambitious scope.

If they turn it into a linear action game to save funds, it's not only going to suck, it will defeat the premise and vision of shenmue. They might aswell make a new IP. Honestly, if they go that way I'd prefer Shenmue to end with a question mark of what could of been, but I'm hopeful somehow, shenmue III not only gets made but SOMEHOW makes it to western shores.

Shenmue was expensive to make for a few reasons. i. Long development time ii.Even longer development time due to platform switching iii. New technologies; a lot of what Shenmue was going was brand new and require unique solutions to pull-off/emulate. Many modern game engines can do the same things out of the box. A game like Shenmue could be made today for much much less. When you consider how far tech like motion capture, lip-sync capture, compression etc; have come. And also the fact that standardised HDD and other features means the developers don't have to spend lots of time and money coming up with unique ways to overcome hardware bottlenecks, it is safe to say that Shenmue could be made for no more or less than any other AAA game. Keep in mind also that Shenmue's budget also included the cost of making a significant portion of Shenmue II as well (on the Saturn and DC).
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#-42 Posted by HaloPimp978 (7329 posts) -

I wonder if there will be any sailors.

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#-41 Posted by Articuno76 (19778 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]Does this get bashed for having too many QTEs and playing itself, or is that one of those games that is allowed to?Ballroompirate

That made me giggle...then sad cause it's probably true

Shemue's QTE's are fast, relevant (button corresponds to action) and the actions play out instantly (and ONLY the action you prompted). It's nothing like most modern games where you have ages to hit a command prompt that has nothing to do with the on-screen action an then a kung-fu fight sequence plays out for you.
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#-39 Posted by Pray_to_me (4041 posts) -

Rather have a new Panzer Dragoon Saga. 

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#-38 Posted by Lucianu (10283 posts) -

I guess you all have not played Shenmur lately. It didn't age very well. Not saying it won't be good, but Yu Zusuki hasn't did anything in years and the competition has better gameplay and is just more fun. It will probably be like Nights on the Wii. A big disappointment.

timbers_WSU

It is outdated indeed, there's ben so much progress for open-world/sandbox games. But the atmosphere and the music is what drives the game, in that respect it hasn't ben duplicated, so it is worth playing. If they release a HD pack with japanese VA & subtitles, then wen can also be spared of the gut wrenching, horrible english voice acting that should never be experienced.

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#-37 Posted by casharmy (9388 posts) -

lol, look at all the lems cry,:cry:" but bu.. they should release it on the crap box", that's what happens when you choose the wrong system to support you don't get the best  games.

Sony said the PS4 is by gamers for gamers and their vision for what the system is has inspired developers.  MS isn't sending the same message and a lot of developers don't like the way they handle business or the direction they are going in video games. Again Sega released the Yakuza franchise excluisve to the PS3 all last generation so all the lems thinking it will automatically be on next box might want to think again...

And man the are the japanese develoers are coming on strong this gen right out the gates, first MGS4 and now this.  This current gen is already set to totally eclipes last gen by huge levels...lol hopefully you choose the right system.

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#-36 Posted by SecretPolice (31819 posts) -

I wonder if there will be any sailors.

HaloPimp978

:lol:..

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#-35 Posted by RR360DD (13667 posts) -

I guess you all have not played Shenmur lately. It didn't age very well. Not saying it won't be good, but Yu Zusuki hasn't did anything in years and the competition has better gameplay and is just more fun. It will probably be like Nights on the Wii. A big disappointment.

timbers_WSU

I played it quite recently and I disagree. Things like atmosphere don't age. The attention to detail present in this game still outdoes plenty of current gen games. And lets not forget the story, and the fact we want to know what happens next. I don't think people will be disappointed.

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#-34 Posted by narutosup (1701 posts) -

I'll wait for sleeping dogs II instead

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#-33 Posted by funsohng (29858 posts) -
lol shenmue.
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#-32 Posted by FlamesOfGrey (7511 posts) -
Not excited about anything Shenmue until something gets officially confirmed. With that said Sony should fund it. All they have to do is have Sega put out a Shenmue HD for the PS3 or PS4 to prep.
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#-31 Posted by blackace (23576 posts) -

Rather have a new Panzer Dragoon Saga. 

Pray_to_me
I 2nd that. Make it for all the platforms.
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#-30 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -
Damn, how long before the Xbox fanboys convert?
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#-29 Posted by blackace (23576 posts) -

lol, look at all the lems cry,:cry:" but bu.. they should release it on the crap box", that's what happens when you choose the wrong system to support you don't get the best  games.

Sony said the PS4 is by gamers for gamers and their vision for what the system is has inspired developers.  MS isn't sending the same message and a lot of developers don't like the way they handle business or the direction they are going in video games. Again Sega released the Yakuza franchise excluisve to the PS3 all last generation so all the lems thinking it will automatically be on next box might want to think again...

And man the are the japanese develoers are coming on strong this gen right out the gates, first MGS4 and now this.  This current gen is already set to totally eclipes last gen by huge levels...lol hopefully you choose the right system.

casharmy
That's why Shenmue 1 & 2 wasn't on any Sony system right? lol!! Please Shut up. The Yakuza series suck. It made for the Asian market more then the American. that's one of the reasons it was never released on the XBox as it wouldn't have sold well. I'm sure SEGA did their research. Hhhmmm MGS4 was already released years ago. You mean MGS5? It'll be on PS3 and XBox 360. I'll be getting all the systems within the next 2 years. I always make the right choice. My choice is games.
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#-28 Posted by lawlessx (48753 posts) -

It would be a very bad idea to make this game an exclusive. they should push to put this on both consoles to maximize sales.

 

 

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#-27 Posted by finalfantasy94 (27389 posts) -

If this does happen a collection of 1&2 would be nice.

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#-26 Posted by FlamesOfGrey (7511 posts) -
[QUOTE="casharmy"]

lol, look at all the lems cry,:cry:" but bu.. they should release it on the crap box", that's what happens when you choose the wrong system to support you don't get the best  games.

Sony said the PS4 is by gamers for gamers and their vision for what the system is has inspired developers.  MS isn't sending the same message and a lot of developers don't like the way they handle business or the direction they are going in video games. Again Sega released the Yakuza franchise excluisve to the PS3 all last generation so all the lems thinking it will automatically be on next box might want to think again...

And man the are the japanese develoers are coming on strong this gen right out the gates, first MGS4 and now this.  This current gen is already set to totally eclipes last gen by huge levels...lol hopefully you choose the right system.

blackace
That's why Shenmue 1 & 2 wasn't on any Sony system right? lol!! Please Shut up. The Yakuza series suck. It made for the Asian market more then the American. that's one of the reasons it was never released on the XBox as it wouldn't have sold well. I'm sure SEGA did their research. Hhhmmm MGS4 was already released years ago. You mean MGS5? It'll be on PS3 and XBox 360. I'll be getting all the systems within the next 2 years. I always make the right choice. My choice is games.

Shenmue 1 wasn't on any Sony system because it was on Dreamcast a Sega system. Shenmue 2 wasn't on PS2 because Microsoft had a contract for it. Pure business. I'm sure Sega would put Shemnue 3 on PS4 before the Nextbox since Japan hates Microsoft systems unless Microsoft buys up Japanese games like they did for the Xbox 360 in the beginning. Shenmue is made for the Asian market also Microsoft opened their wallet for Shenmue 2, nothing more or less.
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#-25 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

[QUOTE="blackace"][QUOTE="casharmy"]

lol, look at all the lems cry,:cry:" but bu.. they should release it on the crap box", that's what happens when you choose the wrong system to support you don't get the best  games.

Sony said the PS4 is by gamers for gamers and their vision for what the system is has inspired developers.  MS isn't sending the same message and a lot of developers don't like the way they handle business or the direction they are going in video games. Again Sega released the Yakuza franchise excluisve to the PS3 all last generation so all the lems thinking it will automatically be on next box might want to think again...

And man the are the japanese develoers are coming on strong this gen right out the gates, first MGS4 and now this.  This current gen is already set to totally eclipes last gen by huge levels...lol hopefully you choose the right system.

FlamesOfGrey

That's why Shenmue 1 & 2 wasn't on any Sony system right? lol!! Please Shut up. The Yakuza series suck. It made for the Asian market more then the American. that's one of the reasons it was never released on the XBox as it wouldn't have sold well. I'm sure SEGA did their research. Hhhmmm MGS4 was already released years ago. You mean MGS5? It'll be on PS3 and XBox 360. I'll be getting all the systems within the next 2 years. I always make the right choice. My choice is games.

Shenmue 1 wasn't on any Sony system because it was on Dreamcast a Sega system. Shenmue 2 wasn't on PS2 because Microsoft had a contract for it. Pure business. I'm sure Sega would put Shemnue 3 on PS4 before the Nextbox since Japan hates Microsoft systems unless Microsoft buys up Japanese games like they did for the Xbox 360 in the beginning. Shenmue is made for the Asian market also Microsoft opened their wallet for Shenmue 2, nothing more or less.

you summed it up nicely :oops:

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#-24 Posted by NoirLamia777 (3174 posts) -

Hell yeah, pre-emptive thank you Sony.

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#-23 Posted by WitIsWisdom (4773 posts) -

I wonder how many people that are going to be going nuts in this thread over this have actually played the games. Also if this game does happen and it is multiplat would they still care about the game?

CanYouDiglt

lol... I was thinking the same thing. I'm sure some people never played the first two are just spouting off "omgodz I will buyz a (insert console here) to buy and play a game I know nothing about and never even heard of the first 2!"

heh... I have played a ton of games... however, Shenmue was always one of those game series that didn't have much appeal to me with everything else on the market at the time they released.

This time around I would probably look into it, but people are acting like just because the first two have kind of a cult following now that they were HUGE news back in the day... which they were not.

For those that this doesn't apply to, I am happy you enjoyed the games, and you think so highly of them.

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#-22 Posted by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

didn't see the thread and made the same thread.  But anyway

how come you guys care so much about Shenmue but ignore its spiritual successor, Yakuza series? I think there are a bunch of bandwagoners here.

 

And why are you guys celebrating a rumor like if it were a confirmation?

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#-21 Posted by Lionheart08 (15814 posts) -

[QUOTE="blackace"][QUOTE="casharmy"]

lol, look at all the lems cry,:cry:" but bu.. they should release it on the crap box", that's what happens when you choose the wrong system to support you don't get the best  games.

Sony said the PS4 is by gamers for gamers and their vision for what the system is has inspired developers.  MS isn't sending the same message and a lot of developers don't like the way they handle business or the direction they are going in video games. Again Sega released the Yakuza franchise excluisve to the PS3 all last generation so all the lems thinking it will automatically be on next box might want to think again...

And man the are the japanese develoers are coming on strong this gen right out the gates, first MGS4 and now this.  This current gen is already set to totally eclipes last gen by huge levels...lol hopefully you choose the right system.

FlamesOfGrey

That's why Shenmue 1 & 2 wasn't on any Sony system right? lol!! Please Shut up. The Yakuza series suck. It made for the Asian market more then the American. that's one of the reasons it was never released on the XBox as it wouldn't have sold well. I'm sure SEGA did their research. Hhhmmm MGS4 was already released years ago. You mean MGS5? It'll be on PS3 and XBox 360. I'll be getting all the systems within the next 2 years. I always make the right choice. My choice is games.

Shenmue 1 wasn't on any Sony system because it was on Dreamcast a Sega system. Shenmue 2 wasn't on PS2 because Microsoft had a contract for it. Pure business. I'm sure Sega would put Shemnue 3 on PS4 before the Nextbox since Japan hates Microsoft systems unless Microsoft buys up Japanese games like they did for the Xbox 360 in the beginning. Shenmue is made for the Asian market also Microsoft opened their wallet for Shenmue 2, nothing more or less.

 

I don't think Microsoft is going to do that considering after 2009 they pretty much abandoned that sinking ship of a strategy. That I don't think devs will want to purposely undercut their own sales again. It's no coincidence that just about all of those 360 jrpgs (save for Mistwalker games) eventually got ported to the PS3.

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#-20 Posted by shaggyaz (2279 posts) -

I hope to god this happens!!!!

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#-19 Posted by Wickerman777 (2160 posts) -

Megaton??? I don't see that one selling many systems, lol. Pretty niche.

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#-18 Posted by Eddie-Murphy48 (939 posts) -

Damn, how long before the Xbox fanboys convert?Heirren

 

Shenmue 2 crashed on the Xbox and in general Shenmue crashed and has a cult following that seems to be shrinking. This is like saying that ridge racer is a reason to own a PS3, and people from the first Xbox 360 should have jumped ship then.

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#-17 Posted by FlamesOfGrey (7511 posts) -

[QUOTE="FlamesOfGrey"][QUOTE="blackace"] That's why Shenmue 1 & 2 wasn't on any Sony system right? lol!! Please Shut up. The Yakuza series suck. It made for the Asian market more then the American. that's one of the reasons it was never released on the XBox as it wouldn't have sold well. I'm sure SEGA did their research. Hhhmmm MGS4 was already released years ago. You mean MGS5? It'll be on PS3 and XBox 360. I'll be getting all the systems within the next 2 years. I always make the right choice. My choice is games. Lionheart08

Shenmue 1 wasn't on any Sony system because it was on Dreamcast a Sega system. Shenmue 2 wasn't on PS2 because Microsoft had a contract for it. Pure business. I'm sure Sega would put Shemnue 3 on PS4 before the Nextbox since Japan hates Microsoft systems unless Microsoft buys up Japanese games like they did for the Xbox 360 in the beginning. Shenmue is made for the Asian market also Microsoft opened their wallet for Shenmue 2, nothing more or less.

 

I don't think Microsoft is going to do that considering after 2009 they pretty much abandoned that sinking ship of a strategy. That I don't think devs will want to purposely undercut their own sales again. It's no coincidence that just about all of those 360 jrpgs (save for Mistwalker games) eventually got ported to the PS3.

Definitely. Microsoft is definitely not going to buy up Japanese games again unless their from a company like Capcom with worldwide appeal. That also means Nextbox can forget about niche games like Shenmue being on Nextbox unless they get lucky. Niche Japanese game fanbase are on Sony systems and to a lesser extent Nintendo systems.
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#-16 Posted by casharmy (9388 posts) -

[QUOTE="casharmy"]

lol, look at all the lems cry,:cry:" but bu.. they should release it on the crap box", that's what happens when you choose the wrong system to support you don't get the best  games.

Sony said the PS4 is by gamers for gamers and their vision for what the system is has inspired developers.  MS isn't sending the same message and a lot of developers don't like the way they handle business or the direction they are going in video games. Again Sega released the Yakuza franchise excluisve to the PS3 all last generation so all the lems thinking it will automatically be on next box might want to think again...

And man the are the japanese develoers are coming on strong this gen right out the gates, first MGS4 and now this.  This current gen is already set to totally eclipes last gen by huge levels...lol hopefully you choose the right system.

blackace

That's why Shenmue 1 & 2 wasn't on any Sony system right? lol!! Please Shut up. The Yakuza series suck. It made for the Asian market more then the American. that's one of the reasons it was never released on the XBox as it wouldn't have sold well. I'm sure SEGA did their research. Hhhmmm MGS4 was already released years ago. You mean MGS5? It'll be on PS3 and XBox 360. I'll be getting all the systems within the next 2 years. I always make the right choice. My choice is games.

:) it's ok...cry more

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#-15 Posted by RR360DD (13667 posts) -
Shenmue ... its spiritual successor, Yakuza series ... Gue1
LOL no
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#-14 Posted by JamDev (992 posts) -
All the fluids in my body just spontaneously burst out of my eyes. Messy, but it will be worth if if this comes to pass.
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#-13 Posted by Sphensen (1152 posts) -

wasn't this the crap game were you had to constantly ask people if they would like to try lucky hit ?

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#-12 Posted by Jag85 (10808 posts) -

Finally a PS4 exclusive that has my interest (along with maybe Knack)... assuming it will be a PS4 exclusive, that is.

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#-11 Posted by lawlessx (48753 posts) -

Finally a PS4 exclusive that has my interest (along with maybe Knack)... assuming it will be a PS4 exclusive, that is.

Jag85

..the development of the game hasn't even been confrimed yet

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#-10 Posted by mems_1224 (56914 posts) -
Its too late. The game can only be a disappointment at this point
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#-9 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -
Fk for some reason i read Onimusha and thought they were FINALLY making another onimusha but was disappointed to see Crapmue III. Back in the days when it was amazing on DC i never played it but when xbox version was out i got it and hated that cheesy crap, so no thanks.
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#-8 Posted by greeneyedmonsta (731 posts) -

still not decided on next gen consoles(next ps in front of nextbox right now because they have better exclusives), but this would make me buy a ps4 day one.

 

I need closure,,,..damn you Lan Di

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#-7 Posted by FPSfan1985 (2174 posts) -
Game wouldn't even be a hit if released now. No one wants an extremely slow paced game anymore. 75% of Shenmue is just running around talking to random people. And when you finally do get some action it's either a QTE or a poorly made fighting game. Shenmue released today would be a huge flop.
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#-6 Posted by Dj-CrunkyTIGER (25 posts) -
Wha the **** is a Shemue?
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#-5 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

Wha the **** is a Shemue?Dj-CrunkyTIGER
and old movie like MGS4 with more and higher quality qte.

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#-4 Posted by StrongBlackVine (13262 posts) -

Finally a PS4 exclusive that has my interest (along with maybe Knack)... assuming it will be a PS4 exclusive, that is.

Jag85

Wii U owner?

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#-3 Posted by Vatusus (7928 posts) -

Does this get bashed for having too many QTEs and playing itself, or is that one of those games that is allowed to?freedomfreak

It'll be a PS4 exclusive so no, it wont be allowed to

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#-2 Posted by Vatusus (7928 posts) -

Game wouldn't even be a hit if released now. No one wants an extremely slow paced game anymore. 75% of Shenmue is just running around talking to random people. And when you finally do get some action it's either a QTE or a poorly made fighting game. Shenmue released today would be a huge flop.FPSfan1985

hum... if Shenmue III ends up being made one would expect SEGA would imrpove on the old formula

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#-1 Posted by BranKetra (51726 posts) -
Shenmue 3 being made would be great news.
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#0 Posted by FPSfan1985 (2174 posts) -

[QUOTE="FPSfan1985"]Game wouldn't even be a hit if released now. No one wants an extremely slow paced game anymore. 75% of Shenmue is just running around talking to random people. And when you finally do get some action it's either a QTE or a poorly made fighting game. Shenmue released today would be a huge flop.Vatusus

hum... if Shenmue III ends up being made one would expect SEGA would imrpove on the old formula

True, I guess it could work if they added in a bit more action. And fixed the clunky fighting engine.