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KickStarter Shenmue III - coming August 27th, 2019

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by Infinitron, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3/

     
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  2. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Shit like this tainted a whole generation of western youth.
     
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    I hope they've learned something from modern storytelling (Telltale).
     
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  4. abnaxus Arcane

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    The first two games barely sold one million, and half of that in the west.
     
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  5. taxalot I request a spice shipment immediately. Patron

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    This is a disgusting practice and it should not be encouraged.

    I backed instantly too.
     
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  6. Lucky Arcane

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    No way that Sony’s hyping this without getting a fat slice of that money pie. I’m guessing that they’re using Ys Net as a way to gauge interest for a game that they were planning on funding anyway, while also testing the reaction of the kickstarter crowd. It’s not like Sony cares that this goes against the whole ideal of crowdfunding. Once they see how much you can gouge nostalgic fans, I’ll expect to see a lot more of these projects. It’s like an even more milkable form of pre-ordering, with less risk, even less accountability, way more money upfront and no need to even bribe reviewers. They knew it too, considering the 2 million price tag and the stretch goals already reaching up to 4 million.

    This kickstarter really should just crash and burn before it sets a precedent. Igarashi was pushing it already, but this is just too blatant. That’s not happening unless Ys Net turns out to be a Yakuza white-washing operation and forces Kickstarter to step in.
     
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    And yet, already at 1.8 Millions :lol:...
     
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  8. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    I don't think it's really as much about money, directly at least considering $2 million is probably chump change to these people, as much as it is probably about gauging the interest of Shenmue in this day and age. From what I remember first two weren't exactly financial successes, even if they did become cult classics.
     
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  9. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    What's the hype about shenmue series, it looks like shit.
     
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  10. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Well, it's funded.
     
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  11. abnaxus Arcane

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    Guess they broke a record?
     
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    Somebody fill me in quickly what this Shenmue series is all about. Thanks.
     
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    Ever played Sleeping Dogs? Is like that, but more story-driven (animu story, mind you), and made with 90's tech.
     
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  14. Morgoth Arcane

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    Okay, not interested then.
     
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    Wait, what? Big corporations can go to Kickstarter too this days? Fuck off, this whole thing was set up to keep these fuckers out. Why in the fucking world would I give my money to people I know have more than enough to make the bloody thing.
     
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  16. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Lol, someone actually bought the $10,000 jacket. I hope the size is right.

    "SEGA has officially given us the rights to use the "Shenmue" license."

    Doesn't sound like a big corporation to me. Shenmue has always been more of a cult classic than a corporate asset.
     
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    Ah, I get it now. Before I thought that Sony and Sega are making Shenmue 4 and using Kickstarter to get more money. Now it seems that Sega just gave the license, and Sony just used them to give PS4 more buzz. At least I hope so, because I still think that people are getting fucked somehow.
     
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    People are still getting fucked, most probably in this specific case it just also includes the game developers.
     
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    Look forward to Microsoft & Rare kickstarting a Battletoads sequel next E3, for just 3 million dollars!
     
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    Why the fuck could Sony not throw 2 million dollars at this? Disgusting use of Kickstarter.
     
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  21. abnaxus Arcane

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    It's the same deal as with Bloodstained and Kingdom Come Kickstarters.
     
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    You think they aren't already funding this? This isn't coming to other consoles for a reason.
     
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  23. Kz3r0 Arcane

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    I have news for you, they already did, ususlly by stealth because when they did it openly their projects failed.
    M$ already did this with Shadowrun, we still don't know what the deal is bettween them and Harebrained Schemes.
     
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  24. Lucky Arcane

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    Yeah, but the scale of the project coupled with a publisher of this size outright marketing it at an event like the E3, is a new development. It's an attempt to further normalise publishers being involved in kickstarters, rather than just the actual creators.
     
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    SEGA hyped Shenmue pretty big back when Dreamcast was released and the dinosaurs walked the earth. It's more accurate to say that Shenmue is a cult classic and failed corporate asset.

    I wonder if they're going to bungle this up by not actually re-releasing the games on Steam or some shit, since NOBODY who didn't own a Dreamcast has played Shenmue, and most of today's gaming audience doesn't even know what a Dreamcast is.
     
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