No longer is Shenmue considered a joke

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No longer is Shenmue considered a joke

Postby Himuro » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:22 am

You know what the best part of this is? Every few years I go back to Shenmue Dojo and re-read the Shenmue III section and I just want more but there's no answers. There was always uncertainty of it just never happening and I gave up on it a long time ago. But with this announcement, I saw Yu actually talking about Shenmue III. Like, it existed. For real. I couldn't fathom and I still can't fathom it because for so long we have been left in the dark, toyed with, trolled, and it just feels good to get actual answers from Yu.

Moreover, it feels great actually getting recognition from the gaming community. Shenmue fans for years have been the butt of gamings jokes. You know what it feels like when your favorite game is literally a joke to most people? After Yu's amazing retrospective on Shenmue 1 at GDC, the amount of sheer disrespect during the Q&A towards this gaming legend was enough to make me angry and I could barely finish watching it. But right now, it's no longer a joke. You don't have assholes like Jeff Gertsmann being fucking assholes about Shenmue, because now they've finally learned to shut the fuck up like God intended. But here we are, and Shenmue is smashing Kickstarter records and shit. It just feels really good for the community to have our back and to be happy for us and for Shenmue - one of the most influential games ever made - to be not be treated as a joke and finally get its just recognition.

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Re: No longer is Shenmue considered a joke

Postby sand4fish » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:26 am

I will not sleep until I see those 2 million being hit. I'm doing my best to get the word around, but I'm having difficulty convincing some people as they will go on board only if a physical ps4 copy is at play. =(
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Re: No longer is Shenmue considered a joke

Postby Axm » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:28 am

Fucking well said. We told them it would be big and we were important. Now Sega, the gaming community and everyone knows we did it. We are getting our game and they can all suck a dick. Lovely day.
Love Yu Suzuki.
Love Sony.
Love Kickstarter.
Love Shenmue.

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Re: No longer is Shenmue considered a joke

Postby santino » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:43 am

life is good right now. I'm glad to see this forum is back stronger than ever
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Re: No longer is Shenmue considered a joke

Postby Taren Fox » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:52 am

I never saw what Jeff Gertsmann said about Shenmue, but he's always seemed like a huge asshole to me... Actually most "gaming news site" people seem like assholes to me. Out of them all, the Game Informer crew seem like the most decent group of people.
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Re: No longer is Shenmue considered a joke

Postby Lan Di-sama » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:54 am

I also love that the Kickstarter page and the new Shenmue website is buying right into Shenmue's long and distraught history. Rather than rough translations and broken English (like the original Shenmue website), there're lines on the main page like "Tell everyone to donate! Tell your friends! Tell the sailors at the bar!" etc etc. They're playing into this new era of crowd sourcing and social media quite well by keeping it light-hearted and personal; as well as providing links to the fansites right on the main page of the new site and including the #saveshenmue hashtag.

It's just really awesome to know that this long era of waiting (for what felt like nothing) is actually behind us and the next few years will simply be hype for something tangible. Wait til we start getting development details and trailers and gameplay info. This place will be bonkers!
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Re: No longer is Shenmue considered a joke

Postby Esppiral » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:10 am

sand4fish wrote: I will not sleep until I see those 2 million being hit. I'm doing my best to get the word around, but I'm having difficulty convincing some people as they will go on board only if a physical ps4 copy is at play. =(


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Re: No longer is Shenmue considered a joke

Postby Tailzo » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:26 am

Axm wrote: Fucking well said. We told them it would be big and we were important. Now Sega, the gaming community and everyone knows we did it. We are getting our game and they can all suck a dick. Lovely day.
Love Yu Suzuki.
Love Sony.
Love Kickstarter.
Love Shenmue.


So true... Shenmue fans are redeemed :)
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