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Re: Yu Suzuki - Reddit AMA Today!

Postby TheThirdComing » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:00 am

I don't want to seem bold but would it be rude to ask about the possibility of a physical edition on PS4?... it is something they have addressed in a sentence on the Kickstarter Page I know... but I am ever so eager for it. Beyond that, seems like a great set of questions. I can't imagine Shenmue without a Notebook & TimeX watch feature. It has to be there :)
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Re: Yu Suzuki - Reddit AMA Today!

Postby Supa » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:00 am

How did you go about choosing green to mainly represent the first stage in Space Harrier?

Why a Ferrari in OutRun? I like Corvette's a little better.




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Re: Yu Suzuki - Reddit AMA Today!

Postby SheepheadCG » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:01 am

Thanks so much Himuro for adding our question! 2 hours to go! Let's hope we get some great answers!
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Re: Yu Suzuki - Reddit AMA Today!

Postby Himuro » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:04 am

How are we going to ask the questions? Are we going to make a Shenmue Dojo reddit account and then just paste the list or are each of us going to the AMA individually and pasting what questions we find most pertinent?
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Re: Yu Suzuki - Reddit AMA Today!

Postby Yokosuka » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:05 am

Supa wrote: How did you go about choosing green to mainly represent the first stage in Space Harrier?

Why a Ferrari in OutRun? I like Corvette's a little better.




For real, nobody else thinks the Shenmue III history questions are important?


Locations and Shenmue IV apart, why do you want to spoil yourself ?
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Re: Yu Suzuki - Reddit AMA Today!

Postby Himuro » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:10 am

For a new page.

Himuro wrote: I have compiled a best of list of all of Shenmue Dojo's questions and concerns throughout this entire forum. I hope I did it with accuracy and respect. Please comment on how these may be improved and do not come off as combative towards Suzuki-san. Please share it on GAF and other sites so we may have some communication and sharing of ideas between our fanbase.

1. Will Shenmue III enable PayPal or a means to donate the project when the Kickstarter ends? Projects like Star Citizen gained tens of millions in donations by allowing this.

2. In Shenmue III will Ryo's notebook and Timex watch return?

3. Why does the Kickstarter page not give a good summary of the series thus far? It makes the series not come off as friendly for newcomers. Also, the Kickstarter page does not have the sites updates on it. That could be useful information for backers, would you consider implementing it?

4. In Shenmue III, will battles return? There has been talk that you are simplifying them, does this mean we will no longer get Virtua Fighter like fights? How will fights work? Will they be entirely QTE-based as seen in modern titles like Heavy Rain or will they still have corresponding punch and kick buttons like before?

5. How accurately will Shenmue III be compared to your original vision of the game or will there be major compromises?

6. Will Shenmue III be at Tokyo Game Show, GDC, and PAX or only Monaco?

7. Many fans want the option to play the game with a Japanese voice track. Is YSnet considering implementing this?

8. Are all the towns listed in the Kickstarter stretch goals in the game already, or are the stretch goals only there as a means to help give them more features and spice?

9. Sony and other investors only funding a part of the games budget. Does this mean most of the budget will come from the Kickstarter? More importantly, how much does Suzuki-san want the Kickstater to reach in order for him to make the FULL vision for Shenmue III?

10. It would be helpful if the Kickstarter made stretch goals more straightforward. As they are now, they are quite vague and confusing, even to experienced Shenmue fans. For example, what exactly is rapport?

11. Will the gameplay in Shenmue III be more contemporary or will it be more in line with past Shenmue iterations?

12. Seeing as how the game is set in a remote forested region how sparsely populated will the game be, will there be wildlife?

13. What will the level of npc interactivity be and how detailed will their behavior be?

14. How much of an influence will fan base feedback have during the making of this game?

15. Will you try to finish the story over the course of 2-3 more games as you originally envisioned?

16. Online is a big component of modern day gaming, is there any consideration for incorporating some type of online game play? Some type of mini-games, co-op missions or fighting modes?

17. I am new to Shenmue and don't find the Kickstarter promotional video to be terribly informative. Are there plans in making a new one? I'd like to back it on Kickstarter but nothing on the page is telling me what Shenmue remotely is.
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Re: Yu Suzuki - Reddit AMA Today!

Postby Wude-Tang Clan » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:11 am

Supa wrote: How did you go about choosing green to mainly represent the first stage in Space Harrier?

Why a Ferrari in OutRun? I like Corvette's a little better.




For real, nobody else thinks the Shenmue III history questions are important?

He loves Ferrari's... Don't know if SEGA needed a license or not for the original game, but that's a possibility as well.
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drunkensailor wrote:shenmue 1 and 2 hd port is simply not possible.

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Re: Yu Suzuki - Reddit AMA Today!

Postby shredingskin » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:18 am

What type of music does ryo like ?
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Re: Yu Suzuki - Reddit AMA Today!

Postby Set12 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:22 am

Himuro wrote: How are we going to ask the questions? Are we going to make a Shenmue Dojo reddit account and then just paste the list or are each of us going to the AMA individually and pasting what questions we find most pertinent?

Having a massive list of questions is probably not going to work. People usually ask one or two questions at a time. People who answer the questions usually prefer spreading their time around answering different people. It's not like you can't spread your questions out. I think some of the listed questions are bound to be asked by other people anyway.
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Re: Yu Suzuki - Reddit AMA Today!

Postby The Big Landman » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:23 am

shredingskin wrote: What type of music does ryo like ?

Space Harrier OST, After Burner OST and Van Halen, of course!
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Re: Yu Suzuki - Reddit AMA Today!

Postby shredingskin » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:28 am

To be honest I want to ask what's the deal with that A t-shit in ryo's bedroom.

Like WTF. It always make me smile.
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Re: Yu Suzuki - Reddit AMA Today!

Postby Riku Rose » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:42 am

People post their questions and then people upvote comments or questions they like and they're typically the ones that get answered. The fact there isn't even already a page for this on Reddit is another fuck up by Awesome Japan. Usually you have a page up a few hours or days before so people can post their questions beforehand and the thread get's up voted and a better position on reddit.

If you want your question answered it's best to ask one question at a time. Look at questions others have asked and if it's one you want answered upvote it so it's more likely to be answered.

Posting a list of questions isn't a good idea and will most likely be ignored.

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Re: Yu Suzuki - Reddit AMA Today!

Postby mue 26 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:24 am

The only thing I'd like to ask Yu, is to please not ask the fans how they want certain characters to be. Shenmue should be about his vision, even if it is Kickstarted. I would have thought that would be what most fans wanted too. Does anyone really want to vote on polls determining a charater's personality...
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Re: Yu Suzuki - Reddit AMA Today!

Postby Jack » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:34 am

Himuro wrote: For a new page.

Himuro wrote: I have compiled a best of list of all of Shenmue Dojo's questions and concerns throughout this entire forum. I hope I did it with accuracy and respect. Please comment on how these may be improved and do not come off as combative towards Suzuki-san. Please share it on GAF and other sites so we may have some communication and sharing of ideas between our fanbase.

1. Will Shenmue III enable PayPal or a means to donate the project when the Kickstarter ends? Projects like Star Citizen gained tens of millions in donations by allowing this.

2. In Shenmue III will Ryo's notebook and Timex watch return?

3. The Kickstarter page isn't helpful for newcomers to Shenmue as it could be. For example, it doesn't accurately show what Shenmue is or why it's special to people. However, the website does. There feels like there's a lack of communication between the Kickstarter and the official site. For example, there is a Shenmue history video on the website that isn't on the Kickstarter. There's also an interview with Tak Hirai that isn't on the Kickstarter. Could you possibly make the Kickstarter page more accurately convey what Shenmue is and why it matters to people who have never heard of it by communicating more between the Kickstarter and the official website?

4. In Shenmue III, will battles return? There has been talk that you are simplifying them, does this mean we will no longer get Virtua Fighter like fights? How will fights work? Will they be entirely QTE-based as seen in modern titles like Heavy Rain or will they still have corresponding punch and kick buttons like before?

5. How accurately will Shenmue III be compared to your original vision of the game or will there be major compromises?

6. Will Shenmue III be at Tokyo Game Show, GDC, and PAX or only Monaco?

7. Many fans want the option to play the game with a Japanese voice track. Is YSnet considering implementing this?

8. Are all the towns listed in the Kickstarter stretch goals in the game already, or are the stretch goals only there as a means to help give them more features and spice?

9. Sony and other investors only funding a part of the games budget. Does this mean most of the budget will come from the Kickstarter? More importantly, how much does Suzuki-san want the Kickstater to reach in order for him to make the FULL vision for Shenmue III?

10. It would be helpful if the Kickstarter made stretch goals more straightforward. As they are now, they are quite vague and confusing, even to experienced Shenmue fans. For example, what exactly is rapport?

11. Will the gameplay in Shenmue III be more contemporary or will it be more in line with past Shenmue iterations?

12. Seeing as how the game is set in a remote forested region how sparsely populated will the game be, will there be wildlife?

13. What will the level of npc interactivity be and how detailed will their behavior be?

14. How much of an influence will fan base feedback have during the making of this game?

15. Will you try to finish the story over the course of 2-3 more games as you originally envisioned?

16. Online is a big component of modern day gaming, is there any consideration for incorporating some type of online game play? Some type of mini-games, co-op missions or fighting modes?

17. I am new to Shenmue and don't find the Kickstarter promotional video to be terribly informative. Are there plans in making a new one? I'd like to back it on Kickstarter but nothing on the page is telling me what Shenmue remotely is.


It's a great list and between this and gavinGT's list I think all bases are pretty well covered, but to be honest I think some of the questions involving kickstarter are a bit harsh. If you were to ask a question about kickstarter I wouldn't start out by criticizing what you think is wrong with it, I'd simply ask, "Why doesn't kickstarter feature ______? or "Will the Kickstarter page include ________ "?

So for example for question 3 instead of starting out by saying "the kickstarter page isn't helpful" you could say "Will you be updating the kickstarter page to make it more informative for newcomers to the series?" Or you could go the q #17 route and make it sound like more of a personal complaint as opposed to an outright criticism.

It's unlikely that anyone will get more than one question in at a time so hopefully people will review both lists and if they see a question hasn't been asked yet they will try to do so.

At the very least someone should tell Yu Suzuki they love him..
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