Kickstarter Redesigned!

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Kickstarter Redesigned!

Postby Henry Spencer » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:05 pm

Check it out now:

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

Now has a section at the top "What's Shenmue". :D

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Re: Kickstarter Redesigned!

Postby code l name » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:06 pm

Maybe a stupid question but that "Wan Chi" image is from another game right?
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Re: Kickstarter Redesigned!

Postby Shenhua-Nani? » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:07 pm

Still better than nothing but....that's it?
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Re: Kickstarter Redesigned!

Postby shieldos » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:07 pm

Better late than never
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Re: Kickstarter Redesigned!

Postby Yokosuka » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:10 pm

They still could have done a lot more but I appreciate the effort.
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Re: Kickstarter Redesigned!

Postby Tomato Convenience Store » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:12 pm

Yokosuka wrote: They still could have done a lot more but I appreciate the effort.


I agree, but at the same time I think there's only so much people are willing to read, haha. What I would do is put an English translation for the two links at the top of the page. I love watching the old Xbox launch trailer with just music - I think it can help draw interest in the story, even though there's no VO.
Best Shenmue related video ever - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P9eecvkhcs
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Re: Kickstarter Redesigned!

Postby Shenhua-Nani? » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:13 pm

I hope they are saving the fighting pics/clips for the upcoming video.
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Re: Kickstarter Redesigned!

Postby Sonoshee » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:22 pm

It's better than nothing! It gives some sort of insight for non-Shenmue fans and tells them exactly what Shenmue did (created/pioneered the "Open World" game).
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Re: Kickstarter Redesigned!

Postby mjq jazz bar » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:26 pm

I have very little to complain about. They've done an incredible job making up for their transgressions, and have had the luck of E3 and these awesome reward tiers to help keep some life in the Kickstarter. I hope they've learned from their mistakes and become a formidable company. I would like them to take down 8-4 now that I know John Ricciardi is such an avid Shenmue hater. O:)

By the way, Shenmue 3 has now surpassed Project Eternity and become the THIRD most funded game of all time on Kickstarter.
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Re: Kickstarter Redesigned!

Postby Dragon St. » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:38 pm

Surely, everyone is overjoyed by the announcement of the PS4 physical release and the pledges going up. But take a critical look, it's a sloppy piece of work really. Using low-res pictures (the picture of Wan Chai in particular is just awful) and the description looks like it was written by someone who didn't actually play the game, but instead searched for some keywords about the game on google and put it together. It should be replaced by the far better introduction that's on the official site.

http://shenmue.link/us-en/history.html
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Re: Kickstarter Redesigned!

Postby Hadoken Hazuki » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:38 pm

As Code I Name says, what game is that Wan Chai screenshot from? Definitely not Shenmue II. From an older beta version, perhaps?
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Re: Kickstarter Redesigned!

Postby Yokosuka » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:41 pm

Shenmue Online I think.
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Re: Kickstarter Redesigned!

Postby Yokosuka » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:45 pm

Dragon St. wrote: Surely, everyone is overjoyed by the announcement of the PS4 physical release and the pledges going up. But take a critical look, it's a sloppy piece of work really. Using low-res pictures (the picture of Wan Chai in particular is just awful) and the description looks like it was written by someone who didn't actually play the game, but instead searched for some keywords about the game on google and put it together. It should be replaced by the far better introduction that's on the official site.

http://shenmue.link/us-en/history.html


Exactly.
The main problem is that they just talk about the revolutionary past of Shenmue. What's the purpose of explaining concepts that all modern games already have ? Newcomers will still not find solid reason to back.
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Re: Kickstarter Redesigned!

Postby BlueMue » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:46 pm

How did that Wanchi screenshot get in there? I really think it's from Shenmue Online.
But nice to see they really pull their shit together now. They really listened and do good stuff now.
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Re: Kickstarter Redesigned!

Postby Henry Spencer » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:49 pm

Dragon St. wrote: Surely, everyone is overjoyed by the announcement of the PS4 physical release and the pledges going up. But take a critical look, it's a sloppy piece of work really. Using low-res pictures (the picture of Wan Chai in particular is just awful) and the description looks like it was written by someone who didn't actually play the game, but instead searched for some keywords about the game on google and put it together. It should be replaced by the far better introduction that's on the official site.

http://shenmue.link/us-en/history.html


Which features sloppy text like this:

To Bailu Village leads the killer&spos;s trail.
And there, a chance meeting with a young girl,
changes his destiny forever.


I think they can still update what they have just put on the Kickstarter page and will do, but at least they finally listened about making it more welcoming to newcomers to the series. Even if it is just barebones, at least it's there now, it was pretty terrible before with regards to that. I do hope they improve upon it a bit more though.
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