Tanks, on 15 June 2015 - 10:38 PM, said:
Sony's announce or not, but I feel like Sony is using a hypetrain to have their marketing costs covered for a game that, while a PC release as well, will help move their product(s). It feels extremely dirty and I can't be a part of it.
Turbohog, on 15 June 2015 - 10:44 PM, said:
I think it's pretty scummy of Sony as well. It makes me even less of a fan of theirs. I'm hopeful that because of the funding from the kickstarter, Suzuki and co will really be able to give the game the attention it deserves though.
While I agree that Sony should have funded some of it, I don't hold any of this against them. (For all we know, maybe there is more to this than we know so far.) It was unlikely that any publisher would want to fund the game. It didn't sell well on Dreamcast or XBOX and lost Sega lot of money. With Sony giving it some time at the E3 press conference, they at least offered the exposure that the kickstarter wouldn't have gotten otherwise by itself. Over the next 30 days, I think it will become clear what involvement Sony has, or lack thereof.
Anyway, my personal wish list:
- Physical PS4 release. (Probably will happen)
- Ports of 1 and 2 with widescreen. Higher resolution models and textures would be nice, if they exist. (We know the more detailed character models exist at least, since Shenmue Passport used them)
- Character models closer to the original
- More behind the scenes stuff. The GDC presentation last year was neat. Maybe a documentary?
Shenmue 2 was my most-played Dreamcast game. I don't really think anything they can do now can live up to that, but it will be nice to see the story finished. The 3 areas they've revealed sound fairly rural, which doesn't give them a lot of opportunity to re-create one of my favorite things about the 1st, and especially the 2nd game. That to me was the cities, with all of the shops you could go into, and things to see. I'm not sure if there's really an area appropriate for another arcade, but I hope so. I'm expecting more street gambling again.