Shenmue 3 won't disappoint fans of the first two. But that's almost secondary to the real story here. Shenmue 3's real strength is in the way that it suggests a different way of looking at the very storytelling of videogames. It challenges the idea that a game's value is in it aspiring to be "cinema", and it provides a pretty compelling argument for the alternative, too. On a personal note, as a fan of both theatre and Shenmue, this game is effortlessly my pick of what has been a very good 2019 for the creative side of videogames.
Excellent game, not sure why the press is destroying it in the reviews. Maybe they were expecting some new mechanics more adapted to the “fortnite generation”. But WE Shenmue fans find the game really good and can’t wait to see what happens next.
In terms of speed, gameplay, and storytelling, Shenmue 3 hardly matches the current spirit of the times. Everything in the game grinds and cracks on all sides - and that is precisely why it pays to dive into this epic by developer Yu Suzuki.
Shenmue III is still surprisingly charming, and an earnestly emotional journey for fans of the series. Ryo’s lack of interest in the opposite sex and his unwavering need to go to bed early and practise his martial arts training diligently each day, make him pure in a way we rarely see. It doesn’t leave much room for excitement, but it ensures that Shenmue III is every bit the sequel it set out to be.
Shenmue 3 is a tough recommendation for general audiences. It won't please the die-hard fans of the originals due the step backwards in terms of game design. Neophytes who are curious about it will be confused and bored by the sleep-inducing pace, plus the how the voice acting has not changed since the early '00s. The visuals may have improved, and the loading times are a thing of the past, but this is still has the soul of a Dreamcast title. It won't live up to the expectations that fans have, nor will it excite interest in the franchise. Nothing of substance gets solved by the conclusion, and there's a lack of a pay-off to playing such an intentionally slow experience. The highs in Shenmue 3 involve doing what amounts to nothing; that is just taking in the atmosphere and exploring.
Shenmue III is a game of half-measures. It ultimately delivers on its promise of the continuation of the Shenmue story for fans that have been waiting on it for years, but that doesn’t mean it delivers on that promise well. Shenmue III could have been so much more, or at least tried to wrap up Ryo’s tale, but instead, we are left with another cliff-hanger. Deep Silver and Ys Net delivered a game that works but is as unambitious and dull as Ryo’s dialogue.
I loved Shenmue 1 and 2. Those games felt like they were tring to feel like Japan and China. The environments were grounded and as realistic to their real world counter parts as the graphics if the time allowed. You felt like you were exploring a Slice of Japan and China, from arctiecture to culture.. Shemue 3 on the other hand feels full on fantasy, everything is baked in day glow and excessivly colourful. It dosent feel like you are exploring a real world area at all. Everthing is to pretty and to unrealistic. It also lacks the foreign charm of the origionals..Even the game itself lacks the charm of the origionals. I also wish they would have just finsihed the story.. There is alot of busy work in Shenmue 3, which is the same as the first two games, but its been 20 years. A more focused to the point experiance just to finsh things up would have worked better in my opinion.
Esperei mais de 15 anos para ser feito de trouxa, Shenmue é um dos melhores jogos que pude jogar na vida, amei tanto o primeiro quanto o segundo, só que em 2019, me trouxeram esse jogo bem ruim, faltou ''passar uma massa'' melhor nesse jogo, porque realmente eu como fã me decepcionei e não recomendo.
Was playing Shenmue 20 yrs ago on my xbox and decided to buy the new Shenmue 3 cause i was curious to see how story goes. Well as it was before it is still one of the most boring games i ever played as the only thing you do is just walk around playing mini games and ask people for directions. Only thing interesting is the story and some beautiful scenery in the game nothing else. By the year 2000 game standards this game was revolutionary in terms of open world games and was highly rated. By today's standards this game should be rated no more than 5/10
SummaryThe story begins in 1980s Yokosuka, Japan...The main character, Ryo Hazuki has his father murdered before him by Lan Di, the boss of the underground organization, Chi You Men. Ryo learns of the existence of a mysterious pair of mirrors, and makes his way to Hong Kong to unravel the mystery and avenge his father. A stranger in a new land,...