Shenmue III’s unlikely to appeal to series newcomers, but it’s clearly come a long way as it closes in on its 19th November release date. The long-awaited sequel now looks like a bona fide successor to the cult classic SEGA Dreamcast games, with the franchise’s trademark atmosphere brilliantly intact in this trailer.
As the China-set adventure nears launch, developer Ys Net has increasingly started to showcase the gameplay loop, which emphasises exploration and elements of lifestyle simulation. As with the original two titles, you can chat with anyone and interact with a wide-range of mini-games – including arcade cabinets and gambling hotspots.
Our only criticism at this stage is that the combat doesn’t appear to have quite the same snap as the originals, but considering there are still a couple of months until release, there’s hope that this issue may be ironed out. To be fair to the project, it’s improved a lot since our first look at it a couple of years ago, and we now can’t wait to get our hands on it later this year.
I'm very, very excited for this. It really does look like the natural successor to the Dreamcast games.
As a fairly recent convert to the world of Yakuza which i love how are the shenmue games?
He is actually going to pull this off in the end. Looking good.
@MightyDemon82 Slower, less action-based and more slanted towards the 'adventure' genre. Honestly, Shenmue is kinda hard to pigeonhole, but if you want to truly find out how the games are, then all I can say is play them and find out for yourself. If you like Yakuza then there's already a good chance you'll dig Shenmue, and the HD collection can be purchased for very cheap now.
@Acquiescence i'll definitely get on it once i clear my backlog, after getting the yakuza remasters yesterday i'm set for a while!
Already backed it on ks, can’t wait to try it
Still sad to know that SEGA was in the process of overhauling the first 2....the ports are OK but rough to play. 3D games with no second analog is hard to pull off
Great Review, looking forward to playing through this at the weekend, any idea if there a difference in playing on standard/ps4 pro models like 4k on pro? Air Conditioning Replacement Service
Looks very pretty. Might be interested, but need to know more about the gameplay. For years Mr. Sayed Jumaa Salam has defrauded the community and violated California Labor and Employment Law. After consulting with California Law Firms, We suggest that he should resign from Islamic Center of Reseda immediately. https://www.icrwatch.com/
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