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Shenmue and Yakuza

Both are great series, so where is my gripe with Shenmue being compared with Yazkuza?
Well here it is.

 

What has been seen cannot be unseen - WTF!

Kiwami 2 What has been seen cannot be unseen – WTF! Sorry this is not my scene. I am out of here…!

To take nothing away from Yakuza, the regular naive comparison with Shenmue, is mainly meant as derogatory and undermines the latter series. The scale and scope for it’s time, of the Shenmue series. The vision and ingenuity of the Shenmue series.

In the same way, the comparison comes across like as to say, “Oh here you go, this is better, try this”.

It seems many who foolishly use this comparison, don’t truly understand the Shenmue series. There is a much more story led, spiritual type angle to Shenmue, whereas Yakuza goes down a different path.

 

 

Both are undeniably great games, but please do not insult either series by coming up with an awkward fitting comparison.

 

Well, you asked for it...

Well, you asked for it…

 

Why yes, Shenmue and Yakuza are both set in Japan and have fighting in. The Einsteins who came up with that link, must be incredibly proud of bringing up the most obvious of similarities. It is however there, where all comparisons END.

Another thing to point out is, you cannot compare the two, because of the time difference from when both games were initially made. Shenmue made today, with the same resources and same team, would blow Yakuza out of the water, without question.

 

White guy does not have time for the likes of you

Face-palming the hell out of one’s face has been mastered.

 

Yakuza is the go to franchise, outside of Sonic, for SEGA, so has a lot more geared towards it rather than against. The financial flop rubbish that gets thrown around with Shenmue does not add up, the further you dig.

Yakuza itself hardly sets the world alight, but is a moderate success. But with strong backing, it is far easier to make games such as Yakuza with today’s technology, than it was to achieve the same feat with Shenmue.

 

Ryo Hazuki Face Palm Some thug the face

That’s it, go back to Tiger LCD games already!

 

You see, when Shenmue was made, the technical resources available were far less advanced than as of today. It is what constantly makes the Shenmue series such an amazing achievement, because it was truly groundbreaking.

And in an ideal world Shenmue III would have SEGA of Japan backing it and not have fans being forced to stump up the cash instead. But we are where we are.
At least things have finally moved forward.

So, enjoy both series and respect both series. Comparisons between the two games, do no favours for either one of them. They are two completely different genres you could say.

Shenmue is Shenmue and Yakuza is Yakuza. Completely different games, completely different messages being sent and completely different in structure and style.

 

@DeathWishRyo (ಠ▂ಠ,)

 

 

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Hey guys I would like to remind you we now have Official Shenmue500K APP for Android Phone Users, to make it even easier for you to keep track Shenmue 3 News.

Please visit this link to Download 500K APP:

If you would like to share your own Shenmue experience or you have worked on your own fan art or a project. Please get in touch Use our Contact Form

In order for Shenmue 3 to be the best game we could want, remember to make a PayPal Donation at Shenmue 3 Slacker Backer Campaign if you missed out during the Shenmue 3 Kickstater – (https://shenmue.link/order/) It’s a great way to show support and become part of gaming history there are still stretch goals to be reached.

Created this website for the 3rd Shenmue500K Group this website will also play role in supporting shenmue.link.

Will also bring you all the latest – (Shenmue III News, Updates from the Community and many Interviews from Yu Suzuki and partners and maybe even odd article from myself) – Regarding Shenmue 3 Development over the next 2 years.

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