New Shenmue III screentshots at Magic Monaco 2018

#4
That's quite hit and miss. There's something off with the kid's face and I still can't get over the weird grin of that bad(?) guy. The others are fine.
 
#7
Its a fine balance between sticking to original design and using modern graphical effects.

They are only a small team backed by Kickstarter money so I don't think we can expect them to match the levels of a AAA developers.
 
#8
All looks good for me,the only problem i have with the ryo's model is the short forehead, only this needs a fix.
 
Last edited:
#14
Looking really good so far and I quite like ryos look.

Hopefully we get more end of the day, tho nothing is guaranteed.

In the presentation Yu mainly spoke about the production of the first two games, and dodged release date questions, and said he would like to make Shenmue into some movie or something with real or cg actors.

Please just keep video games yu... :'(
 
#16
I was positive this game was going to be reviled when it comes out because people just don't remember (or know) what Shenmue was actually like, but KCD has me hopeful there are a ton of people out there willing to embrace a lot of jank & weirdness for something different.

Other than the weird Clayfighter guy, it looks great to me so far.
 
#19
I really like it, i think it's as good as it can be. This game does not have a monumental budget, so expecting it to be cutting edges in the graphical department is a delusion.

I feel that the long hair bulky guy will play a big part in the story, like Ren in Shenmue 2, a friendly rival of sorts.
 
#24
Its a fine balance between sticking to original design and using modern graphical effects.

They are only a small team backed by Kickstarter money so I don't think we can expect them to match the levels of a AAA developers.
They made the same amount of money that Kingdom Come: Deliverance made for their kickstarter and yet, they have no shame whatsoever for releasing such abysmal screenshots. Yu Suzuki has definitely passed his prime and is only making this game just so he can buy himself food to survive. What a bum he is.
 
#30
Man, this is actually looking decent even with the jank animation and no-emotion Ryo look.

I remember back in late 2000 when Shenmue was released for the Dreamcast, 30+ people were lined up at the Flint, Mi Funcoland waiting to get a copy.

Actually found the location, but Gamestop of course is there in its place now.
 
#32
I can't decide if I think this looks lovely or absolutely hideous. It seems every other screenshot is changing my opinion. What is happening with that muscle dude?
 
#34
The video is an extended version of the Gamescon 2017 video shown in August of last year which itself was shown much earlier to Kickstarter Backers.

That's why in motion the characters don't have their facial animation rigged and also why the models in motion are much older than the current ones from some of the screenshots. Games keeps looking better and better as time goes on so hopefully at E3 we can maybe have a proper trailer/media/gameplay blowout. If not that is fine by me as I would rather they don't rush and do the best job they can, especially given the level of scrutiny the game is under by the general public who don't normally see development in progress as it happens.

I'm not particularly worried about how the final product turns out, I will say I think it was a bad move to show much older footage at this show as it maybe gives mixed signals to the public but at the same time this is a tiny event so not exactly a huge media show like E3.
 
Last edited:

Claus Grimhildyr

Vincit qui se vincit
#42
That looks.....good to me?

I wasn't expecting Uncharted level of "realism", and that's not what I want either.
Agreed. This is clearly going towards a more nostalgic look. It feels like Shenmue 1/2 with a shiny coat of paint - which is perfectly fine with me. As long as the story/characters are as interesting as they were in 1/2 and it ends the series well - I will be happy.
 
#43
They made the same amount of money that Kingdom Come: Deliverance made for their kickstarter and yet, they have no shame whatsoever for releasing such abysmal screenshots. Yu Suzuki has definitely passed his prime and is only making this game just so he can buy himself food to survive. What a bum he is.
This triggered me hard. I hope you were banned for this post lol

On a serious note, some of KC's animations and graphics are still embarrassing 6 years after the kickstarter. I can only imagine how bad they were 2 to 3 years into development like Shenmue is now. Give it time. The master, Yu Suzuki, will not release a mediocre product.
 
#46
It looks like they decided to remake the original shenmue instead of looking like a true next generation sequel.

Maybe that’s a complement, though? But it still looks very much like a Dreamcast game for some reason.

Nailed it? Nostalgic for sure.