I don’t think anyone doubts Shenmue was made to sell millions , I bet it was also made to sell millions of Dreamcast consoles too .
I’m just saying I think a Multi Platform Shenmue III could sell upwards of a million copies . Weather or not SEGA could make the kind of Shenmue experience , players are looking and hoping for , from a game budgeted around to make a profit from a million sales , I really don’t know
You’re far more of bigger expert than me, to comment on these issues
[quote]Not even the first Shenmue sold a million copies in any territory, and that’s on a console with nothing but Sega fans. What makes you think a Shenmue 3 on a different console would do better?
I know , that why I said only a multi platform Shenmue III could hope to get up to sales of a million copies .
I look at Capcom , Namco all of whom had a rough time on the X-Box , yet now are enjoying some good sales ont he 360 , I think even the likes of Ninja Gaiden II is enjoying far bigger sales that its X-Box smaller brother .
MSR pretty much flopped on the DC, yet on the X-Box became a multi million seller , and sold in ok numbers on the 360 . I lot of DC games had a hard time , as SEGA name was mud , and most people seen the DC and SEGA as a has-been , who’s best days were behind them.
The last console version of the Alien Franchises (Alien Resurrection) was a complete flop despite benign a brilliant game , what makes SEGA so sure the next Alien game is going to fair any better ?
Sometimes game don;t work for all sorts of reasons , rather than people not wanting them.
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To be honest they could be speaking Japanese and it wouldn’t have much difference to me. Its just really odd seeing eastern characters speaking in perfect western accents.
Like having Germans in WorldWar II films speak perfect English , it just really takes away the setting the game or film is trying to create (if that makes any sense)
Anyway I thought Jade was poor more down to it rubbish combat system and the Bioware Trade Mark bugs , and I really didn’t care much for the story or the main character either (bit of a killer in RPG’s)
The point is I just don;t feel in the 80’s or early 90’s America would have embraced Daggers quite like it did , it just wasn’t ready for that sort of film more so in the 80’s .
Hey that’s a lot better than those films would have done in thje 80’s , they would never have made into cinema in most cases
Yeah you right , but in the 80’s America and American directors just didn’t understand the one take , one camera angles deals .
Even if the poor USA Stuntman did the stunt in one take with no break always , in the final version you would see it from multi camera angles , making it look like the stunt was done at 3 diff stages .
Now I see in a lot of USA action films , them using a lot of the Hong Kong Style action and the Western audience now really expecting that sort of action