... Sorry, I just had to wipe my keyboard with a cloth because of the drool that I dripped all over it after reading the leaked Sega document. I must say, if this is true, which i think it is, then this is Sega's big chance! Their Excalibur, or maybe, their Soul Calibur!? :O
I myself was raised a Sega kid. My older brother bought Sega's line of consoles as we were growing up. Megadrive, Saturn & Dreamcast were all in my household on each owns day of release. So you could imagine I contemplated doing a backflip off my balcony when we heard Sega was to stop all hardware development. However, I soon came to accepting their logical decision.
Now we stand at this next turning point, with Sega about to sink their blue teeth into the PS3 with the possibility of Dreamcast games being released on the beast. Does this mean they can do what they see fit with the whole Dreamcast library? Or only the games they developed? I is not sure. What I do believe however, is that this is a chance for them to really blow the dolphins out of the sea. A thought crossed my mind: If they was to bundle Shenmue 1 & 2, onto one BlueRay Disc, (it wouldnt even need to be double layered) and released it for the ps3? Oh but wait, i just remembered it's going to be digital Dreamcast titles, so that means they will be releasing them via PSN? Still possible. BAM! Shenmue 1 on PSN, a month or two later, BAM! Shenmue 2 on PSN. Then, people who missed the legend of a game that is Shenmue, will be able to play and enjoy it. Can anyone guess the next step?
Yes-sir-ree , I reckon they could then start developing on a Shenmue 3, since one of their main reasons for not making a 3rd installment, was because not enough people played it and they would basically not profit financially from a 3rd game. However, I know this is still hoping high for this to happen. Realistically, Yakuza in my eyes is the spiritual successor to Shenmue, and thats already up to its 4th game coming soon. It sucks, but it always feels that the chance of a Shenmue 3 is just not going to occur. With this leaked press release though, those dreams of mine were stirred once more.
Well if we dont get to see Ryo Hazuki, ask around if anyone has seen a black car, then at least we'll get to play some of our old favourites again, possibly even in high definition. aodcndjsdflmf;dsx
... sorry, I drooled again when the thought of playing Tech Romancer crossed my mind. Playing that game over PSN at full volume, with the anime like soundtrack pulsing out of my speakers would be all i need for my University work to remain incomplete!
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