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#28471 Jurai  

Posted 20 November 2020 - 04:47 AM

Imagine still supporting this shitty company with this Shenmue bullshit they are pulling lol

#28472 super1upqueen   Shinobi Student CAGiversary!   234 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

super1upqueen

Posted 20 November 2020 - 06:16 AM

I made my first ever order from LRG in July (Ys Origin Collectors Edition for Switch) and reading through this forum is not inspiring much confidence. Despite the standard edition being shipped out, the collector's is showing an estimated shipping date of Q1 2021, which I call bull on because they're probably going to be putting the same artbook and soundtrack in the box that the old PS4 and Vita Ys Origin LRG releases had, meaning only the poster and steelbook are brand new items that need to be crafted from scratch. Not only that, now I'm seeing that whenever I do get a shipping confirmation, it won't actually move for at least a month? While I understand that waiting four months for an order isn't uncommon with these guys and I should be more patient, that still really shouldn't be all that acceptable, especially when said company is showing off Shibuya offices and trying to push $150 Shenmue III sets and blind boxes of their leftovers.

 

Needless to say, as blueweltall implied, unless I MUST have something LRG offers, I'll be keeping my distance in the future.



#28473 Josef   Raising Acts! CAGiversary!   13432 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2020 - 06:34 AM

Yeah the the latest Shenmue crap is bullshit.  They are releasing the only physical copy of the complete edition and making you buy a $150 - $170 (after taxes and shipping) CE for it.  It's 3000 copies, so are you telling me they couldn't allocate something like 2000 copies to a standard and 1000 to the CE? All this after they already released a $100 CE of the base game last year.  No thanks LRG - thanks for driving me away from collecting physical games.



#28474 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   3305 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Mattiful-Joe

Posted 20 November 2020 - 07:05 AM

Yeah the the latest Shenmue crap is bullshit. They are releasing the only physical copy of the complete edition and making you buy a $150 - $170 (after taxes and shipping) CE for it. It's 3000 copies, so are you telling me they couldn't allocate something like 2000 copies to a standard and 1000 to the CE? All this after they already released a $100 CE of the base game last year. No thanks LRG - thanks for driving me away from collecting physical games.


Not surprising. They have a firm "exclusive" here, at least as the publisher for now, and I'm sure they'll sell through all of them. Can't blame a company for wanting to maximize profits. They're not a charity or government agency, folks.

#28475 baboonfreak   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1278 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

baboonfreak

Posted 20 November 2020 - 07:57 AM

Not surprising. They have a firm "exclusive" here, at least as the publisher for now, and I'm sure they'll sell through all of them. Can't blame a company for wanting to maximize profits. They're not a charity or government agency, folks.

Seems like a missed opportunity to do a 4 week standard edition preorder as they would probably sell a ton. Guess that 3k is a hard limit? Don't really care for any of the ce stuff - I just want the game.
 



#28476 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   3305 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Mattiful-Joe

Posted 20 November 2020 - 08:47 AM

Seems like a missed opportunity to do a 4 week standard edition preorder as they would probably sell a ton. Guess that 3k is a hard limit? Don't really care for any of the ce stuff - I just want the game.


I don't think it'd sell anywhere near what you're thinking. 3000 sounds about right for this game. It's not like it wasn't already published, and it didn't do well.

#28477 baboonfreak   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1278 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

baboonfreak

Posted 20 November 2020 - 09:47 AM

I don't think it'd sell anywhere near what you're thinking. 3000 sounds about right for this game. It's not like it wasn't already published, and it didn't do well.

I mean the $100 CE was a 5k run and that sold out fairly quickly. For a standard complete edition preorderable for a month, 3k+ would seem more than doable, especially if it is exclusive like they say it is.

 

edit: Ok nvm apparently they tried for a standalone but couldn't do it...



#28478 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   7058 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

blueweltall

Posted 20 November 2020 - 02:32 PM

Also known as we won't make more money because we won't be able to sell all these junk.

#28479 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10560 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2020 - 03:13 PM

Yeah it seems cool for a collector but Shenmue 3 bombed in price for sure. Even if it's complete with DLC it's still way overpriced.



#28480 Kaiser499   Gaming Guru CAGiversary!   4373 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2020 - 03:14 PM

It's live now, it's expensive and I want the complete edition for my collection but that's a lot of money for it.



#28481 HaloGX   DCGX CAGiversary!   1177 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2020 - 03:24 PM

I wouldn't mind the complete collection too, because I love when DLC is on disc, but yeah. The hell. And the typical day-before-release announcement.

 

This "complexity" or selling more crap with games, whatever, I think in general LRG needs to be better with the contracts they make. It seems time and time again they paint themselves into a corner with contracts. 

 

I wonder how much better LRG would run if people that really knew what they were doing were running it.

 

Also, is there a track list for the soundtrack somewhere (I can't find one)? How are they getting six CDs worth of music out of one game? Are they mostly one minute interludes? SO MANY QUESTIONS!



#28482 super1upqueen   Shinobi Student CAGiversary!   234 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

super1upqueen

Posted 20 November 2020 - 03:28 PM

Also, is there a track list for the soundtrack somewhere (I can't find one)? How are they getting six CDs worth of music out of one game? Are they mostly one minute interludes? SO MANY QUESTIONS!

My guess is it's full of soundclips of Shenmue III's Oscar-worthy voice acting.



#28483 Equippt  

Posted 20 November 2020 - 03:34 PM

Not surprising. They have a firm "exclusive" here, at least as the publisher for now, and I'm sure they'll sell through all of them. Can't blame a company for wanting to maximize profits. They're not a charity or government agency, folks.

Lol yes we can. We are not, in any way, compelled to accept bullshit practices no matter how profitable they are. They deserve all the grief they're getting for this one. For a company whose stated goal is game preservation, locking the only complete-on-disc edition of a game behind an outrageously priced CE is gross and pathetic.

#28484 nagpo  

Posted 20 November 2020 - 03:47 PM

Has Grandia or Shantae 1 and 2 shipped for anyone yet? Hasn't for me



#28485 redrum666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1423 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2020 - 07:22 PM

I agree this should have been combined on one cart/disc. This was also $29.99 each through LRG so a little less painful than $35.

 

best buy dropped the price to $29.99 for both games for both systems 

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6438903

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6439001



#28486 redrum666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1423 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2020 - 07:24 PM

Has Grandia or Shenmue 1 and 2 shipped for anyone yet? Hasn't for me

LRG didn't sell Shenmue 1 and 2 only part 3



#28487 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20335 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2020 - 07:55 PM

LRG just brought a retro IP

 



#28488 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   38000 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2020 - 08:16 PM

LRG just brought a retro IP

 

Looking forward to the $150 Plumbers Don't Wear Ties Collector's Edition with authentic tie and 3DO display case.



#28489 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2916 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2020 - 08:40 PM

Looking forward to the $150 Plumbers Don't Wear Ties Collector's Edition with authentic tie and 3DO display case.

Does it have a $350 signed soundtrack?



#28490 nagpo  

Posted 20 November 2020 - 08:58 PM

LRG didn't sell Shenmue 1 and 2 only part 3

sorry i mean Shantae



#28491 Lord Chabelo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1190 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Lord Chabelo

Posted 20 November 2020 - 09:02 PM

Got my Jedi Knight two pack in the mail today, did not get a shipping or tracking notice...



#28492 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3637 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2020 - 10:06 PM

Just got caught up... shenmue is one of my favorite series of all time.  The original game ... easily one of my favorite games and often I would say it is my favorite game.  But... $150 for that complete version of shenmue 3?  Hell no.  I hope the real reason they aren't doing a standard version is because someone else is doing it and bringing it to retail.



#28493 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6702 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2020 - 10:19 PM

Just got caught up... shenmue is one of my favorite series of all time.  The original game ... easily one of my favorite games and often I would say it is my favorite game.  But... $150 for that complete version of shenmue 3?  Hell no.  I hope the real reason they aren't doing a standard version is because someone else is doing it and bringing it to retail.

They are claiming there will be no retail version and that this was the only way Deep Silver would let them release the patched/DLC complete version at all.



#28494 nagpo  

Posted 20 November 2020 - 11:34 PM

Man, I didn't know LRG was so disliked.



#28495 Tothoro  

Posted 21 November 2020 - 12:11 AM

I think the tides started turning in 2019. They clearly shifted from an emphasis in preservation to an emphasis in profit and there are a lot of negative ripples there - no more rewards program, the insane shipping backlog, etc. They've pretty well burned through their good will, but they're still able to get the biggest licenses and sell plenty of units so I doubt it'll stop any time soon.

 

There's a good post about it on Reddit here. Cites one of my old posts about the shipping backlog, which is neat.



#28496 nagpo  

Posted 21 November 2020 - 02:06 AM

Yeah I've been waiting for MONTHS for Grandia and Shantae 1&2 and the point that they made in that thread about taking forever to actually deliver on the product is so true.



#28497 trunks982   Wii are the Champions! CAGiversary!   6477 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2020 - 02:53 AM

watch them close down in a few years.



#28498 Jurai  

Posted 21 November 2020 - 03:04 AM

Let's just all agree Josh is a fucking piece of shit and Doug is his simp that refused to stand up to his bullshit so he could buy more anime figures

#28499 Jurai  

Posted 21 November 2020 - 03:09 AM

I think the tides started turning in 2019. They clearly shifted from an emphasis in preservation to an emphasis in profit and there are a lot of negative ripples there - no more rewards program, the insane shipping backlog, etc. They've pretty well burned through their good will, but they're still able to get the biggest licenses and sell plenty of units so I doubt it'll stop any time soon.

There's a good post about it on Reddit here. Cites one of my old posts about the shipping backlog, which is neat.


Blaming their shipping backlog on covid was really pathetic, they took the cop out for the fact they are incompetent

#28500 Vigilante   poyo CAGiversary!   38000 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2020 - 03:15 AM

They are claiming there will be no retail version and that this was the only way Deep Silver would let them release the patched/DLC complete version at all.

For all we know, Deep Silver isn't a fan of LRG nowadays, either, and we'll still see a standard edition at retailers later on.