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Shenmue 3 with steelbook $19.99 Bestbuy.com (back again)


#1 Smithers123  

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 02:55 AM

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6342250



#2 CritcalJ   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   145 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 02:57 AM

Tempting

#3 Smithers123  

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 03:15 AM

Tempting

I believe this deal is ending tonight



#4 drmelzar  

drmelzar

Posted 27 July 2020 - 05:21 AM

Nabbed this when this was posted a few days back. Solid deal especially with the steel.

#5 Freeze Time  

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 07:23 AM

Man games get so cheap so quick now. I bought this for like 45 bucks back when it first came out with a discount I had. If I had waited I could buy the steelbook and all the DLC for cheaper. Oh well. It's a really good game so I'm okay with having played it after waiting 18 years or whatever it was for the game.

#6 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4669 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2020 - 11:12 AM

Man games get so cheap so quick now. I bought this for like 45 bucks back when it first came out with a discount I had. If I had waited I could buy the steelbook and all the DLC for cheaper. Oh well. It's a really good game so I'm okay with having played it after waiting 18 years or whatever it was for the game.

I used to love preordering and buying games at launch. The last time I did this now was for AC Odyssey. Nowadays I’ve been burned way too many times playing broken games while paying full price so I just wait six months or so and get the fully working game at half price.

 

It’s a shame how the industry operates today. 



#7 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2946 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 03:54 PM

I used to love preordering and buying games at launch. The last time I did this now was for AC Odyssey. Nowadays I’ve been burned way too many times playing broken games while paying full price so I just wait six months or so and get the fully working game at half price.

It’s a shame how the industry operates today.


I can't even remember the last time I paid full price for a game.

#8 ghnvt3   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   10 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2020 - 07:35 PM

The only reason I got this was for the steelbook.  

 

Thanks for the post.  



#9 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2946 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 07:44 PM

The only reason I got this was for the steelbook.

Thanks for the post.


Deal is dead.

#10 DaBears34yo  

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 12:14 AM

Deal is dead.

Still alive just placed an order.



#11 drmelzar  

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 12:45 AM

Really hoping they make tons of extra steels for Cyberpunk as there is more than one model for the case. I'd love that to eventually hit like $5 then swoop into my local BB and nab a couple more for fun.

#12 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2946 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 12:51 AM

Still alive just placed an order.


Yes, deal came back.

#13 VidgamesgivemeA_D_D   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2267 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 04:49 AM

Man games get so cheap so quick now. I bought this for like 45 bucks back when it first came out with a discount I had. If I had waited I could buy the steelbook and all the DLC for cheaper. Oh well. It's a really good game so I'm okay with having played it after waiting 18 years or whatever it was for the game.

You should join the cheapassgamer unleaded (opposite of premium) club. To be a member all you have to do is be ultra cheap like instead of buying games at launch wait til they're out awhile and pay $20 or less. I don't find the games any less satisfying if I wait. 



#14 CritcalJ   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   145 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 12:14 PM

You should join the cheapassgamer unleaded (opposite of premium) club. To be a member all you have to do is be ultra cheap like instead of buying games at launch wait til they're out awhile and pay $20 or less. I don't find the games any less satisfying if I wait.


A member for decades. I can't recall ever paying full launch retail for a game.

Of course, I am 2+ years behind the trends.

#15 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10116 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2020 - 02:58 PM

Yeah you can wait. I wait for a good portion though I tend to purchase pretty niche games on release. Only ones I wouldn't wait on for more AAA games are multiplayer games you will be playing with friends. Just don't read too many articles about certain games on release and after about a month at most (generally a few days for most releases) people will have moved on to another new game consuming it. Very few games are evergreen or even worth playing twice. I still don't know how someone can finish a game like Persona 5 and then immediately go into new game plus, but that's just different than my own personality. I do feel rouge lites/likes tend to get me to play games through multiple times.



#16 CritcalJ   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   145 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 04:40 PM

Yeah you can wait. I wait for a good portion though I tend to purchase pretty niche games on release. Only ones I wouldn't wait on for more AAA games are multiplayer games you will be playing with friends. Just don't read too many articles about certain games on release and after about a month at most (generally a few days for most releases) people will have moved on to another new game consuming it. Very few games are evergreen or even worth playing twice. I still don't know how someone can finish a game like Persona 5 and then immediately go into new game plus, but that's just different than my own personality. I do feel rouge lites/likes tend to get me to play games through multiple times.


I don’t play online so I can afford to wait. If you want to play with the crowd, you do have to jump early.

#17 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   500 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 05:01 PM

I got the LRG version of this, but wanted that steelbook, so I got it for $24 after GCU, and then traded the game in to gamestop. I don't remember exactly how much I got from them, but I'm sure it was close to $20, and minimized the cost of just getting the Steelbook alone.

#18 VidgamesgivemeA_D_D   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2267 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 05:21 PM

A member for decades. I can't recall ever paying full launch retail for a game.

Of course, I am 2+ years behind the trends.

The trends aren't really worth keeping up with. You just spend more money and while you might feel like you're one of the cool kids, you're really not. 



#19 bmcgrevy  

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 06:59 PM

Is this game basically like Shenmue 2? I bought Shenmue HD a few weeks ago and tried playing Shenmue 2 but it's painful. I'm convinced people forced themselves to like it because it's a niche game or whatever, like hipsters who purposely listen to bad indie music to seem cool.

#20 DaShaka   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2104 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:03 PM

Is this game basically like Shenmue 2? I bought Shenmue HD a few weeks ago and tried playing Shenmue 2 but it's painful. I'm convinced people forced themselves to like it because it's a niche game or whatever, like hipsters who purposely listen to bad indie music to seem cool.


Uhh what? The game was released 20 years ago, of course it’s going to be dated.

#21 bmcgrevy  

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:15 PM

Uhh what? The game was released 20 years ago, of course it’s going to be dated.


I'm confused at this response. You quoted me and are putting words in my mouth. I never said it was because it was dated. The game design sucks. It forces you to do long, boring things to make money and it's filled with annoying quick time events. Compared to games that came out during the same year it's bad.

#22 Mishimaryu   EWGF! (f,N~d~d/f+2) CAGiversary!   1505 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 10:27 PM

Did anyone's order here arrived beat up? I ordered this and of course they shipped the steelbook with the game inside a standard envelope. The steelbook arrived with a dinged in the corner upon arrival. 



#23 vicious7171   Don't you dare call on me, old man! CAGiversary!   456 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 11:06 PM

Is this game basically like Shenmue 2? I bought Shenmue HD a few weeks ago and tried playing Shenmue 2 but it's painful. I'm convinced people forced themselves to like it because it's a niche game or whatever, like hipsters who purposely listen to bad indie music to seem cool.

Did you like Shenmue 1?  I thought 1 was better than 2 and I played them both when they came out.  No reason to insult the fans btw, a simple "Is Shenmue 3 similar to Shenmue 2?  I did not like Shenmue 2" would have been fine.



#24 Zantra  

Posted 31 July 2020 - 09:38 AM

People are finding this game for $9 at Walmart on clearance. It may not come with a steelbook, but still $11 off this price.

#25 TheRyno665   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   92 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 01:27 PM

I'm confused at this response. You quoted me and are putting words in my mouth. I never said it was because it was dated. The game design sucks. It forces you to do long, boring things to make money and it's filled with annoying quick time events. Compared to games that came out during the same year it's bad.

I don't think you're gonna like Shenmue 3 then.  Speaking as someone who loves 1 and 2 (and even still likes them after playing the "remaster"), 3 is just not good.  It's busywork.  I don't even think you can make the argument that they're trying to retain the awkward charm of the earlier games by making it purposefully slow and dated because they went too far with the busywork and slogged down the pacing so badly that any enjoyment is gone.



#26 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2946 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 01:44 PM

People are finding this game for $9 at Walmart on clearance. It may not come with a steelbook, but still $11 off this price.

The problem with this is ... well, it's at Walmart, for one.  And second, the prices are hardly universal and we all know how unreliable inventory check is at Brickseek. 

 

Easier to grab it at Best Buy - it comes with free shipping, folks.



#27 Zantra  

Posted 31 July 2020 - 05:28 PM

The problem with this is ... well, it's at Walmart, for one.  And second, the prices are hardly universal and we all know how unreliable inventory check is at Brickseek. 
 
Easier to grab it at Best Buy - it comes with free shipping, folks.


Is it really "free" shipping if you are paying an extra $11 for the game. The whole point of this site is to find games for the cheapest prices.

#28 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2794 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2020 - 05:32 PM

People can make their own decisions about the best deal.  In my view, spending time driving around to walmart(s) looking for a ymmv clearance item in current conditions is a terrible decision.



#29 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2946 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:32 PM

Is it really "free" shipping if you are paying an extra $11 for the game. The whole point of this site is to find games for the cheapest prices.

Calm down.  Best Buy comes with a nice steelbook.  More importantly, spending time to get something is worth money to some people (more for others, obviously), so the convenience of getting it delivered is valuable (again, more to some than others).

 

For me, I'll easily pay $9 to not have to go inside a Walmart.  This is not to mention that buying Shenmue 3 at Best Buy then lets you pick up some of their other great deals on blurays that I otherwise would not hit the shipping threshold for.



#30 bmcgrevy  

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 06:54 PM

Exactly, I don't see how people can deal with Walmart. I would pay extra to go somewhere else. Even Walmart's store pickups sucks. I attempted to use it twice and once they couldn't find the product I ordered despite saying they got it in and left with nothing (and of course, the managers at Walmart don't give a shit and won't even give an apology) and another time took almost an hour to find it. Not to mention, Walmart does get a rough crowd of people (at least at the ones I've seen) loitering in the parking lots, soliciting you things, etc. and feels unsafe especially at night. So if a game is $19.99 at BB or $9.99 at Walmart I would choose BB.