The long-awaited threequel to Director Yu Suzuki’s legendary saga had a lot to prove this generation. Its predecessors were a couple of well-cut diamonds on the Dreamcast. But ‘Shenmue III’ was a crowdfunded project for the PS4. While ‘Shenmue III’ did improve upon most of the franchise’s assets, the game surprisingly failed to deliver on the most critical one: the story. It was an unexpected downgrade and could prove to be a diminishing return for the saga moving forward.