I guess I'll be glad for those Shenmue fans out there for getting what they wanted but isn't it alienating to other unknowing audience to just cather to the taste of 90's nostalgia gamers ?
Niche market providers are a thing. The game is being financed and bought by these people. By these measures, the product suceeded since it met the requirements of the demographics it aimed to satisfy. To compet for the mass market when your capital is low to begin with is... not usually a good idea.