Shenmue I & II (PS4, XBO, PC) - coming 21 Aug 2018 | "Perhaps they're out"

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:16 am

I'm really enjoying this. Sure some of it is clunky, but it is a very unique experience. The game it reminds me of most (somewhat suprisingly), are the non dungeon crawling elements of Persona 4. I have not seen anyone else make this association. Does anyone else feel the same?

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by Jazzem » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:50 pm

Finished Shen 1! Gonna wait until more patches come in before starting 2. God it's equally hilarious + maddening how emotionally distant Ryo is, the dopey ol' plank of wood

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:I'm really enjoying this. Sure some of it is clunky, but it is a very unique experience. The game it reminds me of most (somewhat suprisingly), are the non dungeon crawling elements of Persona 4. I have not seen anyone else make this association. Does anyone else feel the same?


Nah that's a very apt comparison, the time management + intimacy of a small quiet town definitely links across. Inaba seems to have more polite locals on the whole than Dobuita though...

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:06 pm

Jazzem wrote:Finished Shen 1! Gonna wait until more patches come in before starting 2. God it's equally hilarious + maddening how emotionally distant Ryo is, the dopey ol' plank of wood

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:I'm really enjoying this. Sure some of it is clunky, but it is a very unique experience. The game it reminds me of most (somewhat suprisingly), are the non dungeon crawling elements of Persona 4. I have not seen anyone else make this association. Does anyone else feel the same?


Nah that's a very apt comparison, the time management + intimacy of a small quiet town definitely links across. Inaba seems to have more polite locals on the whole than Dobuita though...


That's true, everyone is happy to have a little chat there. But
no forklifts
, so.....

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by Jazzem » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:06 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Jazzem wrote:Finished Shen 1! Gonna wait until more patches come in before starting 2. God it's equally hilarious + maddening how emotionally distant Ryo is, the dopey ol' plank of wood

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:I'm really enjoying this. Sure some of it is clunky, but it is a very unique experience. The game it reminds me of most (somewhat suprisingly), are the non dungeon crawling elements of Persona 4. I have not seen anyone else make this association. Does anyone else feel the same?


Nah that's a very apt comparison, the time management + intimacy of a small quiet town definitely links across. Inaba seems to have more polite locals on the whole than Dobuita though...


That's true, everyone is happy to have a little chat there. But
no forklifts
, so.....


Pfft, bet they don't have construction vehicle racing of any kind, the weirdos

I would like to see Kanji face off against the comical bullies in Shenmue though

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by Vermi-Claus » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:27 pm

I trust you all found the three flashbacks at the start of the game? Thankfully i remembered the exact spots where they are triggered...



Also, back in the day, i found this in the Dreamcast original and am pleased to see it still present in the new version, at the time i even took a pic, sent it to Gamesmaster Mag (i think it was GM anyways) and they printed it so yay.


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by BORbles » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:49 pm

Shenmue I & II made the No.2 in the UK Charts. :toot:

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by Dig Dug » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:27 am

BOR wrote:Shenmue I & II made the No.2 in the UK Charts. :toot:

link?

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by gamerforever » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:35 am

This is fantastic news!

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by BORbles » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:51 am

Dig Dug wrote:
BOR wrote:Shenmue I & II made the No.2 in the UK Charts. :toot:

link?

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/ ... ne-trilogy

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by imbusydoctorwho » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:02 pm

Been playing through the first game for most of the weekend and whilst I'm enjoying it, the game is certainly a product of its time. With clunky controls and questionable mechanics, some awful voice acting (Ryo is so wooden), yet bizarrely all these things adds a certain charm to the game.
Overall this is a really interesting down video game past.

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by Hime » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:47 pm

Finally got to spend some time with this and I love it. I'm not sure how much they touched up the graphics but it still looks great to me.

I'm surprised this hasn't proven more popular now with the lack of guidance the player is given.

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by Vermi-Claus » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:58 am

Hime wrote:Finally got to spend some time with this and I love it. I'm not sure how much they touched up the graphics but it still looks great to me.

I'm surprised this hasn't proven more popular now with the lack of guidance the player is given.


The graphics are pretty much the same, only sharper thanks to HD upscaling and the switch to 16:9 ratio.

When it first came out, Shenmue had the best graphics anyone had ever seen.

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by BORbles » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:34 am

Shenmue Dynamic Theme (PS4) is up and it's free.

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by Advent7 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:32 pm

I think I'll download another.

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by Vermi-Claus » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:21 pm

BOR wrote:Shenmue Dynamic Theme (PS4) is up and it's free.


Neat, i shall definitely get this later.

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PostRe: Shenmue I & II (PS4, XBO, PC) - coming 21 Aug 2018 | Today is the day the snow turned to rain
by NickSCFC » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:34 pm

BOR wrote:Shenmue I & II made the No.2 in the UK Charts. :toot:


Probably already outsold the Dreamcast versions by now :lol:

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by Jazzem » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:35 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
BOR wrote:Shenmue I & II made the No.2 in the UK Charts. :toot:


Probably already outsold the Dreamcast versions by now :lol:


Makes you wonder how much closer to profitability this brings the series for Sega :p

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by Vermi-Claus » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:03 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
BOR wrote:Shenmue I & II made the No.2 in the UK Charts. :toot:


Probably already outsold the Dreamcast versions by now :lol:


In fairness, Shenmue 2 had particularly low sales on DC simply because it was such a bloody nightmare to get hold of a copy.

In early 2001 when Sega announced the discontinuation of the console, all the major stores (except my nearest Electronics Boutique/Game which was 25 miles from where i was living) removed their DC game shelves (before that i bought shenmue 1 from woolworths) and replaced them with budget PS1 games. Just getting hold of new release DC titles from then on was a major challenge (i didn't have internet at that time so online shopping was out), and i had a terrible time tracking down Skies of Arcadia & Sonic Adventure 2. Because Shenmue 2 was effectively the last major release therefore, i pre-ordered a copy from EB, and when i went to pick it up, it turned out it was one of only 3 copies delivered to the store.

So yeah, it sold poorly because no bugger could get hold of it.

Still, while were on the subject, i still have my DC Shenmue games, the second in particular is in mint condition and is in a quiet, safe spot at the back of my glass cabinet.

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by Dig Dug » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:17 pm

The US didn’t even get the Dreamcast version, they had to import from Europe or get the Xbox version.

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by Vermi-Claus » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:20 pm

Dig Dug wrote:The US didn’t even get the Dreamcast version, they had to import from Europe or get the Xbox version.


Yep, only Japan and europe got the DC release, and UK gamers had to wait for xbox just to get english voice actors as the DC game was in Japanese with subtitles.

That's why for me, Shenmue 2 is something of a novelty on PS4 as it's the first time i've played with english voices.


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