Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by KK » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:35 pm

Does it still handle like the originals? I‘ve still never played them properly, but I did spend hours on the enormous Shenmue 2 demo that came with Official Xbox Magazine.

I’m just wondering how familiar I need to be with the storyline of the first two to enjoy these, though I think they’re on Xbox Game Pass.

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by KjGarly » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:08 pm

KK wrote:Does it still handle like the originals? I‘ve still never played them properly, but I did spend hours on the enormous Shenmue 2 demo that came with Official Xbox Magazine.

I’m just wondering how familiar I need to be with the storyline of the first two to enjoy these, though I think they’re on Xbox Game Pass.


There is a movie recap option for the story so far in Shenmue 3's main menu. Just started the first game, 3 is installed and as much as I'm itching to start it I want to run through the first 2 games.

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by Green Gecko » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:42 pm

KK wrote:Does it still handle like the originals? I‘ve still never played them properly, but I did spend hours on the enormous Shenmue 2 demo that came with Official Xbox Magazine.

I’m just wondering how familiar I need to be with the storyline of the first two to enjoy these, though I think they’re on Xbox Game Pass.

From what I've seen of my partners playthroughs yes it does, it's remarkably faithful while still being smoother and generally better executed than an old retro game can be. Also I think you can run faster.

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by Vermi Claus » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:09 pm

Ryo runs at the same speed as he did in the first two games. Started fishing now too, but have yet to catch that damn white catfish.

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by Superfurryfox64 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:57 pm

Shenmue 2 was my favourite game of all time back when it was released and this game perfectly captures the same feelings that did... and I’m bored of it, very very bored of it... not giving up though, not far into it yet but I know it’s one of those games I will start loving if only I could find proper time to play it

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by Vermi Claus » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:52 pm

Gah, that bloody green catfish, i keep fishing where i'm supposed to, but i can't get the sodding critter to bite! :cry:

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by Superfurryfox64 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:16 pm

Silly, cats are not fish!

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by KjGarly » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:03 am

Is there a thread for Shenmue 1 and 2? Itching to start 3 but I really want to do the series justice and work my way through all games so started the first game on Steam/PC. My god, that nostalgic feeling playing it :wub:

Roughly around 10+ hours in and at the harbour about to look for work. Gotta fund that cruise.

Also using SpecialK with a bunch of mods so at least his jacket doesn't look low-res as strawberry float :slol:

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by Dig Dug » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:10 pm

Finished it tonight. Gonna need some time to process it but all I'm going to say is the ending was lacklustre and failed to achieve the feeling it was going for.

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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by Vermi Claus » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:49 pm

My Ryo is NOT having a good day...


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PostRe: Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - 19/11/2019
by BORbles » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:15 am

I’ve been playing this for a while and it took me a while to sink in with it. And it feels weird to play as it’s been a long time to wait for it.

Now, I can say it’s lovely feeling and it’s so Shenmue. There are so many things I could do, but I think I’ll focus on the story first with some side quests while I can.

It looks beautiful for its budget, don’t get me wrong it’s not like the level of God of War or anything else but it is rather beautiful for this kind of game. :wub:

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