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SneakySecrets

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Shenmue 1+2
« on: August 23, 2018, 09:58:19 AM »
Was thinking about getting this, I missed it first time around even though I owned a Dreamcast at the time.  Anyone else as unbelievably nerdy as I am and going to buy this?

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Re: Shenmue 1+2
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 10:27:55 AM »
had the first one, amazing game, didn't exploit its full potential before exchanging it for another one

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Re: Shenmue 1+2
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2018, 02:53:56 PM »
phenomenal games, definitely play them
I want a Hollywood movie about dudes in mesh hats forming bonds while pouring DIY 'crete

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Re: Shenmue 1+2
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 08:44:43 AM »
I have them on Dreamcast and enjoyed them a lot at the time.

I do wonder if they’ve stood the test of time. One of their biggest draws was how immersive and real the world felt compared to everything else at the time. They also appealed to my 20 yr old weeb self who thought it was really amazing to be able to walk around a boring Japanese town.


Playing them now they might seem a bit dated. Do you want to play a game that makes you get up, and go to work as a forklift driver over and over? You could probably skip part 1 where almost nothing happens.


I think the recent Yakuza games tread similar ground and might be more playable.





Edit:Just realized there is an updated version coming out so I guess we’ll have to see if anything is improved.

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Re: Shenmue 1+2
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2018, 05:50:19 AM »
I replayed the first one on dreamcast about two years ago... The game was so fucked that the only way I could play it was to turn my dreamcast upside down and wait like 15 minutes before it booted up (saw that method online). Never played the second one but I will definitely pick up a copy. It kinda concerns me that the third one was crowd funded tho...

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Re: Shenmue 1+2
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2018, 06:42:56 AM »
I replayed the first one on dreamcast about two years ago... The game was so fucked that the only way I could play it was to turn my dreamcast upside down and wait like 15 minutes before it booted up (saw that method online). Never played the second one but I will definitely pick up a copy. It kinda concerns me that the third one was crowd funded tho...


The 2nd one actually has stuff happening. They were originally going to be one game but it was going way over budget and behind schedule so they split off the first act into its own game. The first game can accurately be summarized with "Something happens, you leave town".

I had the Japanese version but at the time had some ok Japanese skills. I probably couldn't play it now because I'm dumber than I used to be.

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Re: Shenmue 1+2
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2018, 06:47:15 AM »
Loved Shenmue 1, played it a lot when I was in middle school.  This thread has me wanting to bring out the dreamcast and do another playthrough.  Never got to experience Shenmue 2 but i'm hoping to play it someday.