Random Shenmue Thoughts

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I Don't Know, but I Have You!
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Shenmue II
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Nothing :(
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Merry Christmas, everyone. Played some Shenmue while staying with my parents thanks to Redream and a dongle with an HDMI out 🎄
Pff, I have a Sony Xperia, so (until a few weeks ago, damn technology), I was one of the few who could just play it on the app, in the same way; no dongles, no wires, just silky smoothness :D

Merry Christmas, Amir!
 
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Shenmue II
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Playing Shenmue Undub via Redream, the music drowns out dialogue, especially in cutscenes. Did this happen on Dreamcasts as well? I asked on the Redream Discord and someone else had the same problem via the emulator so I'm not sure where the issue lies.
 
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I just got that Dreamcast book @Amir referenced. Loved the Shenmue interview, particularly where they mention Yu Suzuki's attention to apparently useless details. Basically, why render a bunch of vegetables in a shop if you can't actually buy them? "It wouldn't be a vegetable shop if it doesn't have vegetables!" - Yu Suzuki
 

Truck_1_0_1_

I Don't Know, but I Have You!
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Shenmue II
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Nothing :(
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Mine should be coming soon, so I'm looking forward to adding it to my shelf :D.

BTW, @Amir, I don't know if it was conveyed the way I intended it, but that last post about playing on my phone, was all tongue-in-cheek; no smugness intended, I promise!
 

gamesbloke

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What's Shenmue
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Yak5+FFVI+DQII+Dreams+Mary Skelter
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I prefer the low res DC font and the S3 font.
 

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Playing Final Fantasy X remaster on Switch and realize that Shenmue had a better English dub with way better sync to mouth flaps than that game.
 
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Okay, so this might seem like a weird place to put this but... I was watching the new Pokemon Sword/Shield DLC stuff and the artwork for one of the new Pokemon really caught my eye.



Look at this! That is without a doubt an elbow assault. I immediately thought of Ryo when I saw this. And then of course I noticed the headband, so... Akira, is that you? Looking at the Gigantamax then, even that has way to close of a match in pose for a coincidence.






I call it now, this fighting/dark typ is at least in part inspired, if not even directly based on Akira Yuki.
So we're going to get a quasi-Akira Pokemon, wich means a quasi-quasi-Ryo Pokemon. :LOL:
 

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The only one annoying thing for me in Shenmue 1 is: After Working Day 2 at the Harbor, you have to go to Warehouse 17 and help Mark and after that going to the old man which is teaching Ryo a new Move and talk again to the old Man to have the Info that the Mad Angels meetings is in the night. But when i want to drive home, Ryo is still saying "I can't go", but all the tasks are finished for working day 2.
 
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When Shenhua picks herbs for her father for Ryo on the path to Bailu village, they both pick something that looks very like a bellflower.
Yes, and i firmly believe herb collecting would've been in Shenmue 3 on Dreamcast or XBOX, albeit either more limited gameplay or simply further little scenes such as when you find those herbs in disc 4. I believe there is two, maybe three at most, total instances along the path you can look at bellflower and Shenhua will stop to collect them.*

*IIRC
 
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I wish I could enter this type of shop, seeing that enigmatic game on screen and asking the vendor "What is this?".

 
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I would of liked to of been able to open the sliding paper windows in Ryo's home and see the outside, even if the scenery would be static so to speak.

I just got that Dreamcast book @Amir referenced. Loved the Shenmue interview, particularly where they mention Yu Suzuki's attention to apparently useless details. Basically, why render a bunch of vegetables in a shop if you can't actually buy them? "It wouldn't be a vegetable shop if it doesn't have vegetables!" - Yu Suzuki
I would of liked the remakes/rehashes to be able to be modded and have the community content add extra stuff like places, extra side games and quests and even the ability to buy things.
 
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Shenmue II
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Does anyone know the origins of the Shenmue White Label games? Is there a limited number if them? Why the white label?
 
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