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|OT| Shenmue I & II HD |OT| Would you like to play a game of Lucky Dip HD?

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For those looking for more Shenmue stuff for Christmas, Insert Coin has some new stuff in. Personally, I quite fond of the hoodie. I bought a T-Shirt from them before, and it was pretty good quality.

https://www.insertcoinclothing.com/shenmue/





All the fat sizes sold out of course...
 

Kazza

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All the fat sizes sold out of course...

How dare you, sir! It's common knowledge that all the most hardcore of Shenmue fans, inspired the games' martial arts based story, have spent the last 20 years honing their lean but muscular physiques in their dojos, preparing themselves for the final battle against Lan Di.

 

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How dare you, sir! It's common knowledge that all the most hardcore of Shenmue fans, inspired the games' martial arts based story, have spent the last 20 years honing their lean but muscular physiques in their dojos, preparing themselves for the final battle against Lan Di.

And then they turned 30...
 

Kazza

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XL, 2XL, 3XL sizes all sold out. XS, S, M, L all still available.....:goog_unsure:



Looks like Lan Di has nothing to worry about :messenger_tears_of_joy:
 
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How buggy is it currently? Has it patched to respectability?
 

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How buggy is it currently? Has it patched to respectability?
If you've never played the games before, the bugs are so minor you probably won't notice too many during gameplay. If you're a hardcore fan, you'll notice some sort of bug every 5 seconds and be very disappointed...
 

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The PC version seems fine to me (as it should after 7 patches). I believe the PS4 and Xbox both got a large patch too and run ok now.
 

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The PC version seems fine to me (as it should after 7 patches). I believe the PS4 and Xbox both got a large patch too and run ok now.
Still tons of issues in all versions. Lots of hitbox issues when fighting, sound issues all around, etc... but like I said only a seasoned fan who knows the games inside and out will notice most of them as they are MUCH more polished than they were at launch...
 
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hariseldon

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Cheers guys - looks like I'll pick it up during the sale. I seem to be gravitating to a lot more Japanese stuff lately - Nier, Yakuza 0, Bayonetta - I've missed out a whole section of gaming so I'm enjoying the chance to pick it up and figure it out.
 

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$70 for a sweater? Yeah, I think not.
 
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Kazza

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The game is 35% off in the steam winter sale, if anyone feels like jumping in:

 
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hariseldon

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Good to hear. Be sure to report back once you've finished it.

Could take a while. Got to get through Kingdom Come Deliverance, Yakuza 0, Nier Automata and Bayonetta first! (bit of a Japanese binge going on)
 
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Xeaker

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Can I have fun with the game if I did not play the original?
I read it is like the Yakuza games, I played Yakuza 0 and Kiwami 1, so I don't know if I can enjoy Shenmue much older gameplay.
 

Geki-D

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I read it is like the Yakuza games
No, not in the slightest. Also, you're in the OT for the remakes of the originals. Not sure if you meant Shenmue 3 when you said: "if I did not play the original".
 

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Can I have fun with the game if I did not play the original?
I read it is like the Yakuza games, I played Yakuza 0 and Kiwami 1, so I don't know if I can enjoy Shenmue much older gameplay.
Mileage may vary. I love Shenmue, I was there for the first game and I'll never not love it.

It's a slow burner. It's mostly about atmosphere, location, character. The acting isn't always great, which hurts it a touch, but overall it's as much about your downtime as it is the story and action.

It suffers something wicked from the Seinfeld Effect. Almost everything in this game has been built upon and improved in the last 20 years. It was wildly influential.

If you're quite a patient person when it comes to clunky mechanics and if you don't mind old games as a rule, try it out. Play it at Christmas. It's set around that time and it just helps with the atmosphere.

I've never thought the Yakuza comparison is a good one. There are similarities, but there are way more differences. Yakuza, even the remakes of the older games, are way more action focused and modern.
 

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Shenmue Dragon & Phoenix Collection is an engine replacement mod for the 2018 release of Shenmue I+II for PC that replaces the original engine with Unreal Engine 4, allowing for massive improvements across the board. This also modernizes the games, and brings their gameplay more in line with Shenmue III, while still maintaining the original look, feel, and core gameplay mechanics. Assets such as models, textures, and animations are extracted from a legitimately owned copy of Shenmue I+II, and placed into Unreal Engine 4 at install time which allows us to avoid many of the pitfalls other attempts at remakes have fallen into. This also allows us to cut back on some areas of development, such as recreating various gameplay sequences, and focus instead on smoothing out rough edges in the original gameplay, adding new features, and making the world look absolutely stunning and feel more alive than ever before.
 
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