Random Shenmue Thoughts

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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby sand4fish » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:37 am

Mr357 wrote:Great find, sand4fish! I suppose Yu Suzuki's comment about Americans was an allusion to the poor sales that Shenmue and the Dreamcast had seen in Japan. According to the video description, this episode aired in May of 2000, but even so I'm surprised at the amount of Shenmue II footage they had. I'd never heard of this show before now, and I was pleasantly surprised to see Tommy Tallarico on it.


Most never heard of the show probably because it was aired on Canada only I think. The show is still on, online now on YouTube. Johnny Millennium from HappyConsoleGamer is a big fan and friend of the host.
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby Virtua Soldier » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:17 am

Why don't we ever see Fuku-san walking around in Dobuita?
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby Let's Get Sweaty » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:10 am

He's not allowed to cross the street by himself.
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby BlueMue » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:21 pm

The same thing could be aksed about Ine-san.
As for Fuku-san, he at least shows up at the You Arcade. But of course that's cutscene only.
He also has an alternate outfit with a jacket much like Ichiro's. Seems they planned to do more with him but this was ultimately never used.
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby sand4fish » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:42 pm

Finally found a Youtuber critic that gets what makes games like Shenmue special.

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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby Giorgio » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:53 pm

Shenmue is alive* again.

* wholly, truly and officially
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby lavrentis » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:32 pm

Anyone else based in Tokyo reckon there might be some Shenmue related merchandise we can win with crane games etc in the arcades, maybe nearer to release?
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby Supa » Fri May 25, 2018 6:05 pm

I wonder if all of the guide books from both Japan and the US/EU will be reprinted with slight updates or totally redone and reprinted. And of course, would love to see new merch.
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby Let's Get Sweaty » Sat May 26, 2018 3:23 pm


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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby Switch » Sun May 27, 2018 2:49 am

lavrentis wrote: Anyone else based in Tokyo reckon there might be some Shenmue related merchandise we can win with crane games etc in the arcades, maybe nearer to release?

Worth keeping an eye out, for sure. Maybe they'll have printed t-shirts like they did back in 1999.

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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby Supa » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:05 pm

Let's Get Sweaty wrote: New material from Shenmue Online


Hey, that's me!

Also, I got an email from SEGA today regarding Shenmue I & II...

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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby jasonorme666 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:01 am

Anyone else think Shenmue when they here this tune?.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp7eSUU9oy8
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby redline » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:30 am

jasonorme666 wrote: Anyone else think Shenmue when they here this tune?.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp7eSUU9oy8

i didnt really get a shenmue feel from that.

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i was listening to The directorJORDAN VOGT-ROBERTS on ign, talk about being influenced by video games and creating movies based on games.http://uk.ign.com/videos/2018/07/13/met ... game-movie

it got me thinking if shenmue would make a good movie? (it would work better than a metal gear soild film imo).

if done right it could be just as epic as the games

- you have I main story.. avenging the death of a father.
- character development
-exploration of interesting and slightly alien cities and areas ( from docs to Kowloon city)
- epic fight scenes
- interesting characters / enemies
of course there is tons more things they could touch on.

personally if it was to be made, i would want it to be filmed with bold lighting, almost hyper real. (deep purple, greens etc)
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby jasonorme666 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:25 pm

I'm sure the tune is almost identical to one in Shenmue.
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby Jibby » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:35 pm

jasonorme666 wrote: I'm sure the tune is almost identical to one in Shenmue.


There’s a little bit of the tune that’s similar to this:
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But that’s about as far as the similarities go I’d say.
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