No Time Skip In Shenmue I

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No Time Skip In Shenmue I

Postby Riku Rose » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:17 pm

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Re: No Time Skip In Shenmue I

Postby Reprise » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:22 pm

Interesting... It's either a bold move or a lazy move. That said, I don't think it's a big deal, but I know others will disagree.
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Re: No Time Skip In Shenmue I

Postby Jibby » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:26 pm

Like I said in the other thread, I'm actually pretty happy about this. Time skip to me doesn't seem like a feature that has a place in Shenmue I.

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Re: No Time Skip In Shenmue I

Postby BayStone » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:41 pm

Yeah, I agree. In 2 it's a bit more understandable, but I was actually surprised when I first played it and saw it... I thought it had no place in the game. It's an quality-of-life thing, sure, but personally, I think it sort of waters down the thing a little bit.

But pompously, time-skip has no place in Shenmue. :)

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Re: No Time Skip In Shenmue I

Postby Reprise » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:43 pm

If I remember correctly, the first time I played Shenmue 2 I actually refused to use the time skip feature because I thought it was sacrilege in a game like Shenmue. My opinion on that 'softened' on further multiple playthroughs though lol.

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Re: No Time Skip In Shenmue I

Postby punkmanced » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:47 pm

I'm happy they're not including it.
To be honest, even the 'save anywhere' function isn't all that important in Shenmue 1. The experience is cozy enough to where it honestly doesn't matter, IMO.

Part 2's a different story.
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Re: No Time Skip In Shenmue I

Postby staplepuffs27 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:50 pm

On one hand, choice is never a bad thing. Then again, Shenmue is smaller in scope, and doesn't benefit too much from the feature. I think some new players will enjoy exploring the world that is available. I never used the feature in Shenmue 2.
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Re: No Time Skip In Shenmue I

Postby johnjohnbrem » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:03 pm

staplepuffs27 wrote: I never used the feature in Shenmue 2.


Same here, it felt like a huge betrayal to the game's pace, and that's what made the series so special to me.

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Re: No Time Skip In Shenmue I

Postby OL » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:05 pm

Welp, that means I'll be skipping this crap. Not buying it anymore. Grrrr, devs are lazy, teeth gnashing, etc etc etc...

No, I'm kidding. Would have been a nice feature, and it is kind of lame that they won't go back and put it in (it's about having options, and having more options is not a bad thing, especially with a game we've already gone through over and over), but oh well. It's still Shenmue.
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Re: No Time Skip In Shenmue I

Postby johnjohnbrem » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:10 pm

I'm not against the idea, having options is always better as everyone's been saying. I'll just opt not to use the feature!
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Re: No Time Skip In Shenmue I

Postby Mystere » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:10 pm

Eh, I'm fine without skipping time, as it encourages exploration and that's the essence of the first Shenmue.

Retaining the long waits does make a modern save feature essential though, IMO. Sometimes life intervenes and you don't have the free time to get Ryo all the way home or wait til 11PM.
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Re: No Time Skip In Shenmue I

Postby Martin » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:13 pm

I didn't use it the first time I played Shenmue II, but did on subsequent playthroughs. For me it's a little disappointing that it's not there this time for SI, but it's hardly a deal-breaker. Would have been nice, though.
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Re: No Time Skip In Shenmue I

Postby Niowiad » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:28 pm

Take it off Shenmue2 as well

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Re: No Time Skip In Shenmue I

Postby iyapol » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:06 pm

No biggy. I'm sure some will find the energy to moan about it, though.
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Re: No Time Skip In Shenmue I

Postby GYO6161 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:10 pm

Im glad Sega isnt cavin to the modern gamer's sensibilities. This is straight up Raw unapologetic Shenmue.
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