December 3rd Shenmue Day

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Re: December 3rd Shenmue Day

Postby Latin King » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:26 am

AdamKoralik wrote:Though he has suggested we play Shenmue on the channel. This would result in us...frankly making fun of it. I haven't been open to this idea.

Do you think that would be a good idea?


Well, there are obviously some things that can be made fun of in Shenmue, especially in the English version with it's quirky, sometimes awkward dialogue. It might be benefit from publicity on your channel, but I'm not sure if that's the type of publicity we're looking for. But hey, I guess any publicity for Shenmue is good at this point. I would suggest that you make a point in the beginning of the video that Shenmue is actually a great game despite it's iffy English voice acting.
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Re: December 3rd Shenmue Day

Postby ShOzO MiZuKi » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:31 am

Yeah that's a tough question. Can you maybe edit the first day down or something? Or maybe just show the intro and first dream? Kind of like a little teaser to get some hype. Up to you though.
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Re: December 3rd Shenmue Day

Postby Radar » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:40 am

As long as people who play will not make fun of it themselves and take it seriosly, it's should be OK! The most important thing is to show and tell people why is this such a great game.
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Re: December 3rd Shenmue Day

Postby ShenSun » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:24 am

AdamKoralik wrote: Thanks guys, sorry about vanishing there for a bit.

Happy to help with the video.

Unfortunately I can't post it on GameSocietyPimps without my partners permission, one of which would be very opposed.

Though he has suggested we play Shenmue on the channel. This would result in us...frankly making fun of it. I haven't been open to this idea.

Do you think that would be a good idea?


I say do it. The more people exposed to Shenmue, the better.

I would love to see if you could make fun of a game that your so passionate about. :)

I reckon half of you would be admiring and praising the game, whilst the other half would try and stick to the channel theme.

Either way, definitely do it. :)
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Re: December 3rd Shenmue Day

Postby AdamKoralik » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:55 pm

See, I'm torn. The reaction most of you have had (rightly so) is the same one I have.

It's a game that could easily be made fun of, but it shouldn't ever be.

Proposing this project to my cohorts would prove difficult if I tell them they have to censor themselves. Actually for the longest time that's why I've passed on it, because I don't want the series disrespected.

Odd as it may seem, the other two members of GameSocietyPimps (Aaron and Emre) aren't gamers. They're not likely to respect the game the way it should be. While I doubt they'd claim "man. look at those shitty graphics" (actually Emre might say this) or "uhg, this is awful" or anything, I wouldn't put it past them to mock the kitten or whatever.

However, in all honesty, that would have to happen for the series to work and gain any mass appeal.

As much as I love the game, to get new people to check it out, it helps to make them laugh.

It should be noted that I am too close to the game, so ironically, I wouldn't be in the videos doing commentary on it.

So, what do you guys think? Is it worth trying this if it means mocking the series we love so much?

There is another problem, but before going in to that, I want to hear what you think about the issue above.
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Re: December 3rd Shenmue Day

Postby south carmain » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:03 pm

I think you shouldn't just to avoid the hordes of fanatical oversensitive shenmue fans posting insulting comments on your channel in bad English just because you hurt their feelings by playfully taking the piss out of their favourite game.

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Re: December 3rd Shenmue Day

Postby AdamKoralik » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:19 pm

Trust me, I'm afraid of that too.
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Re: December 3rd Shenmue Day

Postby MiTT3NZ » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:30 pm

Why care?
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Re: December 3rd Shenmue Day

Postby AdamKoralik » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:32 pm

Why care about making videos or why care about offending a lot of people?
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Re: December 3rd Shenmue Day

Postby ShenSun » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:36 pm

Take the piss outa Shenmue all you want. If it gains the series more followers, then why not?

Casuals may dislike the game, but those who want an experience, will appreciate it.

Its like Beyond and Heavy rain. You either love it or hate it.
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Re: December 3rd Shenmue Day

Postby Yama » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:32 pm

I feel like the undeniable yet unintentional humor found within Shenmue has been beaten to death. In fact, those that haven't even played the series refer to those same jokes and sadly it's their only knowledge of the game. The series lesser known soft spots are what need to be spread imho, not more of the same humor. These are the elements that potential players don't know exist, yet they could potentially interest them in the series if presented right. Whether it be through playing older titles or supporting the cause for a revitalization, positive outlook is what we need most now.
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Re: December 3rd Shenmue Day

Postby AdamKoralik » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:38 pm

Well, I've asked our fans via Facebook to see if they'd be interested (not pre-existing Shenmue fans). So far, the reception has been positive.
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Re: December 3rd Shenmue Day

Postby ShOzO MiZuKi » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:51 pm

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Re: December 3rd Shenmue Day

Postby ShenSun » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:01 pm

Thank you to everyone who took part in today's event.

December 3rd 2013 is proof that when Shenmue fans stick together, their a force to be reckoned with. Hopefully, we can maintain this pressure in the coming months, and get Sony to take notice of the passion that the Shenmue fanbase has.

As a result of everyone's effort, I would like to offer each and every one of you a special gift that I've had lying around for a while. More on this in the coming weeks,

Special thanks to Adam Koralik and TeamYu. These guys really went the extra mile for us.

Well done everyone.

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Re: December 3rd Shenmue Day

Postby AdamKoralik » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:05 pm

My pleasure, lets hope it has an impact.
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