FINALLY beat Shenmue II for the first time!

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FINALLY beat Shenmue II for the first time!

Postby Saven » Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:49 pm

Sorry if this has been done many, many times before, but I thought that I would just share my experience with Shenmue II.

There were a couple people who saw my post about playing Shenmue II in the New Users topic, but I decided to finally complete Shenmue II for the first time (on the other hand, I have beaten Shenmue I three times. :lol: ).

I had played it before, but on the X360. I stopped once I got to Kowloon a few years back because I was finding the X360 controller to be waaaay too precise and hypersensitive, which made mini games and QTEs to be incredibly difficult for me and also the emulation being poor (with the music cutting out all the time) made the experience less enjoyable.

But after the FFVIIR/Shenmue III announcement and completing FFVII once again, I got myself an original Xbox and played through both games. The experience was much more enjoyable this time and you guys weren't kidding about Kowloon being awesome. That was some of the best fun I've had in a video game in a long time, especially the Yellow Head Building.

I think the tone of the game grew on me more this time around. I am a really big fan of the very detailed world of Shenmue I where we know everyone and their daily schedules and was kinda disappointed to see that kinda went away in the second game. This time around, I kinda understand now that was meant to represent a new and unknown world to Ryo and that it wasn't meant to be that detailed. At the same time, it was still as big (and even bigger) than Shenmue I in different ways and I was able to enjoy some of the open world stuff that was presented in Shenmue II in new and different ways.

Glad I was finally able to complete it this time around and I truly enjoyed it this time around. I can't wait what Shenmue III has to offer. :D

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Re: FINALLY beat Shenmue II for the first time!

Postby Mr357 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:07 pm

Doesn't matter if you beat it in 2001 or 2015; it's still the same game, and still the same masterpiece.

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Re: FINALLY beat Shenmue II for the first time!

Postby Yokosuka » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:13 pm

Have you succeed the QTE barber at your first try ? =D>

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Re: FINALLY beat Shenmue II for the first time!

Postby Saven » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:52 pm

Yokosuka wrote: Have you succeed the QTE barber at your first try ? =D>


The second time around I did. I was pissed and had no idea what I was doing wrong when I tried it a couple years back though. :P
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Re: FINALLY beat Shenmue II for the first time!

Postby amiga1200 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:09 pm

enjoy the victory. 8)
it was worth it, and you've earned it! :mrgreen:
one warning was absolutely fair, was over zealous on conviction on a response to a subject.
the other one for 'spam' (aka: it was me posting that qualified) which is bogus due to personality clash. why don't who this concerns pull the other guy for destroying my subject, accusing it of SPAM?
oh, i get it now, not one of your cliques, and i watched you stand by and and let him trash it, and you did NOTHING but was complicit in your silence, and totally one sided and agree with it by inactions. (you have the temerity to pull me for spam, and yet, you let your lackey cliquey friends shit on my subjects? double-standards, real fuckin professional dude.)
at least the other staffer explained where i was wrong, and backed it up clearly in writ. :roll:

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Re: FINALLY beat Shenmue II for the first time!

Postby shredingskin » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:39 pm

It's still amazing how the gamedesign from both games is different from what we have seen of videogames.
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