Shenmue 1 & 2 HD remake announced

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Bojan11, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Apr 14, 2018
    #1

    Bojan11 Full Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2010
    Messages:
    26,526
    After nearly a decade of rumours it is finally happening.

  2. Apr 14, 2018
    #2

    Neelu Likes to eat cement and rubber but not boogers

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Messages:
    5,708
    Location:
    bearcave
    I tried playing this using an emulators. Could not see what all the fuss is about. I guess the game has not aged well.
  3. Apr 14, 2018
    #3

    Twisted_Woody Full Member Scout

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2004
    Messages:
    8,552
    Amazing!
  4. Apr 14, 2018
    #4

    Art Vandelay Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    4,496
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Awesome! Coming this year too according to the video.
  5. Apr 14, 2018
    #5

    Leg-End Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    16,086
    Location:
    I, For One, Welcome our Woodward overlord.
    About damn time!
  6. Apr 14, 2018
    #6

    Redlambs Creator of the Caftards comics

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Messages:
    34,551
    Location:
    Officially the best poker player on RAWK. Your cas
    Brilliant news. Hopefully the third actually makes it out too.
  7. Apr 14, 2018
    #7

    Spoony The People's President

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2001
    Messages:
    54,222
    Location:
    Shit on a stick football. The cult of Van Gaal.
    Improved graphics??
  8. Apr 14, 2018
    #8

    ADJUDICATOR FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2013
    Messages:
    4,659
    Supports:
    THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
    Soften the blow for when the Shenmue III delay is announced?
  9. Apr 14, 2018
    #9

    SirAF Ageist

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2003
    Messages:
    30,780
    :drool:
  10. Apr 14, 2018
    #10

    Art Vandelay Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    4,496
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    It would be nice if saved games carried over into 3 like they did in the first two games.
  11. Apr 14, 2018
    #11

    Rooney1987 Full Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2006
    Messages:
    5,589
    Location:
    Bradford
    Did you do that thing at the start of game 2 spending all your cash from game 1 buying all the capsules, so you sell them later when your money's been stolen.

    This is great news though, later then I thought but felt like Sega would never so this.
  12. Apr 14, 2018
    #12

    Revan Assumptionman

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2011
    Messages:
    38,288
    Location:
    Munich
    Fantastic news. Missed them back then and couldn't make them work smoothly in emulator.
  13. Apr 14, 2018
    #13

    Art Vandelay Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    4,496
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Ha! Yeah that does sound kind of familiar. All that time practicing my roundhouse kicks in the park really paid off in 2 as well.
  14. Apr 14, 2018
    #14

    Igor Drefljak Definitely Russian

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2013
    Messages:
    5,395
    Location:
    The Wastelands
    :drool: One of my all time favourites
  15. Apr 14, 2018
    #15

    The Bloody-Nine Full Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2017
    Messages:
    5,567
    I have both on the Dreamcast. Not sure if I'll go back, though. There's a lot of shit in there that I don't think will go down well in this day and age.


    [​IMG]
  16. Apr 14, 2018
    #16

    Dirty Schwein Has a 'Best of Britney Spears' album

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2012
    Messages:
    11,268
    Location:
    The Infirmary
    Not bring back power stone and I'll be happy
  17. Apr 14, 2018
    #17

    Neelu Likes to eat cement and rubber but not boogers

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Messages:
    5,708
    Location:
    bearcave
    Sega is not involved with Shenmue 3. This is them cashing in on the hype.
  18. Apr 14, 2018
    #18

    Coxy Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    2,366
    Location:
    Derby
    Corrrect. In its day though it was stunning. Still got my original copy in the loft - incredible game.

    My 7th favourite game of all time - can’t wait to play it again :)
  19. Apr 15, 2018
    #19

    Peanut Butter New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    5,498
    It hasn’t, you’re spot on.

    I had this chat with my brother yesterday. Shenmue like Yakuza, is a hugely overrated ‘cult’ game.

    In reality both series are as boring as watching West Brom.
  20. Apr 15, 2018
    #20

    Redlambs Creator of the Caftards comics

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Messages:
    34,551
    Location:
    Officially the best poker player on RAWK. Your cas
    It's an excellent game. For it's time though.

    Obviously nearly everything has been done in other games since, which makes playing it now tough for those unlucky enough not to have played it at the time. But on release and for a long while after, it was an epic experience. I doubt this will win over new players to the series though. I also doubt 3 will ever get a real release which is a shame, because it's the only thing I've risked a kickstarter on (knowing full well there was a high chance of it being terrible or not at all).


    As for Yakuza, my Mrs has played the last two releases and really liked them so there are new players to be had there. I don't personally, like you say they are too boring for me these days.
  21. Apr 15, 2018
    #21

    Art Vandelay Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    4,496
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    I remember the combat system being fantastic at the time. It had a great sense of place and atmosphere. I fully expect most of the mechanics to feel hugely dated, but if it can recapture that atmosphere and the combat system holds up I'll be very happy.
  22. Apr 15, 2018
    #22

    JoaquinJoaquin Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2014
    Messages:
    7,515
    Can't wait for this to come out. Shenmue was one of my favourite games growing up.
  23. Apr 15, 2018
    #23

    Kaos Full Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    24,833
    Location:
    Ginseng Strip
    Omggg, can't wait to be looking for sailors again in full HD glory :drool::drool:
  24. Apr 16, 2018
    #24

    JohnLocke Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    5,878
    Location:
    The Valley Below
    No way! :drool:
  25. Apr 16, 2018
    #25

    Schmiznurf Caf Representative in Mafia Championship

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2016
    Messages:
    9,648
    Location:
    The Lazy Craig Show
    I'm so insanely excited about this, the first one is my favourite game of all time.
  26. Apr 16, 2018
    #26

    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2012
    Messages:
    19,272
    Yakuza 0 was pretty good when they were able to give the charismatic and far more likeable Majima a fleshed story arc and take away from wooden Kazuya.

    I’m not a fan of the overarching plot of the rest of the series much.
  27. Apr 16, 2018
    #27

    Twisted_Woody Full Member Scout

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2004
    Messages:
    8,552
    I think the story is as good as ever. The mechanics are definitely dated. Quick time events are largely a thing of the past as far as I know. I hope with Shenmue 3 they bring the gameplay forward. That said...I'm probably still buying 1 and 2 for some nostalgia/to finally finish 2.
  28. Apr 16, 2018
    #28

    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Messages:
    22,538
    What's a shemue?
  29. Apr 17, 2018
    #29

    Bojan11 Full Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2010
    Messages:
    26,526
    Wooden?

    How dare you? You make me sick.
  30. Apr 17, 2018
    #30

    DatIrishFella Band of Brothers, Thief

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    8,272
    Location:
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    The Yakuza series is phenomenal! And yeah, Shenmue hasnt aged well at all, will still be nice to go back.

    Actually, about 18 months ago I emulated Shenmue, completed it, and then tried to get the 2nd game running but it wouldnt launch.

    Thats when I decided to emulate Yakuza 1. Then 2 (the best in the series). Then I bought 3, 4, and 5 on Amazon.
  31. Aug 20, 2018
    #31

    Rooney1987 Full Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2006
    Messages:
    5,589
    Location:
    Bradford
    Anybody got this coming tomorrow? My copy came today just installing it now.

    Never thought this day would come but glad it has.
  32. Aug 20, 2018
    #32

    Ødegaard formerly MrEriksen Scout

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    9,599
    Location:
    Norway
    Heard the game in general hasn't aged well...
    Is it a turn-based rpg by any chance? (know it's a quick Google, but caf>google)
  33. Aug 20, 2018
    #33

    Revan Assumptionman

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2011
    Messages:
    38,288
    Location:
    Munich
    It hasn't aged well and it ain't turn-based rpg. The story of it looks quite interesting though, but I played it just for a couple of hours or so.
  34. Aug 20, 2018
    #34

    Redlambs Creator of the Caftards comics

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Messages:
    34,551
    Location:
    Officially the best poker player on RAWK. Your cas
    It's not going to appeal to modern gamers in general, no. It's not turn based either, it's an action adventure and basically what stuff like Yakuza and Sleepimg Dogs borrowed heavily from.

    It was amazing for it's time though, I'll be getting this and kickstarted the third, but I struggle to reccommend it to newer gamers if I'm honest.
  35. Aug 20, 2018
    #35

    Ødegaard formerly MrEriksen Scout

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    9,599
    Location:
    Norway
    Maybe I'll find someone doing a playthrough of the game then when the HD is out. It's got a great rep after all.
  36. Aug 20, 2018
    #36

    spwd likes: servals, breasts, rylan clark and zooey

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Messages:
    8,120
    Location:
    Lyecestershyre
    Yay, what is it?
  37. Aug 20, 2018
    #37

    Art Vandelay Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    4,496
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    It's actually worth watching just for the unintentional comedy if you get someone playing in full English voice over. It's hilarious. It's not turn based, but it is very slow paced there's actually not that much fighting in it at all. It's more of a detective game/awkward weirdo simulator. When the action does kick off though it's great, it's got an engine based off Virtua Fighter.

    I was informed it was unlocking at 11pm, but alas it hasn't unlocked yet. It's one of my favourite games of all time, I'm half excited and half dreading playing this port. I wish it would hurry up, the people of Yokosuka aren't going to ask themselves awkward questions!
  38. Aug 20, 2018
    #38

    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    18,516
    Location:
    Grove Street, home.
    "Excuse me .. ?"
  39. Aug 21, 2018
    #39

    Art Vandelay Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    4,496
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    :lol:
    "Kiss off, twit!"

    Funniest line I've seen in this playthrough so far when interacting with a random kid, "Hey mister, wanna wrestle?" The fecking weirdo :lol:

    Ryo will literally knock on every door in Sakuragaoka except for the one person he's looking for.
  40. Aug 21, 2018
    #40

    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    18,516
    Location:
    Grove Street, home.
    "I'll come.back later ..."