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14 hours ago, ryodi said:

I've played through Shenmue II twice and only found out about one minigame because it's on the soundtrack

 

 

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This is complete madness! Why am I only hearing about this now?! :lol:

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I'm currently playing through shenmue 2 and really struggling with the qte where you have to kick the door down for some reason my eyes arent quick enough to see what the input is,anyone out there know what it is off the top of their head ? 

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4 hours ago, kittygotwet said:

I'm currently playing through shenmue 2 and really struggling with the qte where you have to kick the door down for some reason my eyes arent quick enough to see what the input is,anyone out there know what it is off the top of their head ? 


This also took me ages playing the remaster last year. Managed it eventually. I don’t remember the QTE’s being so unforgiving on the Dreamcast, but I wasn’t an auld basturt back then.

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I have no actual evidence to back it up, but I felt the QTEs were noticably more difficult on PS4 than on Dreamcast 20 years ago.  I was 27 when Shenmue came out, and couldn't be sure whether there was a difference between the old and new versions, or whether I have become a shambling old man in the interim.

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I think the way the multi-step QTEs in Shenmue II are displayed on the PS4 is very confusing: it’s much harder to work out what you need to press, though I don’t think the timings are any tighter. I ended up watching one QTE over and over on YouTube until I worked out exactly what it was asking me to press. After I’d done that I’d obviously adapted because I was OK from then on. 

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I'm playing II at the moment having gone through the first again over Christmas and no doubt have much QTE fun to look forward to given I'm using a PS4 controller via DS4Windows which gives you Xbox 360 button prompts.

 

Add in Nintendo consoles and you have three different positions for your muscle memory to recall where 'X' is.

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17 hours ago, dumpster said:

I have no actual evidence to back it up, but I felt the QTEs were noticably more difficult on PS4 than on Dreamcast 20 years ago.  I was 27 when Shenmue came out, and couldn't be sure whether there was a difference between the old and new versions, or whether I have become a shambling old man in the interim.

Could it be LCD lag? I’ve noticed a lot of stuff being harder on newer screens. It might only be a tiny difference but it makes a difference.

 

I’ve been thinking of going back to Shenmue now I’ve got some time. I’ve had 3 since release (backed the Kickstarter) but didn’t want to play it until I’d gone through 1 and 2 again. Now seems the perfect time but I can’t muster the energy to even switch on the PS4 right now. Someone please convince me it’s worth it!

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3 hours ago, Monkeyspill said:

I’ve been thinking of going back to Shenmue now I’ve got some time. I’ve had 3 since release (backed the Kickstarter) but didn’t want to play it until I’d gone through 1 and 2 again. Now seems the perfect time but I can’t muster the energy to even switch on the PS4 right now. Someone please convince me it’s worth it!


I’m in the same boat, kinda stalled half-way through Shenmue 2 and am denying myself starting 3 as a result. 
 

Thing is I keep finding reasons not to play - of the new game variety! I really should get back to it. 

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I reckon the QTE's are much harder – you have to process the button much more than on DC I think, where the big coloured buttons were perhaps easier to visually distinguish very quickly than X O □ ∆

I also felt the fighting input was less responsive somehow (never helped by Sony's d-pads..)

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Still playing Shenmue 2 on and off

 

I never played it at the time of its original release but finding it so difficult play large chucks at a time.  Maybe these games have not aged well but something about it is compelling me to see the story through. I'm finding the:

 

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walk through the mountains with Shenhua a slog.  Walking then asking questions then walking again.  Just got to her house and need to rest as if I really did the mountain walk myself :lol:

 

Did people at the time when it was originally released find this section enjoyable?  Is it something that would only be appreciated for the time?

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1 hour ago, simms said:

Still playing Shenmue 2 on and off

 

I never played it at the time of its original release but finding it so difficult play large chucks at a time.  Maybe these games have not aged well but something about it is compelling me to see the story through. I'm finding the:

 

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walk through the mountains with Shenhua a slog.  Walking then asking questions then walking again.  Just got to her house and need to rest as if I really did the mountain walk myself :lol:

 

Did people at the time when it was originally released find this section enjoyable?  Is it something that would only be appreciated for the time?

I really liked Shemue one and two  but yeah, disk 4 of Shenmue 2 seems a bit much, it just goes on and on.  On replaying the games recently I found I had less tolerance for the trips around the Yellow Head Building and the stairs especially.  Shenmue 1 and 2 both have their slower sections but the whole "get to the top floor" business took forever and disk 4 seemed a bit self-indulgent.  Still fantastic games though.

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I loved Disc 4, but get why replaying it could be a bit long winded. I think it's just nice to have a change of pace and get that more focused interaction back. It's a bit reflective you know, after having all of the adventure and fast paced excitement of the rest of Shenmue 2.

 

Also, the walking through the forest is really the only long part of it, exploring her house towards the end of the disc, and all the mystery around it is amazing the first time around.

 

P.s. Just to add, Shenmue is my jam. I bloody love that game.

 

I was the one who organised the UK shenmue meetup a few years ago in Dalston, not sure if anyone here attended or not.

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There's a bloke (lemonhaze) on the Shenmue Dojo forum porting 1 & 2 into Unreal Engine 4 using upscaled original assets and it looks really good so far. Will it ever come out? Only time will tell but I do know he definitely has the skills to back up his claims.

 

https://www.ign.com/articles/shenmue-dragon-phoenix-collection-mod-remake

 

https://www.shenmuedojo.com/forum/index.php?threads/shenmue-dragon-and-phoenix-collection.3426/

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Did anyone here back the Shenmue World kickstarter? It's made by Skilljim, one of the owners of Shenmue Dojo.

 

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My dog is thrilled of course

 

The magazine is great if you're a fan, a proper labour of love -   but the extras are better: a signed Eric Kelso print (Voice of Ren, Guizhan & Fukusan) a bunch of stickers, postcards, RyoX Shenwave CD (brilliant this is) big A3 poster of the magazine cover without text and the magazine itself with gloss treatment and embossed cover. Has a reprint of the original Ed Lomas article from the official Dreamcast magazine, and a ton of other stuff. Proper good stuff, especially for a fan created effort. I do love the Shenmue community. 

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