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Re: Shenmue thread: Do you know where I can find some sailors in HD?

Post by ian » Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:29 pm

From what I’m told it ran over a cat! :ocry:
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Post by Skynet » Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:49 pm

On the day that it snowed?

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Post by Skynet » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:55 pm

Proph and I got our Steam keys tonight. I've redeemed the key and the DLC key too!

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Post by ian » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:17 pm

and are you actually going to play it?
We've had if for a year now. Hasn't left the shelf after I did the update as soon as I got it.

I should probably play it before the PS4 servers are shutdown and the system and game are rendered completely useless.

I'm still angry though... AND OBLIGATORY: WHERE IS MY FUCKING FORKLIFT!
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Post by Skynet » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:06 pm

Mate, my physical edition never left its packaging, I installed the Epic version and never played it, now I redeemed the Steam one and will never play it :olol:

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Post by ian » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:23 pm

That'll learn em!
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Post by Skynet » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:38 pm

"This is your fault for not making this sooner, Yu!"

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Re: Shenmue thread: Do you know where I can find some sailors in HD?

Post by ian » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:50 am

ian wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:00 pm
If I get the forklift, or even to a lesser extent Ryo I’ll say: THIS IS COOL!

If I get Shenhua or worse, Chai I will start asking neighbours how I can find the people who ripped me off, then I’ll go to kick their asses, and after 20 years of getting a fraction closer, I’ll give up and go to the arcade and play super hang on.
IT'S FUCKING CHAI... BECAUSE OF COURSE IT FUCKING IS.
has a little scrap of paper inside to say it's a backer exclusive toy capsule. Still better than the slip case.
but at this point, the games final chance at redemption has turned into the final fuck you...

I'd go to ebay with it but it would become a case of: CAN'T YOU GIVE ME ANYTHING FOR IT?
I can give you this telephone, it is shaped like Mary Worth.
...
I'm gonna keep this Mary Worth phone right here. Her stern but sensible face will remind me never to do anything so stupid again!

Hey Ian, you wanna back some game on kickstarter?

Sure.
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Post by Skynet » Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:29 pm

I haven't got mine yet, but it's in the country. Let's see if I get something worse than you.

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Post by Skynet » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:21 pm

ian wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:50 am
ian wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:00 pm
If I get the forklift, or even to a lesser extent Ryo I’ll say: THIS IS COOL!

If I get Shenhua or worse, Chai I will start asking neighbours how I can find the people who ripped me off, then I’ll go to kick their asses, and after 20 years of getting a fraction closer, I’ll give up and go to the arcade and play super hang on.
IT'S FUCKING CHAI... BECAUSE OF COURSE IT FUCKING IS.
I got Chai... :angryevil:

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Re: Shenmue thread: Do you know where I can find some sailors in HD?

Post by ian » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:05 pm

Skynet wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:29 pm
I haven't got mine yet, but it's in the country. Let's see if I get something worse than you.
Worse? like a coronavirus laced turd with rusty nails poking out of it?

Chai is the worst one.

I bet the numbers were 1000 Chai to 50 Shenhua to 5 Ryo to 1 forklift.

I’ll check eBay in a few weeks and see if I can find any good ones, or just a flock of chai.
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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:41 pm

ian wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:05 pm
a flock of chai
ian ran, he ran to ebay
ian ran, he ran all night and day
ian couldn't give Chai away

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Re: Shenmue thread: Do you know where I can find some sailors in HD?

Post by ian » Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:45 pm

So I've spent the past few days playing Shenmue 3 while I slowly download survival games.
I figured it's time, so I redeemed my kickstarter rewards (A phonebook and something else) and all the day one AKA FUCK YOU KICKSTARTER BACKER edition rewards (About a billion times better than the kickstarter ones and twice as much content) and started it up. And after I started it up, I've come back to it a couple of times, and sank hours and hours into it each session.

Impressions... Well, It's better than 2 so far. But I didn't like 2 all that much.
This game is very much Shenmue... VERY much Shenmue for better and worse.
Controls feel stiff, movement is awkward and slow, the dialog is stupid when it's not too busy being hilarious, there's just enough variety in all the mundane tasks to keep me coming back. Its a mix of horrible and brilliant, just like Shenmue has ALWAYS been.

So far I've been in a few fights, and fighting so far is better than Shenmue 2.. I've got to beat the shit out of 4 people so far, and not had a single quick time event in them yet, and that was something that REALLY killed 2 for me. So far, at the snail like pace I am playing the game, I've only come across QTE's when in the sparring sessions.
And even when the game bullshitted me out of a victory in a fight I was easily winning, I didn't feel the need to reload and not waste all my food items.. I just thought, OH THAT'S FAIR ENOUGH.
THIS IS A FANTASTIC IMPROVEMENT ON 2!

Shenmue 2 taught me a lot when it comes to money, and those lessons learned doing the fucking horrible jobs for a pittance or gambling all you have and reloading if you lose pays off big time in 3!
So a failure of 2's gameplay has actually made 3 a better game.
I'm not cutting down fucking trees or going on a treasure hunt for herbs all day like some moron... NOPE, I'm gonna bet all my money and tokens on roll it on top, lucky hit, flower wind etc etc, and mother fucking turtle races! and if I lose, GUESS WHAT? I'll reload till I win.
This tactic worked REALLY early in 3 when I had to beat a bookie at flower wind etc etc, if you win you get the winnings, AND he tells you what you want to know. if you lose, you lose money and he wants you to go again. If you approached this as a gamer not familiar with Shenmue 2, this would drive you mental, and poor, but because I had training this is now a brilliant mechanic.
Save and reload a few times and you go from 5,000 tokens and $200 to 47,000 tokens and $1300.
And then you can go mental on capsule toys untill you are broke again, at which point you spend your useless tokens on stupid prizes which you then immediately pawn and spend the money on more capsules.

Something that took me right out of the story though is that there are capsules in game of all the original people... OK, I'm a Japanese kid in 1986, my dad gets murdered and then I go to Hong Kong, after that I make my way to a small little village in China in March 1987, I go to this village where all the doors have holes in them and they barely have electricity. And what's that in the middle of the town square? Why it's a capsule machine selling toys of ME, my friends and foes.
How in the fuck does this little backwash town have my likeness in a capsule toy? and further to that, how do they have a toy of me driving a forklift?!?!
WHAT IN THE FUCK? is this like the matrix or Truman show and someone fucked up?
I first came to this town ONE DAY AGO, AND YOU HAVE TOYS OF ME? AND NOT JUST THAT, BUT A TOY OF ME IN A FORKLIFT WHICH IS THE ONLY SINGLE JOB I DID FOR MORE THAN ONE DAY?

Aside from that, there is an element I can't decide if I like or hate. The cutscenes (particularly with Shenhua) seem WEIRD.
It's like they were going for the end of 2 vibe where you get a cutscene, walk for 10 minutes, get a cutscene, walk for ten minutes and repeat for 4 hours.
The cutscenes kind of cut out for no reason with no warning, then cut right back into the next one with Ryo and Shenhua in a slightly different place.
I would be tempted to say that this occurrence is fucking annoying at the very least, but then I feel that this is happening because I am being spared 5 minutes of useless walking down a path at a set speed and I love them for not subjecting me to that nightmare again.

So far Shenmue 3 is better than 2, but still not as good as 1. I still feel angry at how hard they dicked us kickstarter backers over, but it's not a blind fury anymore and I can approach the game as an actual entertainment product, and SO FAR 3 is more entertaining than 2. (it might go off the rails, or it might become better than the original but I'll do a full review or add to this first impression when it's finished)
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