It’s less than 3 weeks away y’all!!! The sequel I’ve been waiting almost two decades for.
I loved the first one on Dreamcast (what a fantastic console). Never played 2. Did you?
Either way, totally excited about 3! Hope there’s more forklifts
Yes! I’ve actually bought Shenmue 2 on three consoles
You see, it came out very late in the lifespan of the Dreamcast. As a result, the Dreamcast version doesn’t have English audio. It only has Japanese audio and English subtitles. But it was good because you could continue with the same save file. I think this only came out in Europe and not the US.
So then Microsoft did a deal to release it for the original Xbox, and THAT version did have English audio, but you obviously couldn’t continue with a save file, so you’d lose any cool items you’d bought in the first game.
Finally last year, Sega released HD versions of both games on one disc on PS4, meaning I finally played through both in sequence, on the same console, with English voice audio, and the same save file
I’d highly recommend picking up the rerelease and playing through the second game before jumping into the 3rd. It’s really important for the storyline.
You’re a bigger fan than I! I had no idea. Just purchased the remaster for one and two! I fear some of those QTEs though.
I recently got a refund because of the Epic Store fiasco. Nice to get $350 back from 4 years ago. I’m just trying to work out which console I will get it for now at a slightly lesser price.
Wow - they gave your entire Kickstarter pledge back? I think I pledged like $500 for the art book and various other bits and pieces.
If you have a PS4 there’s a nice collector box retailing for around £60 I think.
Shenmue 1 & 2 are currently on Xbox GamePass. I did start Shenmue 1, but didn’t have the time it required. When I’m done with the Outer Worlds (also on GamePass…), I’ll give them another go.
Well I got $333.77 rather than the full £350 but it was close enough .
The funny thing is, I recently broke from avoiding the Epic Store because I wanted to play The Outer Worlds so I may (weirdly) just get it back from there again . I may buy the PS4 version too just so that I have the game on a disc as I have the original Dreamcast/Xbox games.