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Submitted by BrashGames 381d ago | opinion piece

Is Shenmue II my favourite game or is Dreamcast just my favourite console?

Liam Pritchard of Brash Games writes "I was asked recently what my favourite game was. It took me less than 10 seconds to answer – Shenmue II. That’s all good and well I suppose, after all, Shenmue II was, and still is a great videogame". (Retro)

zerocrossing  +   381d ago
Shemue was ahead of its time, even to this day there are few games that can rival its depth and freedom to explore.
hkgamer  +   381d ago
Definitely ahead of its time. But that is normally a bad thing.
zerocrossing  +   381d ago
If you think about it, it kinda is...

Shenmue 1 & 2 even after selling rather well never made a sufficient profit due to the sheer size and cost of the project, sadly because of this the franchise got shelved and well you know the rest :/
brianunfried  +   381d ago
I had Shenmue II for Dreamcast, it was one of the most boring games I've ever played.
hkgamer  +   381d ago
did you play the first one?
zerocrossing  +   381d ago
Really? wow, I mean I know it starts slow but that game is anything but boring.
BillytheBarbarian  +   381d ago
You were probably too busy with Beavis and ButtHead on Mega Drive?
1nsomniac  +   381d ago
What a game Shenmue was, truly epic! I cant help but wonder if it still would be if it was released now. There's a lot of classic games that have been truly awesome that I have gone back to years later & it almost feels like meeting one of your hero's only to find out he's a complete twat after all.

There's a slight bit of me that hopes we never see a true Shenmue sequel in case they destroy all memories of how great it was.
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hkgamer  +   381d ago
it's similar to most tv series. Once you watch the final series and it disappoints you, you feel that you have wasted years of watching this series and its a load of crap.

I do believe that Shenmue needs an ending though, my gaming life would feel incomplete if i dont get to see the ending.
HugoDrax  +   381d ago
I finished both Shenmue 1 on my dreamcast, and Shenmue 2 on Xbox. Sucked because I understood I'd have to play 2 without my my data from 1 on my VMU memory card. Hopefully, we will see a Shenmue 3 sometime soon so I can finally fight Lan Di.
BillytheBarbarian  +   381d ago
Just import the UK version. It worked with game shark. You just set it to PAL settings.
HugoDrax  +   381d ago
Oh! sounds good as I still have my Dreamcast console/accessories. I'll look into that thanks!
NYC_Gamer  +   381d ago
It sucks that us fans won't ever get to play Shenmue 3
hkgamer  +   381d ago
Time to start a kickstarter and hopefully they get $100million of funds.

About 500,000 people bought shenmue 2 so I guess we need each one of those people to fund $200.

:D:D
HugoDrax  +   381d ago
Kickstarter or an online petition, anything to see a Shenmue 3 released would help hahaha.
GEO9875  +   381d ago
Shemue is overrated, there i said it.

COME AT ME
BillytheBarbarian  +   381d ago
Shenmue was awesome. It was just bad timing for it's releases. Shenmue 1 came out during the PS2 launch even though PS2 games weren't that great people were ignoring Dreamcast at that point.

Shenmue 2 came out after Halo, GTA3, MGS2, and Final Fantasy X hit store shelves in the states. Also at that time the big craze was Tony Hawk and SSX extreme sports type games. Shenmue just never had it's chance to shine.

It could hit now with HD remakes on PSN/XBLA. That would be awesome!
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   381d ago
Man shenmue brings back memories. Ahhhh the golden age of gaming *drools*
Jyndal  +   381d ago
I couldn't get into it. I know it was revolutionary for it's time, but it was just too slow paced for me to enjoy.
NinjaCows  +   381d ago
They need to finish the story, I don't care if it comes out in form of a game or a book, maybe a comic or a movie just finish the dam story.
SegaGamer  +   381d ago
I just want Shenmue 3 to happen, Lan Di has waited long enough to get his ass kicked now.
Modi1984  +   381d ago
Shenmue > all the gaming industry.

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