Game Idealist takes a look as to whether or not you should play Shenmue and Shenmue 2 before Shenmue 3.
Or you could simply just watch some Youtube gameplay walkthroughs to save you time and money :)
Might have to readjust to 6th gen gameplay mechanics...
Is it even possible to play them anymore? I guess you'd have to go the emulation route. Thankfully I still have my Dreamcast and Shenmue. Plus I have Shenmue 2 on the OG Xbox. Will play through both of them again before 3 drops. Hopefully SEGA releases a HD collection so more people can play them.
i'm sure Sega is getting ready to announce a dirty port of Shenmue 1 and 2 to cash in on the nostalgia fest and fools will be throwing away money to them then they realise the Shenmue games are awful and overhyped by internet.
Shut up! You don't have a clue Shenmue is awesome even,on the dreamcast
I'mnot sure wether or notyou're trolling but as someone who just beat shenmue for the first time not even one week ago I have to saythey definitely haven't aged well. Maybe 16 years ago it was jaw dropping and ambitious but I feel as if the game tries to hard to create a deep and realistic feeling world that it ends up forgetting the most imprortant part... Games are supposed to be fun. And shenmue is not that. With that being said I will be playing shenmue 2 when it comes in the mail later this week to see if that one's better and seeing as I backed shenmue 3 I'll also be playing that when it comes out.
Yes, no foxdie in Dreamcast or XB.
(*slaps forehead*) Oh gee, I wonder what the answer to this question is.
If you plan on playing the third then yeah...
Shenmue is definitely the kind of game where you would need to play the 1st and 2nd games to know whats going on.
I doubt this game is going to sell well. Which is the reason neither Sega, Sony or Microsoft were willing to fully back the game. It was a cult hit. Only people who played the first two games might enjoy it.
You have disagrees and I don't get it, do people really want to play part 3 without having played parts 1 and 2? I sure as heck don't. Honestly, I had never heard of the games before, then again they were not released for a platform I owned back then... So yes, only people really interested in this one should be people who played and loved the first 2 parts...
Maybe they watched Youtube gameplay videos. There are plenty of them out there.
@raWfodog No self-respecting gamer should watch a YouTube video instead of playing the game. I wonder if there are any DreamCast emulators though.
of course you have to you casual.
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