The Japanese arm of Sega has released an additional batch of screenshots of Shenmue I & II showing forklift races, combat, Hong Kong and more.
They should have remastered. Not just 1080p. These games did not age well.
This is a remaster. The word you’re looking for is remake.
Updated graphics does not mean remake either. There is no defined line one what is a remake and what is a remastered. Basically it's up to the interpretation of the person's perspective. And yes it's disappointing that it's only a remaster with just a resolution and frame rate bump. It shouldn't be $30.
"Shenmue I & II Gets New 1080p Screenshots Showing Improved Image Quality" For the PC version, the title would make no sense. it's just a click away to change that. $30 is way too much for something that's a click away to change. RE4 HD has way better treatment and is cheaper.
the argument about what a remaster is will never end unless everyone realizes its just a marketing term for a port. The mastering process is done for movies/tv and music, not video games (except maybe soundtracks and pre rendered cut scenes).
I don’t think you understand what made these games great.
Don’t get all the dislikes. I completely agree, if your gonna bring older games to a newer gen spruce it up, update the graphics. You can literally play shenmue on P.C with emulator at 1080p, so nothing new here
I agree. My niece has an old Dreamcast. After an hour of Shenmue, I was done! After being happy and nostalgic, I thought the same thing, “this game hasn’t aged well. It is so slow and empty. To usher in shenmue 3, they may have been better off remaking these two games.
@ HunchbackPotato Does PC clicking also give you an updated UI and modern control scheme or achievements? 'Cause resolution is not the only improvement they're offering for $30. ------ @ dmonee Shenmue II is not even close to as slow-paced or "empty" as the first game, so I don't agree that both games need a remake because the first game emulates the daily life of a teenager looking for answers in a small town. All SEGA needed to do was add the time-skip option to the first game, but they didn't - because they want to preserve the game like that. It's a shame and would have helped with the pacing, but oh well. The first game is slow and methodically paced because that is how Yu Suzuki intended his (at the time 11 parts) story to be paced. Fun fact: the first game was brought to market because after SEGA AM2 worked on the game for so long there was pressure to release something, and so they released chapter 1 while they continued to work on the bigger & better Shenmue II for release the following year. It's a shame you gave up after 1 hour - both games to this day still offer something no other games do.
Me too. I think they’ve aged nicely. Still a beautiful Dreamcast game!!
Hopefully there will be a release date soon
Bruh, I just remembered that we have to get jobs, haha I remember moving crates for like 10 real life days to get the guap.
Dude, bruh, is not a word, unless you live in Hawaii, drives me nuts when posers use it! I live in So Cali and we don't even say that!
How about you fix your sentence structure, before you complain about how people choose to talk/type bruh
Bruh, who the hell cares if uses that word.
Cool story bruh
Bruh, who the hell are you to tell someone how to talk.
Like bruh.... But seriously, I say live and let live. I’m trying to remember where did we forget that fundamental principle. I think it was somewhere between the political storms since September of 2001 and the culture of the internet. Can we go back to how we used to be?
You need to calm down bruh.
I've never played Shenmue. And it seems my kind of game
Just don't expect action heavy games. They are not Yakuza. Lovely games when you accept they are more about adventure
Definitely give it a go. It’s like an amazing book that you play. There is something about the first one that has never been done since.
never got the chance to play number 2 in the series so this is a welcome remaster/port
Never played these before, I'll have to check them out.
Would have been nice to see Shenmue 1&2 remastered using the Unreal 4 engine, but, this will suffice.
That would be a remake then...all we wanted was a remaster...and that’s what we’re getting...
Yea that's what "I " want, a remake, no one needs to agree , it's my opinion. I've played Shenmue 1&2 alot, I had over 90 Games for my Dreamcast B4 I eventually sold it for an OG Xbox & some games. I speak for myself, alot gamers would rather have "remaster" as you stated. Fine, to each his own.
A remake would be annoying for a lot of fans, because Shenmue I & II in their native Dreamcast form are rather difficult to source and play for most people these days. A remake on the first 2 games risks losing the charm. Fans really just want sharper visuals and gameplay options for these games, not a complete overhaul. I see it like Shadow of the Colossus. We got an improved version of the original game on PS3 and that was a remaster with improved controls, graphics and framerate. That is all it needed. The PS4 remake is awesome, but not everyone prefers its style and the choices Bluepoint made, compared to the PS3 remaster.
I wish this had gotten kiwame style treatment of remastering or something Bluepoint games MGS/UNCHARTED type HD remaster with updated controls Sega could have made a lot of money on nostalgic factor and still will be star we are buying just wish it was being done properly
There will be updated controls
In 99 the Dreamcast and this game blew me away! The graphics for the time we're unprecedented on consoles and Shenmue was like no other game! I. Ant wait to play these two again!
Does anybody know if they've said they're going to re-work English audio? I'm itching to play these games so I'm cool with it as they are but wondered if I missed anything besides visual upgrades?
Really Excited! I love this series! Even bought the Japanese Imported version of Shenmue 2 for Dreamcast back in the day because I had to have it! Hope it gets announced for Switch too eventually. Would be great fit and I would definitely double dip. But am excited to get Shenmue Trophy's! Hopefully it gets PS4Pro enhancements! Regardless, can't wait to take a great trip down memory lane!!
This is more or less what we are used to get for free on XBOX with BC. So why should we pay for this?
You never got Shenmue 1 for a start, or achievements, updated controls, 1080p resolution, and that is just the beginning, not everything has been announced yet. You really expect to get something that has been re-worked on for free?
BC games aren't free.
$30 for the two games is a fine price, its not like everyone already owns them or has an xbox.
I'd love to have this on steam but I need a collective package so PS4 for me
Shenmue 3 will probably added to Steam in time.
I can still see a good amount of aliasing or jaggies. They either need to offer a 4K version or apply some AA. You can run Shenmue 1&2 on DEMUL at 4K with 16:9 and 60fps. If it can't at least match that then I'm not sure what the motivation for PC users playing this version is. I haven't seen anything to suggest a 60fps option either. Which would greatly improve the fighting responsiveness.
yes i understand
i have the original on dreamcast, hopefully this new release fixes the long loading times
Why is almost everyone complaining about graphics? Graphics don't make a game better, outside of framerate, and this game will very likely run at 60 FPS, so that shouldn't be an issue. SEGA hired D3T studio to port this game, and if D3T starts changing the graphics, there could be problems, and the fans will end up angry. Some remasters have upset fans because they look worse than the originals! Silent Hill 2 and 3. Zone of Enders 2 (until it was patched). Chrono Trigger (mobile / PC) Probably others I'm forgetting. SEGA was smart to leave the key visual components unchanged. Don't complain about this, its the right call to make. Up the framerate, up the resolution, make it widescreen, add some anti-aliasing, and you're done. I just want all the same game content without anything removed (duck racing!), and I'm all set. Also taking our save files from Shenmue 1, importing it to Shenmue 2, and finally importing it again into Shenmue 3?! THE DREAM!
They should have made Shenmue 3, then used the graphics of that game to update the first two. Let's be honest. This sucks.
Then don't buy simple as that. Let those of us who grew up with these gems and have been wanting a re release for all these years enjoy them. Truth be told i'm looking forward more to playing these 2 amazing games again than most other new games this year.
How does it suck? The original art style would be lost, and have you even thought about how much of a huge undertaking it would be to update the first 2 games with Unreal Engine 4 visuals? No we want these games updated and released BEFORE Shenmue III, not afterwards.
I would love some Army Men games in an HD collection
I didn't played this ever, is it more emotional and less agressive Yakuza? Pictures appeared to me so.
Looking forward to this collection :)
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