DoriMaga Article: Shenmue takes Best Title award (Mar 2000)

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DoriMaga Article: Shenmue takes Best Title award (Mar 2000)

Postby Switch » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:44 pm

I've just finished a translation of an article from the Japanese Dreamcast Magazine back in March 2000, in which they announced their own "Grand Prix" awards for various Dreamcast software categories. This was a time when Shenmue had recently been released to wide acclaim.

Shenmue scooped the trophy for Best Title (out of all software released for the Dreamcast until that time) and there is an award acceptance interview with Yu Suzuki and Keiji Okayasu.

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Here's a link to the blog post:
http://www.phantomriverstone.com/2016/0 ... title.html

One comment from Keiji Okayasu that I thought was quite revealing was when he says he thinks Shenmue II development will go "more smoothly than the previous game", hinting at the magnitude of effort and management complexity involved with getting the first Shenmue out the door.

Shenmue featured in several other awards also, so I'll translate these further parts in the future.
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Re: DoriMaga Article: Shenmue takes Best Title award (Mar 20

Postby The_Fuzileiro » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:19 pm

Way to go Switch! Great job!

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Re: DoriMaga Article: Shenmue takes Best Title award (Mar 20

Postby johnvivant » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:04 pm

deflates the myth that japanese audiences didn't appreciate the game. thanks switch.
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Re: DoriMaga Article: Shenmue takes Best Title award (Mar 20

Postby Switch » Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:17 am

By the way, these were the top 10 games for the Best Title category and total vote count (far right column):

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1. Shenmue Chapter One ~Yokosuka~
2. Soul Caliber
3. J.League Pro Soccer Club wo Tsukurou! (Let's Make a J-League Pro Soccer Club!)
4. Sonic Adventure
5. Seaman
6. Space Channel 5
7. Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram
8. Atsumare! Guruguru Onsen
9. D2
10. Pro Yakyuu Team wo Tsukurou! (Let's Make a Pro Baseball Team!)
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Re: DoriMaga Article: Shenmue takes Best Title award (Mar 20

Postby Himuro » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:36 pm

Site note: Yu was so handsome when he was young.
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