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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby Giorgio » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:31 pm

This is the answer for Shenmue-3-less days...
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby Yokosuka Martian » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:50 pm

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saw this on the shenmue 500k page and spit out my water
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby MiTT3NZ » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:44 pm

Someone made an awesome clay model of the Phoenix Mirror (then ruined it)

Check it out...


http://faeanna.deviantart.com/art/Phoen ... -205060337
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby Fenix » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:47 am

He also made a Dragon's one.
The model is beautiful. He just need to paint it well.
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby BlueMue » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:40 pm

Well the modeling is pretty good, even though the phoenix may be a little bit edgy. But the coloring is pretty bad, makes it look cheap and unfinished.

I still don't understand why no one ever released the mirrors as merchandise for the game. They could be made very close to how they look in the game for cheap and they would sell on their own.
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby BlueMue » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:11 pm

Did you know that Shenmue actually has authenticly labeled real life whisky in it? In the Heart Beats Bar you can look at some bottles of Glenfiddich single malt whisky. I wonder how they sneaked that in without any licensing...

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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby MiTT3NZ » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:15 pm

That's not Glenfiddich, it's Glerifiddich.
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby BlueMue » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:23 pm

That's what Yu said... I guess nobody really looked close enough at those low-res textures.
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby Switch » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:23 am

A random thing I hadn't really noticed before, about one of the objects in the Hazuki residence. In the kitchen next to the fridge is a kind of box, standing on the floor. It may not be immediately apparent what it is.
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I realized it's most likely a container designed for storing raw rice ready for cooking.
Some actual rice containers for comparison...
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Thought I'd mention it in case anyone may have wondered about it. :)

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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby BlueMue » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:32 pm

Thank you so much for this information! I always wondered what this thing is for. Looked somewhat like a large old PC case with the black shape up there being vents for a fan.

You always learn something new with Shenmue! :D
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby MiTT3NZ » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:05 pm

I always found it slightly odd that there's no mention of Fuku-san's family whatsoever. Was he just some random orphan Iwao picked up on his nightly curb crawl?
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby Who Really Cares? » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:35 am

Nah it was going to be a 6th sense type deal.
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby BlueMue » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:02 pm

I just realized for the first time that the Shenmue Premiere event was held on my birthday.
Kind sweet to have a "strong connection" to Shenmue like that. :D
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby mue 26 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:18 pm

^ I know. I'm a Gemini and so is Yu Suzuki. Sometimes I feel so strongly connected to him I think we unknowingly exchange thoughts and feelings. Like, sometimes I suddenly feel like a glass of vino and I think "whoa, that's not me, that's you isn't it Yu?".
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

Postby poblequadrat » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:07 am

Henry Spencer wrote:
Giorgio wrote: When I first played the game I never thought that the voice acting was bad. Probably because English is not my native language. I "learned" that from native speakers and such. Lots of people saying that Japanese is superior. But how do they know? Are native speakers and can critisize if it is good or not?

I believe if you are not a native speak (as with my example) you can not really tell the difference. For one, I prefer the English voice acting, because it is more familiar to the ear (at least I can understand English, in contrast with the Japanese one) and why I love it when it brings me smiles (e.g. "I am just fine and dandy! He he he he he!" You don't get that cheesiness in the Jap one...)


Yeah, the voice acting in Shenmue I was really cheesy, but I like it too. Just adds to the "charm" of it all, for me. I even think some of the voice acting in SI was fine, like Guizhang, Lan Di, Iwao, Ine(-san) & Chai all had voices that fit their characters really well. Shenmue II on Xbox though, man, they really went over the line with the bad voice acting there, I think. I do like Shenmue II in Japanese more, only because it doesn't grate my ears like SII Xbox does...


You know, people make fun of Ryo's voice but to me it kind of sounds very Japanese? Funny people should want an undub to hear the Japanese voices just because the voice acting has this serious-guy-from-Japan, stoic vibe. I know this is not the only issue with the dub, and that subs are usually better than dubs, but it's funny nevertheless.

On an unrelated note, what do you think of the lonely feeling you get when playing Shenmue? There used to be more games like this, kind of like going to watch some old film and being in the dark minding your own business and lost in the scene or whatever. These days games are so noisy and it's always online this online that, and lots of distractions, tutorials and whatnot in-game...
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