What's Shenmue: Article about the saga's history

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What's Shenmue: Article about the saga's history

Postby Amir » Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:14 am

Hey guys, I wrote a few words on Shenmue :)

UPDATED LINKS:

Part I: Of Dreams and Dreamcasts:
https://medium.com/@MoosaviAmir/what-s- ... 45a484bbf1

Part II: The Death of the Dreamcast and Shenmue’s Uncertain Fate:
https://medium.com/@MoosaviAmir/what-s- ... 15134fd9c0

Part III: The Brief Lives of Shenmue Online & Shenmue City, the Birth of Ys Net, and the Seeds of an Idea"
https://medium.com/@MoosaviAmir/what-s- ... b3add6dbbd

Part IV: Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt and Hope:
https://medium.com/@MoosaviAmir/what-s- ... b33078ef60
Last edited by Amir on Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:39 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: What's Shenmue: Article about the saga's history

Postby James Brown » Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:57 am

Holy fuck dude, that page is amazing, it's going to take me like a week to get through all that content haha :D

Great job man!
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Re: What's Shenmue: Article about the saga's history

Postby Shibiryo » Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:23 am

Finally something long enough and Shenmue-worthy to read until 3 comes out.

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Re: What's Shenmue: Article about the saga's history

Postby Sonoshee » Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:23 am

This is amazing! =D>

When you have the final version ready I would love to post this to the Dojo's front page :)

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Re: What's Shenmue: Article about the saga's history

Postby Amir » Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:39 am

Sonoshee wrote: This is amazing! =D>

When you have the final version ready I would love to post this to the Dojo's front page :)


Thanks, I'm gonna tweet it to Cedric and a couple of other people to get feedback before finalising it.
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Re: What's Shenmue: Article about the saga's history

Postby Yokosuka » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:52 am

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I found this trailer part memorable too, so heartbreaking that was close to a spoiler.

Very good article, well documented and airy, the reading is smooth with some general culture facts. The use of your personal experience looks a relevant choice. I'm happy that I could have been useful with my chapters thread. :)

I didn't know for the 99% Gamefan, I wonder from where it came from.

I guess you already plan it for the final version or maybe medium.com is unable but your article just needs to be divided into several pages or you will crash some browsers.
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Re: What's Shenmue: Article about the saga's history

Postby Switch » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:11 am

An epic read! Clearly a lot of time has been put into the writing and research. Thanks for sharing it.

(I noticed a tiny typo: "motnhs").

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Re: What's Shenmue: Article about the saga's history

Postby Amir » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:53 am

Yokosuka wrote:

I guess you already plan it for the final version or maybe medium.com is unable but your article just needs to be divided into several pages or you will crash some browsers.


Yeah, when I opened it again in a 2nd tab my laptop started heating up :P

For splitting it into parts I'm considering this:

Part 1: Everything up to sales of Shenmue I
Part 2: From sales of Shenmue I to the death of Shenmue Online
Part 3:Ys Net to the end

Thoughts?
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Re: What's Shenmue: Article about the saga's history

Postby Mr357 » Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:18 pm

Initially centred around Virtua Fighter’s Akira, Suzuki determined that it would be the first truly 3D RPG. Players would talk with fully-voiced non-playable character in the game, and there would be real-time fighting against multiple opponents.


Found one! Fantastic article though. I couldn't even get halfway through it in one sitting.
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Re: What's Shenmue: Article about the saga's history

Postby Amir » Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:11 pm

Corrected spelling mistakes pointed out and split it into four parts:

Part I: Of Dreams & Dreamcasts: https://medium.com/@MoosaviAmir/6145a484bbf1

Part II: The Death of the Dreamcast and Shenmue’s Uncertain Fate: https://medium.com/@MoosaviAmir/7415134fd9c0

Part III: The Brief Lives of Shenmue Online & Shenmue City, the Birth of Ys Net, and the Seeds of an Idea: https://medium.com/@MoosaviAmir/91b3add6dbbd

Part IV: Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt & Hope: https://medium.com/@MoosaviAmir/feb33078ef60

Will look over it again tomorrow before publishing.
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Re: What's Shenmue: Article about the saga's history

Postby Mr357 » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:22 pm

While Sega stopped supporting the Dreamcast with their final release, Karous, for the console in 2007, companies such as Hucast continue to publish games for the Dreamcast to this day, and a dedicated community of indie developers take advantage of the ease of coding for the system as well as it’s lack of software protection to program games for the cult system.


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Re: What's Shenmue: Article about the saga's history

Postby Amir » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:21 am

Mr357 wrote:
While Sega stopped supporting the Dreamcast with their final release, Karous, for the console in 2007, companies such as Hucast continue to publish games for the Dreamcast to this day, and a dedicated community of indie developers take advantage of the ease of coding for the system as well as it’s lack of software protection to program games for the cult system.


Another! :)


Thanks, looking at that first sentence as well it's too stop-start, changed it to:

While Sega stopped supporting the Dreamcast with their final release for the console in 2007, Karous, companies such as Hucast continue to publish games


Made a few more changes and decided to publish them on Medium, feel free to share!

Part I: Of Dreams and Dreamcasts:
https://medium.com/@MoosaviAmir/what-s- ... 45a484bbf1

Part II: The Death of the Dreamcast and Shenmue’s Uncertain Fate:
https://medium.com/@MoosaviAmir/what-s- ... 15134fd9c0

Part III: The Brief Lives of Shenmue Online & Shenmue City, the Birth of Ys Net, and the Seeds of an Idea"
https://medium.com/@MoosaviAmir/what-s- ... b3add6dbbd

Part IV: Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt and Hope:
https://medium.com/@MoosaviAmir/what-s- ... b33078ef60

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Re: What's Shenmue: Article about the saga's history

Postby Kiske » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:48 am

Hats off Amir!

Wonderful article and HUGE work for the love of Shenmue =D>
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Re: What's Shenmue: Article about the saga's history

Postby IlDucci » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:03 am

That was awesome, dude. Great work!

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Re: What's Shenmue: Article about the saga's history

Postby Anonymous81 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:28 pm

Shared this on Twitter. Deserves to be read in full.
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