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So this has got a bit of hate online for the character models and I can see where they are coming from. Shenmue was never great with character models and animations but I guess after 15+ years and with new tech people expect more these days.

I'm still looking forward to it though. I'm sure Yu Suzuki can pull it off.

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1 hour ago, Beck said:

So this has got a bit of hate online for the character models and I can see where they are coming from. Shenmue was never great with character models and animations but I guess after 15+ years and with new tech people expect more these days.

I'm still looking forward to it though. I'm sure Yu Suzuki can pull it off.

That dude with the ponytail looks like he had one too many facelifts.

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Just now, Sprony said:

That dude with the ponytail looks like he had one too many facelifts.

Haha he does! Shenmue always had weird characters like Dou Niu and Chai though so he doesn't seem too weird in the game story.

Apparently there aren't any facial animations in the trailer since they took them out according to Kotaku which is probably my biggest gripe:

http://kotaku.com/yu-suzuki-explains-shenmue-iiis-stiff-facial-expression-1798337053?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

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Kinda weird they put out a trailer where characters have no face rig/animation, in a game all about expression and story. I know it'll come later, it just, feels weird. Probably pressure from publisher to put *something* out.

I find the game to be way too contrasty, it's a really busy read right now, I hope they smooth it out.

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Hmm yeah, putting out a trailer with characters interacting without any facial animations isn't exactly a great decision, even if they are facing pressure from backers/their publisher, then this will hardly make it any better :)

Does make me wanna go back and try the old games, Shenmue 1 absolutely rocked my world back when it came out.

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44 minutes ago, Mazy said:

Does make me wanna go back and try the old games, Shenmue 1 absolutely rocked my world back when it came out.

I did about a year ago, I got a Dreamcast off of ebay and a few games. (Games are also dirt cheap, or.. erm, free even)

Anyway, played about an hour of Shenmue (1)  Had a laugh at the fact that you can open every cupboard, and grab every glass or plate inside... completely forgot about that. This in the late 90's, you can really see where the budget went, lol. Also interesting that the NPC's have lives and jobs, when you need to visit someone's home, he/she might be out for the day so you need to wait for right time.

It has a lot of tiny little details that are really ahead of it's time, but man, you really need to have a lot of patience and time on your hands to play this now, specially once your character gets a job as a forklift operator, oh gawd.

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16 hours ago, [HP] said:

I did about a year ago, I got a Dreamcast off of ebay and a few games. (Games are also dirt cheap, or.. erm, free even)

Anyway, played about an hour of Shenmue (1)  Had a laugh at the fact that you can open every cupboard, and grab every glass or plate inside... completely forgot about that. This in the late 90's, you can really see where the budget went, lol. Also interesting that the NPC's have lives and jobs, when you need to visit someone's home, he/she might be out for the day so you need to wait for right time.

It has a lot of tiny little details that are really ahead of it's time, but man, you really need to have a lot of patience and time on your hands to play this now, specially once your character gets a job as a forklift operator, oh gawd.

Hah yeah. I still have my Dreamcast from back then, I think I tried hooking it up around probably 10 years ago and played probably 2-3 hours of it (just enough to get down the village)

The entire daily cycle for the NPCs and forcing the player to be at spots at the correct time was still really impressive, kinda wish more games had those kind of elements today, but yeah I doubt I would've reacted as positively to Shenmue 1 today as I did back then (because man it moves slooow :D)

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  • 7 months later...

You probably all heard over the weekend but Shenmue 1 and 2 are getting a HD release on the PS4, XBone and PC sometime this year.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-04-14-shenmue-remasters-are-finally-happening

It'll be nice to play this in HD and the choice of English or Japanese voices is a nice addition. Looking forward to this!

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  • 4 months later...

Shenmue 1 and 2 releases later today and also there's a Shenmue 3 announcement at Gamescom, possible release date?

https://store.steampowered.com/app/758330/Shenmue_I__II/

Kind of crazy to see Shenmue releases. I never thought I'd see it happen!

Edit: It's coming 27th August  2019

 

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