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Jet Set
11-02-2005, 05:20 AM
OMFG
Shenmue III to Next-gen! http://www.shenmuedojo.net/images/news/coming.jpg (http://games.kikizo.com/news/200508/141_p1.asp)

A marvelous day is upon us! As we mentioned in the previous update, Kikizo.com (http://www.kikizo.com/) gave us a heads-up about a report on Shenmue that was coming soon. Well, now the report is here, and contains information we've been so longing for!!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REPORT (http://games.kikizo.com/news/200508/141_p1.asp)

According to Kikizo, Shenmue III is coming to the next generation of consoles. The new plan is to include the whole series (which is nearly finished) - chapters 1-16 - on at least one next-generation console. The only question now is which console it is to be released on? Apparently, it all depends on whether a deal is to be made with Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo. It is also possible that it could show up as a multiplatform game. We're still unsure as to when SEGA will officially announce the game and the platform, but Adam tells us that we should not expect an announcement at Tokyo Game Show this year, if in 2005 at all.

Finally the whole series is nearly finsihed and we possible can kill Lan Di, How sweet it was 4 years ago to end Shenmue II. I've been waiting for this ever since i sat sail with that boat for Hong Kong

Welshkillabee
11-02-2005, 05:58 AM
I never played 2 but Shenmue on the Dreamcast was incredible

36chambers
11-02-2005, 09:16 AM
this is great news, Shenmue is the best game ive ever played.

I just hope it will be on the PS3.

Jet Set
11-02-2005, 09:46 AM
this was kind of a hate it or love it game

ppl either hated the extensive gameplay of working waiting walking around playing games training or loved it and went on to colect about everything
this was on helluva game with 3 & 4 GD-rom's

you know were first planning to implement a bicyle in the first part as seen in the What's Shenmue demo

36chambers
11-02-2005, 06:23 PM
To me this is the best and most original game ever created. Hands down.

The fact it was on the Dreamcast alot of people overlooked it (Dreamcast was an underated console), if you have the chance to sit down for a few hours and play it, do so. This isnt a rent title, you really have to play it.

hellbound
11-02-2005, 07:33 PM
i love this shit. but i wont be getting the new consoles so, damn.

Jet Set
11-03-2005, 04:15 AM
I was wondering why that site wasn't down yet then i saw this:
http://www.planetxbox.com/shenmuedojo/shenmue3_research.shtml

Here you will find research that pertains to the Shenmue story and actual locations.

Celestial symbolism (http://dynamic.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24867)

The Name of Shenhua's Mysterious Stepfather (http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21510&start=0)

Shenmue research/storylines/the Chiyou Dragon/Quing Dynasty (http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13068)

Broken Mirror? (http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21577)

Iwao's seventh generation (http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12239)
Page from the Wulinshu (http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12116)
Luoyang Shenmue Premiere (http://www.planetxbox.com/shenmuedojo/%20http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4341)
Xiuying and Ziming's old place & Shenhua's Birth Location (http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9707)
Four Chiyoumen leaders (http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9491)
The Shenmue Tree, symbolism, and it's role (http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10565)
Future Plot Hints? (http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14012)
Master Baihu's role and the main Chiyoumen leader "Tentei" (http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15095)

Interesting find about Tiger swallow style (http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15176)
Landi's fighting style? (http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22571)
Qin Distany or Qing Dystany? (http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15612)
Shenhua's Birthplace (http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?p=385805#385805)
Interesting info on the Qing Dynasty (http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15817)
Landi waiting in the cave? (http://dynamic4.gamespy.com/%7Eshenmuedojo/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16965&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0)
http://www.planetxbox.com/shenmuedojo/images/shenmue3/preview/Untitled-5.gif

Cheech Da WildKard
11-03-2005, 06:27 AM
I never played on a Dreamcast, but I remember when the 1st Shenmue was comin' out. The reviews made me want to go and buy a Dreamcast .

BRONZBODY
11-03-2005, 01:36 PM
i fukin love that game i almost bought an xbox to play 2

Bloo
11-04-2005, 12:45 AM
That's good news becuase I honestly felt that part 2 was gonna be the last one we saw. I'm glad to see that they're carrying it on to the end like they said they would. I myself am excited abotu that. I've gone through the first one like 5 times and I'm about halfway through part 2. But one things for certain it'll definately show up on the PS3 if it is a multi platform release but my hunch is telling me this one is gonna be a X360 release.

Father N Dangerous
11-04-2005, 09:04 AM
this is great news, Shenmue is the best game ive ever played.

I just hope it will be on the PS3.

i know wat u mean man, i love this game, its one of my fav's

Fr@z
11-04-2005, 09:18 AM
I never played 2 but Shenmue on the Dreamcast was incredible
co-sign

Jet Set
11-04-2005, 09:28 AM
Luckily Shenmue 2 was released as PAL, so we finally fot lucky.
Did you know the US version was released in Japan, with all the English voice actors, and the normal Japan version actually had Pepsi cans in it.

WuTangWarrior
11-04-2005, 08:38 PM
i really want to play shenmue 2 but i dont have a dreamcast or xbox!

Fragmented
11-05-2005, 08:52 PM
To me this is the best and most original game ever created. Hands down.

The fact it was on the Dreamcast alot of people overlooked it (Dreamcast was an underated console), if you have the chance to sit down for a few hours and play it, do so. This isnt a rent title, you really have to play it.
yeah what a fucking game though gotta give am2 and sega their dues, along with konami they're by far the most inivative and productive company for games

i can';t wait for this hope it comes out for both ps3 and xbox

Ronin
11-06-2005, 06:12 AM
was a great game, i remember sweating over it on dreamcast when it first came out

pretty ridiculous, its like a fuckin movie

never played 2 though, heard it wasnt as good

Jet Set
11-06-2005, 06:49 PM
2 was bigger with quite some revelations, it speeded things up a bit and was much bigger in area size.
adn yeah it was like a movie or a book with all those chapters, real epical

how many of you used the passport and went online checking the stuff they had after finishing the game?

36chambers
11-06-2005, 09:13 PM
how many of you used the passport and went online checking the stuff they had after finishing the game?
Nah i never did that shit, what was it all about G?

36chambers
11-06-2005, 09:17 PM
The greatest charecter in the Shenmue series was....





















































http://www.computerandvideogames.com/screenshots_library/dir_40/vortal_pic_20439.jpg

Tom on the hotdog store!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BRING BACK TOM FOR 3.

chiba
11-07-2005, 06:12 PM
that was one of my favorite games for dreamcast
i had both 1 and 2
it was crazy

ah time goes bye too fast
feels like yesterday

peace

Jet Set
11-07-2005, 06:16 PM
Yeah, tom is the secret leader who made the order to kill his dad.
didnt he move back to canada?
tom was always groovin, btw who won the radio? in the tomato shop

whatabout nozomi?

Jet Set
11-07-2005, 06:16 PM
http://www.gangentertainment.org/shenmue.html

some funny ass shit to watch and download

LHX
11-10-2005, 01:40 PM
i did buy an xbox for shenmue II


that game was too much

it made me want to become a video game character



i played part 1 back in the days when i used to smoke weed

i got into the game so much that one night i was riding my bike when i was high and the world started to like like graphics
i started staring at a tree and lost control of my bike and crashed into a bush

but nobody saw



shenmue was maybe a little too good



(the above is actually one of my rare true stories)

i hope you didnt believe anything i just wrote

LHX - the H stands for 'liar'

Oztradamus
11-11-2005, 06:49 PM
This game is Crack.. I remember I played the original on Dreamcast when it first dropped. I must have stayed awake for 2 days playing the game.. I recently passed Shenmue 2 on the X-Box.. Good thing they are going to drop all the remaining chapters on the next gen systems, The game is a must cop..

Jet Set
11-14-2005, 07:48 PM
lol, yesterday i actually started my DC up, only to see it resetting again, and after that i played shenmue II again, ow After Burner II plays so sweet. and the enormisity of the land......

36chambers
11-14-2005, 10:33 PM
I need to get a Dreamcast and Shenmue 1 & 2 again. Its torture without it.

LHX
11-15-2005, 01:49 PM
lan-di is a good villain



the forklift shit turned out to be fun as hell

Amplified Sample
11-15-2005, 02:25 PM
i love the first 2 games i cant wait for shenmue 3 i want to know what happens

Rebel_INS
02-03-2006, 02:01 PM
Hell yea it is the best game ever made. Shenmue 3 is gonna be ill as fuck!

Oztradamus
02-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Hell yea it is the best game ever made. Shenmue 3 is gonna be ill as fuck!

I remember reading somewher that Yu-Suzuki said They had scrapped Shenmue 3 for the next gen :(

Bloo
02-03-2006, 05:23 PM
Well it makes sense. Why make it for the PS2 or Xbox when the PS3 and X360 are around the corner?

36chambers
02-03-2006, 09:37 PM
PS3 please.

Rebel_INS
02-04-2006, 02:17 AM
Yea well I fucking seriously hope that Shenmue 3 gets released on Xbox 360, because thats the system that I have, and im pretty sure they will release it on 360. But I love Shenmue, I beat Shenmue 1 so many times I cant even count. And I beat Shenmue 2 about close to 3-4 times. Love the game its insanely good, graphic wise, fun wise and storyline.

Oztradamus
02-04-2006, 02:42 PM
I mean Next Gen as in PS3 and XBOX360, I hope Yu-SuZuki doesn't do us like that (NO HOMO) :(

Rebel_INS
02-04-2006, 06:29 PM
I mean Next Gen as in PS3 and XBOX360, I hope Yu-SuZuki doesn't do us like that (NO HOMO) :(

Oh yea I feel you. That would be cool if its on 360 and PS3, because I mean, The creators are always saying that Shenmue 2 didnt sale enough units worldwide, once they transferred it all to Xbox, it didnt sale. Everyone had bought it on Dreamcast. So the more systems they put it out on, you know, the more copies they gonna sale.

Aclikyano
02-04-2006, 07:08 PM
SHE WHO?...........

Metal Gear SOLID is tha best Ive played.......

peace.-

36chambers
02-04-2006, 09:23 PM
SHE WHO?...........

Metal Gear SOLID is tha best Ive played.......

peace.-

Play Shenmue 1st bro, you dont know what your missing.

Yes, MGS is a sick ass game, but Shenmue is something different.

WuTangWarrior
02-04-2006, 11:20 PM
is there any chances any versions of the series will be released for the ps2?

Rebel_INS
02-05-2006, 03:12 AM
is there any chances any versions of the series will be released for the ps2?

Hell nah, and yo MSG aint SHIT compared to Shenmue

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Candieman
02-06-2006, 12:21 PM
Shenmue is grrrrreeeeeat.

Rebel_INS
02-06-2006, 01:51 PM
No doubt though I hooked up my Dreamcast yesterday, Imma start playing Shenmue 1 again. :)

Bloo
02-06-2006, 10:53 PM
No doubt son :)

I'm getting back into a Shenmue mood. Started playing part 2 again today. Gonna try to finish it, damn I forgot how long those damn games are.

LHX
02-07-2006, 11:30 AM
i also remember reading that no more shenmue games will be produced


that would suck ass

the end of part 2 is off the hook



it was starting to get into some science fiction or some shit

plus
i wanted to see if they were gonna figure out a way to bring the girl from part 1 back somehow




the dude in the suit in part 1 was the man

Rebel_INS
02-08-2006, 02:01 PM
Yea if yall need help getting past a part in Shenmue 1 or 2 then hit me up ill help.

Jet Set
02-08-2006, 06:40 PM
haha, bring back nozomi. she in canada and tom too.

its crazy, all the myths they included. this game goes so intensily deep, its almost a black hole once you start reading.

Ryo always looking for some sailors...

Rebel_INS
02-09-2006, 12:52 PM
haha, bring back nozomi. she in canada and tom too.

its crazy, all the myths they included. this game goes so intensily deep, its almost a black hole once you start reading.

Ryo always looking for some sailors...

Haha yea that sucked ass when Tom left I was like but yea, Nozomi.. hmm will she be back in Shenmue 3 ?

LHX
02-09-2006, 01:00 PM
i am suspicious of the dude in the dojo at ryus house

he was a little bit too clean

THE W
02-10-2006, 09:23 PM
well it wont be on nintendo

Jet Set
02-18-2006, 03:19 PM
Kikizo: Let's talk about Shenmue. Can you tell us anything about Shenmue Online - where will the story of the game proceed from where it left off in Shenmue 2? How will Shenmue Online fit into the core series? YS: Shenmue Online is still in development. I'm working hard on it - real busy! It's an MMO game for PCs. The original Shenmue had combat, so I'm hoping to focus more on the battle scenes. We also had a lot of events and minigames, which will carry over to Shenmue Online.
http://games.kikizo.com/media/yusuzuki_iv_feb06/so10b.jpg (http://www.kikizo.com/viewer/imageview_games.asp?yusuzuki_iv_feb06/so10.jpg)
Remember how some of my old arcade games were in the previous Shenmue games? They'll be here, too. The player will be able to follow the Shenmue story through the game. It's not based on any existing Shenmue title. There are a lot of features in Shenmue that carry over well into an MMO game. MMOs have a community aspect, with guilds, fighting, trading, etc. Shenmue has a lot of these features already. The area to explore is also much bigger than previous games. Like in the original game, you can learn many fighting techniques while you play.
http://games.kikizo.com/media/yusuzuki_iv_feb06/so03c.jpg (http://www.kikizo.com/viewer/imageview_games.asp?yusuzuki_iv_feb06/so03.jpg)
Kikizo: In the event Shenmue was never finished, would the possibility exist for the story to be finished trough other media, like DVD or books? YS: No, the story will be finished through games. The MMO will be a game that will have a long lifespan through upgrades and updates. This will allow gradual continuation to the story. It follows up directly to the story of Shenmue 2 at first, but maybe we'll move on even further as time passes.

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http://games.kikizo.com/media/yusuzuki_iv_feb06/s02c.jpg (http://www.kikizo.com/viewer/imageview_games.asp?yusuzuki_iv_feb06/s02.jpg)
"the story will be finished through games" We should clear up that there was one detail in the article last summer that we were mistaken about, which was the digression that Shenmue Online had been canned, based on then-recent reports to that effect, citing the apparent loss of interest in the project from its South Korean developer, JC Entertainment. Now of course, it's clear that the project is active. Officially Sega will not talk about a real Shenmue successor under any circumstances. Some stuff we've agreed with Sega can't be published, although there was nothing of massive significance to provide an absolute answer that some fans want - and we're not just being tantalising for the sake of it here, the point is that Sega really, really doesn't like talking about Shenmue at all.

But based on everything we know to be true at this moment in time - and aside from detail that has since changed - all of it was accurate. Which as we stressed heavily at the time, doesn't necessarily mean Shenmue 3 will come out, but it would be very foolish to write it off. Despite some presumptions made based on (at best) questionable translation of an interview in November, Yu Suzuki has NEVER said there would be no Shenmue 3. And as he puts it to us: "the story will be finished through games". It was a pleasure meeting with Suzuki-san again so he could share his thoughts with us. Kikizo Staff (http://www.kikizo.com/staff.asp)
Check here for previous interviews (http://games.kikizo.com/interviews/)










Hi guys. I should point out that for the most part the expectations here for this interview were nothing to do with us, we just said we would have a Suzuki interview. I would like for people to enjoy this for what it is, which is a great interview with Yu Suzuki that provides an update on what he's doing now and looks at some cool stuff (he has a lot of fans here regardless of involvement with core Shenmue). But regarding the Shenmue 3 thing, we have done as much as we possible can right here, and I hope people will read my comments before and after the interview, very carefully. One other thing that I couldn't really add in the article is an answer of sorts: there's the credibility, "dude". http://shenmue.planets.gamespy.com/forum/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif
dus dat
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LHX
02-18-2006, 04:14 PM
interesting news

YOUNGDVS
02-18-2006, 08:03 PM
im happy to see alot of people play shemenue i didnt think that much people whould now about it cause not alot of people played it i remeber playin shemenue one for hours the story of the game is still the best i still remeber the end of number 1 when you gota ride your motorcycle to the docks and then fight like 100 guys that game is unforgettable i played it like over 6 years ago and still remeber the whole story the fucked thing is a couple of years ago i was playing the 2nd one and i got the part where you fight that fat guy on the rouff towards the end i was on it for like 2 hours and finally beat it THEN THE FUCKIN GAME FROZE ON THE LOADING SCREEN then i had to reset it and when i loaded it up i was like 3 hours worth of work back and from then on i never played it again i think im going 2 go buy it cause its like 10 bucks now and finish it ..

Jet Set
02-18-2006, 09:11 PM
im happy to see alot of people play shemenue i didnt think that much people whould now about it cause not alot of people played it i remeber playin shemenue one for hours the story of the game is still the best i still remeber the end of number 1 when you gota ride your motorcycle to the docks and then fight like 100 guys that game is unforgettable i played it like over 6 years ago and still remeber the whole story the fucked thing is a couple of years ago i was playing the 2nd one and i got the part where you fight that fat guy on the rouff towards the end i was on it for like 2 hours and finally beat it THEN THE FUCKIN GAME FROZE ON THE LOADING SCREEN then i had to reset it and when i loaded it up i was like 3 hours worth of work back and from then on i never played it again i think im going 2 go buy it cause its like 10 bucks now and finish it ..
i got stuck with hime for 2 hours in the middle of the night after playing for like 6 hours straight. And kept fucking up the QTE. damn frustrating.
But it was so worth it. But I thik one thing is true. It made an impact on all those who finished it.

LHX
02-18-2006, 11:35 PM
i got stuck with hime for 2 hours in the middle of the night after playing for like 6 hours straight. And kept fucking up the QTE. damn frustrating.
But it was so worth it. But I thik one thing is true. It made an impact on all those who finished it.

it started to get a little sci-fi at the end of part II

that fat fuck was tough
i remember that took me a while too


and the QTE when you ended up jumping on the truck or whatever when you got handcuffed to the dude in the bandana

crastuf
02-18-2006, 11:55 PM
at last, free at last, free at last, thank God almighty free at last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jet Set
02-20-2006, 06:28 PM
it started to get a little sci-fi at the end of part II

that fat fuck was tough
i remember that took me a while too


and the QTE when you ended up jumping on the truck or whatever when you got handcuffed to the dude in the bandana

I'm talking about the end of CD3. Where you're beating him on the top of the Yellow Head building with Lan Di hanging out of the Helicopter. Thats another battle.

LHX
02-22-2006, 08:28 AM
I'm talking about the end of CD3. Where you're beating him on the top of the Yellow Head building with Lan Di hanging out of the Helicopter. Thats another battle.

i remember that one too

it was tough

36chambers
08-30-2006, 03:45 PM
Tom is the greatest!

Jet Set
09-01-2006, 10:02 AM
Shenmue Online is Now their full project.

Check www.shenmuedojo.net (http://www.shenmuedojo.net) for the downloads of all the music in Shenmue I & II. It's alot, but's damn nice.

36chambers
09-01-2006, 10:15 AM
WHAT ABOUT SHENMUE 3????????????????? :(

You heard any rumours about it recently? shenmuedojo is still in my favs :D

Jet Set
09-01-2006, 10:45 AM
Nothing lately. It's on hold somewhere till suzuki san goes again with the studio.

oyeah, I heard an AM-2 team is working on the Virtua Tennis 3 for PS3

Oztradamus
09-01-2006, 11:40 AM
Shenmue 3 like Rza's the Cure, will never come out :(

36chambers
09-05-2006, 09:17 PM
Well I finally re-copped a Dreamcast and now im playing Shenmue 1 again. Is it normal getting through disc 1 in like 6 hours? Im taking it easy now tho... want to savour Shenmue :point:

LHX
09-06-2006, 02:33 PM
Well I finally re-copped a Dreamcast and now im playing Shenmue 1 again. Is it normal getting through disc 1 in like 6 hours? Im taking it easy now tho... want to savour Shenmue :point:
thats the only game i ever played that i didnt mind wasting time and trying to pace the game

Wu-Ronin
09-06-2006, 07:11 PM
a lot of people hated this game because you ask around and dont fight most of the time. i dissagree, those fucks are dumbasses who never got far enough to witness more action. it is truely a good game, i mean 1 and 2. hearing about part three is very welcoming.

shaolinsword
09-25-2006, 07:15 AM
a lot of people hated this game because you ask around and dont fight most of the time. i dissagree, those fucks are dumbasses who never got far enough to witness more action. it is truely a good game, i mean 1 and 2. hearing about part three is very welcoming.

the first one was great. Didn't care much for the second one though, especially climbing that fucking tower block along the beams. Who the fuck thought that would be a good idea!?

36chambers
09-26-2006, 06:40 AM
Theres more 2 the 2nd one, Im not sure which one I prefere now. Both are ill, but just because theres more shit 2 do in Shen 2, I prefere that one slightly. But there has to be a 3rd and 4th, they cant just leave us hanging like this. I remember how pissed off I was after the ending of the 1st one, I was fiending for the 2nd like crack.

We need Shenmue 3. PS3 please.

shaolinsword
09-27-2006, 02:12 AM
i know the second one was a good game but that's the only thing i can remember properly. And the fact that there isn't a save point until a couple of hours into the game, which kinda makes it hard when you play it before you go college in the morning like i did.

shenmue III will probably be 360 exclusive

36chambers
09-27-2006, 10:55 AM
U could have saved it about 5mins after you got off the boat, in the hostel at the harbour.

MaXiMus Da MaNtis
09-27-2006, 06:19 PM
Yo Cant Beat That Intro On Part One ....Has To Be One Of The Illest Intros Ive Seen On Vidoes Games In Years......So Any News On #3 ....What5 About Shenmue Online?

shaolinsword
09-28-2006, 02:12 AM
U could have saved it about 5mins after you got off the boat, in the hostel at the harbour.

damn, i had to climb all the way up that mountain thingy. Turned it off in the end

Rebel_INS
10-01-2006, 08:11 PM
Ive beat 1 and 2 so many times, I hope they still release that part 3. They keep debating on that too.

VDB-King
10-23-2006, 05:22 PM
i just got the new (November 2006) edition of Game Informer magazine, if you have a subscription or just picked it up from the store, look on page 50. i almost shit my pants when i saw this.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e199/dbzruler88/PHOT0467.jpg

"The Top 10 Cult Classics of the 21st Century"

1. Shenmue

If you doubt Shenmue's right to top this list, try shouting "Shenmue 3 isn't coming!" in a crowd of gamers. When you wake up in your hospital bed, maybe you'll realize why this game has such a rabid following. Set in Japan in 1986, the story follows Ryo Hazuki, and showcases a unique blend of storytelling and combat. Especially interesting were the Quick Time Events (QTE) that worked timed button-press minigames into a variety of scenarios. It's kind of an RPG, kind of an action game, and has a riveting story that legions of fans are still patiently waiting to see concluded.
yessur

36chambers
10-23-2006, 05:58 PM
Good to see Shenmue getting the credit it deserves. I would put it at number 1 in my fav games of all time.

Shenmue >>> your mother

RagnaroK
10-23-2006, 09:02 PM
i remember this,i had the first game on Dreamcast i can't denied i had fun with this game playin arcade was my pastime trainig was good but it took a long time to perfect the move one by one, if you were bore you just walk around the neidhborhood and talk to people check the place and fighting bad people it was cool something new

Tha Ill Shogun Lord
10-30-2006, 07:19 PM
lol the only reason this thread is neverending
is cuz shenmue 1

i couldnt find the guard to the sword i searched every takin all them damn bus's dude where is that thing
i think its called a guard right above the hilt

Bloo
10-31-2006, 02:02 AM
Damn, I know what you're talking about but I can't remember where it is...

I'll have to look it up for ya.

Amplified Sample
10-31-2006, 03:44 AM
the sword guard is in a drawer at home i cant remember which room though

VDB-King
10-31-2006, 03:46 AM
BBC Show VideoGaiden Starts Shenmue 3 Campaign
The power of videoGaiden commands it! Rab and Ryan are at odds over Shenmue 3 (a game that never was). Expect a bloody campaign ahead...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/tv/videogaiden/images/bottom_431.gif
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/tv/videogaiden/images/common/wide_top.gif OFFICIAL STATEMENT

"Ladies, Gentlemen, Barry Burtons… Rise and fight alongside us.

videoGaiden proudly presents THE SHENMUE 3 APPEAL, the ultimate campaign to force the games industry into finishing the glorious story that was started by Yu Suzuki all those years ago. With the influence of videoGaiden, the power of the British Broadcasting Corporation, and the collective multimedia might of gamers everywhere, how can we possibly fail?

What do we want? We want closure. We want Ryo Hazuki's story to be told to its end. We want to see ambition rewarded. We want a straight "Yes." No other answer will do.

We will fight the good fight. We will march on their buildings. We will sing songs of praise. We will write golden words that will lift the hearts of this increasingly cold industry. We will make them all say "Yes." We will make this industry do something for us.

We will bring about the promise of Shenmue 3 and it will be our finest moment.

Each week on videoGaiden we will be bringing you a report straight from the Campaign Room. Each week we will take the fight that bit further. You will be our global soldiers, our videoGaiden Shenmarines.

And we will be asking much of you.

The uprising begins on the 5th of November 2006. Failure is not an option."

Rab Florence
COUNTER STATEMENT

"Clear thinking gamers of the world. Your time has come to make a global stand for truth.

Which truth? The truth that Shenmue is the most overrated series in video games history. We know this and so do you.

However, brothers and sisters, there are some still among us that are convinced otherwise. They tell themselves they "love" Shenmue. They use words like "innovative" and "emotional" to describe these games. Some of these deluded fools are even convinced that today, in the year 2006, a Shenmue 3 release is still a possibility!

These people are a sickness and need our help. They need your help.

videoGaiden will become base camp for the most significant public service the BBC has ever performed. The suppression of Shenmue 3 propaganda and the reprogramming of Shenmue addicts.

With truth we will dissolve the smoke screen of Shenmue.

In the coming weeks you must be ready to spread the truth. On every street, in every house, every office building, you must say and wear and be the truth for those that live without it.

We at videoGaiden will collate all data concerning our progress and will feedback to you each week via our campaign base.

The truth is ours to share my friends. Let them know of it and let them be happy.

Suppression and Re-education begins on the 5th of November 2006."

Ryan Macleod
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/tv/videogaiden/images/bottom_431.gif
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/tv/videogaiden/images/common/wide_top.gif GET READY TO GET INVOLVED...

Oztradamus
10-31-2006, 05:56 PM
^ They should just make a petition

VDB-King
11-01-2006, 04:52 AM
^ They should just make a petition

Aleady done about 4 years ago.

36chambers
11-01-2006, 10:06 PM
chea I think I signed it like 10 times.

VDB-King
11-19-2006, 06:30 PM
Shenmue III: The Campaign Continues...
http://pressstartonline.co.uk/assets/06_11_01_shenmuecampaign/banner.JPG
As we've already reported here (http://www.pressstartonline.co.uk/view.php?item=187), BBC Scotland's fantastic maverick videogame show videoGaiden - or, more specifically one half of the show's presenting team, Robert Florence - is starting a campaign for a third game in Sega's legendary Shenmue series to be made. Press Start Online caught up with everyone's favourite Consolevanian (which wasn't too difficult - he's built for comfort, not speed) and sneakily slipped him a piece of paper with some questions on, while he made a strange pattern with some upturned cups...

Shenmue III, then. Of all the as-yet-unmade games you could have chosen to campaign for, why this one in particular?

It's Shenmue! Stupidly ambitious. Stubbornly its own man. And unfinished! Imagine the Mona Lisa had been painted, but Da Vinci ran out of paint before he could get her bottom lip in. Exactly.

I see. How would you describe the Shenmue series to people who haven't played it before? And what's your personal favourite moment from the series so far?

I'd tell them that it's a game that they'd either love or hate, but wouldn't fail to admire. I'd tell them that its maybe the game that gets closest to what life is actually like - waiting at bus stops and looking for sailors. And the best bit? For all the amazing moments in those two games, it has to be either the wee cat, or the bike ride home. If you've played it, you'll be nodding right now.

We're like a Churchill dog. So what sort of thing are you expecting from petitioners? And is there anything in particular that you personally would like to see? Like photos of people dressed up as Ryo, or video clips of people searching for some sailors perhaps?

I want to see photos and videos. We're planning to do a thing based around photos. If I was in charge, I'd want some crazy fool to chain themselves up outside a Sega building until the game is announced, and tell them Rab Florence sent them. But I can't condone that, because of BBC regulations. I don't condone that when you do it, okay? We've already got a games shop in Barcelona emailing the BBC to say they'll stick a campaign poster in their window. Isn't that fucking amazing?

Certainly is. And it seems that the BBC are very much behind the idea of the campaign. Was it difficult to get them on board?

A bit. They thought it was a great idea, but there are rules. The BBC can't be seen to be promoting any product that might exist, so that's why there's a counter-campaign. Fair and balanced, that's the BBC way. But this interview's not about that other campaign, so lets say nothing more about it.

Er, okay. The Shenmue series is one that polarises opinion. Are you concerned that the counter-campaign which we're not talking about could yet be more successful than your own? Or that 'voter apathy' could bring your bandwagon grinding to a halt?

Voter apathy is the danger. If there's a shitty response, I'll tear the internet a new arsehole in the last episode. There's no fear of the counter-campaign being a success, though. People who don't like Shenmue couldn't be bothered turning up at work to drive a forklift, so they certainly won't be able to shift themselves to rally against us.

Your lazybones videoGaiden co-host Ryan is the man in charge of the counter-campaign. Do you have any dirty tricks planned to kybosh his attempts to scupper your petition?

I love Ryan like a brother, so I'll be kind and let him get on with it. People shouldn't judge him harshly on his stance on this one. He's a good man, really.

We'll let it slide then, this once. How do you honestly expect Sega to react when you confront them with this evidence of the huge following the series has?

I think they'll be bemused. I think they might throw up their hands and ask what they're supposed to do when they're assured that yet another fucking awful Sonic game will make them money, and Shenmue III might kill them. But I might be wrong. They might collapse and cry tears and greenlight the game right there. Who knows? It's a money thing. You think maybe a Peter Moore might offer to pay for the game to be made? Let's all email him and ask.

Finally, can you tell PSO a little bit about what else to expect from the next series of videoGaiden?

You'll get reviews, recommendations, rants and a games criticism robot. What else do you need?

Well, absolutely nothing, clearly. Thanks for your time!

videoGaiden will be back on BBC Scotland very soon indeed, and for those of us residing south of the border, on the internet sometime shortly thereafter no doubt. Chris Schilling

I wonder how much is actually done now

36chambers
11-19-2006, 06:37 PM
I dont know what to believe anymore. I think ill only believe it when its out.

Rebel_INS
11-20-2006, 01:05 AM
I dont know what to believe anymore. I think ill only believe it when its out.

I hope they fucking release it. Love that game haha. :9

LHX
11-20-2006, 03:46 PM
lol the only reason this thread is neverending
is cuz shenmue 1

i couldnt find the guard to the sword i searched every takin all them damn bus's dude where is that thing
i think its called a guard right above the hilt
its at the antique shop

the father took it there before he got killed

MaXiMus Da MaNtis
11-20-2006, 07:29 PM
fuckin Yu Suzuki

36chambers
11-21-2006, 06:16 PM
7/14/06
In a interview (http://shenmue.planets.gamespy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=702463&highlight=#702463) about Shenmue Online, Yu Suzuki makes a statement when asked about Shenmue III. Here is a rough translation:
"Regarding Shenmue 3, we're not carrying on relative development yet, and I can't give you any further information for the time being."

LHX
11-21-2006, 07:20 PM
maybe Cuban Linx 2 will be packaged wiff Shenmue 3

36chambers
12-06-2006, 07:41 PM
Update on that BBC thing Jet Set reported on.

* "The BBC has contacted Sega and we are now waiting for an official statement in time for filming our final show" ~Rab Florence (http://shenmue.planets.gamespy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=730137&highlight=#730137)~

Jet Set
12-06-2006, 08:27 PM
I just got a copy of sweet Yu Suzuki Game Works.
That's
- Space Harrier
- Outrun
- After Burner II
- Hang On
- Power Drift


Arcade perfect. Quality time spending gaming.

Rebel_INS
12-07-2006, 04:26 PM
the sword guard is in a drawer at home i cant remember which room though

The sword is at the antique shop in Dobuita where the old man works. I forgot the names..

36chambers
12-09-2006, 10:05 PM
Bad news peoples...

We got contacted by a member of Sega staff, and we can at least clear some things up.

Despite any rumours, Shenmue III is not at any stage of development, and is not in Sega's plans.

"This is hardly an official statement, but I can tell you that despite rumours to the contrary, there is nothing in the works for Shenmue III. However, SEGA is aware of Shenmue's position and the special place it holds for fans, and we would never discount the possibility of doing another one.

There is no Shenmue 3 in the works because Suzuki-san is too busy on Shenmue online and will be for another couple of years at least. There is every possibility that he would want to do a Shenmue 3, but the general feeling is that it won't happen in the next 3-5 years; or until SEGA reaches it's current business goals - That is to become a top 3 publisher.

I’d tell our fans not to give up hope – but not to hold their breath either."

It wont happen in the next 3-5 years? Ouch!

Amplified Sample
12-10-2006, 05:37 AM
The sword is at the antique shop in Dobuita where the old man works. I forgot the names..


yeah i remember now i was thinking of the key to the sword box in the dojo that you need to open the wall in the dojo, as well was the sword guard

Jet Set
12-10-2006, 07:20 AM
Goddammit leroy. You know you can graduate for a master in that space of time. This shit is ridiculous. DO they know they are creating a giant generation gap here, SEGA is right up there with Wu/Tang and delaying things into infinity.

Rebel_INS
12-10-2006, 06:13 PM
yeah i remember now i was thinking of the key to the sword box in the dojo that you need to open the wall in the dojo, as well was the sword guard

Yea true true.

Man but that sucks they said there isnt no plans for Shenmue 3, so wack. Shenmue is easily one of the best games of all time, but I mad hope it still gets made soon.

MaXiMus Da MaNtis
12-10-2006, 09:14 PM
Damn You Yu Suzuki...fuck Shenmue Online

36chambers
12-11-2006, 01:30 AM
lets start a shenmue 3 petition! oh wait....

Rebel_INS
12-11-2006, 03:57 PM
lets start a shenmue 3 petition! oh wait....

Man that pisses me off, they need to realize that Shenmue is the truth! The realness! :hooray:... but yea on the real though

Bloo
12-13-2006, 10:58 AM
I really hope that it goes down. But honestly, I don't know if it'll ever go down. After finding out it cose Sega 20 mil to finish the first one I'm suprised that there was even a part 2.

LHX
12-13-2006, 11:38 AM
http://shenmue.planets.gamespy.com/images/characters/animals1.jpg

LHX
12-13-2006, 11:41 AM
http://media.gamespy.com/columns/image/jan04_sidekick_08_kitty.jpg

VDB-King
12-14-2006, 02:28 PM
I knew it, haha ^^^

If I'm correct, SEGA did make Break-Even with Shenmue. They even made a small profit. NAd making part 2 was half the work. You already got the engine. You only need to tweak it. They had atleast half the story done. They already had character models. The job wasn't as big as the first time.

maybe it would have been better if the other chapters were never released. We would have been stuck on the boat with no clue whatsover. Instead of these endless theories of sages and mythical stories with dragons and phoenix. Stories of magical power of threes and girls being over a hundred years old. What if.

I'll just play After Burner II untill then.

LHX
12-14-2006, 02:37 PM
i would settle for no updated graphics

man
at this point i would settle for some downloadable text so i could read the rest of the story and picture it in my head



to be honest, in this day and age, i dont agree with him going after Lan Di anyway

avenging the death of parents is so old fashioned

his dad would woop his ass if he found out

Jet Set
12-14-2006, 03:45 PM
That was what I didn't figure out completely. Ryo is so extremely obsessed with finding his dad'd killer, he misses the life around him. Turning into this robotic maniac. Also quite a bit naive, Hello, I'm looking for some sailors.


They story of him finding the roots behind his dad and the existence of the mirrors and legends behind it are, in a weird way, more intersting. The STory istself is so simple. But with the little hints and revelations about the history it's so much more compelling. Finding out Ryo's dad is supposed to have killed the father of Lan Di. Seeing the flashback of that woman ,Xiu or something, with her brother. Who went out and joined the criminal organization Lan Di is part off.

So why does rivers float?

Jet Set
12-14-2006, 03:48 PM
http://shenmue.planets.gamespy.com/images/shenmue3/preview/large/no44_pic_03.jpg
http://shenmue.planets.gamespy.com/images/shenmue3/preview/large/movieshen3.jpg

http://shenmue.planets.gamespy.com/images/shenmue2art/NIAOEND.jpg
http://shenmue.planets.gamespy.com/images/shenmue3/preview/large/NiaoShun.jpg


Side story comics


http://shenmue.planets.gamespy.com/sidestory_comics.shtml

Rebel_INS
12-15-2006, 02:37 AM
That was what I didn't figure out completely. Ryo is so extremely obsessed with finding his dad'd killer, he misses the life around him. Turning into this robotic maniac. Also quite a bit naive, Hello, I'm looking for some sailors.


They story of him finding the roots behind his dad and the existence of the mirrors and legends behind it are, in a weird way, more intersting. The STory istself is so simple. But with the little hints and revelations about the history it's so much more compelling. Finding out Ryo's dad is supposed to have killed the father of Lan Di. Seeing the flashback of that woman ,Xiu or something, with her brother. Who went out and joined the criminal organization Lan Di is part off.

So why does rivers float?

LOL, I remember that, that old man when you first get off the boat.

http://img272.imageshack.us/img272/4106/cljaae3.gif Look its Cool Z, LOL

36chambers
12-16-2006, 12:04 AM
i would settle for no updated graphics

man
at this point i would settle for some downloadable text so i could read the rest of the story and picture it in my head



to be honest, in this day and age, i dont agree with him going after Lan Di anyway

avenging the death of parents is so old fashioned

his dad would woop his ass if he found out

Its set in 1985, if im not mistaken, so its not in this day.

But yeah, they dont need updated graphics, just give us the story... I wonder if Suzuki has even written an ending to the story? We dont know...

LHX
12-16-2006, 12:15 AM
its set in 85 but hes writing for a 2006 audience

besides - the story line was going sci-fi at the end of pt ii

Jet Set
02-17-2007, 01:18 PM
its set in 85 but hes writing for a 2006 audience

besides - the story line was going sci-fi at the end of pt ii
in the magical sense, no lasers...yet, haha.

IGN's Xbox 360 Predictions: 2007 Edition (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/759/759057p3.html)
Shenmue 3 Will Not Be Announced
Sorry Shenmue fans. Shenmue 3 is not going to be announced...ever.

http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/759/759057/ign-predicts-2007-20070126052313318-000.jpg
No. Never.


Shenmue I
$ 70 million

bizzlez
02-22-2007, 08:33 PM
Shenmue 1 = Best Dreamcast Game, well, besides NFL 2K, & NBA 2K

36chambers
03-23-2007, 12:00 PM
Any news at all? Rumours? Anything?

Im not letting go....

Frontal Lobotomy
03-23-2007, 12:09 PM
I hear there are a lot of petitions in circulation to get Shenmue III developed (I think you actually put one on this thread yourself in an earlier page if i remember right). There's a decent chance it'll make it to Xbox 360, but I expect even if we heard something today, we'd still have to wait 4 or 5 years for it..

36chambers
03-23-2007, 12:13 PM
Suzuki must know everyone wants it, but hes not doing anything about it, which is frustrating the fans...

http://thepokerbus.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/frustrated.jpg
me earlier after thinking of shenmue 3 ^^^

He could at least say to us they'll def be a final chapter in the series, then ill sleep easier.

shaolinsword
03-23-2007, 01:18 PM
I'm holding out that they're keeping it all hush hush and then they're gonna release it without that much hype

LHX
03-23-2007, 02:15 PM
i will write the final chapter if he doesnt


it would prolly suck




porn

36chambers
03-29-2007, 04:46 PM
I wonder how tough Lan Di will be as a final boss?

LHX
03-29-2007, 05:51 PM
ryo should have special powers by then

D/N/T the phoenix mirror

Jet Set
04-09-2007, 06:34 AM
Shen Hua already has special powers. So it looks. She maybe even a thousand years old.

You know what's even more frustrating. That Shenmue II ended at the forefront of a battle. Just go look up the Project Berkely trailer and you will know what I am talking about.

For know:
Early Shenmue Dreamcast Trailer


Q1EEBTurBTg

Rebel_INS
04-09-2007, 01:22 PM
I wonder how tough Lan Di will be as a final boss?

Probably really hard lol. Itll probably be just like a free fight to get his health down, then a QTE to end it and probably a really hard QTE at that lol.

Jet Set
04-10-2007, 10:36 AM
Maybe that's the whole reason behind the story not ending. Yu Suzuki hasn't written the ending yet, because he can't figure out hwo to end it. Writer's block. He promised too much in the first two parts.

36chambers
07-07-2007, 08:10 PM
NEVERENDING...

I still remember how pissed off I was after finishing Shenmue on the Dreamcast and having to wait for ages for Shenmue II. Damn you Suzuki, your doing it again!

Jet Set
10-17-2007, 04:03 PM
Shenmue Online is cancelled.

J-DON
10-18-2007, 11:48 PM
are both shenmues availiabe on xbox (and therefore xbox360)

Jet Set
10-20-2007, 02:38 PM
Both Shenmues are avaible on the Dreamcast. The Xbox got Shenmue IIX, Shenmue II was cancelled in US territories due to this. Early versions of the Xbox game included an extra dvd with Shenmue The Movie. A movie consisting of the CGI images from the first game edited together to create a sort of introductory movie.

Jet Set
01-09-2008, 06:08 AM
This was published by Surfer Girl back in November.
I heard something back in March or April about a Shenmue title for Wii, but I have not heard anything since about it and doubt that there is any truth to that. Despite announcements to the contrary, I've heard from quite a few people that Shenmue III has never actually entered production. To my knowledge, Shenmue Online is the only Shenmue title currently in development;

Shenmue Dojo has some other nice write ups in the production hell Shenmue Online went through.

I got a detailed response from Zach about the development problems that plagued Shenmue Online. (Hellraiser)

"hello
Originally it was a korean company that worked on the project. but disputes over profit eventually lead to a bad breakup. It was then sourced to Interserv Taiwan, which meant that the Shanghai facility would end up working on the bulk of the project. I was the only American working at Inteserv Shanghai at that time. I had the notion that Sega treated the Chinese outsource workers at cheap labor, and had no problem changing their designs and layouts for the game on the fly. Since labor cost was so cheap, Sega thought they could get away with it. Normally you would not be able to get away with such things if it was an American Video game company, because any major changes would set back the project months, if not years, and cost an additional 2-4 million dollars more. (ie. Starcraft Ghost).

I worked on the motion capture and character skinning (binding the 3d model to max character studio bones). The motion capture (fight scenes) was a bitch because the Taiwan quick check lady kept on denying and returning our edited motion capture saying that it was inaccurate. The only reference the animators were given were videos reference of the motion capture actors. None of the animators ever played Shenmue on the old dreamcast. actually none of the animators even liked fighting games. Nobody seemed to know what the taiwan Quick checker wanted, (MAJOR communication problem), and Interserv was too cheap to fly her over to Shanghai and have a meeting with us. One of the Art directors ended up helping us, and even the mo caps he personally passed ended up being rejected by Taiwan QC lady.
I also talked with many of the environmental modelers and they all said the project sucked ass. What's worse was a coworker worked on the mini games, and he had to work overtime, midnight to even 2 in the morning, for a month. He looked like a zombie every time I saw him. And at the end the mini games were changed so his work was all for nothing. He was not one to lose his anger easily, but that time he almost lost it.

Anyway, I left Interserv on good terms about a year ago. Last I heard from my coworkers is that Interserv is no longer working on Shenmue. Interserv had aobut over 200 employees when I left. There was also a huge talent drain at Interserv because the workers despised the new manager, who took all the powers away from the beloved art director, and so a majority of the artists decided to all leave at once. I don't know if Sega is going to finish Shenmue online. But if it still decides to go on, do realize it will at first only be for the Asian markets.

regards
Zach

ps. 3d Studio Max version 5.x was used because Shenmue online was using an outdated older game engine. and max 5 was most compatible. during year 2005-6 the latest max version was max 7 and max 8. to prove I worked on the project here is a link in winrar of 2 generic characters and their CS bip files. Anybody that knows 3d Max CS will know what to do with these. www.yuandadaily.com/zach/shenmue.rar (http://www.yuandadaily.com/zach/shenmue.rar)

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Zach posted at Sept 18th, 2007:

"I worked on the Shenmue online project in Shanghai at Interserv. The game had so many problems, from environment models, to 3d motion capture cleanup, to it’s mini-games. It was a real-time fighting game forced onto a online game, so you can imagine how fun it would be with lag. with the mocap it ended up with interserv using interns to help with the editing and skinning. There was just so many characters that needed skinning, and rigging, and then Sega decided to change the models, which resulted in all the characters needed to be re-skinned with max 5. hahah rofl. http://shenmue.planets.gamespy.com/forum/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif

Two words that described the failure of this game: ” POOR PREPRODUCTION”. You know, garbage in, garbage out, or like my art instructor said back in art college, ” if you don’t get the preproduction down right, you’re just polishing a turd.”"

Also, http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/pc/shenmueonline

this site has a release date of Jan 1, 2008 for Shenmue Online.... Oh boy..

In all it looks like it's a going to be a hard bargain to revive the series and finish it. This is going to be gamings The Cure. SEGA is being the biggest bitch here. Making too much money of sorry ass Sonic games. This story though, http://games.kikizo.com/news/200508/141_p1.asp?f=141_p1.asp, Hold weight according to the writer. It was not them who lied, but the company.

Yu Suzuki has very little involvement in the Shenmue 3 project, and that's something that may come as a surprise to many Sega followers. What we learned in relation to Suzuki-san is pretty interesting, but all that could be confirmed was that, "since Suzuki left AM2, he is off the core Shenmue series, which remained at AM2" - and despite the fact that Shenmue.com (http://www.shenmue.com/) is still linked from the website (http://www.digitalrex.jp/) of Suzuki's would-be Sega studio, Digital Rex, it seems all that is now irrelevant and, presumably, simply out of date. Our source clarified, "the series is under the AM2 portfolio. Shenmue remains at AM2 while [Suzuki] pursues other things."
I don't know how this willl turn out. To my understanding it has always been Suzuki's brainchild. Luckily the whole story is already done. Which alot of people already suspected with the Project Berkely vids going beyond the Shenmue II Ending.

Maybe someday

MaXiMus Da MaNtis
01-09-2008, 07:32 PM
Maybe someday




Yes Maybe.....I Wish I Knew How To Develope Games....I Would Work On This

MaXiMus Da MaNtis
02-27-2008, 07:42 PM
Shit Im So Dissappointed I'll Settle For A Made To TV Movie

Paranoid
02-27-2008, 07:59 PM
i got Shenmue II for xbox at ebgames for $6...its not that rare, check your local game store