Monday, 11 November 2019

Dobuita street lights

Shenmue created a digital world with every aspect of daily life. Street lights are one of them.

And the lights that illuminate Dobuita's main street stand out with their design for a good reason.

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Arcade game cheats

We all love Yu Suzuki's arcade masterpieces featured in Shenmue and Shenmue II, don't we?

Showing the love by finishing them is hard though. But I've got a solution, if you really want to do it!

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Shenmue III Backer Trial Impressions

Today the long promised Kickstarter backer exclusive demo of Shenmue III finally dropped.

Find out about my thoughts and impressions and what I hope for the nearing release of the game.

Friday, 2 August 2019

AVGN and Shenmue

The Angry Video Game Nerd and Shenmue don't seem like two things that could ever mix together.

There are good reasons to mention both in one sentence however, as links have been established.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

How Shenmue creates reflections

Mirrors play an important role in Shenmue and not just the mysterious stone kind.

How do the reflective glass surfaces work in the enviroments of Shenmue and Shenmue II?

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Many Palace Taylor's name origins

The Three Blades Street in the Lucky Charm Qr. has a large selection of Taylors to visit.

They are either interesting for their place in the story or what familiar NPCs they hold.
This one however, is interesting simply for the name it proudly displays on the storefront.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Shenmue I & II Texture Differences

The rereleases are finally here! It's time to take a closer look at Shenmue and what has changed.

This is of course not about the big and obvious differences, but the more minute texture details.