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.

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. Not just the mysterious stone kind.

So how do these reflective 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! Time to take a closer look at what has changed in the first Shenmue.

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

Sunday 29 July 2018

The unknown product placement

Shenmue originally had Coca Cola, Timex, Case Logic and Sumito Bank as featured brands.

But there is one more brand in the game that doesn't seem to get mentioned anywhere.

Monday 14 May 2018

Alpha Trading Lockers

The Alpha Trading Office is more than just a place for the secretary to hang out in.

It's also a break room for the foremen and has lockers for them. Which one belongs to who?