Sunday, 15 April 2018

Shenmue I & II - Initial Thoughts

Yesterday at Sega FES, what we've been begging for for many years, was finally announced.
Shenmue I & II will be rereleased on current gaming plattforms, with a number of improvements.
 

In this post I want to summarize how I feel about it and what I expect of Shenmue I & II.
No dive into the obscure of the games this time, just some personal stuff I want to express.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Random Object #4 - Virtua Model Car

In the Pine Game Arcade you can spot a rather crudely modeled car on the counter.


This little model of a Formula 1 style race car is of course no random thing that got put there.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Randomized Cassette Tapes

In Huang's Room Ryo has to find cassette tapes containing clues about Zhang's whereabouts.


Those tapes in the trashcan have a unique feature that hardly anyone is ever likely to notice.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Random Object #3 - Alpha Trading Cups

In the Alpha Trading Office there is a cupboard with a very easy to miss detail.


You wouldn't even think about it when playing just the first game on its own. So what about it?

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

The Mystery Of Warehouse No. 4

Have you ever checked all the warehouses around Fortune's Pier in Shenmue II?


If so, have you ever wondered where some of them have gone and why?

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Training Efficiency

When you have learned a new move you get the option to keep training for a while.


Is it worth it to do so? Is this kind of training more efficient than Free Practice?

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Butcher Battle

In the Green Market Qr. there are these two butchers who are in fierce competition for customers.



Well, it's only natural to be in a deep rivalry when you sell the same thing as the guy next door.