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.

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. Wich one belongs to who?

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.