View Full Version : The problem with Shenmue.

November 21st, 2000, 10:09 PM
Okay...first, I gotta say I really like the game, but shit.. it sure gets tedious looking for this clue and talking to that person.

But the thing that it has against it most is the fact that it's a real world drama. No fantasy storyline. No monsters. No zombies. No guns and guts. Just people talking to people.

Now it's presented in an amazing manner, and the dramatic storyline plays out well... but thank god it's Japan...as the locale and culture is something of interest to me as a westerner. If Shenmue consisted of wandering around in an American city looking for the same goals...it'd be a lot more boring. (I can see how the Japanese were less then thrilled with it because it's their culture).

I dunno...maybe it's just me but the game ain't as fun as if it were a fantasy setting. It's still very good, but maybe just a little too normal for most adventure and RPG lovers who won't be able to stay awake for Disc1 and most of Disc2.

Just MHO.


November 21st, 2000, 10:13 PM
I guess reality isnt what gamers really want. Or too much reality I should say.

Shenmue: The greatest game ever.

November 21st, 2000, 11:42 PM
I think they are start going to add more fantasy with the fighting lessons and crap as Ryo progesses in his destiny to be a WORLD hero!!!

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November 22nd, 2000, 12:10 AM
Well, if it would have had zombies people would have been bitching about it being a RE rip off, shooting would have made it a Tomb Raider/MGS clone, so i guess it's safe to say tha Shenmue is a game unlike no other. The people that are bored with the game are probably the ones into the "big bang" Hollywood type films as opposed to a well written, quality drama.

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