>The most expensive made game of its time and one of the most expensive ones of all times

>The most expensive made game of its time and one of the most expensive ones of all times
>English dub is at same level with old Asian martial arts movies English dub
No wonder the game flopped so hard

POSIWID: The Purpose Of A System Is What It Does Shirt $21.68

Yakub: World's Greatest Dad Shirt $21.68

POSIWID: The Purpose Of A System Is What It Does Shirt $21.68

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Also Shenmue dub is one of the reasons I'll never take dubbed games seriously

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bad English Dubs are soul
      Plus who tf wants to listen to shrieking Japanese VAs

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No wonder your thread flopped if that's your argument

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    $48 millions for:
    -Project Berkley (Shenmue Saturn)
    -Shenmue 1 on Dreamcast.
    -Shenmue 2 on Dreamcast.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Project Berkley (Shenmue Saturn)
      That's a cancelled version

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, I know.
        But you can imagine that the time spent producing it on the Saturn, especially for nothing, also cost money.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ?si=S9NTBKI39MzmYmVy

          in addition we can see in this video that they had made the chapters of Shenmue 1 and 2, we recognize Kowlon.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they forgot that gameplay needs to be fun

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dub is always better than subs. Frick weebs and their incessant translations.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >DUB IS BETTER THAN SUBS!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Playing Japanese games
      >Whining about weebs
      Spotted the tourist

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Dub is always better than subs

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Using "muh weebs argument" to defend shitty American dub
      What's your argument for dubbing even British movies?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not all dubs are equal, not even in the same nation.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >"Waaaaaah! I can't read subtitles! Please dub them!"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not a weeb and actively hate weebs but even I don't agree with this

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dub is at same level with old Asian martial arts movies English dub
    To be fair, outside of a few rare exceptions; voice acting in games was still basically a joke

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, maybe for JAPANESE localized games, where the quality was (and still is) notoriously terrible. Meanwhile, Western-made games in the 90's and 2000's had little problem providing decent voicework, even on much smaller projects.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nah, western games had the same problem aside from maybe Al Lowe games

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not at the same level; it depends on factors such as government policies regarding certain content, which vary by country, and the platform of choice for a game a la the 1st party company's policies. Home computer games typically had far less censorship than most console games.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What are you talking about? I'm talking about quality, not whether or not the characters can say a curse word.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shenmue didn't need a sequel. After DC Shenmue 1 they should have put that money into working and investing on making more Sonic, Fantasy Zone, and NiGHTS games, and making sure that the Dreamcast stayed officially on the production run until Q1 or Q2 2003.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the awful dub is one of the few things people remember fondly about Shitmue, because everything else about it fricking SUCKED

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sure, the English dub of Shenmue leaves lots to be desired in more than a few areas. At worst its mediocre in my book. Whatever.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dub is at same level with old Asian martial arts movies English dub

    - You can play the Japanese dub in the Re-release.
    .
    -it's not too far a martial arts movie when it comes to content.
    The guy was a martial arts student, his father had a dojo.
    His father gets killed by another martial arts master.
    He seeks revenge.

    - Martial arts movies are fun, bad dub or not.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I still listen to Earth & Sea fairly regularly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS4lgjTjgfk

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dub is at same level with old Asian martial arts movies English dub
    HOLY KVNO

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly the English dub is one of the only things that makes game endearing to me because it does remind me of those old kung fu flicks. If it was super serious and "well acted" it would be a lot more boring.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The dub is bad, but it's also memorable.
    I think Suzuki had that weird mindset of casting voice actors that looked like the character instead of by their VA skills. Same thing happened with the original Resident Evil.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know it isn't any good, but I actually enjoy the English dub.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This game would have saved the Dreamcast if it could be controlled with two sticks

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if it had more combat, a vs mode, or a survival mode then it would've fared better.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It kind of had a survival mode with the 100 man battle, but yeah.
        The game was very light on action, which I think turned off a lot of people. I loved it, but I really do accept the game isn't for everyone.
        Funnily enough I think it would fare better in this day and age where people love games that are less action heavy. It does the adventuring really well, and the immersion is much better than a lot of today's games that pride themselves on being 'story rich' or whatever. Things like NPCs giving verbal directions with landmarks was seen as newsworthy in RDR 2 but was done in Shenmue 1 & 2 back in 99/2000.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >It does the adventuring really well
          It doesn't. That's the whole crux of the issue. Shenmue 1 is you circling around one block of a japanese neighborhood a million times

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yea it feels like they made some really nice set pieces of Japanese side streets and then made up the story and gameplay from there

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There are things I really liked about it, like the ability to talk to almost anyone about most topics and get some insight. It felt a lot more natural than most games even today.
            An example I can think of is asking about tattoos, you can talk to your friend who owns the bike shop and he knows some info, or you can talk to the thugs at the arcade, or you can talk to the Yakuza office. All of them have different reactions and sometimes different leads for the same question. I think that's really cool.
            I remember it being the same when trying to translate the letter, and when finding a travel agency as well.
            I much prefer that over the usual 'follow the way-marker to your next objective'.
            It's also why I don't get people making the comparison to Yakuza. Yakuza is a fun series in its own regard, but so different in terms of the core gameplay and flow.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP's looking for sailors.

    (that means he's a gay).

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just got a Dreamcast. Haven't started Shenmue yet. Isn't there an option to have them speak in Japanese with subtitles? I don't wanna listen to some gayass English in my Japanaese game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know of a way to do that with Shenmue 1, but Shenmue 2 on Dreamcast is in Japanese with Subtitles by default.
      I think there might be an un-dub fan-patch you can download to play on Dreamcast for 1?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >don't know of a way to do that with Shenmue 1

        Can I just skip 1 then or is muh story important?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I would advise playing 1 since Shenmue II takes place almost immediately afterwards, and they are both nice companions to each other.
          You don't NEED to play Shenmue 1 though if you really don't care. You can even watch a summary movie of the first game in Shenmue 2 to get you up to speed if the dub bothers you that much.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The English dub is what saves it

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My name is ryu. I live in yo-ko-su-ka
        >yo-kooska?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Who was in the wrong here?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is normal when speaking to a Chinese person for the first time, child or adult.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The English dub is what saves it

          I know it wasn't as good, but Shenmue 3 still had some kino moments like asking kids where to buy alcohol.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the most expensive ones of all times

    Shirley one of the cheapest games of all time by modern standards.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you don’t love the scuffed English Shenmue dub, you are absolutely fricktarded and fail to understand what makes anything fun or not

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shut up ESL zoomer.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *