By nima 0 Comments
I just read this article on gamesradar and it just brought back all those depressing feeling again regarding no shenmue 3.
I hope i'm not the only person on giantbomb that agrees that shenmue 2 is one the most finest and epic games in the history of games. I managed to find shenmue 2 again earlier this year and I instantly bought and played it from beggining to end. Yes there are flaws. For instance, the money making bit is a bit too tedious. I decided to just force myself through it and I kept saying that this is what I would do in real life, I wouldn't quite and im not doing it now. That is until I discovered theres another way to get filthy rich but you require something like an hour of patience. Its a gambling game where if you get the lowest odds, you will when so much money, that you will never ever need to work during the entire game and you will still have plently of money for everything else.
what I like most about it though is the japanese voice acting. Since i am studying the japanese language, this is very helpful and useful for me. Just to be able to recognise what they are saying without having to look at the subtitles is very very rewarding.
I suppose then that Shenmue 2 is special to me because of a unique reason. Its nostalgic, its story is captivating, the message that they try and convey is thought provoking and the four wude is inspiring. Its a drastic change to the never ending variety of popping heads in FPS games and it actually tries to teach something, which I believe we need more of in todays games. It's just a shame that the vast majority of people dont agree with me. If shenmue 2 were to be released on the xbox originals space, I will buy that straight away and never play it due to the english voice acting. I would buy it to show my support for shenmue 3.
All this talk is meaningless though, I have accepted the fact that we will never get closure on the shenmue series. Still, it was very upsetting when I finished Shenmue 2 earlier this year...