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Shenmue II

Developers: Sega AM2Rutubo Games Publisher: Sega
06 September 2001
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#315 All-time
#12 for 2001
A young martial artist, Ryo Hazuki, continues his quest to avenge his father's death. His journey takes him from Yokosuka, Japan to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, where he encounters a rich tapestry of characters, engages in part-time jobs, and hones his martial arts skills.
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the homoerotic tension between ryo and ren is too much for me to handle. anyway disc 4 of this is peak video games, the scenery is so beautiful
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boring version of Yakuza
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avoidbeing Shenmue II 2024-05-21T22:44:36Z
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Innerexperience Shenmue II 2024-05-18T20:36:55Z
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DissonantTimpani Shenmue II 2024-05-14T23:22:55Z
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kaanbreaker Shenmue II 2024-05-07T02:47:50Z
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bewater Shenmue II 2024-04-29T15:02:27Z
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czokens Shenmue II 2024-04-23T08:52:12Z
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thereitis Shenmue II 2024-04-23T04:46:52Z
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FirstMate Shenmue II 2024-04-19T18:50:13Z
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  • FayWasTaken 2022-01-05 01:03:35.349391+00
    that dreamcast feeling
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  • Fowlawneeshafow 2022-02-12 22:15:42.812809+00
    a bit of advice on which version to play:
    The original English releases of the game have censorship of LGBT characters. In the original JP release, Yuan (a queer, AMAB female-presenting character) is portrayed by a male voice actor. In the Dreamcast PAL release of Shenmue II (which is Japanse dub only), they re-recorded the Japanese dub for Yuan with a female voice actress to hide their queer identity. In the English dub (Xbox version, English dub in HD Remaster), Yuan is dubbed with a female voice actress as well. These changes were reverted in the Japanese dub in the Shenmue HD collection, restoring Yuan's original voice lines and preserving their character.

    tl;dr
    Play the HD Remaster with the Japanese Dub for the most accurate and as-intended portrayal of the characters. Unless there's a version that undubs Yuan for the Dreamcast PAL version that I'm unaware of.
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    • Bengals 2024-02-06 08:56:58.103546+00
      There's no mention or even implication of Yuan being transgender in the Japanese version. He was intended to be a gay transvestite, and tbh even if they were trans I don't think giving a trans character a feminine voice as opposed to a masculine voice is erasure. The English dub is goated anyway.
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  • greengumpstump 2022-06-26 23:17:05.942425+00
    "boring version of Yakuza" imagine being so uninspired
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    • longestseason 2023-03-10 02:40:01.308887+00
      most braindead review ive ever read lol. it doesn't even make sense since yakuza came out 4 years after shenmue 2 and they're very different games theres no point in comparing them
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  • Fowlawneeshafow 2022-11-02 00:12:16.739043+00
    we really, really need to stop people from comparing Shenmue to Yakuza and Judgement lmao, they're hardly similar at all outside of superficial similarities (both martial arts games, both open world with lots of side activities, both from SEGA). It's the lowest of low hanging fruit and a lowbrow comparison to make.

    Shenmue is like a mystery life simulator sandbox adventure game with some combat sequences and minigames in-between. The point is to experiment within the environment and experience Ryo's life, find secrets, trigger events and collect shit.

    If you actually had to make comparisons, it's much closer to something like Shadow of Destiny [シャドウ・オブ・メモリーズ], Deadly Premonition, Flower Sun & Rain [花と太陽と雨と], or Mizzurna Falls [ミザーナフォールズ] but even then it's a stretch to make those comparisons. Really nothing's like it.
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  • talkingradioheads 2023-02-07 15:07:50.904482+00
    euh huh
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  • HeatherMadhouse 2023-05-14 12:19:31.305936+00
    better than the first. glorious game
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  • Innerexperience 2024-05-18 20:39:47.933631+00
    At least no forklifts, but still the most let down ending in gaming history?
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