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Shenmue II

Developers: Sega AM2Rutubo Games Publisher: Sega
06 September 2001
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#151 All-time
#6 for 2001
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2001 Sega AM2 Rutubo  
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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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Bigger - but better?
Shenmue 2 takes off almost immediately where Shenmue 1 ends (sadly the boat part is not included), and throws you and Ryo into a whole new world.

Both you and Ryo feel equally lost and confused at the start of this game, and this feeling will never really go away as you try to adapt to being a stranger in a strange land. Shenmue 2 really is great at this, making you feel you're part of something (Shenmue 1) or being not welcome at all (Part 2).

The world building is probably as strong as that in Shenmue 1, but I personally prefer the more confined world in the first game. Other than that, Shenmue 2 improves on every aspect. Many QOL changes that makes the game feel less clunky.

The music is on point of course, Yu Suzuki and his team created two masterpieces.

5/5
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cathartic_noise Shenmue II 2022-08-09T16:11:53Z
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Tura Shenmue II 2022-07-28T14:33:36Z
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jatamansi Shenmue II 2022-07-27T16:39:48Z
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charredwind Shenmue II 2022-07-26T22:51:20Z
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gnilegnis Shenmue II 2022-07-26T11:15:17Z
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5.0
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MegaDriveGirl Shenmue II 2022-07-17T05:45:10Z
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10.0
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ResetRPG Shenmue II 2022-07-12T20:06:12Z
Xbox • XNA
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Life Simulation Open World Mystery Graphic Adventure
watercolour Shenmue II 2022-07-11T07:52:02Z
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  • batamamma 2018-09-17 14:28:18.286642+00
    The (never-)ending of the game is just gorgeous. Something really inusual in gaming history.
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  • Hyperion_ 2020-03-12 18:10:55.915101+00
    I remember being so disappointed by the (in)conclusion of this series that I cannot conscionably recommend anyone play it.
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  • A_Latin_Guy 2020-11-22 22:31:44.402705+00
    Disc 4 is so beautiful.
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  • Fowlawneeshafow 2021-03-01 16:48:47.317346+00

    The music is so fucking good. Both Shenmue 1 and 2 are so atmospheric.
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  • PrivateJoker 2021-07-25 18:03:25.977038+00
    An epic odyssey of a second game in contrast to an epic disaster of a third game. Shenmue II is such a beautiful narrative achievement, which just makes the awful third game look even worse by comparison.
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  • godspeedthese64emperors 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.

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    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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  • greengumpstump 2022-06-26 23:17:05.942425+00
    "boring version of Yakuza" imagine being so uninspired
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