Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:09pm 01/08/18 | 0 Comments
The remastered re-release of Shenmue I & II is set to drop August 21 for PS4 and Xbox One, and to get up to speed of remind you of its world comes a new video series delving deeper in the story and world of Shenmue. And with Corey Marshall, the English-version voice actor of Ryo Hazuki, narrating this is definitely worth watching.
Check it out.
Exploring first and foremost the setting and story of Shenmue I & II, in this episode, Corey guides us through Ryo’s tale of investigation and revenge for his father’s murder, and the mystery of the Dragon Mirror that his father kept hidden and eventually died to protect. Ryo’s quest of retribution against Lan Di, the man in the Chinese robes who assassinated his father before his very eyes, took him from the faithfully represented town of Yokosuka to different locations across China, meeting many allies along the way.
Now, in the age of modern open-world action-adventures Shenmue may not hold up or age as well as one might hope - but the experience is still completely memorable. As per our feature on replaying it from a couple of years ago, the little details still hold up.
"For many, Shenmue was the first true 3D open-world experience. Even though it featured a tightly structured narrative, it conveyed a sense of exploration and freedom that at the time felt completely new. And mesmerising in its attention to detail. Set in a small coastal Japanese town in the mid-1980s, the citizens not only go about their daily business based on the time of day but the weather system actually mimics real weather experienced within the region at the time. A fact that in addition to serving as a wonderful piece of trivia, says a lot about Shenmue as an experience."