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Kuvo
Oct 27, 2008

Blame it on the misfortune of your bark!


Fun Shoe




thanks The Dark Id

Hello, it’s Kuvo, Minifoo, and topiKal. We’re hot on the heels of the Tipping 40s LP of the first Shenmue that we've been promising to follow up for the last 5 years or so! It’s probably about time that we get around to playing the second one, which of course continues the story of our favorite unintentional crank-calling, jacket-donning, stoic-in-a-bad-way Japanese teenager: Ryo Hazuki.


Youtube Playlist
Ep 01 - The Laowai Game (youtube)
Ep 02 - All roads lead to Wan Chai (youtube)
Ep 03 - Getting fooled again (youtube)
Ep 04 - YUAL-HUH (youtube)
Ep 05 - Chip Rap Pop and Pip (youtube)
Ep 06 - Mo Man Mo Problems (youtube)
Ep 07 - Moot (youtube)
Ep 08 - I don't want it. (youtube)
Ep 09 - How Wude (youtube)
Ep 10 - Ryo does yardwork (youtube)
Ep 11 - HKDA (youtube)
Ep 12 - How about a game of Lucky Hit? (youtube)
Ep 13 - Jie, one of the Wude (youtube)
Ep 14 - Ryo the Diplomat (youtube)
Ep 15 - Too Many Books (youtube)
Ep 16 - Sweet Info (youtube)
Ep 17 - We still can't do (youtube)
Ep 18 - Regaining our calm (youtube)
Ep 19 - (youtube)
Ep 20 - Getting Dumped (youtube)
Ep 21 - One star Yelp review (youtube)
Ep 22 - Foreshadowing (youtube)
Ep 23 - The Cat Whisperer (youtube)
Ep 24 - Feel Tired Episode (youtube)
Ep 25 - Armwrestlemania 45 (youtube)
Ep 26 - THE BEST (youtube)
Ep 27 - Cooking with Cat (youtube)
Ep 28 - The episode were we look for a vacant lot for 20 mins while Pat spergs about maps and arcade games (youtube)
Ep 29 - Are you sure about this? (youtube)
Ep 30 - Viva! (youtube)
Ep 31 - Keep the Change! (youtube)
Ep 32 - It's Big (youtube)
Ep 33 - Ducks Rule Everything Around Me (youtube)
Ep 34 - Ducks and Darts (youtube)
Ep 35 - Luck be a Capsule Toy, Right? (youtube)
Ep 36 - Retrospection (youtube)
Ep 37 - I'm looking for Ren (youtube)
Ep 38 - A Tale of Two Rens (youtube)
Ep 39 - Bye (youtube)
Ep 40 - Bad at Losing (youtube)
Ep 41 - Slots (youtube)
Ep 42 - Tsundert (youtube)
Ep 43 - You seem to be having trouble (youtube)
Ep 44 - Herb Mixing 101 (youtube)
Ep 45 - For the Birds (youtube)
Ep 46 - Street Fighting Tourism (youtube)
Ep 47 - Exploring Kowloon (youtube)
Ep 48 - Mix Tape / Spring '87 (youtube)
Ep 49 - Berk the Hedgehog (youtube)
Ep 50 - Pet Shop Birdy Birds (youtube)
Ep 51 - Stupid Dou Niu (youtube)
Ep 52 - The wooden planks? (youtube)
Ep 53 - Zhu's Clues (youtube)
Ep 54 - Hoona Igna Chowan Signha (youtube)
Ep 55 - Halloween Special 5: The Empire Strikes Back (youtube)
Ep 56 - Hallpass (youtube)
Ep 57 - Looking for a Fight (youtube)
Ep 58 - Fire! Fire! Fire! (youtube)
Ep 59 - The First Law (youtube)
Ep 60 - Ren screamed internally (youtube)
Ep 61 - Congo don't care! (youtube)
Ep 62 - Enhanced Let's Playing (youtube)
Ep 63 - Hell Tower (youtube)
Ep 64 - Waiting for the Elevator (youtube)
Ep 65 - Yu Suzuki's Lasagna Fighter 3D (youtube)
Ep 66 - Are you serious? (youtube)
Ep 67 - Meeting Ms. Shenmue (youtube)
Ep 68 - Fireside Chat (youtube)
Ep 69 - (youtube)
Ep 70 - Are we at your loving house yet? (youtube)
Ep 71 - Seventeen Year Nap (youtube)


November, 1986:

At the beginning the first Shenmue, Ryo Hazuki’s dad unfortunately met his end in the same way as so many great men of his time: being beaten to death by some dick with a ponytail. This sets Ryo on a journey not only to avenge the death of his father, but to reclaim the stolen Dragon Mirror -- a family heirloom with many secrets surrounding it, including why it is called the “Dragon Mirror” when it is really more of a small dinner plate.

Knowing only the name of his father’s assailant -- Lan Di -- Ryo applies his own unshakable will toward finding the man’s origin between solo rounds of darts and feeding stray kittens. With the help of what may or may not be his girlfriend, a dancing hot dog salesman, and a complete idiot named Goro, Ryo manages to learn that Lan Di is part of a criminal organization called the Chi You Men which is based in China. He also finds that the Dragon Mirror is only half of a two piece set which his dad must have purchased from QVC and hidden under their house in shame.

Armed with the Phoenix Mirror and some professional martial arts training from a guy named Master Chen, Ryo heads to Hong Kong to learn more about the Chi You Men and presumably find more arcade games to play.



I’m Ryo Hazuki.

If we were to describe Ryo in one word, it would probably be “remote.” We say this not so much because he is detached, but moreso because he seems like a robot being controlled by an alien with no human emotions. To his credit, he is pretty good at gathering information for someone with no personality. His long journey from Japan has brought him in contact with many different types of people, most of whom seem to regard him warmly. They probably think he is a bit… touched. His primary hobbies include collecting gumball machine toys and ringing his friends on the telephone only to act like they called him. Oh by the way, ladies: this time he’s single.

Joy

We know very little about Joy so far, aside from her constant habit of showing up to deliver non-messages and her complete disregard for motor vehicle laws. She’s real cool because she rides a bike and her hair is dyed. Her bucking of social norms is very anti-establishment. She seems to want Ryo's dick but he's too much of a goon to notice.

Delin

Moving every crate
I think we make a great pair
My life's true purpose

Jimenez Garcia

Titles:
-IWAS World Light Heavyweight Championship (1984, 1985)
-NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1985)
-NJPW Heavyweight Championship (1986)
-IWGP Intercontinental Championship (1986, 1987 current)

Named by Super Luchas magazine "Most likely to stain the mats with blood" 5 years running

Jianmin Tao

A resident of the South Carmain Qr., Jianmin is often seen in Lotus Park practicing Wing Chun. He's seen there at almost all hours so it's a bit of a mystery as to what he does when hes not doing Aikido. At age 75, he's an accomplished martial artists who will answers any question for Ryo, provided they he wrestle with him first.

Xiuying Hong

Ryo's long lost twin sister. Well not really, but they both are stoic, have a hard time holding a conversation, and like kung fu. Xiuying was nice enough to let Ryo crash at her studio apartment to save money so she's cool in our book. Speaking of books she has a huge library that apparently needs a dehumidifier. Check our her GoFundMe. Also goes by the name Li Shao Tao.

Hanhui Liu

The most experienced fighter around. The undefeated of the east, west, south, north and center. May or may not crush you. Not actually Li Shao Tao.

Fangmei Xun

Former orphan taken in by Xiuying. She now works as her assistant and is a bit of an airhead. She seems to have a crush on Ryo for God knows whatever reason. Looks like a cat

Izumi Takano

Assistant manager of the Tomato Convenience Store by day. Fight Club participant and Kung Fu master by night. Duck racing aficionado. Desperate to get in Ryo's pants



Is this real?
Only if you believe~

Where's bandunk?
Abandoning his wife, kid, and job in Arizona to move in with us in order to LP this game.

Where's marvelis?
Enjoying not having to make videos for the internet.

Where are the forklifts?
This is a question I ask myself every waking moment of my life.

Where are the ducks?
Getting ready for the big race.

Is this going to be like the first games LP where you sucked at every fight, paid no attention to the game, got drunk and yelled and even passed out in a few episodes?
I can't recall the events you're talking about.

How often are you going to release video?
Whenever I remember to.

Can you upload a version without you guys talking over everything?
No.

I don't understand whats going on in the most recent video!
It's ok, neither do we.

Kuvo fucked around with this message at Feb 3, 2016 around 18:57

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Kuvo
Oct 27, 2008

Blame it on the misfortune of your bark!


Fun Shoe


Danaru posted:

EDIT: Got drunk and made this


Kuvo fucked around with this message at Aug 7, 2015 around 01:50

Anoia
Dec 31, 2003

"Sooner or later, every curse is a prayer."


Oh my god, it's real.

InspectorCarbonara
Jul 2, 2010

Evening, patrolmaaan.

Kuvo I think you got mixed up, there's only an April Fools day not an April Fools week or month.

Demicol
Nov 8, 2009



It's not April Fools? My god.

Adus
Nov 4, 2009

Ken, I grew up in Dublin. I love Dublin. If I grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me but I didn't, so it doesn't.


yeah

YEAH

Zaras
Mar 11, 2013

Okay.


Good Lord it turned out be to an actual thing that might actually be happening.

cant cook creole bream
Aug 15, 2011
I think Fahrenheit is better for weather

To be honest, this sounds like you want to push yourself to hate the concept of LPs and quit them for good.
Lets see weather you will actually like this by the end.

Was the Shenmue I LP any good? I'm pretty sure that was the only Kuvo-LP I've ever skipped.

Smoky Bandana
Oct 1, 2009

You can trip on my synthesizer.


They said this day would never come.

Anoia
Dec 31, 2003

"Sooner or later, every curse is a prayer."


Air is lava! posted:

Was the Shenmue I LP any good? I'm pretty sure that was the only Kuvo-LP I've ever skipped.

Come for caramel cat, stay for forklifts (I liked it).

Internet Kraken
Apr 24, 2010

slightly amused


Is this real? Am I not hallucinating this?

Air is lava! posted:

Was the Shenmue I LP any good? I'm pretty sure that was the only Kuvo-LP I've ever skipped.

Depends on how much you like T40s banter. Shenmue is a pretty dull game to watch so the enjoyment comes from hearing them drunkenly ramble about all kinds of inane poo poo while perfecting their darts skills.

Danaru
Jun 5, 2012


Oh god it's happening

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008



Gravy Boat 2k

I'm so excited.

TARDISman
Oct 28, 2011




Oh god I just started watching the Shenmue LP for the first time in like... 2 years.

Stairmaster
Jun 8, 2012



You will be getting drunk though, right?

Danaru
Jun 5, 2012


That thread tag

coleman francis
Aug 8, 2007

Tap tap
The ketchup bottle
None will come
Then axolotl

Hair Elf

Oh hey, satan was listening.

Brb, I owe someone some blood.

Adus posted:

yeah

YEAH



Kuvo
Oct 27, 2008

Blame it on the misfortune of your bark!


Fun Shoe

ty geop and mystery admin, its the perfect tag

Worklurker
Jan 2, 2014


I hope you don't have to replay the entire game again due to corrupt saves. Also I hope that Jamaican dude shows up in this game too.

Danaru
Jun 5, 2012


Worklurker posted:

I hope you don't have to replay the entire game again due to corrupt saves. Also I hope that Jamaican dude shows up in this game too.

I just want to take a moment to appreciate how everyone is going to know EXACTLY who you're referring to, despite the character supposedly being 100% American. Good lord Shenmue 1 was the perfect kind of trainwreck, and I hope Shenmue 2 lives up to it.

So far it looks like literally the exact same game, so I'm optimistic

Rodyle
Feb 18, 2011



Air is lava! posted:


Was the Shenmue I LP any good? I'm pretty sure that was the only Kuvo-LP I've ever skipped.

I "watched" most of 1 while playing JC2 muted. This is the only way to survive those forklift episodes. Plus side, you get Bandunk reviewing porn.

Geop
Oct 26, 2007



Kuvo posted:

saving this for things i guess

also geop, plz do the needful re: the thread tag i talked about the other day
check dat thread tag yo

The Shenmue 1 LP was great for background chatter because as much as I loved Shenmue, its pacing makes it really hard to watch. If you're blind, you end up stumbling around for a long time, only to finally find the next storyline bread-crumb which says "come back in 24 hours" with no means of fast-travel or skipping time (which #2 *does* have).

Geop fucked around with this message at Apr 5, 2015 around 03:09

The Wizard of Oz
Feb 7, 2004



Remember how Shenmue started with a kung fu fight and some of the best graphics yet seen in a video game? Well forget about all that because: a boat.

fixelbrumpf
May 26, 2001



It's been ages since I've seen any footage of Shenmue 1, mind you, but in this, his voice acting sounds more like a speech synthesizer than an actual person. Does anybody know if it's the same voice actor in both games?

Internet Kraken
Apr 24, 2010

slightly amused


Danaru posted:

I just want to take a moment to appreciate how everyone is going to know EXACTLY who you're referring to, despite the character supposedly being 100% American. Good lord Shenmue 1 was the perfect kind of trainwreck, and I hope Shenmue 2 lives up to it.

So far it looks like literally the exact same game, so I'm optimistic

I still find it hilarious that Ryo seemed to care more about that guy than his girlfriend.

Bloomington
Apr 20, 2010


Danaru posted:

Oh god it's happening

Neddy Seagoon
Oct 12, 2012


We've got this thing licked!



The Wizard of Oz posted:

Remember how Shenmue started with a kung fu fight and some of the best graphics yet seen in a video game? Well forget about all that because: a boat.

Bit of trivia for you, there was originally a playable stretch on the boat beating up thugs. It's why the mother and child thank you for being kind.

Happyman
Jul 20, 2011

Say, do you take your mask off when you go to the bathroom?

Neddy Seagoon posted:

Bit of trivia for you, there was originally a playable stretch on the boat beating up thugs. It's why the mother and child thank you for being kind.

Not only a playable stretch. The entire second game was supposed to just be the boat journey, in which Smeagol guy survives the final fight with Ryo and sneaks onto the ship for revenge. Hong Kong was gonna be Shenmue 3.

Neddy Seagoon
Oct 12, 2012


We've got this thing licked!



Happyman posted:

Not only a playable stretch. The entire second game was supposed to just be the boat journey, in which Smeagol guy survives the final fight with Ryo and sneaks onto the ship for revenge. Hong Kong was gonna be Shenmue 3.

Oh thats right. Shemue was Chapter 1, and Shenmue 2 is Chapters 3, 4, and 5 out of Six I think?

TARDISman
Oct 28, 2011




fixelbrumpf posted:

It's been ages since I've seen any footage of Shenmue 1, mind you, but in this, his voice acting sounds more like a speech synthesizer than an actual person. Does anybody know if it's the same voice actor in both games?

Yup, it's the same guy for Shenmue 1, 2, and Sega All-Star Racers.

Doc M
Jan 6, 2011

I enjoy metal because of its dark, creepy, intense aesthetic.



Oh wow, it is real after all. I saw the thread just before I went to bed last night, and after I woke up I couldn't find it (possibly because I was looking for the original tag) so I figured I must have dreamed the whole thing.

The 360 emulation works okay-ish. The graphics look nicer in higher res, but at least the PAL version has issues with music and, most importantly, the arcade games.

Velocity Raptor
Jul 27, 2007

This story - this "legend" - it's ours. We can change the world - and with it, the future.

Neddy Seagoon posted:

Oh thats right. Shemue was Chapter 1, and Shenmue 2 is Chapters 3, 4, and 5 out of Six I think?

Originally 16 total chapters, actually. But during a more recent (2010) press conference, for a social Shenmue game for phones, Shenmue City, that the story will consist of 11 chapters.

So basically, this game wraps up right in the middle of the story with a major cliffhanger.

topiKal
Mar 11, 2006

Rock Solid.
Heart Touching.


I look forward to experiencing this game with all of you. Let's celebrate this fine occasion with a delicious hot dog.

Neddy Seagoon
Oct 12, 2012


We've got this thing licked!



Doc Morbid posted:

Oh wow, it is real after all. I saw the thread just before I went to bed last night, and after I woke up I couldn't find it (possibly because I was looking for the original tag) so I figured I must have dreamed the whole thing.

The 360 emulation works okay-ish. The graphics look nicer in higher res, but at least the PAL version has issues with music and, most importantly, the arcade games.

Hey if you're playing in the PAL region, there's always the option of the highly-expensive japanese-audio PAL Dreamcast version .

Doc M
Jan 6, 2011

I enjoy metal because of its dark, creepy, intense aesthetic.



Neddy Seagoon posted:

Hey if you're playing in the PAL region, there's always the option of the highly-expensive japanese-audio PAL Dreamcast version .
I have that one too!

Bought it before the prices got ridiculous, so it cost something like €25. My copy is missing the cardboard sleeve, though.

Neddy Seagoon
Oct 12, 2012


We've got this thing licked!



Doc Morbid posted:

I have that one too!

Bought it before the prices got ridiculous, so it cost something like €25. My copy is missing the cardboard sleeve, though.

What up, . Mine's complete, but I payed out the nose for it .

HMS Boromir
Jul 16, 2011

by Lowtax


Neddy Seagoon posted:

Hey if you're playing in the PAL region, there's always the option of the highly-expensive japanese-audio PAL Dreamcast version .

That's the one I played as a child and man is Shenmue harder to take seriously with the English VA.

HMS Boromir fucked around with this message at Apr 5, 2015 around 14:03

Danaru
Jun 5, 2012


Internet Kraken posted:

I still find it hilarious that Ryo seemed to care more about that guy than his girlfriend.

I think everyone does. Hell I forgot he even HAD a girlfriend until now

Doc M
Jan 6, 2011

I enjoy metal because of its dark, creepy, intense aesthetic.



To be fair, it's less "Ryo has a girlfriend" and more "this chick totally wants to bang Ryo, but he's too much of a goon to notice".

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cmykJester
Feb 16, 2011



"I see"

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