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Postby Windowlicker79 » 15 Jan 2013, 18:44

SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE, SHENMUE!!!

Sorry. I just really, really, really want to play the final part of Shenmue. Its been 11 years since I first finished Shenmue 2 and I've been left waiting for a conclusion ever since, as I imagine many other people have too. I need to kill Lan Di!!!
If Shenmue HD is ever released they they will have to do the final part. They can't just leave a whole new generation of fans waiting to see what happens!
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Postby Alaric14 » 15 Jan 2013, 20:08

Skies of Arcadia is all but confirmed at this stage. Great game, surprisingly dark for something with a cutesy art style. If only they could replace "Crimson" with "Panzer" and add an extra "o" to the word Dragon for their next project, I'll be an extremely happy man. I've been playing through Panzer Dragoon Saga again on my Saturn the last week. Still leaves me speechless, it was a game well ahead of its time whose only misfortune was the fact that it was on SEGA's machine rather that Sony's, otherwise it would have been readily available today.
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Postby ChillieBonBon » 15 Jan 2013, 20:14

Crimson Dragon has seemed to be in development for ages and, looking at the video, it seems half decent as well.
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Postby Danish82 » 15 Jan 2013, 20:58

Alaric, couldn't agree more. Panzer was way ahead of its time, in fact, on of those rare games which I think I must have completed several times. Plus, with each completion, I discovered more having improved my dragon... Does anyone ever remember finding the baby dragon after one of the mutations?! So regret selling it on eBay a while back for £100!

Would love to see Shenmue as well!
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Postby Alaric14 » 15 Jan 2013, 21:23

Danish82 wrote:Alaric, couldn't agree more. Panzer was way ahead of its time, in fact, on of those rare games which I think I must have completed several times. Plus, with each completion, I discovered more having improved my dragon... Does anyone ever remember finding the baby dragon after one of the mutations?! So regret selling it on eBay a while back for £100!

Would love to see Shenmue as well!


Ah, yes, the baby dragon who would randomly fly off and find items! I traded him in for the all-powerful Solo Wing, I just like having the power to transform and alter my dragon's stats. I once had a completion where I found all of the rare enemies (Golia Trackers were a pain to find) and a dragon hologram device Edge could access from camp (I believe a little girl in Zoah gave it to me). The last time I played PDS I randomly found Paet's room, too.

I hope that £100 was well spent, Danish. Really, I do.

I should get back into Panzer Dragoon Orta. There was a time when I could finish that beauty on the hardest modes, now I'm probably going to get my arse kicked.
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Postby Danish82 » 15 Jan 2013, 22:00

Alaric14 wrote:
Danish82 wrote:Alaric, couldn't agree more. Panzer was way ahead of its time, in fact, on of those rare games which I think I must have completed several times. Plus, with each completion, I discovered more having improved my dragon... Does anyone ever remember finding the baby dragon after one of the mutations?! So regret selling it on eBay a while back for £100!

Would love to see Shenmue as well!


Ah, yes, the baby dragon who would randomly fly off and find items! I traded him in for the all-powerful Solo Wing, I just like having the power to transform and alter my dragon's stats. I once had a completion where I found all of the rare enemies (Golia Trackers were a pain to find) and a dragon hologram device Edge could access from camp (I believe a little girl in Zoah gave it to me). The last time I played PDS I randomly found Paet's room, too.

I hope that £100 was well spent, Danish. Really, I do.

I should get back into Panzer Dragoon Orta. There was a time when I could finish that beauty on the hardest modes, now I'm probably going to get my arse kicked.


God, that brings back many good memories! So much to do and explore over 4 discs... Don't make em like that (much) these days... Considered buying a Saturn back but the game is going for much higher now, keep hold if it!
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Postby MacPsych91 » 15 Jan 2013, 22:03

Panzer Dragoon Saga = My favourite game of all time! Just thought I'd throw that out there. Shame Crimson Dragon is a direct part of the series but it does look fantastic. Skies of Arcadia is another favorite of mine so to see the possibility of a re-release makes me very pleased indeed!
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Postby Bezza89 » 15 Jan 2013, 23:30

I know I asked about Arcade titles, but I didn't expect an article dedicated to me 100% no fooling. Thanks Ed! :mrgreen:
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Postby OXM ETboy » 16 Jan 2013, 12:32

I live to please :)
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Postby FishyGinger » 16 Jan 2013, 13:19

OXM ETboy wrote:I live to please :)


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