I’m starting a playthrough of Shenmue I+II, my first time ever playing either of them. Should I use the English or Japanese audio track? This is mainly a question for Poe, haha, but anyone else who knows about Shenmue stuff feel free to chime in.
I’d recommend the English audio just because it’s hilarious. Lots of silly voices, overacting, and they turned the stereotypical gaijin into a stereotypical Jamaican guy. IMO, the English voice acting is a huge part of the Shenmue experience.
Glad I asked then, I’m typically a Japanese VO / English subs person for RPGs.
Wow, so speaking of Shenmue 1&2, it turns out that it has a tonnnn of bugs. The Shenmue Dojo is documenting them all:
There will apparently be patches in the future, but holy cow, this does not seem like a good launch for the game.