Shenmue Dojo Blog

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Shenmue III added many things to the Shenmue experience, one of the things is the stamina system, or how i like to call, the Food System. Some people enjoy the food system and think it is a nice addition, other people think the food system is bad and should be removed it for Shenmue IV. I’m playing Shenmue III now and now i understand even more the food system, with my strategy i don’t have any problems with the Food System. Some people just buy Black Garlic and continue this way till the end of the game, but it is important to notice that Black Garlic is not even the best food in the game, a lot of foods are better than the Black Garlic, and other foods are the same as the Black Garlic, this are a few examples about this...
One of the most popular characters in Shenmue is Xiuying Hong, she is one of my favourites characters in the Shenmue World, today i want to share my opinion if Xiuying will appear again in the story. THIS POST HAVE SPOILERS OF THE GAMES In the final part of the Kowloon arc we see Ryo having one last conversation with Xiuying at Man Mo Temple before going to Guilin. In this conversation Ryo got the move Demon's Triangle, a Bajiquan move, Xiuying gave this move for Ryo. Xiuying ask if Ryo is leaving, Ryo say yes, that Lan Di has left for Guilin, then she give her part of the pendant for Ryo and say she don't want Ryo to go to the same path as her brother, Ziming Hong, Ziming have the other part of the pendant. Ryo say...
The Shenmue Series have many interesting and mysterious details, to me one of these mysteries is if Xiuying and Ziming lived in Miao Village, if Miao Village is the home village of Ziming and Xiuying, today i will share my opinions about this subject. This post have spoilers In Shenmue II we saw that Ziming Hong is the brother of Xiuying Hong, their parents were killed by someone, we don't know who killed their parents, Xiuying and Ziming were both orphaned as children because their parents were murdered. After that they stayed at an orphanage, an orphanage where Fangmei Xun would eventually stay as well. Xiuying and Ziming also grew up in the Thousand White Convent in the Thousand...
Many Shenmue fans know that in the early days Shenmue was called Virtua Fighter RPG, and that the main character was not Ryo, the main character was Akira, also many Shenmue fans know that Yu Suzuki wrote the story first with the name The Legend Of Akira. In this post i want to share my thoughts about the many common things between Akira and Ryo, and if Akira and Ryo are the same character. This post will have spoilers of the games and the anime. In the early 1990s Yu Suzuki spent two weeks in China, Yu-san spent these two weeks in China gathering material for his upcoming game Virtua Fighter II, also what Yu-san saw in this trip influenced his creation of Shenmue. 1996 was the year of Virtua Fighter RPG, the concept arts, in this...
Welcome to my blog post where i will share my opinion about a wonderful theory. This blog will have SPOILERS of the games and the anime. Ren Wuying is one of the most popular characters in the Shenmue series. Ren is an important character in the story. There is a theory that Ren will die sacrificing himself to protect Ryo, in this blog i will share my thoughts and ideas about this theory. Ren first appeared in the story in the game Shenmue II. In the game we see that Ren cares a lot about money/treasures, it is the thing that Ren cares the most, during the game Ren help Ryo and we can see that deep down Ren cares about Ryo in some way, but after Kowloon Ryo go alone to Guilin. In Shenmue III Ryo see Ren again in...

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