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ShadowLegend
03-30-2008, 09:43 PM
Alright, let's go. Your favorites from either Shenmue 1 or 2, one at a time, preferably. Was gonna start with the obvious Dragon Street at Night but I think instead I'll start it off with something most people probably don't remember......

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_8-HI8zo7Os&feature=related

Try not to cry, people, lol. This is gonna be a sad topic, though. Oh, and try to listen to other's music and comment on it, don't just post your own and not listen to the others, or we'll never get a discussion going here.

deltronzb
03-30-2008, 10:34 PM
Yeah I don't remember that one. Was that in Guilin?

Here are mine:
South Carmain Qr.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=No_orEouqJk
Probably one of my favorite tracks in the game. For some reason I get an image of Shinobi running through the forest everytime I hear this.

Track 5 of the Shenmue Orchestra Version
http://youtube.com/watch?v=mD9hzC6_t0g

But this is my all time favorite. Disc 1 Track 20 of the Shenmue OST, arranged by Y.Koshiro
http://youtube.com/watch?v=HSokzZ-e6tI&feature=related

Anyone know why a Shenmue II OST wasn't released?

MadeManG74
03-30-2008, 10:50 PM
Memories of Iwao is a fantastic song, Ill try and find a link to it when I get home.

Shenmue has some of the most remarkable music I have ever heard, better than pretty much any movie soundtrack I can think of.

Silverslug
03-30-2008, 11:02 PM
Shenmue is the pinnacle of video game music.

GutsGO
03-31-2008, 06:53 AM
Shenmue is the pinnacle of video game music.

I agree all the music is amazing.

ShadowLegend
03-31-2008, 07:23 AM
Yeah I don't remember that one. Was that in Guilin?

Yeah, it's when on the Cloud Bird Trail. (I think that was the one with the many arms, not sure though.)


Ah, South Carmain Qr. That was always my least favorite Qr. in Wan Chai, lol. Just seemed so dumpy. I really liked its night time music, though. (More than they day-time music, for some reason.)

The Shenmue Orchestra song's pretty frigging incredible.


But this is my all time favorite. Disc 1 Track 20 of the Shenmue OST, arranged by Y.Koshiro
http://youtube.com/watch?v=HSokzZ-e6tI&feature=related

Shenmue's music was better suited to piano and orchestration while I think Shenmue II's was much more varied. Both soundtracks were incredible.

I liked Thousand White Qr. at Night, but they don't seeem to have a vid of that, unfortunately.

But let's go to probably one of the most atmospheric songs in the game; Dragon Street at Night:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM4ePUu-2oY


...and, of course, as the game draws to a close, Shenhua's House:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAwKm9RBKy8&feature=related

ShàrkySN
03-31-2008, 10:14 AM
As some of you may know I'm working with a friend to compile a bunch of fan made stuff such as letters, art, music, paintings, tribute videos and more to send to Sega of Japan and Yu Suzuki as a kind of 'thank you' and a bit of a beg for Shenmue 3 while I'm at it.

One thing I uncovered when doing this was this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN4QFpKauq0

A Shenmue fan called Reuben Kee who played this Shenmue peace on the piano. Sadly Reuben Kee died on November 23, 2007 as the result of a boating accident that claimed the lives of several contestants in the 2007 Cambodia Tonle Sap competition.


On another note, this is obviously one of the best Shenmue peaces:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufEU81Uvlgk

ShadowLegend
03-31-2008, 05:16 PM
Nightfall Transition (Shenmue 1)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKzG8ltxyR4

(No idea what the vid is, lol, ignore it, but I always liked this little transition.)

Anyway, another epic one to go along with Sharky's;

This song pretty much sums up the entire series. Just listen to the whole thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcYMO8SpP8o

white dream machine
03-31-2008, 05:51 PM
Thats my fav.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=l-yscG027w0


I used to something a bit weird whe I was playing the first Shenmue. I used to stop by the sea at the harbor after work and listen to this song that was in tape I got in Tomato Convinience Store. I used to listen Shenmue aswell ,looking at the sea... the skie....

ShadowLegend
03-31-2008, 05:56 PM
Thats my fav.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=l-yscG027w0


I used to something a bit weird whe I was playing the first Shenmue. I used to stop by the sea at the harbor after work and listen to this song that was in tape I got in Tomato Convinience Store. I used to listen Shenmue aswell ,looking at the sea... the skie....

They centered the Shenmue II main theme, around Shenhua's song there from Shenmue 1. Really one of the most memorable songs in the series.

And holy ****, I can hear part of that in Shenhua's house.

How amazing is it that in a video game, even when you enter, for example, a store (Beautiful Shine Jewelers) that has nothing WHATSOEVER to do with the plot....it's just a random store, and you hear great music like this, lol?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Y6hfK2D_e1Y

Amazing soundtracks.

Shenmatser777
03-31-2008, 07:41 PM
I don't have links because I downloaded all of musics from SD, but I love both soundtracks.

My favs are: when Lan Di flies off on the helicopter after Ryo defeats Dou Niu, both of the credit tracks, when you check on Guizhang after he breaks his leg at the hands of Chai, there are so so many.

ShadowLegend
03-31-2008, 08:23 PM
The music when you first arrive at the New Yokosuka Harbor in Shenmue 1. Video to go along with it, too. Great stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o7N0Dc-LaA

That was one really cool thing about the Shenmue games, every time you reached a new location there was a sick video introduction for it. Later in the topic I'll post Kowloon's.

ShàrkySN
04-01-2008, 05:58 AM
This is one of the best bits of the game:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=D_8REiwWTPQ

ShadowLegend
04-01-2008, 12:25 PM
I'm not gonna lie, the first time through the game I really hated Guilin. Was not a fan at all. But every time I replay through it I start to like that part of the game more and more.


Kowloon Arrival, btw. Powerful.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=MMB5GIjoguA

ShàrkySN
04-01-2008, 01:07 PM
I'm not gonna lie, the first time through the game I really hated Guilin. Was not a fan at all. But every time I replay through it I start to like that part of the game more and more.


Kowloon Arrival, btw. Powerful.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=MMB5GIjoguA

I love Guilin, It was such a massive and strange change of pace for the game and it was full of 'holy s***' momments.

When you enter Guilin on the boat it's awesome...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=TQl1sA7sDPk

ShadowLegend
04-01-2008, 03:33 PM
I'm not gonna lie, the first time through the game I really hated Guilin. Was not a fan at all. But every time I replay through it I start to like that part of the game more and more.


Kowloon Arrival, btw. Powerful.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=MMB5GIjoguA

I love Guilin, It was such a massive and strange change of pace for the game and it was full of 'holy s***' momments.

When you enter Guilin on the boat it's awesome...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=TQl1sA7sDPk

I loved Langhuishan, I just kinda wish Guilin wasn't all about wandering those maze-like paths with all the dead ends...just...tedious. I wish Guilin was a bit more like that village. Having been given the option to explore Bailu Village would have been nice.

white dream machine
04-01-2008, 04:12 PM
I loved everything from the begining till the end. I didnt know the Dc could handle a game like Shenmue 2. Back to the songs, this one marks one of the most beautiful moments of the game. I wonder if they'll ever meet again.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=tAvBqV803rk

ShadowLegend
04-01-2008, 04:35 PM
I loved everything from the begining till the end. I didnt know the Dc could handle a game like Shenmue 2. Back to the songs, this one marks one of the most beautiful moments of the game. I wonder if they'll ever meet again.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=tAvBqV803rk

lol oh yeah, I miss Nozomi. I think Shenhua's a much better fit for Ryo.

white dream machine
04-01-2008, 05:51 PM
I dont know... they look more like brother and syster to me.

Shenmatser777
04-01-2008, 06:08 PM
I always loved Guilin. The Rooftop Battle was SO powerful; finally defeating Dou Niu and the Yellow Heads after being tormented by them the entire game, seeing Lan Di, the man who killed your father less than a year ago, barely escape your grasp after such a long, hard chase.

Then you get to Guilin and the awesomeness still hasn't left, and you are so amazed by the scenery. It was a great mixture of emotions. The ending was really weird though, and poses a LOT of questions.

ShadowLegend
04-01-2008, 06:14 PM
I think we should have gotten 1 day in Bailu Village, though.

Shenmatser777
04-01-2008, 06:39 PM
Totally agree with that one. I also want to play Chapter 2, and the trip to Guilin though, to bad they were cut out. :x

ShadowLegend
04-01-2008, 08:15 PM
Totally agree with that one. I also want to play Chapter 2, and the trip to Guilin though, to bad they were cut out. :x

Chapter 2 is better left out, lol, I think Chai dying in Shenmue 1 was kinda final....I don't think he needed to sneak back up on the boat at all. It was a cool unlockable extra in Shenmue II, though. (That comic strip.)

As for Bailu Village...yeah, instead of those paths we should have gotten some time there. I guess it'll make a cool start to Shenmue III but still...

ShàrkySN
04-02-2008, 08:39 AM
Totally agree with that one. I also want to play Chapter 2, and the trip to Guilin though, to bad they were cut out. :x

Chapter 2 is better left out, lol, I think Chai dying in Shenmue 1 was kinda final....I don't think he needed to sneak back up on the boat at all. It was a cool unlockable extra in Shenmue II, though. (That comic strip.)

As for Bailu Village...yeah, instead of those paths we should have gotten some time there. I guess it'll make a cool start to Shenmue III but still...

Well I think if they let you play one day in Bailu Village that would have ruined the awesome ending of Shenmue 2 in the cave.

I think that is exactly why they cut out Chapter 2, Leaving Japan was a good ending and getting off the boat in China is a good start.

ShadowLegend
04-02-2008, 11:10 AM
Totally agree with that one. I also want to play Chapter 2, and the trip to Guilin though, to bad they were cut out. :x

Chapter 2 is better left out, lol, I think Chai dying in Shenmue 1 was kinda final....I don't think he needed to sneak back up on the boat at all. It was a cool unlockable extra in Shenmue II, though. (That comic strip.)

As for Bailu Village...yeah, instead of those paths we should have gotten some time there. I guess it'll make a cool start to Shenmue III but still...

Well I think if they let you play one day in Bailu Village that would have ruined the awesome ending of Shenmue 2 in the cave.

I think that is exactly why they cut out Chapter 2, Leaving Japan was a good ending and getting off the boat in China is a good start.

I don't think it would have ruined the ending, the day in Bailu Village could have happened the day he arrived at Shenhua's house; that night they'd have the rabbit and then the next day they'd go to the cave, same ending.

ShadowLegend
04-12-2008, 06:15 PM
Had to post this.

At the end of Shenmue 1, in easily the saddest moment in the series, Ryo is about to step on the boat. He then has a brief flashback, remembering his goodbye to Nozomi, which we, the gamers, then see for the first time. The music playing during it, Tears of Separation...amazing stuff.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=q53RyDAhOMs

I tried to find video of the scene but couldn't. It's such a great scene, though.

FOUND IT.

Video of Ryo's and Nozomi's goodbye. First few minutes of this video. enjoy.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ni-iuWpbOok

ShinobiShadowDancer
04-12-2008, 09:54 PM
There was this christmas song in the game, not sure what it was called but it was a good soft tune.

Shenmatser777
04-13-2008, 01:08 PM
Shenmue I had three Christmas songs: Silent Night, Jingle Bells, and Sha Hua Christmas. The first two are selx explanatory, and the third is basically the Sha Hua theme with some sleigh bells mixed in and a brief Christmas like introduction. All three are beautiful songs, though.


For all your Shenmue music needs, please visit here:

http://shenmue.planets.gamespy.com/shenmue_music.shtml
http://shenmue.planets.gamespy.com/shenmue2_music.shtml
http://shenmue.planets.gamespy.com/shenmueonline_music.shtml

ShàrkySN
04-14-2008, 11:37 PM
Off topic, but check this out:
(awesome/funny shenmue character skin swap)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=-NgRNbLXKqg

ShadowLegend
04-14-2008, 11:48 PM
Off topic, but check this out:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=-NgRNbLXKqg

(Model skin swap)

Haha wow.

On another note, he IS supposed to eventually meet up with Ryo in China, which will hopefully happen at some point in Shenmue III. Ryo, Gui Zhang and Ren would make an awesome team.

ShàrkySN
04-14-2008, 11:56 PM
Haha wow.

On another note, he IS supposed to eventually meet up with Ryo in China, which will hopefully happen at some point in Shenmue III. Ryo, Gui Zhang and Ren would make an awesome team.

It would make a pretty awesome story considering how different their personalities are.


Some more awesome model swaps here:


http://youtube.com/watch?v=Wdzes6U8RRw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCgAuROtP0c

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1cqM5ulFxeQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkOd7593FtI <- Click This one!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZNmGdGgpHU


OH and, THIS is such an awesome bit from Shenmue 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlzCmdFp8Xc

MadeManG74
04-15-2008, 03:16 AM
This is one of my favourite Shenmue Tracks, Memories of Distant Dayshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4QHpEn_zRM

I also love this one, Recieve a Skill to Succeed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhc539SAQMI

ShadowLegend
04-15-2008, 10:33 AM
This was a sad one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRWEkiE0Zrs&feature=related

They played this when exploring town during a certain point in Shenmue 1, I forgot which. I think it had something to do with Nozomi.