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Ryo Hazuki in Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing

Ryo Hazuki in Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing

It's the heartbreaking news of the week. Sega announces the presence of Ryo Hazuki, hero of the unforgettable Shenmue series, in the roster of his fantasy racing game Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing. He'll be available riding his motorcycle or... a forklift. Now this is plain cruel. We've all been expecting the return of Ryo since the tragic death of Yu Suzuki's series in 2001. But not like this !

Trailer - Ryo Hazuki

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Commented on 2009-10-07 22:20:19
i miss shenmue!!!
Commented on 2009-10-07 22:28:40
Sorry to be controversial but to me Shenmue was not that great. It broke a great deal of new ground and had some intriguing elements but I also think in many ways it was a failed experiment as large portions of the game were deadly dull.

Just my opinion sorry Shenmue fans.
Commented on 2009-10-07 22:50:48
LMAO

Oh SEGA...
Commented on 2009-10-07 23:13:29
OH SEGA SUCH A TEASE!

Thanks munkini for your completely non relevent opinion of Shenmue.
Commented on 2009-10-07 23:26:26 In reply to munkini
Posted by munkini
Sorry to be controversial but to me Shenmue was not that great. It broke a great deal of new ground and had some intriguing elements but I also think in many ways it was a failed experiment as large portions of the game were deadly dull.

Just my opinion sorry Shenmue fans.
Yep, Shenmue was kinda boring as hell, but I loved it!

Imo the game with the greatest atmosphere up to date. Everytime I played it I felt japanese?!
Commented on 2009-10-07 23:34:49
Lan Di must have gotten away.
Commented on 2009-10-07 23:43:26
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
Commented on 2009-10-08 00:31:00
His search for sailors continues!
Commented on 2009-10-08 00:38:25
....... ...... .... ..

.....the whole world knows what sega should be doing all they need to do is listen.
Commented on 2009-10-08 00:54:15
Nah, that doesn't look totally out of place at all.
Commented on 2009-10-08 01:07:41
F*** Off Sega. Why do you do this to us?!
Commented on 2009-10-08 01:29:03 In reply to munkini
Posted by munkini
Sorry to be controversial but to me Shenmue was not that great. It broke a great deal of new ground and had some intriguing elements but I also think in many ways it was a failed experiment as large portions of the game were deadly dull.

Just my opinion sorry Shenmue fans.
"Did you see a car on that day when it snowed?"
"How about a game of lucky hit!?"
*driving fork lift for 10 hours straight*

Yeah, Shen Mue did some cool things and was very ambitious but i have to agree that it was perhaps not THAT great.
Commented on 2009-10-08 02:02:14
shenmue was very ambitious..one of the few games to really focus on "a story" for its time. I think shenmue 2 made up for alot of the first short comings.

Its just a shame the legacy shenmues left is an uncomplete story, and the mass flooding of QTE's in gaming.
Commented on 2009-10-08 02:13:34
I have to say though, Yakuza was a step up from Shen Mue i think. Anyone who liked Shen Mue just has to go play that game.
Commented on 2009-10-08 02:59:59
Seriously, that is the biggest tease, ever! Shenmue 3... NAO! You hear me, Sega, lol.
Commented on 2009-10-08 03:06:41
Rub more salt sega.
Commented on 2009-10-08 03:09:11
Sega is disrespecting the series this way.
Commented on 2009-10-08 04:56:08
He actually did a spining kick. Epic!

Man, i wan't to drive a real forklift and race people one day...
Commented on 2009-10-08 06:41:56
why don't they just say that they're making a shenmue III?
Commented on 2009-10-08 08:46:22 In reply to TheFuriousOne
Posted by TheFuriousOne
OH SEGA SUCH A TEASE!

Thanks munkini for your completely non relevent opinion of Shenmue.
Hmm I would argue that its very relevant when the thread inevitably turned into a discussion about Shenmue as opposed to some mascot racer that apparently nobody gives a shit about.
Commented on 2009-10-08 08:56:48
SEGA, ARE U KIDDING ME?

i want shenmue 1+2 for ps3 but not this crap :D
Commented on 2009-10-08 09:58:08
Sad thing is Ill buy this game now just to play as him.

Come on SEGA re release the series on Live Arcade and PSN! And then finish the series off on there aswell. Wont cost as much to make, will be on 2 platforms and you can give Shenmue fans the ending!
Commented on 2009-10-08 13:59:36
Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong...

Yours Sincerely,

The SDF (Shenmue Defence Force).

What's even more beguiling is the fact that Ryo looks really good in some of these screens. Shenmue 3 with current-gen graphical polish would be amazing! (Yakuza doesn't count unless you have a fantastic grasp of Japanese, which I don't).

I'm still waiting to kick the shit out of Lan-Di, come on Sega, I need to avenge my father!!!!
Commented on 2009-10-08 16:26:27 In reply to 2PintsOfInsulin
No, he's my father!
Commented on 2009-10-08 16:57:17
Now that they've done this they HAVE to release Shenmue 3, i don't want Ryo's last appearance to be in a silly racing game!
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