I paid 25 pounds for each from Gameplay.com. With shipping it comes out to a little less than 50 bucks...not bad. Haven't had a chance to play much but I can say one thing about Shenmue 2...a lot more people onscreen. Anyways, I'm off to play...I'll give impressions later if you guys are interested.
I heard recently that their just came out a second version of head hunter for DC that has an extra disk which does something like patching the bugs. Don't realy know if its true or not, but I suppose if the first ones that came out did have bugs it would be nice.
I seriously doubt that...how do you patch bugs on a machine that has no hard drive?
For the little of Headhunter that I played yesterday, i like it and didn't come across any bugs. The enviroments are clean and "sterile" giving a strange mood to the game. So far I like what I played and look forward to putting in more time to it. Driving the motorcycle is pretty cool.
Shenmue 2...It's BIG. The enviroments I mean. I feel almost agoraphobic (sp?) while I played it its so big. It was VERY easy to get lost and there seems to be multiple paths to same location. (through alleysways etc.) It is also a much faster paced than the first one. With 2 game days under my belt I've been mugged, got two part-time jobs, fought some baddies, did a QTE chase sequence, gambled, and arm wresteled a couple of times. Theres a LOT to do in this version. So far it's great but not yet in the "meat" of the game yet.
As for the music, it seems fine. I thought it was great in the first one so I don't know what would make it better.
Ok, I have a question about all this importing you people are doing. I have never imported from anywhere other then japan and now have two games (Headhunter and Shenmue 2) which I must import. Ok here are the questions:
1. If I import a UK game for DC, what will I need to make my system run it?
2. Will a normal TV be able to play Shen 2 and Head~ or would I have to get a new one do because of the PAL problems?
3. If I order the games from Gameplay.com (for any of you that have bought games from their) will they accept us funds, or will I have to get my money exchanged for UK pounds?
4. Anything else I should be warned about before importing from the UK?
Thanks for any help you can give me. I wana play these games but I don't want to import then find out I cant play them.
pheadbaq: It's a good thing you've found the answer to your own question.
FLEABttn: I got my copy of Shenmue II (UK) in the mail yesterday. Man, what big packaging. It has 2 very thick manuals (to cover the various European languages) and comes in two nicely designed two-disc jewel cases that I've never seen before. Nice round edges, looks great!
To output to my computer monitor using a VGA adapter, I had to use the Action Replay CDX to boot this game b/c the GameShark CDX didnt work (gee, I wonder why? ). BTW, the UTOPiA CD Loader v1.1 works on TV's, but not on VGA monitors. Even though there is a patch for it, it doesn't work 100%, and I think you need to tinker with your VGA adapter as well.