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Published on August 20th, 2012 | by Cameron Woolsey

Shenmue Dogs – Wei Hunts for Sailors in this Fan-Made Parody

As I was playing Sleeping Dogs a couple days ago, I took a trip to the local clothing vendor. As I looked over his wares my eyes stopped at a brown leather jacket for sale. There wasn’t anything particularly interesting about the jacket, however I still had to chuckle as it reminded of that tacky brown coat made famous by the sailor-hunting hero of Shenmue, Ryo Hazuki. A part of me wanted to buy the jacket, throw on a pair of light blue jeans and shuffle through some old drawers — ¬†just because I could.

Apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought the same.

Youtube user DSimphonyHD has thrown together this clever Shenmue parody featuring Wei Shen running through the streets of Hong Kong performing QTEs and asking random strangers awkward questions. The video contains a lot of that old Shenmue charm, including QTE fighting and dodging, strange phone calls and, well, finding mirrors. Check it out.

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