With news of Shenmue III's release, I got to thinking back to when the first two games came back. It's been so long since they came out. What has changed for you in the last years since it's release?
When Shenmue II came out, I was still in High School, and wasn't yet 18 so I didn't have a credit or debit card. Once it was announced that the US release of Shenmue II on DC was cancelled, I asked my sister to use her credit card to import it for me from the UK. To this day I will still load up my Utopia DC disc, and load Shenmue II on Dreamcast with the Japanese language track.
I would love for an HD release of the first two games, so that I can have a chance to complete Shenmue II with my Shenmue I saved game. I've never been able to do that before.
Nowadays I'm a 31 year old married guy with a 2 year old, and I'd love for the opportunity to show my daughter Shenmue someday when she gets older.
Randomly, I think it's funny that as of last month, Shenmue I/II was so unpopular you could buy them on eBay for <10$, but now they are going for over 100$ a piece. :-O