Even all these years later, zooming in and examining objects remains an integral part of the Shenmue series, so knowing how to do it in Shenmue 3 is paramount to your success. That’s why we’re here to walk you through how to zoom and examine.
Zoom and Examine in Shenmue 3
While exploring the worlds and areas of Shenmue 3, you’ll be able to zoom in and enter a first-person view at almost any time by pressing the L2 button.
Doing so will allow you to not only get a better view of your surroundings, but to see objects that you can interact with. They’ll be marked with an orange spiral over them, and often times will yield a reward for examining them thoroughly.
When You Should Zoom and Examine
As for when you should zoom in and examine objects in Shenmue 3, the answer is all the time.
From cabinets that you can search to valuable objects like herbs that you can pick up, there are plenty of elements of the world which you can spot by stopping to zoom in and examine your surroundings. This will keep you stocked in supplies and items you can use to keep yourself healthy and learn new moves.
That’s to say nothing of the story elements you’ll be privy to by examining as much as you can. Some of the most mundane and unassuming objects can hide crucial clues towards further developments in the game’s plot, and as such should be sought out with the keenest eye possible.
That should cover everything you’d need to know about how to zoom and examine objects in Shenmue 3. For more tips, tricks and information tied to the game, consider checking out our guide wiki.