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Community Level 2scope-matthi

scope-matthi

Like a trip to Japan

Advantageslook up in the opinion

Disadvantages" " " " "

"...a great graphics-engine like in Shenmue Chapter One. Magic Time and Weather Control make the game even more realistic than The Sims. You really feel stuck in a Japanese township. What you want to know about the modern Japan you can't look up in a book. Look up in this game and learn about the culture and the way of life. The sound is great, too. After a hard day at school or work you can relax and hear the relaxing sounds of this game. Great!!! °°°Pro ..." Read review
09.12.2001

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Community Level 4incubus

incubus

Japanese Dream

AdvantagesBeautiful, adictive story, gameplay etc

DisadvantagesWaiting around

"Shenmue is an RPG or role playing game, and for those of you who haven't already encountered the genre I’ll tell you what this involves. In an RPG you are the hero, through some sort of coincidence most probably very spurious you have a task, either to enact revenge, save a woman in distress or stop an evil dictator. At the beginning you will have very few resources, all the research, finding items, and puzzle solving is left up to you. The ..." Read review
06.05.2002

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Community Level 2Snowdrift

Snowdrift

It's said Kung Fu is a lost art, it is in Shenmue

AdvantagesLots of interactiveness with everything, ever.

DisadvantagesToo much talking, too litte fighting.

""RPG’s have changed" well that was the slogan the game boasted, which in a world where RPG’s are enough sell consoles it’s a big and risky statement. Shenmue is shall we say a steady game for a number of reasons, steady because that’s how the game’s pace goes, there’s a little action here and a little puzzle solving there and never at any point do you ever feel overwhelmed with things to do. A problem that ..." Read review
30.05.2002

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Community Level 1jovialduke

jovialduke

Shenmue

AdvantagesEverything stated

DisadvantagesCan't think of any.

"...think I first knew of Shenmue in about 2004, that was when I got a dreamcast. I had bought the old console from a local pawnshop, really cheap, with a few games like Quake III Arena and Virtua Fighter, decent games in their own right(especially Q3A) however I felt I needed something deeper. Iv'e alwasy been a fan of the action adventure genre, good storylines but with good gameplay, and that's what I wanted. So after looking around on internet review ..." Read review
26.05.2007

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Community Level 4bigbtommy

bigbtommy

Hello Ryo

AdvantagesDarn good

DisadvantagesNeed more...

"...with a 4th Disc, the Shenmue Passport. The basis of the game is that you play Ryo Hazuki, son of a martial arts master, who one day comes home to find his dad being murdered by a group of gangsters who steal a mirror from your fathers dojo. From then on you make it your duty to try and locate these gangsters and get revenge. Although this sounds quite tedious at the beggining, it gets more interesting as you go on. The game is sprayed over numerous ..." Read review
13.10.2002

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Community Level 2consolecha...

consolecharlie

A Forgotten Gem

AdvantagesGreat graphics, storyline, exploration system, characters, freedom given

DisadvantagesSlightly clumsy or robotic controls

"...they felt would pay off. Shenmue is now widely regarded as one of the Dreamcast’s best titles and a sequel was released for the console and for the Microsoft Xbox. Now its eight years later but is the game still worth a look or has it lost its charm? Shenmue starts off in November 1986, when Ryo runs home to find some strange men at his house. Before he can do anything to stop them, his father is murdered right in front of him. Swearing revenge ..." Read review
20.05.2007

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Community Level 2a_leeming

a_leeming

Shenume 2 one of the best dreamcast game ever

Advantageser.......almost every thing

Disadvantagesi thinks it ace so why should some thing be wrong?

"...title in video game history: Shenmue II. Thousands of Sega fans gathered at the Zepp Tokyo in Japan, where the next generation of Dreamcast titles were showcased including Phantasy Star Online Version 2, Sonic Adventure 2 and Crazy Taxi 2. Shenmue II's developer, the highly acclaimed Yu Suzuki of Outrun and Virtua Fighter fame, was at hand to demonstrate the sequel to AM2's masterpiece, which at one point in the time, was believed to have been ..." Read review
24.04.2001

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Community Level 4steveymacca

steveymacca

Cracking Game

AdvantagesIn Opinion

DisadvantagesIn opinion

"I played this game without having any opinion or prejudgement on the ability of the Dreamcast. What I found was a game that was simply out of this world! In all my years of computer gaming I have never found a game as unique and original as this. The game is based around a young Chinese man called Ryo who has his father killed by a mysterious gang leader at the start of the game. This boy is only seventeen and it is up to him to try and find the killer ..." Read review
21.02.2001

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Community Level 2Silent_Bob

Silent_Bob

You remember the day it snowed.

AdvantagesSuperb Graphics, storyline and interactivity

DisadvantagesControls sometimes fiddly

"...much hyped and long awaited Shenmue has its European release and was it worth the wait, read on. Coming in a cardboard box with to normal Dreamcast boxes inside that slip in and out the right hand side, the game is on three disks with the fourth being the passport disk for Internet options. I have to say that when I first put the game in the Dreamcast and loaded it up I was not impressed by the menus or the way they looked. They are very basically ..." Read review
12.04.2001

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Community Level 3happyhopwood

happyhopwood

Shenmue is the doo-doo

AdvantagesGreat graphics and everlasting gameplay

DisadvantagesMaybe too hard in some areas, and very easy to get lost

"Title: Shenmue Developer: AM2 Publisher: SEGA Genre: F.R.E.E (RPG) Origin: Japan Players: 1 After 3 years of developing Shenmue finally arrived for the Dreamcast, and the Shenmue craze started. You take control of 18 year-old Ryo, who goes around looking for evidence hopefully leading to the ninja that killed his father. The game starts with a 10-minute video of stunning graphics about the story leading up to the murder. The ..." Read review
21.11.2001

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Community Level 2mojofilter

mojofilter

Where'd reality go

AdvantagesEverything except length

DisadvantagesTOO SHORT!

"This has got to be one of the most (if not THE most) eagerly awaited games to appear on this console. I bought the game the second day after its UK release and practically ran home to play it. Firstly, the graphics will WOW you. unless, of course you work for pixar. It HAS to be one of the most graphically advanced games of all time. And quite rightly so. Aparrently, the game cost more to develop that the average Hollywood movie (which, in itself, ..." Read review
02.03.2001

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Community Level 5Nameless

Nameless

Is it the best game ever

AdvantagesGlorious fun, and great to look at

DisadvantagesVoice acting worse than Schwarzeneger doing comedy, and the waiting will put some people off

"Shenmue has been placed in the rather spectacular bracket of best game ever by many people. It has apparently taken many years and over $70 million to make and put it on the now dying Dreamcast. The first thing I noticed in my local games store was the genre it came under, not beat em up, nor RPG. It was labelled F.R.E.E. (not free, this stands for Fully Reactive Eyes Entertainment) A quick conversation later and I found that Shenmue was supposed ..." Read review
18.02.2001

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Community Level 1the_junker

the_junker

I want Shenmue 2 NOW

AdvantagesHigly innovative, lots of SEGA nostalgia

DisadvantagesFighting camera can be annoying

"...me, Junker?" you ask. Well, Shenmue is set in the last months of 1986, why, I don't know. But I was only young then and I want to see if my memory stretches back that far. Sorry, the review. Ahem, well, the Dreamcast has had a short, yet impressive life, and Shenmue stands as a testament to its brilliant game lineup that for one reason or another, never took off. Why is it so good, read on... I'd like to start by telling you Shenmue has an engine ..." Read review
12.11.2001

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Community Level 3vectrex001

vectrex001

Masterpiece...

AdvantagesOne of the finest videogames of all time

DisadvantagesLinear story

"...people who have never played/experienced Shenmue that`s for you to find out! There is so much interaction in this game which is why Shenmue set new standards and created a new genre of its own, the creators called it F.R.E.E (Full Reactive Eyes Entertainment). You can go anyway you want, you can even use a phone box to find out what the weather will be like!, you can talk to anybody you wish which is essential because you have to ask people questions ..." Read review
01.06.2003

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Community Level 2CoolCaddy

CoolCaddy

Has the hype been worthwhile

Advantagesluscios graphical effects and gameplay

Disadvantagescontols can get a little tricky at first

"After 2 years of anticipation, Shen Mue arrives on the Dreamcast in the UK!! As I popped the CD into my console, I felt a chill run down my spine, as I knew this was going to be good!! Shen Mue is a game about the main character Ryo, who is a martial arts expert, searching to find clues to avenge his father’s death! Firstly the game is introduced by a sequence in which boasts the Dreamcast’s power, by showing off the luscious graphics ..." Read review
21.02.2001

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