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Genre: Role-Playing Game (RPG) - Publisher: Sega - Release Year: 2000 - For: Sega Dreamcast

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Excellent

“Is it the best game ever”

published 18/02/2001

Glorious fun, and great to look at

Voice acting worse than Schwarzeneger doing comedy...

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...

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Excellent

“Japanese Dream”

published 06/05/2002

Beautiful, adictive story, gameplay etc

Waiting 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...

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Excellent

“Shenmue is God”

published 18/12/2000

outstanding graphics,engrossing storyline and grea...

Honestly none!!

I have recently bought Shenmue and all the reviews i have read on it are true this game really is the start of a new era for gaming,heres what i think about the game. Environments,charachters and the incidental details are all absolutely breathtaking. The new graphical benchmark. Great soundtrack...

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Super

“Where'd reality go”

published 02/03/2001

Everything except length

TOO 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...

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Good

Lots of interactiveness with everything, ever.

Too 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...

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Excellent

er.......almost every thing

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

On April 14 2001, Sega used its Game Jam event to unveil the sequel to the most expensive 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...

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Excellent

“Shenmue is the doo-doo”

published 21/11/2001

Great graphics and everlasting gameplay

Maybe too hard in some areas, and very easy to get...

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...

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Excellent

“Like a trip to Japan”

published 09/12/2001

look up in the opinion

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°°°°The story°°°° Ryo Hazuki's father has been murdered. The 17-years old pupil living in a Japanese town called Yamanose has to avenge his father's death. He knows the name of his killer, Lan Di. Because Ryo's Paps has been murdered right in front o'him, he dunno what to do else but avenge his...

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Excellent

“Hello Ryo”

published 13/10/2002

Darn good

Need more...

After getting my hands on a Dreamcast, I decided to grab a copy of Shenmue, an old DC action-RPG game, which I got off the second hand shelf at GAME. Now, when you read on about this game, you'll see how much of a bargain I got for £9.99! The game is spread over 3 GD-ROM's, and comes with a 4th...

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Excellent

“Cracking Game”

published 21/02/2001

In Opinion

In 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...

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Excellent

Superb Graphics, storyline and interactivity

Controls sometimes fiddly

At last the 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...

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Excellent

“Shenmue”

published 26/05/2007

Everything stated

Can't think of any.

I 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...

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Excellent

“A Forgotten Gem”

published 20/05/2007

Great graphics, storyline, exploration system, cha...

Slightly clumsy or robotic controls

When the Sega Dreamcast was released in 1999, it helped to restore Sega’s reputation in the gaming industry that had been greatly damaged by their earlier consoles, the Sega 32X, the Sega CD and the Sega Saturn. But the Dreamcast was a turnaround for them and the console, along with several...

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Excellent

“I want Shenmue 2 NOW”

published 12/11/2001

Higly innovative, lots of SEGA nostalgia

Fighting camera can be annoying

the Junker has waited for Shenmue, and he is glad it has come... The eighties, didn't you just love them? Tight jeans, boofy hair and black Michael Jacksons. "Why, oh why are you bringing these memories back to me, Junker?" you ask. Well, Shenmue is set in the last months of 1986, why, I don't...

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Excellent

“Masterpiece...”

published 01/06/2003

One of the finest videogames of all time

Linear story

Ever since Sega and AM2 announced plans to release Shenmue, I thought to myself this is the game that will take gaming to a new level and how right I was… Shenmue is simply beautiful, you are Ryo Hazuki a martial arts expert in training, you are sent on a journey of revenge to find your Father`s...

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