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Role-Playing video game by Sega for the Dreamcast

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An Epic Game That Breaks New Ground!!!

  • Nov 22, 2000
There is only one word to describe this game: Awesome!!! This game has everything from a highly detailed 3D world unlike anything I've seen in a game!!! Ever! An awsome plot that makes you WANT to keep playing as much as you can so you can unlock the the rest of the story AS SOON AS YOU CAN!!!!! "Magic Weather" and "Time Control" make this game even more life-like than most RPG's (Even though this game has RPG element's in it)!!! And the QTE is something we've NEVER seen in a video game before! Which makes this game more original than others. Now some complain that the game is too slow, and for some it might come out like that. This game is NOT for everyone!!! However I think everyone should get the chance to play it and try something unlike any game we've played before! Although I do find it annoying that this is only "Chapter 1" and we have 15 more chapters to go untill the game is compleat! Which means we have to empty out a lot of pocket money to play the whole game! But other than that this is a great game that should be played by EVERYONE!!! And remember, it's only on Dreamcast! Take THAT Sony!!!!!

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The first chapter of Yu Suzuki's epic saga is at hand. Shenmue is an adventure game that transports you to Japan, circa 1986. You are Ryo, a young man trying to solve the mystery of his father's death. Along the way, you'll be treated to the most richly-detailed game world ever conceived. Shenmue offers a true living world, where characters exist on their own timelines and almost all objects can be manipulated and used. Over the course of the adventure, you will learn new hand-to-hand fighting techniques, presented in breathtaking motion-captured animations. You'll also interact with literally hundreds of characters and solve a myriad of puzzles. It's epic storytelling at its best, and it's only on Dreamcast.
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ESRB: T - (Teen)
Number of Players: 1
Publisher: Sega
Release Date: 15 November, 2000

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