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9.4 out of 10

Shenmue

The first chapter of Yu Suzuki's epic saga is at hand. Shenmue i Read more

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Overall 6
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Graphics 8
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Sound 6
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Storyline 6
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Originality 8
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Never Let Me Down Again

RPGamer
9 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I remember February 23, 1987 surprisingly well. It was my father's birthday, and he was taking me to preschool when his van died in the middle of rush hour traffic, forcing my mother to get me after he pushed the thing along for a while to the tune of some words I didn't recognize yet. Aside from being the date on which Shenmue II starts, this story has nothing to do with the game, but it nevertheless jogged a memory in me.
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Overall 5
5.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0
Storyline 4
4.0
Originality 10
10

He Tried to Race Me in a Forklift

RPGamer
17 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Yu Suzuki got it into his head while researching the Virtua Fighter series to try something radically new in the video game world. Originally intended for the Saturn, Shenmue spent long enough in development that it wound up on Dreamcast after expending $47 million of Sega's funds for the task.
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RPGamer
15 April 2010

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15 April 2010
Overall 8
8.0

Shenmue 2

The Armchair Empire
10 December 2007
  • Conclusion: The game has improved greatly on the shortcomings of the first Shenmue with players being able to save at any point. Players are also able to skip ahead to important events in the storyline rather than finding ways for Ryo to kill time until he has to meet someone. For those of you unable to endure the voice acting in the first Shenmue, you will be pleased to know that due to fan request, the developers decided to release the game with only Japanese speech and subtitles.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
18 October 2007
  • Excerpt: I must emphasize the epic scope of this series. The original Shenmue contained only the introductory episode of this saga, in which our hero, Ryo Hazuki, traversed his hometown in search of the mysterious man who murdered his father. Shenmue II throws Ryo into Hong Kong, where chapters two through four unfold as Ryo continues his quest for revenge. Suzuki has promised 16 chapters total, so we've got quite a bit to look forward to....
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Overall 10
10

Shenmue

Defunct Games
19 June 2005
  • Excerpt: The Dreamcast may have died but the Shenmue series certainly didn't! And the first installment is just one of the masterpieces in the three-part volume. Created by the famed Yu Suzuki, who brought us classic arcade games like Hang-On and Space Harrier as well as the Virtua Fighter titles, he strikes again with his now classic Shenmue. The game is unbelievably original in countless ways.
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Overall 8
8.0

Shenmue

Thunderbolt Games
17 December 2004
  • Excerpt: I like to pretend I have classy taste when it comes to films, but I just can’t help myself sometimes. Cheesy action movies, especially the ones from the 80’s, will always hold a place in my heart. Playing Shenmue is a lot like living in an 80’s martial arts movie. It has cheesy “acting”, fights that happen for no apparent reason and a protagonist with no personality.
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Shenmue Review

GameCritics.com
7 August 2004
  • Excerpt: During the month of April 2000, I wrote a review for Resident Evil—Code: Veronica that challenged game developers. I proclaimed that today's near photo-realistic graphics made some gaming conventions of the past seem outright ludicrous. Game developers needed to either steer their designs toward being more stylized and abstract or embrace the responsibility of what it meant to fashion reality.
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Overall 10
10

Shenmue 2

XboxAddict.com
30 April 2004
  • Excerpt: Just pick it up last day. A great adventure game that in the mold of the first one but with enhancements. If you want something really take your time and worth your money, this one is what i recommend to everyone !!
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