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9.6 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 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 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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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
7.8
Graphics 10
10
Sound 9
8.9
Storyline 8
7.8
Replay value 6
5.6

Shenmue

RPG LAND
16 November 2003
  • Excerpt: This Dreamcast-exclusive title is one of the games that really puts a feather in the machine’s cap. Upon Release, Shenmue became one of (if not THE) most realistic games ever created. The plot uses a bit of fantasy, but hey, a game exactly like real life would get boring kinda fast, wouldn’t it? Anyway, such a fresh approach turned out to be quite impressive, indeed.
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Overall 8
8.3

Shenmue

Gamebits
20 November 2000
  • Excerpt: For years, advances in game technology have been producing increasingly realistic games. Shenmue, a Sega Dreamcast game by Sega, is the first game to utilize not only lifelike graphics, but also a world so real, it's daunting.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

TheStar.com
7 November 2000
  • Excerpt: Clearly taking interactive entertainment to the next level, Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue is about as fantastically absorbing as your can get. Transported into the world of Shenmue, players live, breathe, work, eat and sleep the role of Ryo, the game’s hero.
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Overall 8
8.0

Shenmue (DC)

Evergeek
7 November 2000
  • Excerpt: Clearly taking interactive entertainment to the next level, Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue is about as fantastically absorbing as your can get. Transported into the world of Shenmue, players live, breathe, work, eat and sleep the role of Ryo, the game’s hero.
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Overall 7
7.0

Arma: Armed Assault

CVG
15 February 2007
  • Summary: Armed Assault is a soldier sim. We see a boatload every year, but this one is special. This is the follow-up to Operation Flashpoint, the game that was so realistic it became a professional military simulator.
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Overall 8
8.0

Shenmue

Outerspace
16 August 2004
  • Conclusion: Shenmue é indiscutivelmente revolucionário. Seu universo amplo e detalhado e a possibilidade de explorá-lo com total liberdade são características raras apresentadas com maestria por Yu Suzuki. Mesmo após ter completado recentemente um ano de vida, desde seu lançamento no Japão, o gráfico é ponto de referência a ser alcançado pelos próximos jogos da nova geração de consoles.
  • Pros: Revolucionário;, Liberdade inédita em um jogo;, Gráficos soberbos com qualidade foto-realística;, Efeitos sonoros de primeira;, Interatividade com centenas de personagens;
  • Cons: História curta e mal desenvolvida;, A rotina de Ryo pode ser meio cansativa; - Ryo poderia ser mais pró-ativo; - Brinquedinhos estúpidos.
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