Conclusion: One of the best titles to date was the original Shenmue on the Dreamcast. Before I can totally recommend this game to anyone I personally think they should play the first chapter in the series.
Summary: Being a big fan of the Shenmue series on Dreamcast hopes for this were extremely high and for much of the time it delivers. The game still has some of the old downfalls such as slowdown but it also adds in some new ones such as bad voice acting.
Excerpt: I grew up in a collectivist society, which stresses community effort and family over the dog-eat-dog individualist philosophy. Both terms are extremely generalized and say little about each culture, but there are subtle things that are the key in determining which is which.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Suzuki's team is achieving wonderful things with the Shenmue series. They've turned a game into a new world that feels almost real. It's not as revolutionary as the first, but Shenmue II will not disappoint any fans of the original.
Excerpt: Those are the words that launched a thousand ships. All right, perhaps I'm exaggerating a little bit there, but they did help launch the ship where we last left Ryo Hazuki, on his way to Hong Kong.
Conclusion: mystery of the Phoenix mirror. (For the complete background check the included Shenmue movie strung together from the first game’s various cutscenes and general exploration – or the digest version on the game disc.