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ShenmueVideo Game (Action Adventure)

The fictional story of Shenmue begins on November 29, 1986 in the perspective of the protagonist Ryo Hazuki returning home to his family dojo to witness his father, Iwao Hazuki battling with a tall, ominous man dressed in a green silk Kung-Fu suit known as Lan Di. He demands Iwao to hand over an item known as the "Dragon Mirror". Ryo intervenes in battle after his father is felled, but is injured by a blow from Lan Di. As his father refuses to reveal the location of the mirror, Lan Di lifts Ryo... View more

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Prosper Kelley wrote his opinion about Shenmue

7 months ago

shenmue pioneered the free roam open world genre players could explore and interact with so many thing and people back in the 90's this game truly push the power of the dreamcast with many unique characters intriguing story its combat system aloud you to practice your moves to improve them for the better shenmue was truly ahead of its time

Score: 10.0 (Classic!)

Bryan Leontes wrote his opinion about Shenmue

2 years ago

Yu Suzuki is a genius. Probably my favorite developer, as evidenced on this list. The combat in this game was bad, but everything else was euphoric. I felt like I lived in Japan in the 1980's. My sister never really played video games, but loved this much so that we still bring it up almost every time we see each other. The capsules with classic characters, the weather, the arcade, the people....just so amazing and immersive.

Score: 10.0 (Classic!)

Wilhelm Borlano wrote his opinion about Shenmue

2 years ago

An experience unlike any other game

Score: 10.0 (Classic!)

Tokyo Chuchu wrote his opinion about Shenmue

4 years ago

This is on my list because it was an awesome, subtle, emotionally complex title like nothing that had ever been seen before. It also kicked off a life long obsession with Japan that led me to eventually live there.

Score: 10.0 (Classic!)

Whirling Dervish wrote his opinion about Shenmue

5 years ago

Shenmue isn't perfect. Far from it. The fighting system is sloppy, the game grinds to a complete halt on Disc 2 and the voice acting ranges from hammy to wooden but I think these problems make me love it even more. These imperfections are obvious but they add to the game's charm. But enough of that. The game's positives deserve some mention. The story is a classic revenge story that is told in parts. Shenmue chronicles the first chapter in a 11 (or was it 16) chapter epic. The characters are memorable and feel real-ish (Certainly real for a game from 2000). The overworld is incredibly detailed and beautiful. I don't like to use the term "immersive" too much but Shenmue is immersive. Doubita feels real. Capsule toys, arcade games and pointless alleyways all add to the immersion. Couple that in with some great weather effects and you've got a game that legitimately feels like a real place.

Score: 10.0 (Classic!)

Ice The Retro Kid wrote his opinion about Shenmue

5 years ago

I can't dislike a game that simulates life so accurately. It felt like I was living in this world, it felt so immersive, the story was breathetaking, the open world was fun to explore, the voice acting was bad. Okay so not all perfect, but the combat was very engaging once you got into a fight, this game also just made QTE's cool. The game also was very long and so much to do, that it was worth more than what you paid for. I really wish this were an ongoing series because games like this deserve to be the frontrunning of our industry.

Score: 10.0 (Classic!)

Leo Barbosa wrote his opinion about Shenmue

6 years ago

I need to replay it.

Score: 7.5 (Good!)


Game Info

  • Released:Yes
  • First Release Date:1999
  • Genre(s):Action Adventure
  • Theme(s):Gameplay > Open World/Sandbox
  • Developed by:Sega AM2
  • Published by:Sega
  • System(s):Dreamcast



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