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Platform: Dreamcast
Tags: Adventure, Contemporary
Developer: AM2
AKA: Shenmue: Isshou Yokosuka (JP)

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Staff Reviews

Shenmue review

Review date unknown

Zack M says: "With plenty of twists and turns and loops and corkscrews, and several different ways to reach a certain objective, the story is neither flat nor boring. And, may I note, is a far different story than your traditional RPG, along with a difference in gameplay."
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Reader Reviews

Shenmue review

Reviewed March 08, 2004

falsehead says: "Summarizing the appeal of Shenmue and the reason why I love it so much has been one of the hardest things I have ever tried to write. Maybe its because Shenmue is less a game and more of an “experience”. Indeed its lack of many of the traditional elements of gameplay has caused many people to dismiss it as nice to look at but a chore to play. For me this is a valid point, as a game Shenmue offers very little in the way of thrills. But as an experience it is rivalled only by its sequel in providi..."
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Shenmue review

Review date unknown

metaliknight says: "In the vast universe of gaming, there are some titles that are about as shallow as a children's swimming pool at a YMCA. And on the other hand, there are titles that are so vast that the Pacific Ocean wouldn't even match in comparison. Shenmue for the Sega Dreamcast is just that deep."
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Shenmue Reviews Around the Internet

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