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  • I like the 'timed' battles where you are required to hit the right keys so you can attack the enemy before you get pummeled into nothing

    • by Chuck Bronson

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      Shenmue for Sega Dreamcast is one of the greatest games I have ever played.

      Imagine a game where you get sucked into the story and forget you are even playing a video game. In fact, it is like watching a gripping, Oscar-worthy drama about a young man whose father is murdered right in front of him by a martial arts savvy gangster and after healing, you set out

      for revenge. That is essentially what Shenmue is about: avenging the death of your murdered father.

      What I liked most about the game is the fact that it is so realistic and earthy. Every character whether it is the lead hero, Ryo or just a hot dog vendor, has a unique personality and voice. The characters and voice acting are what really breathes life into the game and actually makes you feel for them instead of just seeing them as cardboard cut out characters like any other game.

      Another awesome aspect of the game is that the battle system is unique and fresh. I like the ‘timed’ battles where you are required to hit the right keys so you can attack the enemy before you get pummeled into nothing. As the game runs on, you finally ...

      • Shenmue for Sega Dreamcast
      get to freeform battle that requires memorizing combos instead of being guided by the game - which is actually nice so you can pull off some devastatingly harsh combos on your foes.

      The only true downside to this game is that while it spans four discs, it feels as if it is over in no time. In fact, if you avoided all side quests and just played straight

      through the story, it would take no more than possibly 10 hours to complete it - which for any four disc game is radically short. However, it could be related to the simple fact that you are having such fun playing the game that it is over in no time.

      All in all, I would rate Shenmue a 9. Nothing is perfect but it is dangerously close to perfection.

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