released on Dec 29, 1999

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released on Dec 29, 1999

"He shall appear from a far Eastern land across the sea. A young man who has yet to know his potential. This potential is a power that can either destroy him, or realize his will. His courage shall determine his fate. The path he must traverse, fraught with adversity, I await whilst praying. For this destiny predetermined since ancient times... A pitch, black night unfolds with the morning star as its only light. And thus the saga, begins..."

This first chapter of Shenmue kicks off Yu Suzuki's cinematic Dreamcast tour-de-force, an exploration-heavy adventure that has players immerse themselves in Yokosuka, Japan. Players slip into the role of a young martial artist named Ryo Hazuki, who is on the trail of his father's killer. On the way, players must talk with hundreds of characters, engage in martial arts battles, and marvel at the realistic depiction of the Japanese coastal town.

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when the black hot dog guy called me his best friend i cried

if becoming a dock worker and driving a forklift doesn't sound like a good time to you, move on and save this game for the real thrill-seekers

Eu amo e odeio esse jogo ao mesmo tempo.

Interesting story set-up, awful gameplay.

Ha envejecido bastante mejor de lo esperaba. Tiene cosas bastante chustas como el sistema de combate o el movimiento tanque en recintos estrechos. Pero el mundo sigue impresionado a día de hoy por lo vivo que está y las posibilidades que deja, todo un referente.
Además, la historia mola bastante, tiene un rollito detectivesco y de peli asiática de artes marciales que está muy guapo. Mantiene la intriga y te incita a seguir jugando. Muy buena ambientación de la época también.

Years ago, I used to be Chinese.