Shenmue on Sega Dreamcast

Shenmue is a 1999 open-world adventure video game developed by Sega AM2 and published by Sega for the Dreamcast, produced and directed by Yu Suzuki. Suzuki coined a genre title, "FREE" (Full Reactive Eyes Entertainment), for the game, based on the interactivity and freedom he wanted to give to the player. Suzuki intended to achieve this by simulating aspects of real life through the game, such as the day/night/sleep system, real time variable weather effects (unheard of in a game of this kind at the time), fully voiced non-player characters with their own daily schedules, quick time events, and various other interactive elements such as vending machines, arcades, and convenience stores.

Shenmue borrows gameplay elements from several different genres, but largely consists of open-world adventure segments with real-time 3D battles interspersed throughout. It was the most expensive video game in its time, with a production cost of $47 million, equivalent to $64 million in 2011.The game was followed by a 2001 sequel, Shenmue II, with at least one more planned as a Dreamcast series. The budget for both games amounted to $70 million, equivalent to $95 million in 2011.However, production on the series ended with the second game, leaving the story at an unresolved cliffhanger.


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Game Information

Alternative Titles
Shenmue: Isshou Yokosuka
Platform
Sega Dreamcast
Developer(s)
Sega AM2
Publisher(s)
Sega
Genre(s)
NA Release Date
December 29, 1999
MVGL User Score
8.8 by 114 User(s)
MVGL Difficulty Rating
Medium by 6 User(s)
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203 User(s)

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