Originally released for the Dreamcast in 2000 and 2001; Shenmue I & II is an open world action adventure combining jujitsu combat; investigative sleuthing; RPG elements; and memorable mini-games. It pioneered many aspects of modern gaming; including open world city exploration; and was the game that coined the Quick Time Event (QTE). It was one of the first games with a persistent open world; where day cycles to night; weather changes; shops open and close and NPCs go about their business all on their own schedules. Its engrossing epic story and living world created a generation of passionate fans and the game consistently makes the list of greatest games of all time.
A tale of revenge.
In 1986 teenage jujitsu artist Ryo Hazuki returns to the dojo of his father Iwao Hazuki only to witness his murder by a Chinese man Lan Di. Lan Di steals a mysterious artifact known as the Dragon Mirror. Ryo vows to avenge his fathers death and s