I love it and hate it. The hate is there only because it left me hanging with the story. My Dreamcast will not die untill I finally finish the Shenmue story.
Originally Posted by shaolinsword
Shenmue 1 is one of the best games ever made, number 2 in the top 10 imo.
The only negative thing I can say about Shemue is the QTE bollocks, especially the one when you're climbing a block of flats on the second game
You know, and you may have noticed, every other game or so is now using QTE's in one way or another. Shenmue influenced a whole generation with that little twist on gaming. I thought it was pretty neat. Because it kept you active with the game. But sometimes it was just so out of teh blue that you missed it.
QTE's were a great fall at times. Makes me think of the changes they made in 2. Like skipping time, which you just had to play out in the first one. Bully had some influence form the time thing, but you passed out outside in that game. Shenmue always returned right to home after you started you last game a arcade game 5 second before curfew.