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Shenmue II (Dreamcast)

92
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    A blend of mystery, suspense, drama and action describes the game-playing experience of Shenmue II. You are Ryo, travelling through the landscapes of Hong Kong avenging your father's death to defeat your nemesis, Lan Di.

    • A Fully Immersive World: The world is completely alive as Hong Kong bustles with activity. Day turns gradually to night and back to day. Clouds move across the sky and sunshine changes to rain. People fill the streets moving about their daily activities.
    • Complete Freedom to Explore: Players are completely free to explore and "live" in Hong Kong. Work, sleep, move about, fight, gamble, and engage in many other activities. The streets are filled with virtually thousands of fully interactive characters.
    • Solid 3D Fighting: Created by the same group that developed Virtua Fighter, Shenmue II includes an advanced fighting system with over 50 punches, kicks, holds, and combos – the most developed fighting system for a non-fighting game.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (13029) on Oct 05, 2010.

Back of Box (Canada/U.S.), XBOX:
    An Epic Quest in a Modern World.

    Seeking answers and vengeance, Ryo Hazuki arrives in the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong. Encountering new friends and foes alike, Ryo realizes he has much to learn and must master new martial art skills to prepare himself for his ultimate showdown with Lan Di, the man who killed his father. Each day brings Ryo closer to his goal of avenging his father's death and unlocking the mysteries of the Phoenix Mirror.

    A massive, detailed 3D world! Walk the streets of a virtual Hong Kong and converse and interact with over 1000 unique characters.

    Intense Combat -- train hard and master real-time fight moves taken from the acclaimed Virtua Fighter series.

    Frequent fights, pulse-pounding chases, and intense action occur in a myriad of perilous encounters.

    Experience an epic adventure first-hand with all the drama, mystery, and intrigue of a live action movie.

    Xbox version includes a Snap-shot camera and Surround Sound cut scenes using Dolby Digital 5.1!

    Written and produced by Yu Suzuki, legendary creator of Virtua Fighter, Out Run, Hang On & After Burner.


    Includes the feature length DVD, "Shenmue The Movie"!

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Oct 31, 2002.