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Shenmue (Dreamcast)

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Back of Box:
    The Experience Begins

    A massive and highly detailed 3D world unlike anything ever seen.

    Real-time fighting with moves learned throughout the game -- motion capture with real budo experts.

    Interact with a huge cast of characters with movements as intricate as a twitch of a finger.

    "Magic Weather" and "Time Control" technologies bring this world to life in real-time by dramatically effecting changes to environments.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9118) on Nov 29, 2001.

From www.sega.com:
    The first chapter of Yu Suzuki's epic saga is at hand. Shenmue is an adventure game that transports you to Japan, circa 1986. You are Ryo, a young man trying to solve the mystery of his father's death. Along the way, you'll be treated to the most richly-detailed game world ever conceived. Shenmue offers a true living world, where characters exist on their own timelines and almost all objects can be manipulated and used. Over the course of the adventure, you will learn new hand-to-hand fighting techniques, presented in breathtaking motion-captured animations. You'll also interact with literally hundreds of characters and solve a myriad of puzzles. It's epic storytelling at its best, and it's only on Dreamcast.

    A massive, highly-detailed 3D world featuring hundreds of interactive characters and objects to interact with. Real-time fighting and action scenes with motion capture by real budo experts. In-game arcade features Sega classics such as Hang-On and Space Harrier. "Magic Weather" technology brings the world to life with changes to landscapes, climate, and vegetation. Created by Yu Suzuki, the mastermind of arcade hits such as Virtua Fighter.

    Contributed by Grant McLellan (544) on Sep 12, 2001.