Considering this came out when the xbox\ps2 were still relatively new this game was truly amazing for its time. The graphics, story and fanservice from previous Sega games really made this game feel alive much more than current gen games.
this game with out a doubt is a 10/10, is one of those game that make history and you will never see anything like it anymore, it is just epic. 8.7 and 7.3 its just lame, same with shenmue 1. Shame on the guy who review it.
and they should review the dreamcast version. it's a lot better. has japanes evoices instead of horrible english voices and you can use your shenmue 1 savefile
I can't believe they gave this game such a mediocre score. This game was truly epic and the plot and the story was fantastic. The button command sequences was the first i've ever seen until I played the first Shenmue and the game environment had a life of it's own along with the character's in this game. I felt like even when I turned the game off the characters still went on living there everyday lives. I loved this F$%$king game and please , please finish the story don't leave it like this!!!!!
Shenmue 1 and 2 should have been re-released for ps2. No one plays rpg's or story driven adventure games on xbox. PS2 specialized in those. They should add shenmue 1 and 2 as downloadable content on playstation store or xbox arcade.
Shenmue didn't make any sales because SEGA FAILED they released it on the XBOX! Back then PS2 wos superior over XBOX thats why it didn't made any sales. :( Hoefuly if they do finish this game would be on PS3 or both PS3 and 360!
I still I'm hoping for a finish to this story even though its been so so long. Please Sega at least make Shenmue be available on Xbox Live Arcade one day
someone can tell me why SHENMUE 3 ISN'T GOING OUT?? wtf this game is one of the best game i ever play
Going back to this game after playing hours of Bioware titles shows just how miserable the voice acting is. Years ago I played Shenmue 1 and about half of this one. I figuring I'd go finish it up finally and... wow. It's bad. Really bad. I'm sorry fanboys, but it's really sad that we once looked up to this game. They did a lot of great things with it I'll give it that, but for a dialogue heavy game it's laughably bad. Almost every interaction is Mystery Science Theater 3k worthy.
i played this on the d.c..i didnt know until now watching this review that the xbox version had english vioces..the d.c version only had english subtitles over the jap voice as much as it saddens me theres no chance of a third shenmue coming out.Even today this game is the third of fourth most expensive video game ever made.. in todays economy sega could not afford to spend that sort of money on a game that wouldnt appeal to the mass market..it would almost certainly be made at a loss.
Holy dick! Is anybody out here serious??? This is the worst game in the history of mankind!!!!! Its so god dam slow that if it were a human child it would be put down!!!
mi2k3 they will never put this game on ps2, ps2 couldn't run shenmue 1 and this is shenmue 2 and face it the ps2 is dieing, poor ps2
This is one of the better game series ever made.. so much underrated by GS.. i will easily give it 9.0 ..