Shenmue II | XBOX
Shenmue II release date for XBOX:
28 October 2002 | Worldwide
21 March 2003 | Europe PAL
28 October 2002 | USA NTSC
Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
0 Game score 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 210 players' votes.
Shenmue II for Xbox is the second installment in the series of adventures of Ryo Hazuki, and a sequel to the first one, released for Dreamcast only.
You play as a martial artist, who arrives in Hong Kong, searching for the murderers of his father. There are several large districts of the Pearl of the Orient for you to explore, including the Aberdeen Harbor with British architecture, the shopping district Wanchai, and the grim nooks of Kowloon; you can also venture into the wild mountains of southern China.
Shenmue II is a TPP game. You can talk to every NPC, and some places are filled with people. The passerby give you directions and can even lead you to a place when you ask them. Like in the first installment, you have to earn your living, for example by working in the docks. There is also a day-night cycle; some events only happen at a given time. When in combat, you can use a range of various attack combos, and some situations feature the use of special hotkeys—sometimes a combination appears on screen and you have to quickly repeat it.
The game utilizes the capability of Xbox, while retaining the original visual style. Thanks to those elements, Shenmue II is an epic story, full of action and plot twists.