Another shining star in the Dreamcast crown, Shenmue helped make me realize that gaming could be a lot more than just running around and shooting stuff or driving a car at high speeds. Shenmue trapped me into its story and held my attention despite some seriously slow points in the action. Granted, it may not be as intense as say, Metal Gear Solid or some other third-person action title–but what it lacks in action, it more than makes up for in plot and character development. It has a cinematic feel about it that mirrors several of the techniques used in Japanese films. All of this adds up to the overall experience of Shenmue. Honestly, it’s the only reason I kept my Dreamcast.