Series Game Grumps
Console Dreamcast
Episodes 3
Playlist Ego and Jon play Shenmue and knock on doors a lot.
Run October 20, 2012
October 22, 2012
October 25, 2012
Status Quit

Shenmue is the sixteenth game played by Jon and Arin on Game Grumps.

Playthrough[edit | edit source]

It is unknown why the Game Grumps stopped playing the game, but it is assumed that it is because the game was too slow for Game Grumps. They mentioned that they wanted to play the game again, but apparently never got around to it.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

  1. FATHER!
  2. Dad Vengeance Quest
  3. Doormue

Game information[edit | edit source]

Shenmue (シェンムー 一章 横須賀 Shenmū Isshō: Yokosuka, lit. "Shenmue Chapter 1: Yokosuka") is a 1999 adventure video game developed by Sega AM2 and published by Sega for the Dreamcast, produced and directed by Yu Suzuki. Suzuki coined a genre title for its nonlinear gameplay, "FREE" (Full Reactive Eyes Entertainment), for the game, based on the interactivity and freedom he wanted to give to the player. Suzuki intended to achieve this by simulating aspects of real life through the game, such as the day and night system, real-time variable weather effects (unheard of in a game of this kind at the time), fully voiced non-player characters with their own daily schedules, quick time events, and various other interactive elements such as vending machines, arcades, and convenience stores.

Shenmue borrows gameplay elements from several different genres, but largely consists of an open world adventure segments with real-time 3D battles interspersed throughout. It was the most expensive video game at the time, with a production cost of $47 million, equivalent to over $65 million in 2013.(As of 2013, Grand Theft Auto V currently holds the record with the budget of $265 million.) The game was followed by a 2001 sequel, Shenmue II, with at least one more planned as a Dreamcast series. The budget for both games amounted to $70 million, equivalent to over $98 million in 2013. However, production on the series ended with the second game, leaving the story at an unresolved cliffhanger. Over the years, Shenmue has been regarded by many video game critics and fans as one of the most influential and greatest video games of all time.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Shenmue is the first game played by the Game Grumps for a non-Nintendo console, in this case being the Sega Dreamcast.
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