Video Review: Shenmue (Sega Dreamcast)

With Sony's North American launch of the PlayStation 2 having supply issues, Shenmue was Sega's last chance to save it's failing hardware business. The burden placed on Shenmue to be successful, and save the company, was immense. There will never be another game with so much pressure behind it.
 
Under these circumstances, Shenmue was released to North American gamers in the winter of 2000.