If you like monumental worlds, compassed by murder mysteries, you probably didn't play Shenmue. But, damn it, you should have. This Dreamcast headliner was kind of like the movie Waterworld. It cost an ass-load to produce, and was met with underwhelming sales numbers.
But there is one key difference. Waterworld was host to Kevin Costner (read: supreme suckage), while Shemnue was this vibrant, crazy world that some believe to be a pivotal chapter-turn in our game development. Quicktime events folks. Goofy NPCs. A living world.
Shenmue pioneered that. And according to Sega, it is one of their most requested re-releases, and they "may or may not" be working on it. Also...
Skies of Arcadia.
So consider my pants pooped.