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How to Find and Use Your Favorite Old Video Games

The Sega Dreamcast released in 1999, and with it came a number of new titles for gamers to play. Those looking for new and used games may find some still available in various conditions, especially those looking for the Shenmue titles. The famous action adventure game featured Ryo Hazuki as the protagonist and was directed by Yu Suzuki of Japan. The game came with just two releases on the Dreamcast console, before then moving to Xbox in 2002. If you're hoping to grab one of these RPGs, there are some options out there if you know where to look.

What Titles Are There in The Series?

As the Dreamcast only enjoyed a short time in production, the release of these games were somewhat limited. These were the Shenmue titles that released for the Sega system that are still available.

  • Shenmue: The very first title came out in 1999, focusing on Ryo Hazuki and set place in a 3D open world environment including Yokosuka. Players were able to freely explore their surroundings and search for clues that would help find the dragon mirror.
  • Shenmue II: The second installment in the series takes place in Hong Kong and follows the same style of gameplay, with Ryo teaming up with allies to complete the mission.

How Can I Play Them on an Old Console?

Those wanting to relive their gaming experiences from their past will need a working Dreamcast in order to play the game as Ryo. Using your VGA port, you can easily connect the console to your new TV to play the games. These are some of the options for what condition you can find these RPG games in:

  • Brand new: Sealed and never-used games are kept and often serve as collectible pieces but should also play if you're searching for one that still works.
  • Used: These have been played by others but should still be in working order.
  • Not working: Usually damaged to some extent, people might like to find these games as collectible items or to try and repair them.

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