Altered Beast: Yes, of course I know it isn\'t an RPG(but would have been much more playable if it has been one). it\'s basically an adventure game but lacks all the puzzle solving aspect of a good adventure game. The \'FREE\'(i hate that hypocrite term) battle is too few and far between. in fact, you don\'t even need to pratice much. Just button mashed your way through with the few simple moves and it\'s done before you can try anything else.
For all we know, the very word "ShenMue" could means BORING...
btw, I wonder how many copies of ShenMue has been sold so far? I knew it didn\'t do too well in Japan but I\'m wondering how many copies have they sell in the West.
Last time I heard, it took them 40 million(yen??) to develop this game. I wonder if they can even break even!