If you mention Shenmue to any Dreamcast-er of yonder years, you will generally see a glazed-over look in their eyes with a content smile, and maybe a tear of joy rolling down their cheek. I could be exaggerating, but you get the idea. The general consensus of the original Shenmue games was that you either loved them or you hadn’t played them.
An American specimen (subspecies: Michigander), now under research in the United Kingdom. Subject appears to sustain itself on video games and webcomics. Favourite flavours are fantasy and sci-fi, with a slice of life on the side.