Shenmue has always straddled the line between the epic and the everyday. Yu Suzukis ambitious adventure game series is a story of globe-trotting vengeance and magical relics. It is also a story about helping an old lady around town, or wasting a day at the arcade. Shenmue III feels exactly like the classic that started it all, 20 years ago. It will delight those who are still fans of the series, but it will utterly baffle any newcomer who attempts to play it as a standalone game.