Shenmue Beginner Tips
Find Maps Around the City
One of the most noticeable issues with Shenmue is the lack of a map to reference when navigating the city. As a result, you’ll have to do a lot of exploring to memorize the city’s intricacies. However, you’ll notice that there are interactive maps posted throughout the city’s walls. Don’t get lost and try to memorize everything just by playing a lot, like some people have.
If you’re really savvy, you can interact with the maps and take a picture on your phone in real life for reference so you don’t have to keep going back. We’re all spoiled with maps these days, but Shenmue is 19 years old and it shows. Either way, make sure you reference the maps scattered around the city so you don’t get lost.