Game: Shenmue
Composer: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi

Shenmue was for Dreamcast, which was one of those systems that a lot of kids wanted - and also a lot of kids poo pooed. Screw them, I thought it was a pretty cool system and I tried to use my cousin's every time I went over. I never played Shenmue, but the soundtrack is the reason I've been searching for a cheap Dreamcast. A lot like Animal Crossing, you're just basically living this dude's life (think Grand Theft Auto minus the missions you needed to follow, the killing and car stealing and all that fun stuff). So yeah, this game is probably painfully boring but I guess it shows how much a great soundtrack can lift something up. Melodramatic Japanese piano pieces like this one, can't go wrong.