Editions: 2 Shenmue (1999), Shenmue 2 (2001)

Publisher: Sega

Sega's RPG was often said to be years ahead of its time. It's use of Quick Time Events, job-based mini-games and changing seasons were mind-blowing when the first was released. Shenmue saw a sequel but sales were so low that production of another was abandoned. It seems that the world just wasn't ready for the Shenmue franchise but one can't help but wonder if creators Yu Suzuki and Masahiro Yoshimoto grit their teeth in anger everytime they see a God of War commercial.