I was just wondering what lessons, if any, people picked up from Shenmue? It's such a game with substance, I am imagining that some of us came out with an inspiration, or a "code" of some sort from it?
For me, Shenmue helped fuel my interest in the Martial Arts. I have always been interested in them, but Shenmue, combined with Dragon Ball, and probably just the time in my life when I discovered them, really fueled an interest in Japan and Martial Arts.
Another lesson that I took away from Shenmue is the thing from the second game, with the street performer in the Mall, "Neither Tune Nor Fist." This is especially important as I've gotten older, and gotten more responsibilities. No matter what, I still do little martial arts things as I walk through my house and do day to day activities.