As you’d expect, it’s all downhill from duck racing.
5 Hilariously Failed Attempts at Video Game Realism (Pt. 2)

#5. Shenmue Makes You Get a Tedious Job
You see, Shenmue is about a man named Ryo who’s trying to track down his father’s murderer. Eventually you piece together enough clues to learn that the killer is connected to a local gang that’s infamous for harassing dock workers. So of course the logical next step is for you, the player, to get an in-game job driving forklifts. … And make no mistake, this isn’t some two-minute mini-game. This is an actual goddamn job. … You’ve got to work two shifts a day for five days, which means you’ll be spending over three hours picking up boxes and driving them around.

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As you’d expect, it’s all downhill from duck racing.

5 Hilariously Failed Attempts at Video Game Realism (Pt. 2)

#5. Shenmue Makes You Get a Tedious Job

You see, Shenmue is about a man named Ryo who’s trying to track down his father’s murderer. Eventually you piece together enough clues to learn that the killer is connected to a local gang that’s infamous for harassing dock workers. So of course the logical next step is for you, the player, to get an in-game job driving forklifts. … And make no mistake, this isn’t some two-minute mini-game. This is an actual goddamn job. … You’ve got to work two shifts a day for five days, which means you’ll be spending over three hours picking up boxes and driving them around.

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