I've recently bought a copy of Shenmue from a local store, and I've never played it before (I'm going to try the game out soon). However, I've heard a lot about this game. I know that it was Yu Suzuki's most ambitious game, it was the most expensive game ever produce before GTAIV, and it was incredibly innovative for its time. But I know it's often regarded as a "love it or hate" it game. Opinion are all over the place, it's either called a classic masterpiece for some or a dull outdated piece of crap to others.
What's your opinion? Do you love it? Do you hate it? Do you have a middle ground opinion?