Shenmue originally started as the Berkely Project and was intended to be published on the Sega Saturn. As the developement progressed, they noticed that the power of the Saturn wasn't good enough. How lucky for them they had the Dreamcast platform (the SuperH4 cpu was almost binary compatible, certainly source compatible with the SuperH2). I'm glad they switched to the Dreamcast, else I wouldn't have been able to play this excellent adventure. (And yes, it certainly looks a lot better on the PowerVR gpu). If you look at the Saturn screenshots and compare those to the Dreamcast, you can see a difference in the age of the actors/characters. In the Saturn version they look more like the Virtua Fighter characters, young and not that realistic. If you ever begin with the immersion into this saga, you won't be disappointed! :oP