I didn't like 2 as much myself. Much preferred the cosy vibe of the first game with all it's familiar nooks and crannies. Though thematically Ryo being lost in the gritty streets of HK does suit the story at that pointShenmue 2 is much better than 1, but both have aged very poorly. When they release they were quite ground breaking though. Even if the controles were already clunky for standaards back then I'd say.