History VideoGame / ShiningForce

3rd Sep '17 10:08:28 AM HalcyonDayz
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* EasilyForgiven: Sometimes you encounter bosses and NPCs that either screw you over (looking at you, king of Alterone) or give you a really hard time in battle (looking at you, Elliot and Kane), but no matter what they did, you are given no choice ''but'' to forgive them because they have some sympathetic motive for angering you [the player] and it's the only way to move the plot forward. (See ButThouMust).

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* EasilyForgiven: Sometimes you encounter bosses and NPCs {{Non Player Character}}s that either screw you over (looking at you, king of Alterone) or give you a really hard time in battle (looking at you, Elliot and Kane), but no matter what they did, you are given no choice ''but'' to forgive them because they have some sympathetic motive for angering you [the player] and it's the only way to move the plot forward. (See ButThouMust).
16th Aug '17 5:26:56 PM Randomfan11
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!!The ''Shining Force'' games provide examples of:

* AdultFear: In Rindo, the young grandson of the town's mayor wanders off out of excitement to see the upcoming circus, only to get kidnapped by Mishaela and her minions, who plan to feed the boy to a dragon. Rescuing him in one piece is the only way you can receive the mayor's permission to use his boat to travel to Prompt.

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!!The ''Shining !!''Shining Force'' games provide provides examples of:

* AdultFear: AdultFear:
** In the very first chapter, you can talk to a little girl in town and she'll explain she had a nightmare where Guardiana was on fire, including the house where she and her family lived. Unfortunately, it ends up coming true, and by the time you get back, you find that the girl and her mother had been sent away by the father to safety when Runefaust attacked.
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In Rindo, the young grandson of the town's mayor wanders off out of excitement to see the upcoming circus, only to get kidnapped by Mishaela and her minions, who plan to feed the boy to a dragon. Rescuing him in one piece is the only way you can receive the mayor's permission to use his boat to travel to Prompt.



* AfterTheEnd[=/=]MagicFromTechnology
** The [[ComicBook/SonicTheComic British comic adaptation]] only, which had Granseal as an island in the distant future of our world, after a nuclear war led to mutations which produced analogues to the usual fantasy races.
** In the Legacy of Great Intention, there are several examples of ancient technology in the form of robots.
** And its remake expanded upon that, by explaining how magic comes from a satellite orbiting the planet. A satellite that the main character can use to fire a ''freaking laser'' over an enemy.

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* AfterTheEnd[=/=]MagicFromTechnology
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AfterTheEnd: The [[ComicBook/SonicTheComic British comic adaptation]] only, which had Granseal as an island in the distant future of our world, after a nuclear war led to mutations which produced analogues to the usual fantasy races.
** In the Legacy of Great Intention, there are several examples of ancient technology in the form of robots.
** And its remake expanded upon that, by explaining how magic comes from a satellite orbiting the planet. A satellite that the main character can use to fire a ''freaking laser'' over an enemy.
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* MagicFromTechnology: In ''The Legacy of Great Intention'', there are several examples of ancient technology in the form of robots.
** And its remake expanded upon that, by explaining how magic comes from a satellite orbiting the planet. A satellite that the main character can use to fire a ''freaking laser'' over an enemy.



* MagikarpPower: Bleu, the baby dragon, and Arthur, a Centaur, both require a significant amount of grinding and patience, which can cause them to be discarded by more impatient players.

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* MagikarpPower: MagikarpPower:
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Bleu, the baby dragon, and Arthur, a Centaur, both require a significant amount of grinding and patience, which can cause them to be discarded by more impatient players.



* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Almost every boss you will ever fight in the first game is actually innocent and under the control of Darksol. [[ButThouMust You aren't allowed to hold grudges against any of them]] no matter how angry you are after they've destroyed most of your force and you've had so much trouble defeating them.]]

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* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Almost every boss you will ever fight in the first game is actually innocent and under the control of Darksol. [[ButThouMust You aren't allowed to hold grudges against any of them]] no matter how angry you are after they've destroyed most of your force and you've had so much trouble defeating them.]] Most tellingly, Runefaust and Kane being evil is because Darksol [[TheCorruptor corrupted]]/[[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] them]].



* RememberTheNewGuy: Arguably Narsha in ''Resurrection of Dark Dragon'', a character who was not present in the original game. She is Ramladu's daughter, who takes it upon herself to save Runefaust from her now-BrainwashedAndCrazy father. She also uses a powerful weapon and owns some of the best healing spells in the game. Particularly vexing to some is that she replaces Mae as Max's love interest in the remake, even stealing some of her lines at the end of the game (while Mae isn't even present during the scene). Narsha being compared to someone's shoehorned OC in a fan fic is almost valid.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Arguably Narsha in ''Resurrection of Dark Dragon'', a character who was not present in the original game. She is Ramladu's daughter, who takes it upon herself to save Runefaust from her now-BrainwashedAndCrazy father. She also uses a powerful weapon and owns some of the best healing spells in the game. Particularly vexing to some is that she replaces Mae as Max's love interest in the remake, even stealing some of her lines at the end of the game (while Mae isn't even present during the scene). Narsha being compared to someone's shoehorned OC in a fan fic fan-fic is almost valid.



* TheSomethingForce: The [[TitleDrop Shining Force]].

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* TheSomethingForce: The [[TitleDrop ''[[TitleDrop Shining Force]].Force]]''.



** Kane in ''Shining Force''. Or, wait, Cain[[spoiler:, according to the battle screen when you fight him]].

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** Kane in ''Shining Force''. Or, wait, Cain[[spoiler:, according Cain [[spoiler:according to the battle screen when you fight him]].



** TheEmperor: Ramladu
** The Right Hand: Kane
** The General: Elliot
** The Guard: Balbazak
** The Oddball: Mishaela
** TheManBehindTheMan: Darksol

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** TheEmperor: Ramladu
Ramladu, the king of Runefaust whose forces cause destruction and death wherever they go. [[spoiler:Subverted, as Darksol corrupted Ramladu and his kingdom into evil]].
** The Right Hand: Kane
Kane, who ranks just below Ramladu, but was responsible for Guardiana's destruction. [[Subverted, he was brainwashed by Darksol into becoming evil]].
** The General: Elliot
Elliot, a sympathetic AntiVillain [[MyCountryRightOrWrong who serves Runefaust even though the kingdom is evil]].
** The Guard: Balbazak
Balbazak, who guards Urbantol for the sole purpose of keeping the Shining Force out of the harbor, but proves himself a DirtyCoward when he is defeated and begs the Shining Force to spare him. [[EvilSorcerer Darksol]] [[YouHaveFailedMe was NOT pleased]].
** The Oddball: Mishaela
Mishaela, who is also the DarkChick with her use of dark magic.
** TheManBehindTheMan: Darksol[[spoiler:Darksol, the evil sorcerer who fuels the main story with his goal of reviving [[GreaterScopeVillain Dark Dragon]] and corrupted the kingdom of Protectora into Runefaust, and brainwashed Kane to further his own goals]].



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In Bustoke, the Runefaust army have forcibly dragged away the men to unearth a secret weapon built by the Ancients. When it is found, the evil Master Mage in charge of the operation gives the order to kill them all, having had no further use for them. Fortunately, Max and his party arrives just in time to save the men.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:
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In Bustoke, the Runefaust army have forcibly dragged away the men to unearth the Laser Eye, a secret weapon built by the Ancients.Ancients, to put an end to the Shining Force. When it is found, the evil Master Mage in charge of the operation gives the order to kill them all, having had no further use for them. Fortunately, Max and his party the Shining Force arrives just in time to save the men.men.
** In Urbantol, Darksol eliminates Balbazak for begging the Shining Force to spare him in return for giving them a ship to use.
15th Aug '17 5:12:42 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: The gameplay can be summed up as ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' meets ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' (though the former was coincidental, assuming the creator was sincere; see the footnote in the first paragraph of the page description).
9th Aug '17 11:40:55 PM Surenity
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9th Aug '17 11:38:08 PM Surenity
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31st Jul '17 7:15:09 AM CosmicFerret
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* XMeetsY: The gameplay can be summed up as ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' meets ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' (though the former was coincidental, assuming the creator was sincere; see the footnote in the first paragraph of the page description).

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* XMeetsY: The gameplay can be summed up as ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' meets ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' (though the former was coincidental, assuming the creator was sincere; see the footnote in the first paragraph of the page description).
13th Apr '17 5:36:01 PM Gosicrystal
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* MagicSword: Some weapons can be used to cast spells. This ability turns the Sword of Light into a GameBreaker, as it can cast Bolt 2 on a wide area as many times as you like giving 48 experience points per go, essentially making it hilariously easy for Max to [[LevelGrinding level grind]].

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* MagicSword: Some weapons can be used to cast spells. This ability turns makes the Sword of Light into a GameBreaker, as it can able to cast Bolt 2 on a wide area as many times as you like giving 48 experience points per go, essentially making it hilariously easy for Max to [[LevelGrinding level grind]].



** Averted in the remake; though. Status-infliction spells aren't very useful...but as for Narsha's status ''buffs''? They easily veer into GameBreaker territory.

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** Averted in the remake; though. Status-infliction spells aren't very useful... but as for this isn't the case with Narsha's status ''buffs''? They easily veer into GameBreaker territory.''buffs''.
13th Apr '17 5:34:34 PM Gosicrystal
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* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Usually about thirty in this game, some of whom are {{Optional Party Member}}s, and can be LostForever if you're not prudent. You're also left with a choice of who to use since you can only have 12 characters at a time attending a battle.

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* %%* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Usually about thirty in this game, some of whom are {{Optional Party Member}}s, and can be LostForever are {{permanently missable|Content}} if you're not prudent. You're also left with a choice of who to use since you can only have 12 characters at a time attending a battle.



* LostForever: A few characters, and often items you miss.
* LostTechnology: All over the place.

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* LostForever: A few characters, and often items you miss.
* LostTechnology: All over the place.
%%* LostTechnology



* PermanentlyMissableContent: A few characters, and often items you miss.



* TeamPet: There's an extremely large number. Save for one (Bleu, who is plot-mandatory), all of these characters are [[LostForever easy to miss]].

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* TeamPet: There's an extremely large number. Save for one (Bleu, who is plot-mandatory), all of these characters are [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent easy to miss]].
11th Apr '17 5:46:26 PM nombretomado
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!!The ''ShiningForce'' games provide examples of:

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!!The ''ShiningForce'' ''Shining Force'' games provide examples of:
26th Mar '17 3:34:37 PM Sabrewing
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* FriendlyFireproof: The Laser Eye provides an amusing aversion in the player's favor. The land bridge it's aimed towards is stocked full of enemies, and every time it fires, it will hit ''every single one of them'' as collateral damage. If you're not concerned about the loss of EXP, you can wait several turns and allow it to decimate the enemy forces for you.
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