History Videogame / ShiningForce

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.
4th Jan '17 10:07:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: ''Plenty'' of examples. If you didn't read the AnnoyingArrows example with Lyle, then let this statement be an example: Once you put Zylo onto your team, chances are you will ''[[LightningBruiser never]]'' remove him.
22nd Nov '16 9:11:50 AM crazysamaritan
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* HitodamaLight: Whenever a playable character is seen while dead, they have a large flame as their sprite until they're revived.
20th Nov '16 3:21:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Hanzo.
19th Nov '16 8:42:06 PM Randomfan11
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* AerithAndBob: Every now and then a character will have a mundane name (Max, Sarah, Nick).

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* AerithAndBob: Every now and then a character will have a mundane name (Max, Sarah, Nick).Arthur, Ken).



* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Max is envied and resented by the other knights of Guardiana because Lord Varios, a skilled and esteemed knight captain, is teaching him instead of them. Said knights also see Max as an upstart kid who's wasting Varios' time.



* AllThereInTheManual: You won't know the backstories of all the members of the Shining Force until you read the ''Shining Force I'' manual.



** [[spoiler:Kane turned out to be this, after you defeat him in Dragonia]].

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** [[spoiler:Kane turned out to be this, brainwashed by Darksol into becoming his weapon, after you defeat him in Dragonia]].



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Subtle but clever in the first game: the mage Anri specializes in the [[AnIcePerson Freeze]] line of spells, Alef specializes in the [[ShockAndAwe Bolt]] spells, while Tao has all of the [[PlayingWithFire Blaze]] spells. Anri wears a blue robe, Alef wears a yellow robe, and Tao wears a red robe when she gets promoted (she starts out wearing a purple robe).

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Subtle but clever in the first game: A subtle example: the mage Anri specializes in the [[AnIcePerson Freeze]] line of spells, Alef specializes in the [[ShockAndAwe Bolt]] spells, while Tao has all of the [[PlayingWithFire Blaze]] spells. Anri wears a blue robe, Alef wears a yellow robe, and Tao wears a red robe when she gets promoted (she starts out wearing a purple robe).



* DoomedHometown: The core members of Max's party live in Guardiana. After their first battle with Runefaust forces, they return to find their hometown in ruins and several people either wounded or dead.



* DreamingOfThingsToCome: In Chapter 1, both the local priest and a little girl in Guardiana mention having nightmares about an impending invasion. Right after your first battle, revisiting Guardiana shows that forces of Runefaust attacked and left the town in ruins.



* FrickinLaserBeams

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* FrickinLaserBeamsFrickinLaserBeams: Later enemies such as the Torch Eyes and Laser Eyes have the ability to fire a laser at you and your party members, taking away a good chunk of your HP if you're not properly leveled up.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Some of Max's party members are blonde, such as Khris, Arthur, Mae, and Lye.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Kane]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Kane]][[spoiler:After you defeat Kane, he breaks free of Darksol's brainwashing and realizes what he has done, prompting him to atone for his horrible actions. He later performs a HeroicSacrifice in a later chapter]].



* NotNowKiddo: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the elf girl Simone in the introduction; she thinks [[GreaterScopeVillain Dark Dragon]] is currently on the rise and wants to tell someone, but as she puts it, "who would listen to a kid like me?"



* ShiningGoodness

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* ShiningGoodnessShiningGoodness: The "Shining Force" is the one force of good that opposes Darksol and the entirety of Runefaust.



* TheSomethingForce: The [[TitleDrop Shining Force]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS:
** Luke/Lug, Kyantol/Cantaur...

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* TheSomethingForce: The [[TitleDrop Shining Force]]
Force]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS:
** Luke/Lug, Kyantol/Cantaur...
SpellMyNameWithAnS: Lug is often mistranslated as "Luke", when the actual word is the former.


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* TapOnTheHead: The game begins when Max wakes up from a concussion caused by his teacher Varios hitting him during training. He's fine afterwards.


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* TemptingFate: Max's mentor Varios congratulates his growing skill as a warrior and mentions that he'll be tested soon enough. Immediately after, Varios is summoned by the king of Guardiana, leading to Max and his party intercepting nearby Runefaust forces. The rest is history.
24th Oct '16 5:32:07 PM nombretomado
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Its sequel, ''VideoGame/ShiningForceII'', was released in 1993 in Japan and 1994 elsewhere, but the story of the first ''Shining Force'' game is continued in the ''VideoGame/ShiningForceGaidenGames'' for the Sega GameGear.

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Its sequel, ''VideoGame/ShiningForceII'', was released in 1993 in Japan and 1994 elsewhere, but the story of the first ''Shining Force'' game is continued in the ''VideoGame/ShiningForceGaidenGames'' for the Sega GameGear.
UsefulNotes/GameGear.
1st Aug '16 3:31:03 PM CynicalBastardo
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** The Sword Of Darkness deserves a special mention, as it qualifies on two counts: In addition to being a cursed weapon, its spell effect when used is [[UselessUsefulSpell Desoul]].
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