History Videogame / ShiningForceIII

29th Apr '16 2:29:53 AM ZYL5_
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* TheChessmaster: Emperor Domaric, although it doesn't show until the second scenario. He spends more than half the game the victim of a kidnapping plot, but [[spoiler: it turns out he knew the kidnapping was coming and let it happen. Rather than call his traitorous son out immediately, he plants TheMole inside Arrawnt's conspiracy and plays along, allowing the "abduction" to throw both Destonia and Aspia into chaos. When the time is right, TheMole frees Domaric, who takes command of a loyal corps of soldiers within the rebel faction, blackmails Medion into providing ''his'' support, and marches straight on Aspia - just as he's wanted to ever since the country seceded 20 years before. He even sends a bit of behind-the-scenes "help" to the last remnants of the traitors, so they'll be able to knock down Aspia's castle walls for him before they die.]]

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* TheChessmaster: Emperor Domaric, although it doesn't show until the second scenario. He spends more than half the game the victim of a kidnapping plot, but [[spoiler: it turns out he knew the kidnapping was coming and let it happen. Rather than call his traitorous son out immediately, he plants TheMole inside Arrawnt's conspiracy and plays along, allowing the "abduction" to throw both Destonia and Aspia into chaos. When the time is right, TheMole frees Domaric, who takes command of a loyal corps of soldiers within the rebel faction, blackmails Medion into providing ''his'' support, and marches straight on Aspia - just as he's wanted to ever since the country seceded 20 years before. He even sends a bit of behind-the-scenes "help" to the last remnants of the traitors, so they'll be able to knock down Aspia's castle walls for him before they die.]]]] There is a ''very'' good reason why Domaric is [[TheDreaded rightfully feared by most of the populace in the setting]].
2nd Aug '15 1:36:35 AM Truro
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Part of the ''Franchise/ShiningSeries'', Shining Force III was a turn based RPG for the Sega Saturn, released during the Saturn's twilight years, and one of the better games for the console. It is a game in three parts, each one following a different main character in a war between The Aspinian Republic and The Empire of Destonia, from which Aspinia declared independence some years ago. Unbeknownst to either side (but knownst to us!), the war is a cover for a demon-worshiping cult to revive Bulzome, an extremely powerful "Vandal" who ruled the entire continent 1,000 years ago before being sealed away. Only the first chapter was released outside of Japan, meaning the game ends with no resolution to any of the larger plot threads, but a Fan Translation project endeavors to fix that. The game is an indirect sequel to the first-person RPG ''Videogame/ShiningTheHolyArk'' - going so far as to cast a background NPC from the game as the third hero of SFIII - much like the first Shining Force followed up on Shining In The Darkness. Added a number of new features to the series' combat system, including weapon proficiencies, special attacks for each weapon type, statistics for elemental defense, and a "friendship" system that rewards characters who heal each other or fight the same enemies [[ThePowerOfFriendship by improving their stats when they're nearby]]. The US release features legendarily terrible voice acting.

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Part of the ''Franchise/ShiningSeries'', Shining Force III was a turn based RPG for the Sega Saturn, released during the Saturn's twilight years, and one of the better games for the console. It is a game in three parts, each one following a different main character in a war between The Aspinian Republic and The Empire of Destonia, from which Aspinia declared independence some years ago. Unbeknownst to either side (but knownst to us!), the war is a cover for a demon-worshiping cult to revive Bulzome, an extremely powerful "Vandal" who ruled the entire continent 1,000 years ago before being sealed away. Only the first chapter was released outside of Japan, meaning the game ends with no resolution to any of the larger plot threads, but a Fan Translation project endeavors to fix that. The game is an indirect sequel to the first-person RPG ''Videogame/ShiningTheHolyArk'' - going so far as to cast a background NPC from the game as the third hero of SFIII - much like the first Shining Force followed up on Shining In The Darkness. Added a number of new features to the series' combat system, including weapon proficiencies, special attacks for each weapon type, statistics for elemental defense, and a "friendship" system that rewards characters who heal each other or fight the same enemies [[ThePowerOfFriendship by improving their stats when they're nearby]]. The US English language release features legendarily terrible voice acting.
21st May '14 10:46:26 AM Jallen
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* NoExportForYou: Scenarios 2 and 3. Which, given that all three scenarios combine to tell the whole story, really makes it painful.
3rd Nov '13 3:50:10 PM Sabrewing
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* NoExportForYou: Scenarios 2 and 3. Which, given that all three scenarios combine to tell the whole story, really makes it painful.
19th May '13 6:33:21 AM Shale
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* MeaningfulName: Lots. Dantares - Dauntless, Cybell/Sibarly - Chivalry, Justin- Justice.

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* MeaningfulName: Lots. Dantares - Dauntless, Cybell/Sibarly - Chivalry, Justin- Justice.''Loads'' of characters have English words for names. Most of them were changed for the English translation, probably because they sound pretty dumb to a native speaker. So "Dauntless" became "Dantares," "Cruel" became "Crewart," "Emperor Dominate" became "Domaric" (and TheEmpire was rendered as "Destonia" instead of "Deathtonia") and so on.



* SequelHook: Of the LeftHanging variety. At the end of the whole thing, Julian (and possibly [[spoiler:Jane if you spared her]]) goes off on another journey [[spoiler:to meet with Arthur, hero of Shining the Holy Ark, in the north]], and during the end credits [[spoiler:a new Holy Ark is seen flying overhead,]] with the narration declaring that the consequences of ''that'' are a story for another time. None of the future Shining games followed up on it, though.



* SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear: Subverted and played straight by Julian.

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* SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear: Subverted and played straight by Julian. In Scenario 1 you get his gear back after he leaves (and yet he [[GoodBadBugs still has his stuff in Scenario 2]]) but anything you give him in the next game is lost when he leaves Medion's force.
23rd Apr '13 8:03:45 AM Shale
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** Likewise Primula, the fairy seen speaking with Master Gabriel in the game's [[FramingDevice opening and ending sequences]] - when she joins in the third scenario, she reveals that she was one of the generic fairies who helped out Arthur, the hero of ''STHA''.
15th Apr '13 10:51:36 AM Shale
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* TheChessmaster: Emperor Domeric.

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* TheChessmaster: Emperor Domeric.Domaric, although it doesn't show until the second scenario. He spends more than half the game the victim of a kidnapping plot, but [[spoiler: it turns out he knew the kidnapping was coming and let it happen. Rather than call his traitorous son out immediately, he plants TheMole inside Arrawnt's conspiracy and plays along, allowing the "abduction" to throw both Destonia and Aspia into chaos. When the time is right, TheMole frees Domaric, who takes command of a loyal corps of soldiers within the rebel faction, blackmails Medion into providing ''his'' support, and marches straight on Aspia - just as he's wanted to ever since the country seceded 20 years before. He even sends a bit of behind-the-scenes "help" to the last remnants of the traitors, so they'll be able to knock down Aspia's castle walls for him before they die.]]



* EvilPlan: The plot to abduct Emperor Domaric in the third game [[spoiler:is a rare villain-on-villain EvilPlan, perpetrated by Domaric himself. When he hears that one of his sons is plotting to have him killed, blame it on the breakaway republic of Aspinia, and use the resulting war to seize the throne and conquer the rest of the continent, Domaric sends his own agents to infiltrate his son's conspiracy and allows himself to be kidnapped. Then, when the empire's armies are geared up to invade, Domaric has his mole "free" him, takes control of said army, and marches on Aspinia - just as he's wanted ever since the country seceded 20 years before. He even corners his son's partner in the whole plan, to force him to use an ancient superweapon to break down Aspinia's walls for him.]]
9th Feb '13 2:49:20 PM Jallen
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* ShiningGoodness
18th Oct '12 3:54:07 PM Truro
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* ThePowerOfFriendship[=/=][[ThePowerOfLove Love]][=/=][[ThePowerOfTrust Trust]]: The Friendship system which will imrpve a character stats when they stand next to a character that they have a leveled up friendship level with.

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* ThePowerOfFriendship[=/=][[ThePowerOfLove Love]][=/=][[ThePowerOfTrust Trust]]: The Friendship system which will imrpve improve a character stats when they stand next to a character that they have a leveled up friendship level with.
4th Sep '12 2:39:47 AM lu127
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