This thread is for discussion of the ''Shining'' series
games. All of them.
I just recently stumbled across the Shining series of games while looking for new and more challenging games to play.
I only have Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon
and Shining Soul I
for my Gameboy Advance, but I've fallen completely in love with them.
I'm currently finishing up the first part of Shining Soul: Resurrection...
as I write this. I have not enjoyed a game this much in a very long time. I love that each part of the series is different, and I find myself diving headfirst into their fictional worlds. The game's script is well-written, the plot is engaging, and like in the Fire Emblem Series
each character is unique, with their own speech patterns and reactions to the events of the games. For me, that has been the most fun part of this game: all the citizens of each place, town, or even an entire country react
to what's going on around them, they are not simply passive and oblivious.
That right there is enough to have me hooked on the apparently old Shining
I'll be the first to say that I'm bored with many of the popular RP Gs
that seemingly flooded both the handheld and console game markets over the past decade. Most of them followed similar plotlines, had archetypes in costumes instead of real characters, and have similar styles of gameplay. That was when I realiezed my days of Complacent Gaming Syndrome
were officially over.
I feel that the Shining series, as a whole, is different, varied, and after a while, it doesn't feel like a videogame anymore. It feels like a damn good story, like it comes from a novel. But maybe that's just me being idealistic and getting carried away again.
Does anybody have a favorite game or character from the series?
My favorite character would have to be Max.
Discuss anything you want to about the series. Discussion is good, no? So let's have some fun!