The very first time I played Shining Force 3 was about 10 years ago. It was a blast, but when I reached the final battle, I just simply didn't finish. I got so discouraged that I wouldn't be able to move on to Scenario 2, that I just stopped, and never went back. Last night, I was finally able to put that lingering sense of incompletion to rest. However, in doing so, it raised some questions.
1: Is it possible to outright defeat the Titan? Or does the game prevent it through some arbitrary mechanic like infinite HP, or auto-revival, thus requiring use of the dam?
2: What differences were made to the game's ending in the US version? I've heard some drastic changes were made to conclude the story since we weren't getting the other scenarios, so I'm just a tad curious. My guess would be something along the lines of the approach of the Imperial forces being more thankful for your exploits, rather than aggressively seeking conquest. My original plan was to watch it myself, but I felt doing that might make things a bit unnecessarily confusing for me (especially since I usually have a hard enough time following militaristic storylines), so I decided to ask for an abridged version here instead.
3: On a side note, are there any exceptional rapiers in the game? This is something I've wondered for years, because back when I first played it, I used rapiers with Synbios, then ended up regretting it when the end-game kept giving me new blades and swords, but not one ultimate rapier that I didn't need to forge with mithril. This time, I just stuck with swords, but I found myself continuing to wonder about that the entire game.