With playing cooperatively through Shining Force 1, 2, and starting Final Conflict with a friend who's new to the series, to starting up Shining Force 3 Translated on my own now that I have a CD burner, I've obviously been playing lots of Shining Force lately. While playing some a little bit earlier today, something occurred to me when going to save mid-battle.
The map option. It's a cool idea for an SRPG, but does anybody actually use it? I know I pretty much never have, since it's a lot easier, and more informative, to simply scroll around on the map with the cursor. I'm just curious if anybody has ever actually gotten some solid use out of the feature in any of the games, because even as a kid the only times I ever found myself referring to it at all in earnest was during the two cave battles in SF2.