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Anyone Ever Try This Game?

Discuss the followup to Shining Force Neo on the Playstation 2.

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

Postby TheUnknownMarine » Sun Jul 24 2011 11:44pm

I thought it was fun. It's basically an upgraded SF Neo. A chunk of the plot is retarded, but it has fun characters and my standards were pretty low going in, so I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the upgradeable base aspect.

'Course I got it used for 15 bux, so...
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Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

Postby sbloom85 » Sat Oct 15 2011 3:16pm

Personally, aside from the fact that most of the game is a carbon copy of Neo (maps, music...) I thought it was okay. I like what they did with it, being able to switch lead characters at will, defending the base. But I thought they were a little lazy with it, like I mentioned, a lot of the maps and the music were ported over from Neo.

It doesn't seem to lag as much as Neo though, which is a big improvement.
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Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

Postby Geoffrey Duke » Wed Nov 09 2011 7:34am

I might check it out in a few decades' time when I have nothing better to do, assuming of course that we aren't all living in a zombie filled wasteland, although that sounds more fun to me.
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Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

Postby thepeaguy » Thu Dec 15 2011 1:55pm

No, because I'm loyal to Camelot. I vowed never to buy a post Camelot Shining game. Not ever.
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Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

Postby Martin III » Wed Jun 06 2012 11:58pm

After declining to buy it new due to ethical compunctions, I finally picked up a used copy last month and have since completed it. While I'm generally no longer an active member on these boards, I still feel I have to post my thoughts on the first new (to me) Shining game I've played in three years.

It's pretty good. Gameplay-wise it's largely a retread of Record of Lodoss War, but the Fortress system is a very welcome addition. It prods you into keeping more than three of your party members in circulation, and more importantly, breaks up the formula of dungeon traversing with some variety and danger. :thumbsup:

The challenge level does have some oddly-placed spikes, but in general I found it neither too easy nor too hard.

The story's also decent, with at least a few breaks from RPG standards and a well-developed relationship subplot to keep things entertaining. I also love how they flipped traditional J-RPG gender roles by having the guy be a half-naked stud and the girl be brooding and emotionally withdrawn.

Overall I would never rank it alongside Shining Soul II and Shining Force Feather as a later era series highlight, but Exa is a respectable entry which I much enjoyed playing.
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Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

Postby Nekomimist » Mon Dec 17 2012 5:23am

Shining Force EXa was my first Shining game. :3 I was originally trying to get a copy of Shining Tears and Shining Wind, but couldn't find them anywhere. I settled on EXa. It's fun enough, but for me as a gamer it leaves a little much to be desired. ^^ SF Feather is my favorite, however, I still have yet to play Tears, Wind, or Hearts, which are all on my list. Even in Japan, I still couldn't find them for a price I could afford at the time. :\ (meaning dirt cheap XD)
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Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

Postby Faisal » Sun Apr 06 2014 10:25am

The game is actually pretty nice but one thing that I didnt like was the map of the game it seemed to be an exact replica of the map of NEO.
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Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

Postby sbloom85 » Fri Apr 11 2014 7:05pm

That's what I've been saying. The music was ported to this game as well.
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Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

Postby Faisal » Sat Apr 12 2014 5:47am

Maybe Sega got lazy and used the good old copy paste :p
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Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

Postby Plazzain » Sun Nov 09 2014 3:21am

This game was either way too easy (i.e. I would sprint through mobs of monsters like a hot knife through butter) or way too hard (i.e. monster kills me in one hit)

That said...Fun as f*ck to play.
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Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

Postby Wanuska » Sun Jan 25 2015 3:01pm

thepeaguy wrote:No, because I'm loyal to Camelot. I vowed never to buy a post Camelot Shining game. Not ever.


Then you will never buy a Shining Force again.
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Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

Postby Kalkano » Mon Jan 26 2015 1:25am

Wanuska wrote:
thepeaguy wrote:No, because I'm loyal to Camelot. I vowed never to buy a post Camelot Shining game. Not ever.


Then you will never buy a Shining Force again.


There likely will never BE a Shining Force, again...
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Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

Postby DomingoRules! » Wed Feb 04 2015 12:28am

Wanuska wrote:
thepeaguy wrote:No, because I'm loyal to Camelot. I vowed never to buy a post Camelot Shining game. Not ever.


Then you will never buy a Shining Force again.

Well considering this is what happens when Shining Force is handled without Camelot's inclusion, I'd say that speaks for itself.
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Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

Postby Sugoi » Mon Dec 28 2015 12:09am

Enjoyed the game very much. The ending was disappointing to me, though...
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