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I got the soul!

Postby Lindsay » Fri Mar 25 2005 7:27pm

I said I'd do it and I did it I got Shining Soul yesterday! Pre-played~no box or nothing which sucks but can't be helped!

Yeah but what really sucks is the game. This wouldn't pass as a bad SNES game no no no. NES is where it'd fit in best. The graphics, music (oh gawd Beast Mountain's music is horrid), the control are all beyond ancient. The GBA is far more capable of this even back in 2002 when Soul was first released. The Sega personel that thought they could get away with this needs to be kicked.

With all of that said I gotta also say that I'm addicted x_X I beat the first two levels and then went back to beat them again! .... And it wasn't until after beating BM for the second time that I even noticed about status and skill points! So now with my powered up character I'm all like yeaaahhh!

So ya even if the game is bad it's addicting which must mean there is good in it somehow.
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby Tarethen » Fri Mar 25 2005 7:55pm

I might pick it up if I can find a copy... solely for collector and fan purposes...
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby Dark Link » Sat Apr 23 2005 12:59am

Yea. i got it and beat it. nothing to it (except alot of time)
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby Lindsay » Fri Apr 29 2005 12:15am

Dark Link @ Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:59 pm) wrote: Yea. i got it and beat it. nothing to it (except alot of time)

Ya it sure seems like alot of time. I'm up to Level 7 or 8 (whichever is Darksols territory). Hopefully these last couple of levels won't go past 10 floors. 10 floors is just tooo many for x_X Nice story so far and tough bosses are fun.
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby ChillinVillain » Fri Apr 29 2005 5:02am

I'll let you know when I beat it, I'm currentely playing it. :)
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby Eric » Sat Apr 30 2005 5:29pm

If you can get past the music and the horrible meelee AI you might like it. Btw, I often turn the music off through options and only listen to the sound effects. When game music is this bad it just has to go.
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby Beans the half rhino » Sun May 01 2005 3:03am

keep gens open in the background with sf2 on...
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby Cloud » Mon May 02 2005 6:52pm

for a hand held I think its rather entertaining except the fact that you can't pause it in the middle of battle
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby Urghul » Tue May 24 2005 7:37pm

Cant stand the fact that this is a Shining game. Hell no i didn't like it! :(
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby MusashiGodX8 » Thu Jun 09 2005 2:48pm

This game SUCKED OUT LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm keeping it for collection. :(
The path of the sword is a long and meaningful journey.
You may friends along the way but you can never tell them how you feel.
With the memories of past battles forever lost in time, you can't help but think.
Is this really the path I should lead?
When your time comes don't fear death, embrace it.
And with your dying breath clutch your sword your chest and utter your battle cry ''HYAAAHHHHHH''.
The path of the sword is a long and meaningful journey.
You may friends along the way but you can never tell them how you feel.
With the memories of past battles forever lost in time, you can't help but think.
Is this really the path I should lead?
When your time comes don't fear death, embrace it.
And with your dying breath clutch your sword your chest and utter your battle cry ''HYAAAHHHHHH''.
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby Lindsay » Tue Jun 14 2005 5:55am

I just finished it tonight! The story built up was pretty nice but Darksol & DD's speeches weren't that great so the ending was kinda sour. Still had a good fun time playing though! Might just give it another run through in the future. :)
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby Sailorcancer » Tue Jun 14 2005 4:22pm

I somewhat liked it, I got really tired of it with it quick after the first couple of days. Then again I had no idea what I was doing cause it was in japanese :(
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby KiWi » Fri Jun 17 2005 8:06pm

Spend too much time on this game. Problem was also my chargeable batteries at that time could only chunck out 2 hours or so, and therefore in the later levels could never make it all the way up/down to the boss level. So for a long time I was stuck at level 4.

After getting new rechargeables, I was able to finish the game, but the game was kind of a bland hack 'n slash. If you were persistent enough you would do fine. After beating the game, you get a palette swaped color variations with a higher difficulty, but by the time I beat the game, I had enough for now.

Still, I would buy part 2 if I see it for a reasonable price.
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby moses04 » Tue Aug 30 2005 4:26pm

The second one is quite a bit better IMHO. And on consecutive playthroughs, there is an advanced mode, where beast mountain is about as difficult as the dungeon leading to Dark Dragon. Haven't beaten my second playthrough yet though. ;)

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Re: I got the soul!

Postby Kaihaku » Sun Mar 23 2008 4:07pm

moses04 @ Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:26 pm) wrote: Image

YES! FINALLY! I found an egg! :)

Oh and...uh... Congratulations on the whole soul thing.
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby Lord Oddeye sama » Sun Mar 23 2008 4:17pm

Lol.
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Do you like Shining Force 1? Do you like orchestral remixes? Then this is for you: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=24551#p668069
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby Mass Ferguson » Mon Mar 24 2008 7:28pm

How late to the game am I? I finally decided to throw out the money to pick up Shining Soul and Shining Soul II about a month or so ago. They're pretty entertaining to whip out during my morning rail rides to work. I'm spending my first playthrough with an archer and Dex is quickly outstripping my other skills and I'm still missing like a fiend.
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby Martin III » Thu Apr 03 2008 10:21pm

You find them equally entertaining then, Mass Ferguson? I've only played Shining Soul II, but it seems like most everyone thinks Shining Soul I is nowhere near as fun.
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Re: I got the soul!

Postby Mass Ferguson » Thu Apr 03 2008 10:36pm

Shining Soul has its flaws, like no saving while in dungeons. Overall, the gameplay is a lot simpler and a lot more dumbed down than Shining Soul II, so it depends on what you're looking for in a game. I'm really not that hard to please. I'm just looking to pass some time, and Shining Soul can be addictive in that sense.

I don't need innovative game play or challenging levels and bosses, just something to keep my fingers and mind occupied while I'm riding the rail for an hour and a half every day. If you happen to see it at the store, there isn't any harm in tossing the 10 bucks it costs to pick it up. I wouldn't stress out over finding it, I just lucked into mine while looking for Shining Soul II.
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