Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11 2018 2:56pm
by rid1ey
release date 10/7/18

and...

demo available on 12/6/18

enjoy!

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13 2018 4:41am
by Tarethen
That demo was shit. And short.

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18 2018 1:31pm
by Ansa
I tried it last night and went in with very low expectations... It wasn't terrible. As a demo it sucks because it doesn't really give you a good feel for the games combat because everything dies so easily, you only get one boss fight which is still a tutorial fight. Granted the tutorials here don't tell you much but you do have both dodging, and blocking so the combat at least has various options for the player to use.

My biggest gripe was that the game doesn't seem to have cut scenes and instead uses the character models to do this visual novel like presentation for events playing out, it came off as extremely cheap. The kind of thing I would expect from like a really low budget Tales game or something, it didn't blend with the gameplay well at all.

Also I already hate Yuma, maybe he stops being a wimp early on but this demo did a really poor job of selling me on him as a protagonist. His design is by far the worst out of any of the characters I've seen thus far. The main game is going to come with a lot of costumes or something right? Hopefully thats something that can be changed.

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19 2018 6:19pm
by chevkraken
the difficulty in the game depend of how you play. if you kill every mob you meet you will be far too powerful and the game will be very easy.

But if you kill the mobs only when you are in an area where your level is above the level of the enemies, there will be some difficulty (and the game will be hard if you keep your characters 2 level above the mobs).

Don't forget the game is a dungeon RPG, there is only one town in the game, no teleportation system and the healing items are very expensive, so even if the difficulty is low, a trip can be dangerous if you fish with no healing item far from the town.

For the design of yYuma, I agree with you, it not it's very bad but, it's don't fit in the universe. Actually, even from someone like me who like the modern shining and consider them like true Shining games, even if Shining resonance is a decent game, it don't feel like a Shining to me (more like a mix between Tales of and Atelier series with some breath of Fire element)

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20 2018 6:43am
by Marky
Question regarding the this game.

1.) Is there only 1 town throughout the game?

2.) Is this sorta like Shining Soul or Shining In The Darkness in which there is only 1 town/1 area of civilization?

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20 2018 7:20pm
by chevkraken
1.Yes, only one town in the game

2.there is few camp where it's possible to save, sleep, some craft quest and buy some healing item, but yes only one town where you take quest, talk to the PNJ or upgrade your equipment

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21 2018 8:51pm
by Ansa
https://youtu.be/EY2YDOBqdUw

Made a video on the demo covering my overall thoughts.

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29 2018 1:40am
by acsound
I played this demo recently. It might've been more interesting if Sonia had been a centaur knight.

Mostly, the battle menus are a mess; worse, I felt like I was basically button-mashing at random to win battles and moving from cutscene to cutscene, rather than playing the game. Also, I was only able to control the lead chara--the demo never showed me how to switch between the charas during battle.

That's not how *any* turn-based JRPG should feel, whether it's tactical (Shining Force, Fire Emblem) or a regular JRPG. The player should be in control of the team.

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29 2018 12:28pm
by chevkraken
Changing character is not seamless(like using an healing item)you need to open the pause menu and changinging the leader of the group.

But actually, some RPG don't let you changing your lead during the battle (old school tales of and Star Ocean, FFXV, Kingdom Hearts)

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24 2018 7:07pm
by Hawksaber
I'm *kind of* enjoying the full game, but sometimes the over-sensationalized waifu dating-sim crap really irks me, given it's under the banner of a Shining game.

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26 2018 3:49am
by Tarethen
The game is enjoyable for what it is. It's a light-hearted romp that I don't mind spending time on.

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31 2018 5:42am
by ShiningForceKaya
Hawksaber wrote:I'm *kind of* enjoying the full game, but sometimes the over-sensationalized waifu dating-sim crap really irks me, given it's under the banner of a Shining game.


I agree with you on the waifu part. Not really a fan of dating sims at all.... especially how it has infiltrated even other great strategy rpg's. Its like I can't escape the fad. Hopefully it will pass.
Haven't played too far into it sadly. Been busy with life, But it is interesting enough to want me to play more. Also busy with other games I have neglected to finish first in line.

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31 2018 11:51pm
by Tarethen
I am surprised that with the run up to the Japanese release, the PS4 re-release, all of the new trailers, and all of the information published on gaming websites, that I still found myself surprised when one particular party member joined.

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03 2018 3:41am
by sulfuroxp
I completed the first chapter, it's ok for now; too many buttons for keyboard :damnit:

The history is about Dragonia, Parmecia, but with different names
it's the same Shining Dragon from RotDD? :shifty:

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03 2018 7:06pm
by chevkraken
Why do you think Dragonia is Parmecia? similar geography/map?

And I am don't remember there was a Shining Dragon in ROTDD

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Sat Aug 04 2018 1:52am
by Tarethen
Any attempt to try to connect this game to any anything else in the series other than ability names is pointless. There's no parallels, no similarities, nothing.

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Sat Aug 04 2018 6:40pm
by chevkraken
actually, Shining Tears, Wind, Blade and Ark shared many similarity with the old Shining, so Shining Resonance could have some similarities too

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10 2018 10:15am
by Arc_the_Lad
Tarethen wrote:Any attempt to try to connect this game to any anything else in the series other than ability names is pointless. There's no parallels, no similarities, nothing.


I'm pretty sure at this point the creator is just using the Shining name as a means to get his own custom waifus made from the artist.

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13 2018 2:31am
by sulfuroxp
I'm at chapter 6

The translation confuses the player with the introduction of one of the World Dragons, the Dark Dragon, which is not the same Dark Dragon from the classics or Shining Blade

Fortunately, 98% of romantic conversations are sidequests

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 2018 1:45am
by Tarethen
sulfuroxp wrote:I'm at chapter 6

The translation confuses the player with the introduction of one of the World Dragons, the Dark Dragon, which is not the same Dark Dragon from the classics or Shining Blade

Fortunately, 98% of romantic conversations are sidequests


I wouldn't classify that as confusing the player with a translation. It's the same thing as calling spells Aura, Hellblast, Blaze, Spark, etc.

It's just a call back to make it seem like it's part of the "Shining" series.

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 2018 3:55am
by chevkraken
It's a confusing translation because the Japanese version use a different name than Dark Dragon (while the spell are the same because they never changed)

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23 2018 3:50am
by thepeaguy
As long as Camelot aren't involved, I won't be buying a Shining product ever again.

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23 2018 4:09am
by Kalkano
thepeaguy wrote:As long as Camelot aren't involved, I won't be buying a Shining product ever again.


I won't go that far, even though Camelot would be ideal. I'd at least give them a chance, if they made a proper Shining Force game again.

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23 2018 4:16am
by thepeaguy
Kalkano wrote:
thepeaguy wrote:As long as Camelot aren't involved, I won't be buying a Shining product ever again.


I won't go that far, even though Camelot would be ideal. I'd at least give them a chance, if they made a proper Shining Force game again.


I've been doing it for over 20 years, bud. Old dogs and all that.

I got other games to try out, anyway. If I dislike a gaming series' trajectory, I stop buying without making much of a fuss about it.

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24 2018 11:58am
by sulfuroxp
TIP: :)
During Chapter 2, with Rinna in your team, grind as much as possible until you can defeat the Manticore (lv43) or the Life Reaper (lv50). Then, you can access to new areas with stronger normal monsters (and bosses like an armored knight at Lv79), so you can grind and level up whenever you want

Re: Shining Resonance Refrain

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30 2018 2:38pm
by Goron_308
Thanks for the tip! I managed to find out randomly while playing, but it will definitely be useful for new players.

By the way, I was surprised by the differences between S:RR and the previous games in the series, but I wasn't too bothered by them ; the only issue I had is the weak behavior of the MC sometimes. And I didn't complain about the VN-like discussions, as I do like that genre...

Anyways, it IS different from usual Shining games, but if you take it as an independent game, it does have its upsides and is pleasant to play, not unlike, for example, Ace Combat Assault Horizon, which is a good game as long as it doesn't pretend it's an Ace Combat game.