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Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Tue May 25 2010 10:40pm
by EricLegacy21
Just wondering because I saw some good things on it and some negative, and it would be great to hear from the clan of Shiningeers themselves ^^

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Wed May 26 2010 1:43am
by Chaos Wizard
I played it from start to finish only twice which is pretty low for me.

I liked Neo more simply because of the fact I hated having to keep two parties leveled to defend against monsters coming at the fortress.

All and all though I thought it was a pretty kick ass game.

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Wed May 26 2010 10:00pm
by Kalkano
I liked it better than NEO, but that's really not saying much. It's just another generic action RPG with the Shining Force name slapped on it.

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Thu May 27 2010 4:32am
by Trovador
Well, I just played it once.
As an action game SFExa seems to be a good game. It looks like a MMORPG (Many MOnster RPG :p)

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Thu May 27 2010 3:47pm
by Chaos Wizard
How exactly is it generic?

I've heard this before, and people compare it to Gauntlet. I also don't get that, as gauntlet really does have nothing else to it but slashing at tons of monsters. If anything it's expanding on the hack n slash RPG in a new way.

Though I do agree that neither game should be called Shining Force.

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Thu May 27 2010 5:44pm
by Pappets
One of the worst games i've ever played. :shock:
I just wonder what "exa" means. Probably, "exa" is the only cool thing in the WHOLE game.

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Thu May 27 2010 6:48pm
by Kalkano
Chaos Wizard @ Thu May 27, 2010 7:47 am) wrote: How exactly is it generic?

I've heard this before, and people compare it to Gauntlet. I also don't get that, as gauntlet really does have nothing else to it but slashing at tons of monsters. If anything it's expanding on the hack n slash RPG in a new way.

Though I do agree that neither game should be called Shining Force.

Eh. Maybe its just the fact that it is a hack n slash game that makes it feel generic, as I'm not a fan of the genre, and they all feel very similar to me.

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Thu May 27 2010 6:51pm
by Chaos Wizard
I agree that the game play is a bit repetitious, but I like the way they pulled it off.

NEO had some references to the first two Genesis games, but EXA didn't have any really, it was even more so a rewrite of the original series. I'm hoping they do more games they'll bring some new elements to the table and some new monsters as well.

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03 2010 5:52pm
by Rachkir
it is worth playing. I have Neo and Exa(had) for PS2- I paid retail full price for them, 49.99, mainly because it just so happened there was only 1 on the shelve when I bought them.

I figured " OH WOW< a new shining game, which I havent played since SF2, since I never had a Saturn or Sega CD.

I paid full price on them, for 2 reasons, couldn't find it used and I thought it would be rather Rare to begin with. Since I was aware of them being typically a Japanese release only series, and being the first to come out on PS2 (and last I think) they may have value long term... I recall buying SF1 on ebay for 40 bucks back in 2000'ish. Booklet and case w/ new battery.

SO I Was extremely pumped, and extremely let down for obvious reasons. I remember trying so hard to see if it would fit at all into the story line, and it seemed like it was going to, but nah. more like a rewrite of some sorts.

I like to think of these games as an alternate universe of the one we know and love, where conflict rages in 1 universe, it will be echoed across them all.

Similar to Michael Moorcocks " Mulitverse"

Getting of topic. Play it, hate it, but most importantly.... Play it at least once. Rent it - or buy it if u can find it cheap enough.

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03 2010 6:11pm
by Chaos Wizard
The alternate universe thing is what I've been saying since screenies of Neo came out. People don't listen... :(

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03 2010 10:05pm
by Kalkano
I know! What if we just think of these games as taking place in an alternate universe? :)

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03 2010 11:52pm
by Martin III
Rachkir @ Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:52 pm) wrote: I paid full price on them, for 2 reasons, couldn't find it used and I thought it would be rather Rare to begin with. Since I was aware of them being typically a Japanese release only series, and being the first to come out on PS2 (and last I think)

Nope, to both. Shining Tears was the first of the series to come out on the PS2. Shining Wind seems to be the last.

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 07 2010 3:41pm
by Rachkir
Rachkir @ Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:52 am) wrote: I like to think of these games as an alternate universe of the one we know and love, where conflict rages in 1 universe, it will be echoed across them all.

Similar to Michael Moorcocks " Mulitverse"

Its obvious that it's not the same universe ---

@ chaos wizard and kalkan
Its obvious that your sarcasm isn't lost either.

Its obvious that I'm referring to my own thoughts on 'the alternate universe'

Instead of it being an alternate universe, I prefer to think of it as a Multi Universe, meaning if one thing happens in 1 Universe, it will be echoed throughout each universe in teh Multi-verse.

So, you get a rather similiar storyline from Neo ---> SF1

Its the events of SF1 being echoed in another Universe, in the most likely/probable way for that particular Universe. They have force arts, we have force spirits, etc etc.

So if anything, you may think its an alternate universe, which is fine. I prefer to find a reason for it instead of just telling people "OMG I said that a year ago"

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 08 2010 4:15am
by Omega Entity
Welcome to the internet.

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 08 2010 11:36pm
by Chaos Wizard
Omega Entity @ Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:15 am) wrote: Welcome to the internet.

:)

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 25 2010 5:57pm
by Bulzome
I found it to actually be a little easier than NEO. I can't say that I was too crazy about the story, but it was definitely a fun game.

This one actually changed from NEO because
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Where in NEO:
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That kind of upset me a little.

I'd probably say that overall, it was very slightly better than NEO. (Although I liked them both)

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 27 2010 9:00pm
by Guntzlegend42
Pappets @ Thu May 27, 2010 12:44 pm) wrote: I just wonder what "exa" means. Probably, "exa" is the only cool thing in the WHOLE game.

Exa means one quintillion of a base unit.

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25 2011 3:03am
by sbloom85
I've played it as well. I have mixed feelings about it, since I haven't played it in nearly a year. My biggest complaint was the fact they recycled maps and music from Neo.

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22 2011 6:38am
by Fox
I also gave it a play through a few weeks ago as I was curious. While I like it a bit better than Neo its still only a lackluster excuse for an action RPG. One thing I thought was better in this game were the references. In Neo they felt so forced that I ended up hating the fact that it could ever have the "Shining" name on it but with Exa I thought it was handled a bit better. I'm still sad when I look at this and Neo and see the direction Sega went with the series.

Re: Anyone Ever Try This Game?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01 2011 5:05pm
by Kaihaku
If I ever come across a cheap copy at a yardsale or thriftstore, I'll pick it up...but I can't see myself giving it a try otherwise. Not that it's a bad game but...it just doesn't stand out enough.