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  1. 10 (346)
  2. 9 (311)
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  • Review Score:9.3

    Revolutionized the strategy RPG genre, and is a lasting influence even today

    Shining Force was one of the first games I ever played for the Genesis, and I'm still getting enjoyment out of this game. The storyline's a bit shallow, but the stellar strategy-RPG gameplay more than makes up for that, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    A Legacy Brings Forth A Legacy ;)

    That's right, this was the very first RPG that I've ever played that got me started on the whole thing ;) The game is just awesome itself, the graphics are awesome, the sound quality is just magnificent, and the gameplay... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.9

    Turn-based roleplaying at it's best

    Shining Force set the road to many turn-based style rpg games. Though...In my opinion there's never been a release that came to the same height as SF. The direct follow up (Shining Force 2) got pretty close, but the slig... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    If there is a game which makes you feel bad because you know that those good old gaming days are all but gone,

    If there is a game which makes you feel bad because you know that those good old gaming days are all but gone, here's it. Shining Force was the game which introduced me to the world of RPGs, and eventually, the culpri... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.8

    typical rpg x 1,000

    although this may look like your ordinary rpg, save a fallen kingdom, destroy a dark dragon, this is more than that. this game is perfect in the sence that it is beyond its time. for a game that came out in 1992, this ga... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    This Has To Be One Of The Best RPG's Of All Time,It Was The One That Got Me Liking RPG's and is one of the best ever!!!!

    Great Game...Introduced Most ideas of all current RPG's and Tactical Games!This Has To Be One Of The Best RPG's Of All Time,It Was The One That Got Me Liking RPG's and is one of the best ever!!!!The Storyline is great,he... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.8

    Great Story-line

    Ahh Shining Force. Where to begin? The story? The music? The sound? Graphics or gameplay? Hmmm I think I will start this reveiw with the story. Story --------------------- The story in Shining Force is exelent. 1,00... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    Amazing!!!!!

    This game was simply amazing, i remember playing when i was a little kid, back then it was quite challenging but now it is only moderately difficult. The story is classic and most of the characters are memorable. The bat... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.8

    Can' get enough

    I just can'T get enough of Shining Force series. I' m tracking the one GBA and can'T figure out how to get the Saturn one running...But i finished SF 1,2, SF CD like 3 times each. I even got the one on GameGear but tha... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    This beautiful RPG is so well done and put together, newer versions can't beat the original Shining Force.

    Shining Force exclusive to the Genesis, the system itself would be dead if this game was never made. This one of a kind RPG has beautiful environments, chracters, and most of all, the unique storyline. In the opening seq... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
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