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Score Breakdown Based on 245 ratings
  1. 10 (24)
  2. 9 (59)
  3. 8 (85)
  4. 7 (50)
  5. 6 (15)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (2)
  8. 3 (1)
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  • Review Score:7.8

    Shining in the Darkness is a RPG that is played in the first-person perspective. The majority of the game takes place within the confines of a single, mammoth dungeon. While traversing through the claustrophobic halls of... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    The grandfather, solid and unshakable in his day, who now shakes his head at what kids these days have become.

    Shining in the Darkness is a first person dungeon crawler RPG released in 1991 for the Sega Genesis/Megadrive. At the time of its release, dungeon crawling was still a fairly common mechanism in RPG gaming, particularly... Read Full Review

    9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.7

    Only a classic because of the Shining name, this game is too simple and tedious to be called a true classic.

    The Sega Genesis had few good, actually, just few RPG's in general. This was one of the first RPG's for Sega's only success in the console market, and the only thing it is really known for is the fact that it spurred on ... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.4

    Decent early Genesis RPG

    As for the actual game itself, Shining in the Darkness doesn't quite live up to it's illustrious name. The graphics are less than stellar, and if you think about it the storyline itself is very cliche. However, as on... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.2

    A good labyrinthic rehearsal

    This is an overlooked classical RPG which can be remembered as one of the first true 3D RPGs on consoles, first person perspective, though laggy and repetitive. At least the controls are fluid to counter this effectively... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    The Game That Started RPG's for Me

    My older brother the D&D and role playing man was always refusing to let me play D&D(the 1st edition) and as he moved to video games he played rpg and strategy games watching them suck refused the idea of them till I got... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    A good dungeon crawler, decent for mindless playing.

    Sweet, colourful graphics and an easy battle system (turn-based, booyah!). It has to be one of my favourite fantasy RPG's on the Genesis, that allows for both concentration and a mindless grind of exp. It starts off a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Shining in the Darkness could still teach modern RPGs a thing or two.

    Your character has made it through over a dozen battles to get as far as he has. Getting more and more confused at every turn in this similar looking labyrinth, he is wounded, down to his last medical herb and all alone.... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.9

    One of the Best RPG's for Sega PERIOD!

    This has got to be one of the best RPG's ever created for the Sega system. I know I am one of the few who feel this way; with that said my review will not do the game justice. Gameplay: The gameplay is rather generic... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.4

    Best Old-School RPG!

    I love games like this, that give you several aspects of play that are stimulating to the brain rather then killing your brain cells. Memory, because the map is esentially a huge maze you have to remember looks and ho... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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