This is one of those games that change the way you look at gaming.

User Rating: 10 | Shining Force II: Inishie no Fuuin GEN
From start to finish, this game will enthrall you in awesome play from its story line to its battle system. Shining Force II paved the way for many of today's popular games. You play as a fumbling "quiet" teenage kid finding his place in life. Along your journey, many friends join your party and you are able to control them in turn based strategy. I found the level system very intriguing, but a bit unflexible. I loved the idea of enabling better class upgrades for your characters when they reach certain levels and of course, finding secret items allows you to unlock very powerful special classes. I've played the game through countless times and have found that each time the characters always hit right around the same stats (unflexible). This doesn't leave you much room to customize your characters. However, the system was, at the time advanced. Each level seemed to increase your characters stats by 0-4 in a semi-random order. But, as I've eluded to, for the time that the game was released, it is an incredible addition to any gamer's archive.