Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict
Sega Game Gear
|Released By||Shining Force 3 Translation|
|Platform||Sega Game Gear|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Genre||Strategy > Turn Based|
|Game Date||30 June 1995|
|Release Date||13 December 2002|
|Last Modified||29 December 2015|
Shining Force Gaiden: The Final Conflict is the third in the Game Gear’s Shining Force Gaiden series, and (I assume) the stunning conclusion to the trilogy. The second game came out in English as Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya, and the first two actually had English releases as a Sega CD remake called Shining Force CD. Until 2005, however, this final chapter was Japanese-only.
So how is it? Well, like the previous Game Gear titles, it’s a series of fantasy strategy battles set to a plot in the Shining Force universe. Unlike the Genesis titles, there are no town-exploration scenes, so you spend most of your time just fighting battles or watching cutscenes. If you haven’t played the first two, be warned that you may feel like you’re being thrown into the middle of a story without any idea who anyone is, or at least I did. This seems to be more the fault of the game than the translation, though.
The gameplay itself seems like the usual solid Shining Force tactical fantasy combat, with your archers and centaurs and robots and mages. So don’t delay, finish the saga now!
Everything is done except the dialogue (compressed? probably). The only problem is there’s still not a lot of space to work with, so a lot of words had to be shortened and stuff. It’s not bad, but Shining Force 3 is VERY heavily text-based, so it’s still kinda hard to understand. This is the final patch.
ROM / ISO Information:
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