July 13, 2017

That's A Wrap: Shining Force

warning: may contain spoilers.

You've probably heard me raving about Shining Force 2 more than a few times on this site, and that's because it's my favorite game of all time. But I seldom talk about its predecessor, Shining Force. The way I see it, in a world where SF2 exists, there's little reason to reach for Force 1 much, but that didn't stop me downloading it on my iPhone just in case I got bored one day...

...one day is here. After my pal DukeTogo from RF Generation mentioned that the Playcast's game of the month is Shining Force 2, I somehow got roped into a Shining discussion that ended in me mentioning that I had Force 1 on my phone. I was asked if it was terrible, and I realized that I didn't actually know... I dabbled with it a bit after downloading (and that was years ago) but never actually tried to play it on my phone; I always just play on my Genesis. So I decided to give it a look and see if it belongs in the Shining world...

Shining Force is 1992 strategy RPG made by Sonic (hahaha) and published by and for the Sega Genesis. It was ported to iOS in 2010.