The Let's Play Archive

Shining Force

by Random Hajile

Part 1: Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention

Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention

The 16-32 bit incarnations of the "Shining" series have always been among my favorite games. The series itself spans several different RPG sub-genres, but I'll be focusing on the strategy games, starting with the original, and hopefully covering its sequel and Shining Force CD.

Alright, let's get started. A video of the introduction is available here. / Backup

For those that don't want to bother with the video, I've condensed the intro into a single gif so it doesn't take up several pages:

So even though Dark Dragon was considerate enough to give us a nice round number to remember, everyone went and forgot all about it. Way to go, guys.

Anyway, on to the file system...

No, really?

This would be one short Let's Play if I said no, now wouldn't it?

Normally, there'd be the option to manage save files here, but since I don't yet have one, the only option is to create a new game and to choose which of the three save slots to use for it. I'll spare you the details.

Alright guys, pick a name. Eight character maximum.