Excerpt: Let me start off with an industry
comparison. Shining Soul II is to Shining Soul as Diablo II is to
Diablo. With that said, the first Shining Soul was lacking in many
ways. The dungeons were excruciatingly long and didn't allow you to
save on a particular level. Whenever you continued a save, you would
have to start the whole dungeon over unless you defeated the boss.
Excerpt: The Shining games have traditionally been hard to come by on this side of the Pacific. It started off well enough with Shining in the Darkness and Shining Force I & II making their way to the Genesis in the US in short order, but once we started seeing the series make it’s way to the Sega CD things began to grind to a halt. By the time the Sega Saturn installments came to be the Shining series was noticeably sparse in North America.
Excerpt: Shining Soul II is everything that Shining Soul should have been. There are eight character classes to choose from (instead of four), hundreds (not dozens) of unique clothing and weapon items to find, 18 huge dungeons to explore (instead of eight), multiple endings to watch, and approximately 40 side quests to complete (whereas the previous game had none).
Conclusion: Söker du ett lättsamt, lättillgängligt, enkelt spel med simpel handling och snabba knapptryckningar så ska du skaffa Shining Soul 2. Du får vad du ser, varken mer eller mindre, och i en tid där vi lovas guld och gröna skogar känns det som en ärlig fläkt i en storm av lögner.