Summary: I love the shining Force series first off and thoroughly loved this game. It took characters from the original game and put it into this one with some twists! music is instrumental, graphics compared to nowadays isn't that great, but infinitely better than most of its time. Spent HOURS of FUN training (if you like that) in many areas. Only flaw is voice acting is better than most, but not amazing, and the story is a little lacking.
Fun, Frustrating, Addicting - A New Spin on an Old Series
15 November 2011
Summary: Shining Force Neo, as everyone else has said, is a large departure from preceding Shining Force titles. I've noticed that a lot of older fans of the 'Shining' franchise were rather disenchanted because of this, so first and foremost, if you're looking for a throwback to the tactical RPG's you cherished in the past, this game is already probably not for you.
Summary: This game is great if you enjoy hack and slash adventure games. It has some RPG elements in it as well, but the main point is just to kill tons of enemies over and over. It may get a little repetitious for some people, but I really enjoyed it. The story is OK, but the voice acting is not. You can skip/turn those off though.
Summary: It should be noted that Shining Force Neo is not an RPG, but a real time action adventure game. There is a lot of timing and button mashing to defeat hordes of monsters over and over again. There are countless long, boring cutscene style dialogs between the characters, and a less than interesting storyline. On the plus side, the music is not bad and the graphics are acceptable.
Summary: For anyone with a background in roguelikes (Nethack, ADOM, Angband), this game is an entertaining dungeon hack. The voice acting and plot are terrible. However, character advancement, swarms of enemies, and a large selection of weapons make up for the characters' inane babbling. Difficulty increases in parts of the game, requiring a change in strategy. You are encouraged to change your tactics and equipment to match the enemies that you are facing.
Summary: First and foremost - I'd like to state I've played the entire game from beginning to end. Having said that, it's unfair for reviewers to label Shining Force Neo garbage without giving it a chance. Just like you (the angry fan) I had the same preliminary reaction after my discovery of a "hack-n-slash" button smasher. I didn't do my homework, and for once it was rewarding!
Summary: This is supposed to be a good action RPG game. Unfortunately, the game is dominated with too many problems to really be any good. For one thing, the cheapness that occurs when an enemy is attacking you. You can die very easily in this game, which makes for an unentertaining experience. The storyline is fair and the graphics are decent. But the fact that the action is so incredibly hard really hurts the game. Don't bother.
Summary: it's a good action rpg. it starts out with alot of talking in the first hour or two, then the action part picks up. and you only have to upgrade Max's wapones and abilies, which i think is great.
They should have named this game something else...
The don equis "Don", Amazon
23 April 2006
Summary: This game does not feels or plays like a shinning force game. Yes the original ones might been tactics based but it was the animated attack screens, the battle music, the side quest that made the series so popular. I don't like neo or new it is boring you have to read a lot and listen to the voice overs at the same time, too bad. This should have been called side quest or virtua quest (another big flop). I would not even rent it.
Summary: I would have to agree with the cheap tactics and annoying voice overs in the game. The whole idea of strategy is gone, you can close your eyes and hit a turbo button and most likely win. This is very similar to Shining Tears, which if people liked this game they should look into that one. Atleast they changed part of the name in shining tears so i didnt get my hope up very far.