Summary: I may be biased (as this is the first tactical RPG I ever played and I have a lot of nostalgic feelings for this game), however, this game is amazing on it's own right. This is the RPG that grew the love in me for future titles such as Final Fantasy Tactics, Fire Emblem, and even JRPGs in general.
Summary: I bought this game recently as I'm a lover of these types of strategy RPGs such as Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics. This game works similarly to them but they are significantly different. Personally I think the previous games are much superior and have a lot more features, though it's to be expected as Shining Force is a much older game.