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  • Summary: Darksol, a mysterious traveler, plans to resurrect a dangerous creature, the Dark Dragon, to invade the kingdom of Guardiana. In Shining Force: Dark Resurrection, you play the part of a young warrior who was washed ashore in Guardiana, and you remember nothing from your past. Now, you must become a leader and control a band of up to 12 characters on the battlefield as you fight to save Guardiana from the forces of evil. On your journey, you'll discover a wide array of weapons, armor, and powerful magic spells. Expand
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  1. A true classic. It may not have the admirable depth of "Final Fantasy Tactics Advance" or "Fire Emblem," but it has twice the character - and twice the fun.
  2. Fans of "Fire Emblem" and "Final Fantasy Tactics Advance" will jump right into Shining Force. [July 2004, p.120]
  3. Becomes completely absorbing through its world, characters and thoughtful gameplay. [June 2004, p.72]
  4. 78
    With excellent titles like "Advance Wars," "Final Fantasy Tactics Advance," and "Fire Emblem," the GBA is already well represented in the turn based strategy genre. Shining Force is not quite as deep or visually interesting as these newer entries into the genre.
  5. They took the defining game of not just this series but the genre itself and gave it a much deserved booster shot.
  6. 75
    Despite my picky complaints, I still really enjoyed my return to Shining Force, and couldn't stop until I got all the way through it.
  7. Serves a good game to learn the various aspects of turn-based strategy - but little else.

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  1. AlbinW
    May 13, 2004
    This game is going to be totaly bad ass. i am psyked about the remake and i can not wait for this classic game that i have loved for many years to hit the selfs again. Collapse
  2. DaveW.
    Aug 25, 2007
    For me, this game is a perfect 10. The original was amazing for the time, and this GBA remake is very faithful to the experience. In the context of the time this was released, there isn't a better SRPG. Expand
  3. ScottW.
    Sep 9, 2007
    Beautiful remake. Probably the best out there, in terms of remakes.
  4. MichaelR.
    Mar 30, 2004
    This is a remake of the 1993 classic Shining Force that came out for the Sega Genesis (||||||211). As a fan of the original, I can't wait to pick this up on the GBA. Expand
  5. MatthewG.
    May 5, 2004
    This seems pretty good so far, though it's kinda hard to play while playing Advance Wars too as they need similar but slightly different tactics and you end up messing it up a lot. Not a fault of the game though, just my brain not being able to keep enough information in it ;) I was also impressed it came out here in the UK before America. Expand
  6. GerardH.
    Jun 19, 2004
    It's a really cool game. The graphics are pretty good and so is the storyline. It was really worth the money.
  7. Jul 28, 2013
    A polished quest, welcome with open arms to portables. The port features some new gameplay and tweaks, though its re-done artwork unapologetically disposes of Shining Force's signature style. Expand

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