Shining Soul II Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: As monsters begin to appear in the kingdom Klantol, King Marcel announces a grand tournament at the coliseum to find a hero that can protect the country. Now, as a mighty Brawler, Priestess, Dark Wizard, or Ninja, you must accept the king's challenge. Each character has certain strengths and weaknesses that can mean the difference between victory and defeat in single-player, multiplayer, or cooperative multiplayer modes. In addition to valuable weapons and armor, you can equip your party with Force Links, which, when combined, create a Shining Force--a powerful weapon capable of decimating the enemy forces. Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
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  1. 90
    In a generation of games where developers put more time into cutscenes, talking, and character development than into pure gameplay, this hack/slash RPG is a huge relief. There's a time and place for games that are more like movies, but Shining Soul 2 is a reminder as to what this hobby of videogames is all about.
  2. Slow-to-roll-out dialogue bogs down the game at the beginning, but the pace quickens when the fighting begins. [Mar 2004, p.120]
  3. With eight character classes the possibilities for multiplayer and replay are endless. [Summer 2004, p.41]
  4. It feels a little bit like "Zelda" and has the depth of "Diablo." Not bad. Not bad at all. [Feb 2004, p.114]
  5. Get some friends together, though, and you've got one seriously fun multiplayer RPG. [Jan 2004, p.164]
  6. Vastly improved graphics and animations make this practically a new game. [Jan 2003, p.93]
  7. Shining Soul II suffers from a very flawed combat system, leaving it open to RPG veterans only.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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    Apr 6, 2004
  2. DragonBoy
    Jan 24, 2005
    Very good but i havent had a chance to try the multiplayer unfortunately.... thats one thing i miss!
  3. JimminyCricket
    Jul 6, 2007
    Lots of fun, very addictive, but too simplistic gaameplay.