Shining Soul Game Boy Advance

User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. DanielD.
    Oct 9, 2003
    10
    This game is sooo awesome. I love it!
  2. ShaftV.
    Sep 25, 2003
    10
    This game has rich graphics it looks awesome im looking forword to buying it.
  3. JimBob
    Dec 14, 2003
    10
    Awesome in every way. Great graphics. Fun gameplay and the best mutiplayer I've seen before Rebel strike came out.
  4. XeiderS.
    Nov 5, 2003
    8
    While it won't gain any game of the year awards, it is quite fun as a portable Diablo. Add some friends and it gets even better. Would have been nice to have more then 4 characters, but Shining Soul 2 should take care of that (early 2004).

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#38 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. GMR Magazine
    70
    Achieves portable "Diablo"-ness like no one's business... The main problem with [it] is that it quickly gets repetitious and is best played with the three friends that the game supports. [Oct 2003, p.80]
  2. Hardcore? Don't be fooled, chaps. Maybe, somewhere, deep within the bowels of the hardcore gamer there's a desire to play endless, sprawling, repetitive games which offer no motivation to continue, but really, if you're looking for a hardcore RPG status symbol, then pick up Breath of Fire II or Golden Sun - or buy Zelda, because that's a real-time RPG done right.
  3. Shining Soul is too shallow to appeal to the turn-based RPG crowd and the combat is too tedious to appeal to action RPG fans, or indeed anyone not wanting to inflict a repetitive strain injury upon themselves.