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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 81 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 81
  2. Negative: 13 out of 81
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  1. Dec 30, 2020
    4
    The game is interesting but in my opinion the gameplay is bad, you can't cancel the animation to dodge from an attack and the boss fights you had no time to prepare because you ho from boss to another without preparing. The only good thing is the characters...Kirika is definitely waifu material.
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70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
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  1. NF Magazine
    Oct 29, 2018
    70
    This is an OK RPG – it's just not a great one. [Issue #36 – November/December 2018, p. 85]
  2. Games Master UK
    Aug 9, 2018
    67
    A lesser JRPG revival for Sega, though hardcore players will find depths worth exploring here. [Issue#333, p.75]
  3. Aug 2, 2018
    80
    Shining Resonance Refrain returns after a very long hiatus on the Western shores, in an amazing, shining package. A game with an enthralling story and captivating characters, beautiful visuals and a battle system that tries to function as intended, but suffers from technical issues related to its age. With all-new content and the promise of an improvement to the series, Shining Resonance Refrain is definitely an authentic JRPG adventure that should not be missed by gamers who craved the return of the series.