What with me being a grumpy old traditionalist and
my love for the original Shining Force tile set it was
always going to be controversial in my eyes to change
the graphics. But they’ve done it, and the results
Throughout the game every tile has been redrawn with
excellent detail, the new portraits are very good and
it all runs as smooth as silk. A facelift that Amusement
Vision can be proud of.
Saying all this however it obviously isn’t in
the same league as some of today’s modern 3D wonders,
but hey it doesn’t need to be, the gameplay is
the real ace up Sega’s sleeve.
The game sounds good, all the traditional sound effects
are in place and the music in the game remains the same
as before. It sounds slightly better than the original
too if I am not mistaken, the music seems to be slightly
remixed and there is the occasional voice here and there
during the game too. All in all, the game has been given
an injection of added style and visual splendour, bloomin’
marvellous if you ask me!