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The End of the Shining Force III Trilogy


Posted on 08/19/2013 at 09:17 PM | Filed Under Blogs

The modding isn't as bad as it sounds.  It just requires you to fix the eject lever so discs can run while the tray is open.  No messing around with anything too delicate.  Easy I tells ya!

The End of the Shining Force III Trilogy


Posted on 08/19/2013 at 01:24 PM | Filed Under Blogs

It's a pretty lengthy process.  You import (or otherwise get your hands on) Japanese copies of Scenarios II and III.  You can download a program that will patch the english translation onto a burnt disc with the game itself.  Then you perform the "swap trick" on your modded Saturn, which requires any Saturn game disc, and switching it out at the right moment to avoid the region lock.  Works every time, easy! 

No, it's a royal pain in the ass.  But in the end, I got to play two excellent Saturn games that were held back all those years ago.  I'm waiting on the Dragon Force 2 translation patch so I can do the same thing there. 

If you are at all interested in doing the same, I can send you more complete instructions.

Shining Force III: Scenario II Review


Posted on 08/19/2013 at 08:14 AM | Filed Under Blogs

I had canadian bacon for breakfast and dinner yesterday, along with other things of course.

The End of the Shining Force III Trilogy


Posted on 08/18/2013 at 10:21 PM | Filed Under Blogs

I'm not a fan of these two-in-one or three-in-one systems, but maybe that's just because I'm a snob.  They sometimes have sound problems, and I'd always just rather have the original hardware.  I bought one of the NES/SNES hybrids a few years ago, and it ended up feeling cheap and not running Contra III.  Now I'm sure they've improved the technology and these things work much better than they used to.

Though I always try to pick up the original system if possible, I think they are a good way to save space and money if either is an issue.  Have you read the user-reviews? Can't beat the price for what you are getting if it works perfectly! 

Shining Force III: Scenario II Review


Posted on 08/18/2013 at 05:30 PM | Filed Under Blogs

Two of three of which are complete pieces of shit, or so I hear.

Shining Force III: Scenario II Review


Posted on 08/18/2013 at 09:45 AM | Filed Under Blogs

Agreed about a VC-type remake.  But first let's get VCIII over here!

Shining Force III: Scenario II Review


Posted on 08/18/2013 at 09:44 AM | Filed Under Blogs

You CAN get the Shining Force games in english.  It takes a bit of effort, but it's WORTH IT!  If you are ever truly interested, let me know and I'll tel you the steps how.

Shining Force III: Scenario II Review


Posted on 08/17/2013 at 03:35 AM | Filed Under Blogs

EXA any good?  It's one of those games that I don't own, but debate whether or not to purchase whenever I'm plunking a few dollars down on Amazon.......

Shining Force III: Scenario II Review


Posted on 08/17/2013 at 03:34 AM | Filed Under Blogs

I thought 2 was the second weakest in the series, though I still think it was a good game.  The characters were all sorta normal, and the battles very straightforward.  I liked that you could go back to towns and explore the world, if that's what you wanted to do.

But everyone who likes any of the Shining games should give III a try.

Shining Force III: Scenario II Review


Posted on 08/17/2013 at 03:33 AM | Filed Under Blogs

While Scenarios II and III haven't been localized, you can always download the patch and burn it onto a disc with the original Japanese versions of the games.  Then with the Saturn swap trick, you can play them in English!  That's what I did, anyway.  It really was worth it.  I forgot how good the real Shining Force games were. 

The SF series really sets itself apart from other tactical RPGs due to all the gimmicks that are too unrealistic for Ogre Battle or even Fire Emblem. 

And shit yes; it's a shame how many RPGs we lost due to that asshat...... even if some say his banning of RPGs was just a myth.

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