Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict
Sega Game Gear
No Alternate Title
|Released By||Ice Translations|
|Platform||Sega Game Gear|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Genre||Strategy > Turn Based|
|Game Date||30 June 1995|
|Release Date||13 May 2000|
|Last Modified||29 December 2015|
Shining Force Gaiden: The Final Conflict is the third in the Game Gear’s Shining Force Gaiden series, and (I assume) the stunning conclusion to the trilogy. The second game came out in English as Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya, and the first two actually had English releases as a Sega CD remake called Shining Force CD. Until 2005, however, this final chapter was Japanese-only.
So how is it? Well, like the previous Game Gear titles, it’s a series of fantasy strategy battles set to a plot in the Shining Force universe. Unlike the Genesis titles, there are no town-exploration scenes, so you spend most of your time just fighting battles or watching cutscenes. If you haven’t played the first two, be warned that you may feel like you’re being thrown into the middle of a story without any idea who anyone is, or at least I did. This seems to be more the fault of the game than the translation, though.
The gameplay itself seems like the usual solid Shining Force tactical fantasy combat, with your archers and centaurs and robots and mages. So don’t delay, finish the saga now!
This here patch is based off of Tanarus’ (miniscule amount of) work. So far, there are some menus and status screens done – you know, stuff you can get away with a pocket dictionary ^_^. And that looks like that’s all that’s going to get translated because I guess the dialogue is compressed up the wazoo, and Iceman doesn’t have mad sk1llz to get around that, leaving this project essentially dead. Sorry :(
ROM / ISO Information:
- Shining Force Gaiden - Final Conflict (Japan).gg - NOINTRO
- CRC32: 6019FE5E
- MD5: 35EF27F6B4B4DDC4A6AD6C78DB8C890B
- SHA-1: 0D4BC152E7AE70457FA74F593E064403CD24AB72
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