Shining Resonance Refrain

Shining Resonance Refrain

2018

System
Nintendo Switch
Publisher
SEGA
Developer
SEGA

9.0

Game Rating

User Ratings: 3

Our Review: 7/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Action, RPG
Release Date

Nintendo Switch

  • 10th Jul 2018 (US/Canada)
  • 10th Jul 2018 (UK/EU/AU)
Series
Shining Force

Screenshots (8)

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Reviews

  • 75

    Switch

    Review Shining Resonance Refrain

    A hit single

    In 2014, Sega released Shining Resonance on the PS3 exclusively on Eastern shores, much to the chagrin of many overseas fans of the company’s long-running RPG franchise. Given the long history of Japan-only releases in the series, Shining Resonance seemed unlikely to receive a localisation, which made it all the more surprising when...

About The Game

Liberate the dragon that resides within you!

Play as Yuma Ilvern and stop the Empire from exploiting the power of the ancient dragons, including the soul of the Shining Dragon within you. With the help of your friends, realize your destiny, save Astoria, and unleash the strength you've always had locked away.

In the original game, previously released only in Japan, Imperial Princess Excella was an unplayable character, but in the new "Refrain Mode" in Shining Resonance Refrain, both she and Dragonslayer Jinas can be added as party members for a new experience – just be sure to save this for your second playthrough to avoid any spoilers!

Dragons were long thought to be extinct, and because Yuma holds the ability to transform into the Shining Dragon, he was taken as a captive of the Empire. With the help of the Dragoneers, Sonia, princess of Astoria, pleads with Yuma to aid them in their fight to save their land from the Empire's dominion. Typically timid, will Yuma find the courage to realize the strength he has within him?