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Shining in the Darkness
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Description: This is a story-driven console-style RPG, and is the first in the three game Shining series for the Genesis (followed by Shining Force and Shining Force 2). The Kingdom of Thornwood has been invaded by Dark Sol's men, and it is your job to vanquish them. You will need the Arms of Light to do this. The game is a first person RPG, with turn-based combat and cartoony graphics. The dialogue is displayed via dialog bubbles appearing above the characters speaking, although the protagonist never speaks. There are no sub-quests - the secrets in the game involve the location and use of special metal for forging esoteric items. There a ... (more)
Release date: 31 December 1991
Tags: RPG (3), Genesis (2), Fantasy (1), Darkness (1), Shining (1), Spin-off (1), Mega Drive (1)
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Sega Genesis RPGs (52 games items)

" Turn-based first person RPG. The first game in the Shining series. "


ape added this to a list 3 years, 5 months ago
RPGs - ranked by preference (89 games items)

"Release Date: March 28, 1991 (NA) Publisher: Sega Developer: Climax Entertainment Genre: RPG The first game in the Shining series may not be as adored as the Shining Force games, but it's still a very solid game in its own right. Unlike the Shining Force games, which are known for their strategic combat, Shining in the Darkness is a traditional, first-person dungeon crawler with traditional, turn-based combat. It also has quite a bit of personality to it. Add all those pieces together and you'v"


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Games of 1991 - ranked by preference (66 games items)

"Release Date: March 28, 1991 (NA) Publisher: Sega Developer: Climax Entertainment Genre: RPG The first game in the Shining series may not be as adored as the Shining Force games, but it's still a very solid game in its own right. Unlike the Shining Force games, which are known for their strategic combat, Shining in the Darkness is a traditional, first-person dungeon crawler with traditional, turn-based combat. It also has quite a bit of personality to it. Add all those pieces together and you'v"


ape added this to a list 3 years, 6 months ago
Genesis Games - ranked by preference (135 games items)

"Release Date: March 28, 1991 (NA) Publisher: Sega Developer: Climax Entertainment Genre: RPG The first game in the Shining series may not be as adored as the Shining Force games, but it's still a very solid game in its own right. Unlike the Shining Force games, which are known for their strategic combat, Shining in the Darkness is a traditional, first-person dungeon crawler with traditional, turn-based combat. It also has quite a bit of personality to it. Add all those pieces together and you'v"


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