I created a thread a while back about where to start the Shining Force games with the goal of starting over Spring Break. My newborn decided that was a bad idea. My now 5 month old is okay with me playing some games when she is napping, which she does quite often, so now I start my quest. Here is a link to the thread: http://segaage.com/forum/messagev...
I was going to start with Shining Force like suggested, but I changed my mind and now will start with Shining in the Darkness. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, I do not have Shining Force II yet, so this gives me a little bit more time to pick up a copy. Second, Shining in the Darkness came out first so gamers would have played it first back then and I want to experience it like that also. After Shining in the Darkness I will play Shining Force, then Shining Force CD, and last Shining Force II. As of right now I have no plans to play Shining Force games that came out on other systems.
This thread will be for me to give my thoughts and impressions on the games as I go through them. I have never played even one second of a Shining Force game and have seen very little gameplay video. This thread will contain spoilers when I get to something, but please keep the spoilage of anything I have yet to get to off this thread. I am in an RPG mood right now, I just finished Earthbound for the Super Nintendo and I want to roleplay some more. I have been wanting to play my Genesis/Sega CD lately so this series matches both my moods right now.
Normally I would not make a blog-like thread like this, but Gamer's Gauntlet is dead right now so I figured it could use some new content. Hopefully some you will find my comments amusing/insightful/idiotic/whatever and feel compelled to play the games with me or at least join a discussion about them. Anyway here I go.