Shining Soul Review
Console: Game Boy Advance
Game Name: Shining Soul
Number of players: 1-4 (Link cable, Co-Op)
Pros: Phantasy Star Online for the GBA!
Cons: Easy enemies, repetitive Gameplay
Games Like it: Phantasy Star Online
Who enjoyed Phantasy Star Online? Who suggested that It should be portable?
Well, Now it is(!) for the GBA in the Shining Series Form!!! Now you and your
friends can work with each other to take out baddies and level up while going to
your Aunts house!
Pretty basic Gameplay as it resembles a lot like Phantasy Star Online. First you
set 3 kinds of weapons in your R Shortcut (Click R to switch weapons quickly in
battle as there is no real pause button [Just like PSO]) and have 3 kinds of
Items in your L Shortcut. Then you battle your baddies and try to level up your
character and try to open passage to the next area of the level. (To open the
passage, you have to kill a certain number of enemies) As you work your way to
the final area, you’ll find countless number of Items to help you during your
BOSS FIGHT! Bosses are hard, but have a certain pattern, Once you figure out
their pattern, their a cinch!
The Sprites are OK. Could be a little better, but I understand as when you get
to 4 players, it might lag down the game. The areas and the environment is
detailed in color and the leaves in Level 4 are perfect!
The Music is pretty Repetitive and the Sound-effects are pretty low Quality for
a Game Boy Advance game... I just suggest bringing a CD player to play your
music instead of listening to this kind of music
When your friends get the game, your going to want to start a new character so
your at the same level as them, then after that, Your going to want to test the
4 characters to see which one Fits your feet (There's Normal, Archer, Magic,
Knight). And then, your going to want to find all kinds of items, and strategies
to play this game!.. You’ll be busy with this one as you were with PSO!
The sprites were OK, but
could’ve been better… I just like the environments and the areas.
Eek.. This one brought
the score down… if only you can hook up an MP3 player to your Game Boy
It reminds me a lot like
Phantasy Star… Now if the enemies weren’t so easy, this would be a
Friends will make you
play this game again… Then again, your just wondering how to Magic is
different from your huge sword
A good game to pick up,
If you have friends that have it. But if you’re a huge fan of
the Shining series, or just love PSO's gameplay. It’s a