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Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention

Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention

It remains one of the true classics of the 16-bit era, and Genesis fans owe it to themselves to play it through at least once. We are, of course, talking about Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention, and it is one heck of an adventure. Our full report inside!

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Shining Force: Sword of Hajya

Shining Force: Sword of Hajya

The Shining games are some of Sega’s most beloved franchises, and there have been many great releases. The Game Gear was a big part of this, with an excellent entry in the classic Shining Force series. Everything that made fans fall in love with these engrossing strategy/RPGs on the Genesis has made the transition intact. This is definitely one to play.

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Vixen 357

Vixen 357

One of the best strategy/RPGs you’ve never played, Vixen 357 is developed by the same people who brought us Langrisser, Gleylancer, and Target Earth. That’s some pedigree, and if you like your action with mechs, then Masaya has got you covered. The language barrier is a bit troublesome, but it’s definitely worth the effort. And that intro! Oh my!

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Langrisser II

Langrisser II

It often seems that for every good game that got released for the Genesis, a half dozen remained behind in Japan. That might not be too far off the mark either, as there are some excellent titles that gamers are forced to import or emulate. Though Sega-16 doesn’t normally encourage emulation unless for archival and documentation purposes, there is one area that has become invaluable to gamers: fan translations. Many previously Japanese-only titles are being enjoyed by audiences the world over because they are finally playable to non-Japanese speakers, and there are currently several groups translating games. One of the recently completed titles that is definitely worth checking out is Langrisser II 2, the sequel to the excellent Warsong. If you enjoyed the first, then this one should absolutely be on your “to do” list.

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Warsong

Warsong

A new week brings a new bunch of great features! We begin with a review of one of the best strategy/RPGs on the Genesis. The only game in the Langrisser series to make it to America, Warsong enamored gamers with its deep gameplay and great music. Well, we’ve got a full review of it, and you know you’ll kick yourself if you miss it.

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