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Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

26%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 18, 2017
Xbox OneApr 18, 2017
PCApr 18, 2017
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: ENIGAMI

Genre: RPG

Shiness is a half open world role playing game which has in particular a realtime dynamic battlesystem. You will play five characters from different species that are talking in an exclusive language especially created for its universe. Moreover, the storyline will be affected by your choices. Shiness is offering an unique experience that you won't forget!

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Critic Reviews

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All told, Shiness is an uneven adventure, but one I'm glad I undertook. While it's too ambitious for its own good, deep down, and despite some hard-to-overlook faults, you can just sense that this was a passion project. I'm not sure if Enigami will get to make a sequel, but if it does, I'd be up for it.

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Enigami's attempt to craft a full Action-RPG experience as an indie developer deserves praise, and, visually at least, it comes close to aping its peers. However, a meaningless story, awful dialogue, irritating combat and an utter lack of pace sees it come up short in every other area that matters.

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A great RPG and a remarkable beat'em up that sometimes is too ugly for being excellent due its indie (and low cost) roots.

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Shiness doesn't try to reinvent the wheel, and its style and execution are designed to evoke memories of your gaming past. Come for the pretty world, stay for the fast, if slightly messy combat.

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