Shining Resonance Refrain

Sega, Media.Vision

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
69
Top Critic Average
26%
Critics Recommend
Based on 62 critic reviews
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Shining Resonance Refrain

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Based on 62 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

26%

Critics Recommend

Based on 62 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jul 10, 2018
Xbox OneJul 10, 2018
PCJul 10, 2018
Nintendo SwitchJul 10, 2018

Developer: Media.Vision

Publisher: Sega

Play as Yuma Ilvern and stop the Empire from exploiting the power of the ancient dragons, including the soul of the Shining Dragon within you. With the help of your friends, realize your destiny, save Astoria, and unleash the strength you’ve always had locked away. In the original game, previously released only in Japan, Imperial Princess Excella was an unplayable character, but in the new “Refrain Mode” in Shining Resonance Refrain, both she and Dragonslayer Jinas can be added as party members for a new experience – just be sure to save this for your second playthrough to avoid any spoilers! Dragons were long thought to be extinct, and because Yuma holds the ability to transform into the Shining Dragon, he was taken as a captive of the Empire. With the help of the Dragoneers, Sonia, princess of Astoria, pleads with Yuma to aid them in their fight to save their land from the Empire’s dominion. Typically timid, will Yuma find the courage to realize the strength he has within him?

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5 / 10
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A horribly generic Japanese role-player that has no glaring flaws but fails to offer a single interesting new idea or character of its own.

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Shining Resonance Refrain is a triumphant return overseas for an iconic JRPG series. It has solid foundations in the usual JRPG business of fantasy kingdoms and amnesiac warrior boys, but it builds off of that foundation with charming characters and gorgeous art to create a pretty unique identity for itself. While some aspects of the game are a little unpolished, it's still a standout JRPG worth standing alongside any of the other big players in that genre, and worth checking out by anyone who calls themselves a JRPG fan.

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An interesting RPG experience full of dragons, action and a little repetitive playability that makes the game look a little aged... but it still has tons of hours of fun.

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It's not gonna put in trouble the most complex and tactical JRPG's fans, but Shining Resonance Refrain deserves to be played and enjoyed.

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