Shining Force Neo

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Naoyuki Ukeda
Makoto Takada, Atsushi Ii
Shinya Togo, Takashi Miyasaka
Yuriko Nishiyama

(character designer)

Yoshitaka Tamaki

(monster designer)
Tomoko Morita, Yukio Nakajima
PlayStation 2
Release Date
JP: March 24, 2005 NA: October 20, 2005

Shining Force Neo is a "hack 'n' slash" action RPG for the Playstation 2.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Shining Force Neo plays drastically different from the previous Shining Force sub-entries. The battles, instead, take place in real time with the player in control of the main character, Max.

Max, is able to equip 1-handed weapons, 2-handed weapons, wands and staves, and bows. Depending on the weapon he has equipped it can greatly effect his stats and overall playstyle.

Weapons are randomly generated, and can be augmented with special powers later in the game. The type of weapon you use will largely affect how you play, with things such as daggers and short swords proving quick and weak compared to massive great swords that can fell swathes of enemies every swing, or a magical staff to freeze, shock, burn, or simply blast your enemies away compared to the fast-firing bow.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The game begins with the young warrior Max returning to his home Greensleeves after years of training under his centaur instructor, Graham. He relaxes for a short while, catching up with his father and , an the other residents of Greensleeves, such as his childhood friend Meryl. Before long it is revealed that the forces of darkness are afoot, and that Max and Meryl have miraculously proven to inherited the power of a Force - strong warriors capable of vanquishing the forces of evil. Max's father is slain, and the crystal guarded in the city's heart is shattered by a masked man with an eerie aura of familiarity around him. Max and Meryl set out to try and defend the rest of the crystals and prevent the reawakening of Dark Dragon, though their attempts are always for naught as just as they arrive the masked man is there to see them writhe in despair as he furthers his plans. Meryl changes sides throughout the game, unsure of her purpose and history. Max recruits many allies from all corners of the globe to defeat the evil that is rampant in the world, and return Meryl to her regular state of mind.

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Greensleeves
  • Feldland
  • Cascade Castle
  • Hail Prison
  • Dark Castle

Characters[edit | edit source]

Playable Characters[edit | edit source]

Party Members[edit | edit source]

Allies of the Force[edit | edit source]

Bosses[edit | edit source]

  • First Sanctuary
  • Second Sanctuary
  • Third Sanctuary


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