Flash Fiction: Shining Force Project #1 – Alef

This month marks the 15 year anniversary of the release of Shining Force: The Resurrection of Dark Dragon on the GBA, itself a remake of the Sega title Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention.

Shining Force remains one of may favourite RPG experiences on any system, and I sank a ridiculous amount of hours into both this and its sequel.  The turn-based battles alternated between being great fun skirmishes and frustratingly difficult epics, and the worlds themselves were steeped in high fantasy tropes and concepts.

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It’s like Fire Emblem, only (whisper it!) better.

The anniversary comes at a pretty neat time for me.  I had recently started playing through the first game anyway, and it reminded me of two things:

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