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Shining Resonance Refrain Draconic Launch Edition - Nintendo Switch

  • Publisher: Sega
  • SKU: 6214326
  • Release Date: 07/13/2018
ESRB Rating: Teen
Fantasy violence, Language, Partial nudity, Suggestive themes, Use of alcohol
$49.99
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Shining Resonance Refrain Draconic Launch Edition

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (53 out of 55)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Media Vision
    • Publisher: Sega
    • Platform: Nintendo Switch
    • Genre: Action and Adventure|Role Playing
    • Release Date: 07/13/2018

    Synopsis


    Wield a mighty sword in Shining Resonance Refrain for Nintendo Switch. Follow Yuma on his mission to save Astoria, and embark on epic battles in real-time combat modes. The game lets players unlock the potential of teammates and work to create powerful teams that can match strength and prowess with the Empire. Play as a dragon in Shining Resonance Refrain, and unleash a whirlwind of epic power against foes.

    Features


    Pre-order Shining Resonance Refrain and receive the game in a collectible metal slipcase, featuring the character artwork of Excella, Sonia, and Kirika

    Beautifully rendered 3D character models that bring the 2D artwork of Tony Taka to life

    Combat supported by music element, B.A.N.D. system, to enhance your powers in battle

    Play as a Dragon - unleash devastating attacks on your foes

    Bond with your teammates in town on dates and events

    Dynamic and frenetic real-time action combat

    All extra cosmetic content included

    Refrain Mode introduces previously unplayable characters into your party

    For one player



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    Looks like there aren't enough negative mentions yet.

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Tony Taka's Masterpiece

      Posted
      Molly
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      First of all the product itself. The launch edition has a really cool metal slipcase probably the only one of it's kind. We have had metal steelbooks sure but not a metal slipcase. Really cool. There is also a free japanese voice pack in the E-Shop you can download. Story - Pretty generic honestly, like PS2 Era JRPG storytelling. Have an evil kingdom who is doing evil stuff against the good kingdom... Insert main character here.... He goes on an adventure to save the kingdom from evil kingdom and bam there is your story. The lore is pretty intresting but the story itself just holds it back. It never gets into that level of final fantasy or tales games story telling. Gameplay - Plays out like a tales game, you can turn into a dragon! Which is awsome. There is like a FF7 materia system going on there for your wepons. No fast travel unfourtuntly, but not that bad as the maps themselfs are easy to run across. There is a random dungeon you can do for grinding. There are side quests but all those are is the basic "Kill this" or "Collect this" and thats it, nothing more meaningful than that. I guess the best part of the game is that you can date all the girls and you won't get punished for it. For those who are confused by original mode and refrain mode... Basically original mode is just the original story while in refrian mode you get 2 playable characters that are like villian characters.... Thats about it. So I just went with refrian mode to date the evil chick. Sound - Pretty good since one of the focuses of the game is about music, since all your party members items are actually instruments. So at least for sound is 5 out of 5 Graphics - It's like in between PS2-PS3 era anime style graphics. Not that bad seeing as it was a PS3 port from japan only. Conclusion - It's worth getting if only go play once, it's only like 49.99 anyways not even full priced. For a PS3 port it's pretty decent, at least until we get octopath traveler soon and that tales remaster for the switch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Lots of dragons

      Posted
      LaTerry
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      Shining Resonance Refrain is a Action JRPG, similar to the Tales series of games. The combat is simple, but there are a good amount of character that you can control in battle, each with a unique fighting style that you can try out. The story is basic, but its done well enough that I enjoyed it. There are dating mechanics in the game, the main character can date his party members and this will give bonuses in battle. The biggest draw for me towards the game was all the dragons. The story is centered around dragons and the main character can transform into a dragon at will. I really like those aspects of the game and it keeps me playing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good while ported, struggles on TV

      Posted
      ksoh
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      Its a fun game and its got your fan service(Bonus) However, I cant help but feel the developers skimped on optimizing it for tv since its a switch game. You do get a interesting story about dragons and a fun combat mechanic. Bosses are ridiculously brutal(I spent two hours and still haven't beaten the first main boss). The game definitely feels laggy especially in bigger fights, the fps completely tanks, in portable mode, not so much. its a shame because I enjoy playing on my tv more than handheld. still a great game though------ 3.5 stars for me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Under Rated

      Posted
      xellokz
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      This is by no means any step up to modern JRPGs, but it is still an enjoyable confined experience. The game can be sometimes shallow, but nothing to hinder a fun little experience. Some people might get turn away by the lack of CGI scenes, cause this game has a visual novel type of dialogue. Graphics is also nothing to write home about, its a port from the last gen era but the graphics did age pretty well. All in all a fun experience and worth the money, if your not willing to commit on this you can wait for it to go on sale and test the waters.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good story and game play

      Posted
      Craany
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      If you're a fan of .hack series game play or secret of mana with some good story then look no further. while the story, in my opinion, is overwhelmed with cut scenes of both in game movie and side script, it does deliver it in a fabulous way. so much so that at times i'd find myself reminiscing to some old style Tales series and that is something I won't complain about. Fun and engaging, recommended if you're looking for another RPG to own on your switch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A fairly Standard JRPG

      Posted
      Regaeas
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      Been 10 years since the US last got a Shining game, and this one isn't likely to do the series much justice to get further games localized. It doesn't really hit any high notes for all of its focus on music. I'll play all the way through, but it won't stand out against other releases on the Switch. If you've already consumed all the other JRPGs currently available and are a fan of them, this one is a good pickup. However, for the casual player this may be worth a pass.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A surprising Release from Sega

      Posted
      ErickRPG

      This game feels sort of like a Tales game, but not 100%. I actually prefer the more simplistic hack n slash style battle system from this game over the (lock on to the enemy) style in Tales. In this game you have more free form movement so the battles feel more like a 3D arcade brawler. The music is very beautiful and Celtic inspired. Overall it's a solid Very Good RPG worth playing if you have played all of the best Switch games already.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Don’t make this one a priority

      Posted
      windman
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      I purchased this game based on reviews describing a serviceable game and a good battle system. Although the battle system is fun and challenging, the rest of the game is not implemented well or varied enough to be worth the time. If you’re desperate for a Switch JRPG, this is a way to spend your time. Otherwise, I don’t recommend it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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