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Shining Resonance Refrain: Draconic Launch Edition - Nintendo Switch
- Beautifully rendered 3D character models that bring the 2D artwork of Tony Taka to life.
- Dynamic and frenetic real-time action combat - 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.
- Refrain Mode introduces previously unplayable characters into your party.
- All extra cosmetic content and the original's DLC is included;Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) Content Description: Fantasy violence, language, partial nudity, suggestive themes, use of alcohol
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Fans who pre-order Shining Resonance Refrain on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, will receive the game in a collectible metal slipcase, featuring character artwork of Excella, Sonia, and Kirika.
Shining Resonance Refrain remasters the original Shining Resonance, previously released on PlayStation 3 only in Japan, and features dual audio with English and Japanese voices. In addition to all of the original's DLC, now included as part of the base original mode, Shining Resonance Refrain packs a new Refrain Mode, unlocking the Imperial Princess Excella and Dragonslayer Jinas as party members for a new experience - just be sure to save this for your second play through to avoid any spoilers! With real-time action combat, it will be important to utilize each party member's unique abilities and strengths while deepening relationships with each character. Through events and dates, get to know your party members to unlock their full potential on the battlefield! Depending on the bonds of the characters, resonance may occur between the characters them, providing a new level of support, leading to victory. Yuma has the soul of the Shining Dragon within him, transforming into the ancient beast by unleashing the power conducted through his sword. Dragons, long thought to be extinct, make Yuma a target for The Empire. To use him against the Kingdom of Astoria, The Empire captures Yuma. Sonia, Princess of Astoria, launches a rescue mission with the help of the Dragoneers. Hearing about the plight of Astoria and their fight to save their land, Yuma decides to aid them. Typically timid, will he find the courage to realize the strength he has within him?
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Just like the demo. If you liked it - Get the game. You also get to transform the DEMO save over - so you do not loose the time. Looks great on Switch. The first area after the demo is open field with lots of colors. Still early on - but already love it, especially on my 2hr commute.
Comes with a card that tells you how to get the Japanese Voice Pack from the eShop. The metal sleeve feels great and mine had no problem sliding the game case in or out (it is also double sided)... they did a great job on Packaging.
was intrigued by the fact these warriors use weapons
that are also instruments.
Pros. The story starts off slow but it gets better.
I laughed a lot during some skits.
The art is lovely. Go into the gallery and look at the "figurines"
The town looks like it could actually exist.
The graphics. Nice and clean.
The vice acting. There is Japanese and English.
Both casts are equally good in my opinion.
The music. It's a good mixture of instrumental and
J-Pop. Just a word of warning. The songs are not in English. More on that later.
Multiple save files! If you want to experience Original and ReFrain
modes on different saves, you can! Wanna share the game with a Sib or BFF?
You can do have that too.
The game play. If you like the Tales Of series or the Ateier series then try this game.
The combat is in real-time. There is some dating sim/slice of life stuff. Oh and there's some
gathering and item synthesis too.
This game was released worldwide on different platforms.
No excuse on missing out unless you don't own one of the following
Nintendo Switch, PS 4, X Box One, PC.
If you want to play portable then the Switch is your only option unless you have a gaming laptop.
Did I mention this is actually a remaster of a PS3 game that was only released in Japan?
And all of the DLC is already included?
The packaging. I got the American/Japanese Draconic
Launch edition. It comes with a steel book case and slip cover.
The difference between the American/Japanese and the European version is
that theirs comes with a cardboard slip cover. Ours has a plastic slip cover.
I don't mind the songs being in Japanese I just wish Sega would have provided us
non Japanese speakers with translated lyric book. I noticed that
not all of the songs have translated captions on screen.
How come the girls got more DLC costumes then the guys?
The girls got 3 sets of swim suits each. Idol costumes.
And sailor style uniforms (school uniforms that look like old sailor uniforms.)
The guys only get idol costumes. Lol I kept Yuma
in his idol costume because it suited certain situations better then his default clothes.
Maybe I will also buy the re-print of Rinna's figure that will be out in Japan on November. I became a huge fan of this game thanks to the hours I have spent on it.
It is a remastered version of a PS3 game, so graphics are not super, but are serviceable. Once you start playing, you will forget about the graphics. The nice thing is that all DLC are included, so you get all the costumes and extras.
Some costumes are quite "indecent"; so keep that in mind if you play with your kids. They are optional though; so if you don't want to use them, you don't have to.
Game is fun, and decently long (40-60 hours); based on how fast you want to complete it, you may get more or less time; depends from you.
The tin game case is absolutely beautiful. I’m not sure what the 3/5 reviewer is talking about as my game case can be opened and shut perfectly fine.
Top reviews from other countries
The combat system is quite fun (very similar to the Tales Of series). Shining resonance is a fair length game landing at personally at over 30 hours for a playthrough which is a fair length for those not wanting a 80 plus hour main story game. In the game there is an option for either English or Japanese voices including subtitles. The game also offers optional dungeons for some content. The controls in the game are easy to use and simple to get the hang of. It explains the game mechanics quite well while not being too heavy in tutorials every single battle at the beginning of the game. The mechanics of battle become.more important such as the B.A.N.D area as you aquire more songs to affect the party or enemy in the battle for boss battles. Also for those not wanting to manage constant equipment swapping there is no weapon or are purchased; instead there are aspects which effect different areas on characters such as more percentage more health or mana points and damage done or taken. The game and is very light hearted and not very dark story wise. The game also lets the main protagonist Yuuma turn into a dragon to fight enemies which can make you feel quite powerful. You can use other characters to fight and not just locked to the main character.
Grind heavy game with final boss being in the 80s. I managed to finish the game with a party of level 60 characters (reducing grinding). The bosses tend to repeat mostly because of the story sake and do not really change much a part from some having area of effect attacks that destroy you easily. The status effects in the game such as confusion happen far too often(which makes the controlled character useless standing idle or attacking allies) making you have to remove the status effect everytime it occurs.
The game also does not have a new game plus over an existing save file. This removing the incentive to play through the game again.
One of most annoying aspects was leveling not in use party members which eventually may need to be used for parts in the game. There is a quest that needs to be completed and then items that are rare to acquire to make an aspect to equip to characters not in the party to earn experience. This is called the image training aspect.
The story is fair and not very engaging and not making you want to know what happens next bit has some substance built up after the third chapter.
Some characters are just way better in the game and leave others in the dust of usefulness. This may Dept from player to player though.
Overall the game was quite enjoyable and if you get non party members gain information experience as soon. As you can it will make grinding far less time consuming and tedious (as some characters need to be used). The simple controls are awesome and nice to be able to pick this up after some time of leaving and knowing how to play again easily. Graphics are fairly good not being too over dependent on or bad enough to remove from the game presentation. All in all something to consider if you do not want a complex game to play and pick up and put down experience. I would recommend buying only if you like RTS games and need a game to play and are not to worried about a deep story. Personally I enjoyed my playthrough with the boss battles and playing different characters such as a mage or a knight..
Recomendable para quienes gustan de los JRPG con tintes de anime, aunque no superara a juegos similares de la talla de la saga Tales.