Shining Resonance Refrain for PC

Shining Resonance Refrain (PC)

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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! As an added bonus, all of the extra cosmetic items and side quests are included in this remaster. 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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Game Skinny


If you're a fan of JRPGs and think the concept of playing as a dragon and beating up enemies with musical instruments is pretty rad, then you'll probably enjoy this game a lot. If you're interested in strong characters and potentially getting to know them on a romantic level, you may like this game too. Otherwise, I'm not really sure if I can personally recommend dropping the money on this.

Autumn Fish Jul 15, 2018

Hardcore Gamer


Overall the world of Shining Resonance Refrain is a joy to explore and the option to go through it a second time with villains on your side adds a good reason to play through again

Chris Shive Jul 09, 2018



En definitiva, un juego de rol de presupuesto medio y entretenido, especialmente si eres aficionado al género y no te importa una historia que peca de personajes un tanto planos, al más puro estilo anime. Pero no es un RPG sobresaliente y la remasterización –que maquilla ligeramente el aspecto técnico- no oculta sus defectos jugables, en concreto un sistema de combate un poco simple y un desarrollo poco variado.

Ramón Varela Jul 09, 2018


Passé sur système de combat, très réussi, presque aussi dynamique que celui d’un YS VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, Shining Resonance Refrain accumule esthétiques et défauts qui peuvent détourner le joueur. En voici une liste non exhaustive : dialogues (tout en anglais) à rallonge, personnages reposants sur des clichés un peu trop éprouvés dans le genre JRPG, héros sans aucun charisme, animation peu naturelle hors des combats, etc.

Neschamah Jul 11, 2018

Game Kult


Tout ceci étant dit, si jamais vous réussissez à passer outre cette liste de défauts, il bat dans la poitrine de Shining Resonance Refrain une aventure à la carte, solidement rythmée et laissant aux joueurs un grand contrôle sur leur expérience de jeu. Reste à savoir si vous aurez envie ou non de laisser sa chance à un RPG qui se tire autant de balles dans le pied.

Benoît Reinier Jul 10, 2018

Spazio Games


I fan di vecchia data del franchise, assente da troppi anni dai lidi occidentali, e coloro che in un JRPG cercano prima di tutto immediatezza potrebbero comunque ricavarne una quarantina d'ore di discreto divertimento, ma le pecche sono numerose ed impossibili da ignorare. La speranza è di non dover attendere un'altra decina di anni per rivedere il franchise qui da noi, e, soprattutto, di trovarlo in forma migliore quando questo accadrà.

Gianluca Arena Jul 09, 2018