Shining Resonance Refrain for PS4

Shining Resonance Refrain (PS4)

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6.96
Provisional
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Synopsis

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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Attack of the Fanboy

7.00

Shining Resonance Refrain might be outclassed by modern JRPGs, but if you judge it on it's own merits, you'll quickly find that there is a lot to enjoy.

Jelani James Jul 09, 2018

Push Square

7.00

Cliche characters and predictable plot elements prevent the story from really taking off, but there's an endearing quality to how the game presents itself. Combat's fun, progression is straightforward and rewarding, and dating sim elements add a certain charm. Refrain's like a quick and easy summer anime -- it's certainly not a classic, but it's good fun while it lasts.

Robert Ramsey Jul 09, 2018

PS Lifestyle

6.00

Shining Resonance Refrain feels very much like a budget RPG. While it does some things really well such as well-written characters with excellent voice acting and awesome music, there are plenty of things that just don’t really work. Combat is clunky and dull, the sidequests are mostly repetitive, and the game world feels surprisingly small. Unfortunately, this is a game that’s unlikely to stick around in anyone’s memory for very long.

Jenny Jones Jul 09, 2018

Gaming Bolt

7.00

Is Shining Resonance Refrain going to win any awards? It’s not even the best JRPG that has come out this year on any of the systems it has appeared on, and it’s a far cry from the classic Shining games that fans love so dearly. That said, it’s still a fun, if a bit rote, JRPG adventure that fans of the genre could stand to play and enjoy.

pramath Jul 16, 2018

PS Universe

7.50

The Shinning franchise is one of the oldest franchises around and it’s definitely one of my favorites. It’s been a long time since I played a new game in the franchise and Refrain was a good return for me. It’s not the best game in the franchise but it’s definitely not the worst.

Garri Bagdasarov Jul 09, 2018

IGN

6.80

Shining Resonance Refrain tiene las cualidades propias de cualquier RPG de SEGA dada su "edad", y funciona como un recurso para jugar a algo que ya creíamos perdido en nuestro entorno occidental. Sin demasiados alardes, el juego nos propone rol y acción con un pequeño sistema de progresión y una intensa historia que nos llevará hasta las entrañas del Imperio que amenaza el reino de Astoria, con horas y horas de juego pero castigados por una repetición continua de las mecánicas.

Jose A. Rodríguez Jul 10, 2018

MeriStation

8.00

En conjunto, "Shining Resonance Refrain" es un título que presenta como principal virtud un sistema de combate de acción que si bien no es muy complejo consigue hacer que los combates sean adictivos y se complementa, además, con el uso del sistema de relaciones entre personajes para una mayor efectividad en combate.

Aaron Rodriguez Jul 07, 2018

3D Juegos

7.50

Sega ha acertado remasterizando un título que jamás llegó de manera oficial a nuestras fronteras. Shining Resonance Refrain es in JRPG bastante clásico en ciertos aspectos y que integra batallas en tiempo real bien llevadas y bastante amenas, las cuales quedan bien arropadas por otros elementos clásicos dentro de este tipo de producciones.

Sergio Martín Jul 09, 2018

Vandal

7.00

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

4players.de

7.70

Fans japanischer Action-Rollenspiele wird es freuen, dass es Shining Resonance im zweiten Anlauf doch noch bis nach Europa geschafft hat. Der neue Refrain-Modus wirkt zwar spürbar aufgesetzt, bietet dank der zwei zusätzlichen Figuren aber noch mehr Abwechslung und Vielfalt im Hinblick auf die Echtzeit-Kämpfe und Charakterpflege. Zudem können mehr Beziehungen geknüpft, Talente gefördert und Nebenaufgaben bewältigt werden.

Jens Bischoff Jul 11, 2018

jeuxvideo.com

7.00

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

5.00

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

6.50

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