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Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya

a.k.a. Shining Force Gaiden II / シャイニング・フォース外伝II 邪神の覚醒

created and published by Sega in 1993-06-25, running on Game Gear
type: strategy, role-play
genre: Manga, Fantasy
series: Shining
perspective: 3rd person bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn
4.2/5

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Official descriptions (2)
A rare gem from one of my personal favorite series – the original Shining Force games rank highly on my list of all-time favorites for their blend of tactical strategy and story-driven RPG.

Sword of Hajya takes place some 20 years after the original Shining Force, give or take, and continues the story of Guardiana. A handful of characters from the original – including Luke, Ken, Lowe, and the magical egg-shaped squid-creature (???) Domingo – return in this Gamer Gear exclusive.

To be honest, RPGs don’t always age well – they can be grindy and they can belong very much to their eras. Sometimes you take what you can get. But tactical RPGs and in particular the Shining Force series have always felt very much alive, and the blend of character progression, story, and tactical strategy still hold a primal appeal.
# 2013-06-30 04:07:19 - official description - source
From the American gamebox :

The peaceful kingdom of Cypress has suddenly been disrupted by the corrupt ambition of the evil King Iom. Terror rampages across the land. The Castle of Cypress is invaded and the maival Sword of Hajya is taken! It will take strength, courage, agility and your keen sense of strategy to defy this ominous power.

- An intense Role-Playing Game with a unique twist of action, adventure and strategy!
- Choose from 18 unique characters including Warriors, Mages, Healers, Archers, Birdmen and Centaurs. Play any 12 at one time.
- Your strategy techniques will determine your success or failure. Listen carefully to all the clues.
- Dazzling graphics, sweeping cinematic battle sequences and an intense storyline will keep you coming back for more!

# 2007-06-07 22:35:22 - official description
Comment
Shining Force Gaiden 2... is that also known as Shining Force 2: The sword of Hajya for Game Gear? If so, I own it, and i must say, for the simplicity of the game, the storyline rivals those of many of today's RPGs and the gameplay, though a bit frustrating if you dont have any gold, is still superb!
(Sarah P.) - # 2003-04-11 01:44:03
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