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Shining Resonance RefrainShining Resonance Refrain

alazif03alazif035 months agoDiary
Hi everybody,

Today, I'm overexcited because a Shining game is released in the West after a long wait of 10 years! What a wonderful day/event for the fans of the Shining series outside Japan!

The new version of Shining Resonance, called "Shining Resonance Refrain" is out now on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC: shiningresonanc...

I preordered it in France (PS4) and got it only few hours ago. The game comes in a "Draconic Launch Edition", which means there's a metallic slipcase around the usual box of the game. As you can see on the pictures below, the cover is different from the PS4 Japanese version of Shining Resonance Refrain ITEM #643773 which is nice since I bought the Premium Fan Box ITEM #643775 with the WonderGOO bonus ITEM #707719.

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You could ask me why I also bought the Western version if I already had the Japanese one and, furthermore, had played the PS3 version of the game. Well, that's to support the Shining series outside Japan. We have been waiting for such a release since "Shining Wind" so I REALLY hope a bunch of fans will buy the game. If it sells well the next Shining games could be released in the West too. I enjoyed playing it on PS3 and this version is better, with unlocked characters (Excela and Jenius) and all the downloads included.

Sega Japan also offers starting tomorrow a VR figure with Kirika shining-world.j..., which is a bonus mode to experiment the date events with her in the town of Mariga (マルガ) in a more attractive way. Maybe it will be available outside Japan too...

If you like the Shining games or Tony's character design, move to action and buy Resonance Refrain! The storyline is quite different from the previous games and introduces brand new characters.

As far as I'm concerned, I'm going to date Marion because I've already dated Kirika ^-^

Bye!

EDIT: As a thank you, Tony drew a special illustration of Kirika: twitter.com/has...
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Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
I want the game a lot but didnt insta buy it must admit due to the price :) will prob get pc ver or a switch ver later once i get myself a switch :) or ps4 (bf wante one so who knows!)
5 months ago
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ladyrainyday (5 months ago) #37278672This game's pretty fun, I just wish the AI wasn't so suicidal. I also wish there were figures of the characters that came with the weapons, they look so good. I also ended up dating Sonia.

Yeah, I totally agree: only Excela came with her Harmonic and I don't like her face so I didn't buy her. I guess it was cheaper and less complicated to make the girls without their weapon. That's a bit sad because they would have looked great with. Weapons that combined musical instruments and offensive parts aren't usual.
5 months ago
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This game's pretty fun, I just wish the AI wasn't so suicidal. I also wish there were figures of the characters that came with the weapons, they look so good. I also ended up dating Sonia.
5 months ago
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AkibaMelon (5 months ago) #37175527Yay so cool to see someone posting about Shining Resonance Refrain <3 I ordered the Switch version! :D I admire your dedication and can totally relate to ordering another copy in order to show support <3 My gaming heart is always breaking a bit thinking about all the games we in the West (especially Europe T_T) are missing and everytime a good series does make it over here I too want to show that the demand is real ^_^ I'll be getting 2 copies (1x PS4 and 1x Switch) of TOV as well just because I'm so happy it's finally coming our way and I want to able to play it on every console XD

In case you haven't researched already, Europe actually has tons of games America didn't get as well, the ironic thing is, the games we get which they don't are often even more obscure and unheard of than the ones we didn't get like Tales and Xenosaga, take a look at the PS2s library for a good reference. Sword of Etheria, Demon Chaos, Gregory Horror Show, Maken Shao Demon Sword to mention a few notable.
5 months ago
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I was looking to get this game, however after playing the demo I decided against it. As much as I love Tony's art(I even have a few shining figures too), I can't bring myself to enjoy the game. Maybe I've been spoiled by Xenoblade Chronicles 2, but the game just lacks that sense of awe for me. If it had a western release years ago then I could see myself enjoying it back then. But for a 2018 release, there are many other jrpgs that are outdoing this one. I feel the only thing the game has going for it are the kawaii girls.
5 months ago
1pt
Yeah great to see Japan sharing for once
5 months ago
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Yay so cool to see someone posting about Shining Resonance Refrain <3 I ordered the Switch version! :D I admire your dedication and can totally relate to ordering another copy in order to show support <3 My gaming heart is always breaking a bit thinking about all the games we in the West (especially Europe T_T) are missing and everytime a good series does make it over here I too want to show that the demand is real ^_^ I'll be getting 2 copies (1x PS4 and 1x Switch) of TOV as well just because I'm so happy it's finally coming our way and I want to able to play it on every console XD
5 months ago
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debinoresu (5 months ago) #37172902why do you have to wait until friday? i bought the switch edition as well and its out for delivery now from amazon.
i bought this game because i liked the demo, and considering fans think the demo is bad, that must mean its really good of a game. i dont like playing pc games so ive never been able to play all these anime games cause i only play nintendo consoles. now ive finally been enabled to play anime games (recently been... playing? reading? nekopara) thanks to the switch ports happening all the time. hell yea


I ordered it from best buy since i still have the gcu discount and it has the release date as the 13th but has the ps4 and xbone versions on sale now. It is mildly irritating but i can live with it.
5 months ago
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decops (5 months ago) #37172154I have been looking forward to this game since it got announced to be coming out in the west. Sadly as i am on getting it on switch i have to wait till Friday to play it.
why do you have to wait until friday? i bought the switch edition as well and its out for delivery now from amazon.

i bought this game because i liked the demo, and considering fans think the demo is bad, that must mean its really good of a game. i dont like playing pc games so ive never been able to play all these anime games cause i only play nintendo consoles. now ive finally been enabled to play anime games (recently been... playing? reading? nekopara) thanks to the switch ports happening all the time. hell yea
5 months ago
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I have been looking forward to this game since it got announced to be coming out in the west. Sadly as i am on getting it on switch i have to wait till Friday to play it.
5 months ago