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    Shining Soul II

    Game » consists of 3 releases. Released Jul 24, 2003

    A lengthy fantasy action RPG with plenty of features.

    Short summary describing this game.

    Shining Soul II last edited by AlexB4tman on 02/04/21 07:42AM View full history

    Story

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    Shining Soul II's action is placed in the Land of Klantol, where the vision of chaos threatens peace by spawning cohorts of monsters ravaging the land. To make things worse Camille - the princess of Klantol - is kidnapped. Luckily the thing happens during a tournament announced by her father - King Marcel - so finding a hero able to rescue her from the forces of evil is quite easy. You are that hero.

    The Dark Dragon was defeated, and Light returned to the land. The four heroes hailed for banishing the Darkness. The People were thankful that peace had returned, and the legend of the Hero of Light was passed down. Buta as time passed and people's lives improved, the legend was forgotten. So, too, dod their gratitude fade, and people began to take Light for granted. In a peace filled town, an old man stood preaching a seditious prophecy...

    "Brothers and sisters, look! The crystal is cloudy! According to legend, Darkness was defeated! But, Light will grow out of control, eventually giving rise to Darkness once again. The clouding of the crystal foretells this future. The balance of the world will soon collapse!"

    The old prophet continued to speak to the passerby, and his voice rang through the town square. But, those who forgotten about the legend took no heed of the prophet's words. Sadly, at that very moment, the end of peace and prosperity was near. As the prophet had warned, the balance between Darkness and Light has been lost. Light had become too strong, and Darkness stirred again. An alchemist, a servant of Darkness, appeared...His name was Gillespie. Gillespie lured the old prophet to the outskirts of town, shattered the crystal that told of the Darkness and robbed the world of one virtuous man.

    As a member of Dark order known as the Chaos Knights, Gillespie had another mission to complete...And so, he traveled to Klantol Castle...He cunningly befriended the knight Deatharte, whom King Marcel trusted above others, and he gave to Deatharte the "Forbidden Fruit." With that accomplished, Gillespie left those lands. Deatharte was suspicious of Gillespie, and so he did not eat the fruit, until one day...when his curiosity got the better of him...and he tasted the "Forbidden Fruit"..

    Overview

     World map.
    World map.
     Archer character sheet.
    Archer character sheet.

    Shining Soul II is a Dungeon Crawler Action RPG game with a fantasy setting. The game features a wide variety of interesting features such as: 8 different character classes, challenge arena, collectible monster cards, crafting system, charged attack system, 2 difficulty levels, different endings, multiple side quests and a lengthy story that can be played over and over again due to dozens of unique class-specific items to find (each character can equip up to 3 weapons). Just like in almost any other game of the genre when the character levels up it is up to the player how to distribute strength, dexterity, intelligence, stamina and skill points. A wise character build is crucial when players want to swiftly move through the quite lengthy campaign that gets gradually tougher or try to beat the game at advanced difficulty mode in which monsters get noticeably stronger. The soul items, which can be equipped by every character, may serve as a great aid in defeating stronger enemies. In practice, they are similar to Final Fantasy's summons. In almost every moment during the campaign, the player can be transported to the city, where he can change the gear, browse through his card collection, talk to the NPCs in order to find side quests, fight in the arena for prizes etc. The game also features a multiplayer mode.

    Character classes & skills

    There are 8 basic character classes in the game varying in appearance (with additional color scheme customization for every class), skills and equipment they can use. Here's how they appear on the character selection screen:

     Character select.
    Character select.

    Archer - long-range attack expert.

    Skills:

    Bow - bow power up & charge ATK

    Spear - spear power up & charge ATK

    Range - increases throwing range

    Enchant - makes an enemy an ally

    Anti-flying - damage to flying enemies up

    Summon - summons a forest creature

    Critical - increases critical hit rate

    Healing - HP recovers over time

    Brawler - strong and dexterous, but has somewhat low defense.

    Skills:

    Claws - claws power up & charge ATK

    Knife - knife power up & charge ATK

    Evade - increases evasion rate

    Critical - increases critical hit rate

    Counter - counter with a kick

    Guts - stronger with lower HP

    Stun - stuns enemies

    Healing - HP recovers over time

    Dark Wizard - half vampire, half-human. Uses Dark spells.

    Skills:

    Rod - rod power up & charge ATK

    Demon Breath - spell: Darkness attack

    Venom - spell: Poison explosion

    Darkness - spell: Ring of Darkness

    Morph - spell: Change into a monster

    Dagger Dance - spell: Summon sword

    Drain - spell: Absorb HP

    Meditate - speeds up HP recovery

    Dragonute - crushes enemies with powerful blows.

    Skills:

    Axe - axe power up & charge ATK

    Flail - flail power up & charge ATK

    Shield- shield power-up & parry

    Armor Up - equipment defense up

    Brak Armor - lowers enemy's defense

    Breath - counters with a breath attack

    Weaken - weakens nearby enemies

    Magic Resisitance - increases resistance

    Ninja - tricks masters with quick movements very fast.

    Skills:

    Sword - sword power up & charge ATK

    Knife - knife power up & charge ATK

    Critical - increases critical hit rate

    Debris - spell: Falling object

    Shadow - spell: Paralyse monster

    Speed - spell: Increases speed

    Replace - block attack with wood

    Ansatsu - increases damage from behind

    Priest - helpful and brave. Uses healing and support magic.

    Skills:

    Rod - rod power up & charge ATK

    Flail - flail power up & charge ATK

    Heal - spell: Healing

    Protect - defense up

    Resist - resistance up

    Bless - stats up

    Shining - spell: Shield of Light

    Meditate - speeds up MP recovery

    Warrior - expert at close range combat. Well balanced.

    Skills:

    Sword - sword power up & charge ATK

    Axe - axe power up & charge ATK

    Spear - spear power up & charge ATK

    Shield- shield power-up & parry

    Armor Up - equipment defense up

    Efficacy - increases item effectiveness

    Counter - powerful counterattack

    Tactics - ATK up

    Wizard - expert at spell attacks. Uses a variety of spells.

    Skills:

    Rod - rod power up & charge ATK

    Blaze - spell: Fire attack

    Freeze - spell: Ice attack

    Spark - spell: Lightning attack

    Blast - spell: Cyclone attack

    Inferno - spell: Scorching attack

    Magic Shield - defense up

    Meditate - speeds up MP recovery

    After successfully completing the game another variation of Dark Wizard becomes available as a playable class.

    Dark Wizard - looks vaguely familiar, but little is known about him (he actually uses the sprite of Gilespie).

    Bosses

    Goblin Fort:

    - Captain Gully

    - Colonel Gobovich

    Giant's Graveyard

    - Grove Giant

    Wizari's Palace:

    - Wizari

    Fairy Spring:

    - Clione

    Robert's Pirate Ship:

    - Captain Robert

    - Giant Squid

    Driazhek Desert:

    - Giant Worm

    - General Oswald

    Koldazhek Cave:

    - Yeti king

    - Vaitali

    Demon's Tower:

    - Clone (of player's class)

    - Dark Angel

    Hottazhek Volcano:

    - Gillespie x2

    - Holy Guardian of Fire

    Chaos Castle:

    - Gillespie

    - Deatharte

    Chaos' Domain:

    - Chaos

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