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 youâ€™ve always had locked away.
Shining Resonance RefrainÂ is aÂ Japanese role-playing gameÂ developed by O-Two Inc. and published byÂ Sega. Originally developed byÂ Media.Vision, it is an entry in Sega'sÂ ShiningÂ series of video games, and an expanded and remastered version of the Japan-onlyÂ Shining ResonanceÂ released for theÂ PlayStation 3Â in 2014. While the original PS3 release was not translated into English,Â RefrainÂ was released in July 2018 forÂ Microsoft Windows,Â Nintendo Switch,Â PlayStation 4, andÂ Xbox OneÂ platforms.
The game features a real-time action battle system where players control a single character. Party members will be able to fight by manipulating song.Â Up to four characters can participate in battle which utilise weapons and melodic attacks, such as songs and chained attacks from instrument-themed weapons. These weapon are used to release attacks called Force. Character skills can be changed, this is called Skill Tuning. Outside of battle, characters are allowed to enter towns and interact with many towns and dungeons, as well as the people within them. Players are able to arrange the party and set attacks to responding buttons. Some characters are able to transform into a different form or change weapons. The game allows the character to change costumes freely.
In the original game, previously released only in Japan, Imperial Princess Excella was an unplayable character, but in the new â€œRefrain Modeâ€ in Shining Resonance Refrain, both she and Dragonslayer Jinas can be added as party members for a new experience â€“ 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 Empireâ€™s dominion. Typically timid, will Yuma find the courage to realize the strength he has within him?
The game follows Yuma Ilburn who holds the Spirit of the Shining Dragon, An ancient Dragon who died in an ancient war. At the start of the game Yuma is held captive in Gaelritz Prison with an attempted rescue mission by Sonia Blanche and Kirika Towe Alma on the way. After a confrontation with Excella Noa Aura and her three spears Yuma summons the Blade of the Shining Dragon, The Vanderhorn. They then manage to escape on the back of the Shining Dragon after Yuma had transformed into him and returned to the capital of Astoria, Marga. When he wakes up back as Yuma he joins Astoria in their war against the Empire along side the Dragoneers and the Princess of Astoria in an attempt to achieve peace to their people. The game plays as a traditionalÂ Japanese role-playing gameÂ with action-based battles, similar to theÂ Tales
Â series of video games.
Interactions by the player made between the main character and other playable characters affect player's "relationship level"; talking while resting or camping initiates special story scenes, which in turn can lead to dating scenes the following day.
- Collectible metal slipcase.
- Featuring character artwork of Excella, Sonia, and Kirika.