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Shining Tears (PlayStation 2)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
61
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3.0
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Description

Shining Tears is an old-school Action RPG set in the Shining universe (previous games include Shining in the Darkness and the Shining Force Trilogy). You play Xion, a hero who is drawn into saving the City of Shilidia from a formerly peaceful neighbor due to his possession of the powerful Twin Dragon Rings. This sets the stage for an epic RPG storyline with fun characters and big surprises.

Presented in beautiful hand-drawn 2D graphics and backgrounds, players may choose to go into battles from among 8 unlockable companions, each with their own unique powers, strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, the co-op system lets two players cooperate in battles, pulling off special combo moves and leveling up their characters together. Interestingly, the companion you pick changes Xion to the opposite 'soul' dark or light due to the nature of the Twin Dragon Rings, with correspondingly different powers. Single players have their companion AI to help them out of tight spots, too.


Screenshots

Shining Tears PlayStation 2 Xion meets Elwyn
Shining Tears PlayStation 2 The storyteller and his faerie start things off
Shining Tears PlayStation 2 Title Screen
Shining Tears PlayStation 2 Character screen for Volg the wolfman

Alternate Titles

  • "光明之淚" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "光明之泪" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "シャイニング・ティアーズ " -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Legendra Sep 17, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Just RPG Dec 05, 2005 65 out of 100 65
GameSpot May 28, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
IGN Mar 23, 2005 6.1 out of 10 61
UOL Jogos Jun 22, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PSX Extreme Apr 08, 2005 6 out of 10 60
GameZone Apr 08, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Netjak Apr 29, 2005 4.8 out of 10 48
Diehard GameFan Mar 31, 2005 4 out of 10 40
RPGamer 2005 1 out of 5 20

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Phanfasm (74) added Shining Tears (PlayStation 2) on Jul 29, 2005