We begin tonight with a game that is a Mega Drive classic.
Shining Force is one of the games that would define the Mega Drive, made by a key figure of Dragon Quest’s early days in Hiroyuk Takahashi and perhaps inspired by some of its peers alike, including Nintendo’s Fire Emblem series, of which its newest instalment was just announced recently.
Takahashi now heads up Camelot Software, who are well known for the Golden Sun series, but for Takahashi, his legacy may well be defined by Shining Force.
For writer and independent game developer Kaitlin Tremblay, she pegs it as her favourite game. Listen for the next hour as she goes at length as to how much the game means to her.
You can listen below.
Games mentioned: Shining Force; Silent Hill 2; Silent Hill 3; P.T.; Unreal Tournament 1999; Super Mario Bros 2; Final Fantasy; Dragon Quest; Final Fantasy III; Final Fantasy VI; Fire Emblem; Dark Souls; Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater; Resident Evil: Code Veronica X; Valkyria Chronicles; Valkyria Chronicles II; Valkyria Chronicles III; Bravely Default; Ni no Kuni; Final Fantasy VII; Final Fantasy VIII; Persona 4; Persona 5; Persona Q: Shadow of the Labrynth; Shining Force II; Fire Emblem: Awakening; Borderlands 2; Resident Evil Revelations 2; Resident Evil 4; Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City; Resident Evil 5; Resident Evil 6; Tales from the Borderlands; Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel; The Walking Dead: Season One; Game of Thrones; Lights Out, Please; Say When; I’m Fine; ReProgram; The Terror Aboard The Speedwell; Consensual Torture Simulator.
Shenmue, by Matthew Reynolds