Shining The Holy Ark

Sega/Sonic Software Planning
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SHINING THE HOLY ARK is a first person role-playing game released for the Sega Saturn by Sega.It is a part of Sega's Shining series of video games and a prequel to Shining Force 3.Shining the Holy Ark takes place 10 years before Shining Force 3.While in the town of Enrich,Arthur and the others meet a young boy named Julian.He tells them that his father went to investigate a haunted mansion in the woods but never returned.Since that time he has been in the care of a family friend.It would later be discovered that Julian's father was killed by Galm,one of the mythical Vandals that ruled over the world during the time of the 1,000 year kingdom.His father's death compels Julian to seek revenge against Galm which set into motion his involvement in the events of Shining Force 3.The gameplay is most similar to Shining In The Darkness;the player explores towns and dungeons in the first-person view with battles almost exclusively taking place in dungeons.Battles take place in a turn-based format,maintaining the first-person view but also allowing the player to view allies as they take their actions.The game's soundtrack was composed by Motoi Sakuraba...