Shining Force Exa

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Shining Force Exa
ShinForceExa.jpg
NTSC-U Boxart
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21567
Release date: March 20, 2007
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SLPM-66646
Release date: January 19, 2007
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Neverland
Genre: RPG
Wikipedia: Wikipedia
Game review links: IGN
Game review score: 7/10 (IGN)
Game description: Shining Force EXA (シャイニング・フォース イクサ Shainingu Fōsu Ikusa) is an action role-playing game developed by Neverland and published by Sega for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game console as a part of the Shining series. It tells the story of a world divided by a war between humans and demons. Like Shining Force Neo, the gameplay is in the vein of the popular game Diablo or Record of Lodoss War for the Dreamcast (the latter also by Neverland). The game features a variety of weaponry inspired by the medieval era, magic, and a collection of skills that can be improved upon for the main characters.

Winlogo.png Test configuration on Windows:

PCSX2 version: 1.0.0 r5492
Graphics by GSdx: r5464
Sound by SPU2-X: r5478
Pad plugin is LilyPad MotionJoy: r5112
DVD plugin is cdvdGigaherz: r5403
BIOS version: US 01.70(25/03/2003)

Comments: The game plays great as long as you play in native resolution. Using anything above native causes graphical glitches like lines to appear in the menus and a ghosting effect in the main lobby although its nothing too annoying. The main lobby has a high bloomy effect but im not sure if that was in the original game or not. There's a couple graphical glitches here and there but mostly with the GUI and nothing too bad. The teleporter room is the only area I noticed that caused a FPS drop from 60 to about 45, other areas like cities, battles and stuff seemed fine although I have a feeling those random attacks with a ton of enemies will cause slowdown. If you get FPS drops don't bother enabling EE or VU hacks as EE does nothing and VU only slows the game down more. In other words if this game lags for you even with the hacks then deal with it :P Hack comments: INTC Spin Detection, Wait Loop Detection, Fast CDVD, mVU Flag Hack, MTVU

Linlogo.png Test configuration on Linux:

PCSX2 version: untested
Graphics by ZZogl: untested
Sound by SPU2-X: untested


Pclogo.png PC specs used to test the game:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 630 2.80 GHZ
GPU: Geforce 9800GT 1GB

Comments: You'd at least need a good GPU and CPU to run this game at native and something much better than the above stats to run at 4x-6x

Description taken from Wikipedia