Shining is a series of fantasy console games developed by Sega. The series can be thought of as Sega's main venture into the RPG genre, along with the other fantasy-RPG series, Phantasy Star. The first game, Shining in the Darkness can be compared to the early Might and Magic games or the Wizardry series, in that the game is a 1st person dungeon crawler with randomly encountered, turn-based battles. The next game released in the series was Shining Force, which can be compared to the Fire Emblem series, especially Shining Force's contemporary titles in the series, because of its turn-based strategy style with battle scenes acted out with sprites. Other spin-offs include Shining Soul, which can be considered a Roguelike.
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