Aura4 got in touch to let me know about the release of his new Shining Force fan game, Mega Force 2!
Mega Force 2 is the sequel to Mega Force, which was released back in 2016. Just like its predecessor, Mega Force 2 features a complete cast of playable characters and a tonne of battles.
You start with a single character, but as the game progresses you’ll pick up some useful allies.
Not all of these characters are popular with the dungeon’s inhabitants though…
If you’re a fan of Shining-style battles this is definitely worth a play. Be sure to use your spells in the early battles as they can be very tough, and don’t be afraid to use egress if needed. Some of the later fights require a little bit of planning to make sure enemies are lured into range, which adds an extra layer of challenge to the experience.
Aura4 has released the first demo of his new Shining-style project, “Mega Force”. Aura4 previously released a demo of the Shining Force 2 Remake (along with the source code) way back in 2008, so it’s great to see something new.
Like the SF2 remake, Mega Force is written using the XNA framework, so you’ll need to have that installed before you can play.
The demo contains 6 battles to play through, and the engine is already looking pretty solid. A word of warning – the AI is merciless, so be careful when sending your leader into battle. Healing magic works, but only if you can get there in time ;)