Boku no namae wa Florent (Fu-ro-ra-n) san desu. Furansu jin desu.
(My name is Florent and I'm french)
As you can guess I'm a big SF3 fan, but I'm also a fan of the previous Shining-games.
First I want to congratulate all of you for your incredible work on Shining Force III. The previous games you made were wonderful too but there's something special in SF3 that I can hardly describe. To be honest, I have never had so much fun with a video game. Everything is great in this game : BGMs, characters, battle and of course the INCREDIBLE story ! It was so cool to such a good story. At the end of scenario 1, I was very surprised when emperor Dominate arrive before Aspia castle with Medion's army. Back then, I couldn't understand why Medion, who helped Synbios many times in the past, was ready to kill his friend. So I really want to play on Medion's side next time. Then scenario 2 was released and I eventually understood why Medion was forced to attack Aspia. At the end of scenario 2, I understood that the duel between Synbios and Medion couldn't be avoided. However, I really felt relived when Honesty appeared to stop them. Scenario 3 introduced us with the young holy !
child, Gracia from Elbesem. He is very young but is fully aware of the important mission he has to carry out : stopping Bulzome's evil schemes and saving the world. Julian & Gracia are very similar in the way that they both carry a heavy burden : Gracia has to develop his Innovator powers to defeat Hyudol Bulzome whereas Julian has to find Galm and kill him to avenge his father. Eventually, they will managed to put an end to the war between the Republic of Aspinia and the Empire of Destonia and team up with Synbios and Medion for their final mission : defeating the evil Bulzome's sect which is responsible of this terrible war between Aspinia and Destonia which had led to the useless death of so many people. What is strange about this war is that everyone thought they manupulated someone else while they all had been manipulating by Bulzome.
When is Bulzome is defeated and that we eventually believe though that everything ends well, another problem arises : Galm ! He had been working from the very beginning with another powerful Hyudol, who is no one else than Elise from Shining the Holy Ark. It seems their plot was from the beginning to have Bulzome , who had become too powerful, killed by the Shining Force. Since they couldn't get rid of him by themselves, they helped Julian and his friends many times so they could eventually get rid of Bulzome for them. Galm even put his life in danger by dueling Julian's party (he knew that to free his mind for his upcoming battle against Bulzome, Julian had to defeat Galm to avenge his father and so clean his soul). However, Galm wasn't stupid : he asked Gracia to get rid of the Besem staff for the battle since he knew that this weapon could destroy him.
Now, after Bulzome's dead, Galm & Elise are not free to realize their evil plans. But what are these plans ? Why Elise decided to stay hidden in SF3 ? Well, we will all have to wait for the next Shining-game.
Dividing SF3 into 3 parts was a wonderful idea. I couldn't wait after I had finished scenario 1 (then 2) for the next scenario to be released.
Thanks to Shining Force III, I decided to learn Japanese. It has been 2 years now since I have been studying it at the University for 2 years and I really enjoy it. I think I will come to your country for one year to improve my Japanese skills (maybe next year). By the way, a French friend of mine told me that, when he went to Japan, he came to see you and that he even managed to get signatures from some members of the staff.
Thanks to SF3, I have also made a lot of friends also fans of Shining Force 3 all over the world (from Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, the United States, Canada and Japan of course). It is incredible to see that a video game managed to reunite so many people in the world. This is to say that having different cultures and speaking different languages is not a problem at all for sharing the same interests.
Moreover, apart from the fact that you have created a wonderful game, you have always been very kind with your customers. You are even kind with foreign fans. From as far as I can remember, no Japanese video game company ever made such a generous offer for foreigners like your Premium Disc and Shining the Holy Ark artbook offer.
I really hope that you are now working on a new Shining-game for Sega Dreamcast (and I hope it will be a Shining Force). I can't wait to see what are Galm & Elise's evil plans ^-^
It would also be wonderful to release a Shining Force III compilation for Dreamcast with new graphisms, movies...
I have been able to get many of your SF3 products (guide books, artbooks, premium disc...) through time. I also managed to get many of your beautiful Shining Force III trading cards. I have even found some Japanese friends to trade cards with (now my collection is almost complete) :-)
However, I wasn't able to get one of your beautiful poster of Shining Force III. I hope I could get one someday. It would even more wonderful if there are the signatures of all the members of Camelot's staff who worked on SF3.
Long live to your company and please don't stop creating such wonderful games ! ^-^
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