Moving away from the methodical gameplay of prior Shining Force strategy-RPGs, Shining Force Neo is a fast-paced action-adventure featuring a dramatic, character driven story and a high gloss anime aesthetic. Real-time combat creates a deeper sense of personal involvement in battles, and the presence of more than 90 enemies on screen at once ratchets up the grand scale that the Shining Force games are known for.
Gaia, a legendary hero in the land of Yuna, sends Max, his youngest son, to train for knighthood and follow in his footsteps. Max becomes a strong fighter, developing skills that ultimately save his life when his training grounds fall under attack by a mysterious enemy called the Legion. Retreating home, Max is tasked by his father to close demon portals that have opened in peaceful villages, created by the Legion