I am very definitely on a Shining Force kick right now, because I am reading LPs of them and remembering nostalgic remembrances~
And because I have no self control I shamelessly bishounen-ified the heroes of the first two games. This is the purpose I have been placed on this earth to do.
I liked the promotion aspect of Shining Force a lot, where the characters visibly change to become older and stronger. It really let you feel that there was a passage of both time and growth throughout the course of the story.
The important part is that Max gets armor and Bowie gets pretty.
These dorks look like this in the official art. The mid-90’s were a glorious time for anime art.