Shining Force CD I is a combat / tactical RPG developed by Sega for the Sega CD and launched in Japan in 1994. It is in fact an episode of the Shining series, repeating the episodes Shining Force Gaiden and Shining Force Gaiden II.
For those who have played the previous versions on Game Gear, the gameplay is the same. The player progresses through a series of tactical combat separated by cutscenes. The game is separated into four scenarios, four books where the player controls a different character, each with its history.
Interestingly, the English translation of this title is far better than that of its predecessors (Shining Force I and II). However, there are some errors. The characters Hanzou and Musashi, who have appeared in Shining Force I, are badly translated and change names in the second book.