I have, about 5 times I guess. Not that hard, really.
I agree with anime_junkie. The new Shining Force games sucks and I really hope they will make a SRPG one. They could even do like Megaman 9 and release it 16-bits style!
If they ever release Shining Force 2 on VC, get it!!
By the way, if you ever have the chance to play Shining Force 3 on Saturn, you'll see that's it's even better than the second one (wich was arleady better than this one). It really is a "hidden" gem. I bought a Saturn along with THE ORIGINAL GAME DISC just for that one game.