Excerpt: Lunar has a rather large cult following in Japan, and a decent cult following in America. The artistic flavor in this game is one of the major reasons. The other major reason is every Lunar game comes packed with a plethora of humor; that is until Lunar Dragon Song. This Nintendo DS game created by GameArts, and released by Ubisoft is bland. The touch screen is used for menu's, and works exceptionally well.
Excerpt: Without any real depth to the characters aside from the obligatory teenage spunkiness and sugary-sweet sense of justice in their battle for racial tolerance, and their efforts to prove themselves worthy, just about everything that the
Excerpt: One DS game that deserves a little more love than it got is Lunar: Dragon Song. I purchased Lunar: Dragon Song a few years ago even though I had read some pretty bad reviews for the game on a few websites. Yes Lunar is a tad unconventional, but sometimes unconventionality is good. I remember all the bad press a game called Unlimited Saga garnered from the gaming press.
Excerpt: For as long as I can remember, announcements of the next "Lunar" title meant one thing: remake. I myself never owned a Sega CD, so I was treated to Working Designs' PlayStation remakes of Silver Star Story and Eternal Blue. We were later told that a PC version of Silver Star Story would be released, but that never reached US shores.
Excerpt: Lunar: Dragon Song was the game that I wanted to love, and say was a welcome return of the Lunar series. Unfortunately, the game as a whole is far too hit-and-miss to receive many accolades. Admittedly, the Lunar series was never about pushing boundaries, quite the contrary. The Lunar remakes on the PlayStation were simple games with simple stories, that probably should not have garnered much attention when surrounded by technically better games.
Excerpt: Role playing games come is all shape and sizes and now the Nintendo DS is getting into the act with Ubisoft's Lunar Dragon Song. I have faith that the DS will have a tremendous amount of great RPGs in its future...too bad we're all living in the present.
Summary: My mind wants to select something to say, but my fingers have a mind of their own. I'd level out by hand, but I can't do that and carry items. I'd run to get help, but I'm afraid I'd slowly die if my legs took me faster than a crippled old granny's.
Excerpt: Many best remember the ill-fated Sega CD for the enchanting Lunar games. The Lunar games had whismical storylines and wonderfully interesting characters. These games also truly showed off the power of the Sega CD with their beautiful CD-Quality Music and animated cut scenes. Truly this series was the pinnacle of the Sega CD.
Excerpt: Sega and Working Designs brought Lunar to America in 1993 on the Sega CD. Living now in RPG history and continuing a brave push forward, Lunar returns to U.S. shores after seeing life on the PSX, GameGear, GBA and now on the Nintendo DS. Developed by the originators at Game Arts, Lunar: Dragon Song provides some Though not breaking any ground for the genre, Dragon Song comes swiftly to the aid of RPG fanatics itching for some quality time on their DS.