Excerpt: That was the question that legions of gamers asked after Game Arts announced Media Rings would be developing LUNAR Legend, a new version of the classic role-playing game, LUNAR: (The) Silver Star (Story (Complete)), for the Game Boy Advance. After being released on the Sega CD back in 1993, the first title in the esteemed RPG series has spawned remakes on the Sega Saturn (twice, Japan only), Sony's Playstation, and the PC (also, Japan only), as well as tons of hardcore...
Excerpt: When I flip over my Game Boy Advance review stack, I have to admit I try to look for the more entertaining titles because more often than not, titles on this platform are a rehash of something old or something outdated. There's very little in the way of original content. So when confronted with a slate of console RPG titles, I like to take a quick cursory look at the screenshots and I can tell you off the bat that Lunar Legend was the prettiest of the bunch.
Excerpt: As has been noted time and again in reviews on both this site and by the gaming public at large, the role-playing game (RPG) is a genre that lives and dies by its archetypes. Traditional to a fault, the RPG is a genre where change comes in minute increments instead of large chunks—primarily because the core fanbase of these games prefers it that way.
Excerpt: Lunar Legend is the fourth incarnation of the Sega CD classic Lunar: Silver Star . Having never had a chance at the previous three, I knew Legend was a must have when I happened upon it. I have not been disappointed. The game is sufficient graphically, though not wowing, which is common for a handheld release. The sprites are most comparable to those in Chrono Trigger in terms of articulation, although Lunar uses shorter, more cheerful characters.
Summary: For the five people who were unfortunate enough to have purchased the Sega CD, they’ll remember a little game called . It was a beautiful RPG that blended traditional RPG elements with anime-style graphics to form an excellent package. Contrary to what you may believe, this isn’t a remake of that classic title but instead, is a brand new entry in this venerable series that does an admirable job of taking advantage of the Gameboy Advance’s limited hardware.