Reviews and Problems with Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
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Great PSP 3000 J/RPG Library Addition, Especially When Discounted
4 weeks ago
Summary: The only real drag is the mind-numbing load times for dungeon transitions... for XP grinding, this really is kind of a major bleah. Everything else, however, stands up well - and if you aren't much of a "seek and destroy... again, and again, and..." kind of player, then the wait between going back and forth to the same dungeon scene to kill the baddies is rather a sideline issue.
Summary: Lunar is an RPG of the old day variety, meaning that it is one of those games you can hold into comparison with ones like chrono trigger and many of the early final fantasies. The dialogue is awesome, with many character lines being quite funny. The combat is something great, with options of manually entering commands, or choosing to have an AI take over the action.
Summary: Game Arts' Lunar series, despite being nearly a score old, hasn't advanced much during its existence, largely consisting of two main installments, The Silver Star and its sequel Eternal Blue, and numerous remakes. Though attempts have been made to advance the franchise beyond these two installments, the first, Magic School Lunar, never saw release outside Japan, and the second, Dragon Song, largely received negative reviews.
Summary: This is a highly regarded JRPG, and for good reasons, but it is not without its flaws, and is not a five star RPG. Final Fantasy IV, Dragon Warrior VII, Crisis Core, Star Ocean (the original), Fire Emblem: Awakening, Radiant Historia, Suikoden, Chrono Trigger, Elder Scrolls V, many of the Shin Megami Tensei releases... these are 5 star RPGs.
Summary: Lunar silver star story is a legendary game, this remake is no so much. Lunar 1 is no longer a quite difficult game now, this remake is so easy.. Graphics lost all the charm, and the characters models are ugly. Very few added in this remake, and the lenght of the game decreased, no longer working design package and translation, even if most of the lines are ripped-off from the working design work.
Summary: Nice RPG with a cool story, easy to learn as you play. Lots of places to go to and and lots of good spells to get (and some not) they let you to know the characters pretty well which is also nice. So if you haven't played any Lunar game, I can recommend it.
Summary: I'll confess, my views may be a bit skewed as I still prefer the Sega CD version. I was interested in this as it expands a bit on the story at the very beginning, and the idea of seeing Lunar redone graphically sounded great. What I did not expect was the source material to be completely hacked to bits. Everything is a dungeon, selected from a map screen. There is no overworld.
Summary: When I had first heard that Lunar: Silver Star Story was being remade again in the form of a PSP video game, I was so excited to finally be able to experience the story that I have heard and read from so many people of being one of the best RPG stories ever told in a video game. While I have not completed the game to date, I have put in over 10 hours and have enjoyed every minute of it thus far. Lunar Silver Star Harmony is a great looking game on the PSP.
Summary: I was pretty excited to find out about this new update to one of my favorite Role Playing Games. Though I never did get to play the game when it was first released on the Sega Saturn, I did get to experience to Playstation version which I adored. So, how does this game compare to that re-issue? To start with, the most obvious difference between this one and the PSone version is the graphics.
Summary: If anyone has ever played Lunar before then this version is no different. The characters are the same, the gameplay is the same, and the story hasn't changed. So what makes this version a worth while game? Well the simple answer would be that it is Lunar. For those new to the series, Lunar is a turn based rpg. Players control a total of five characters with their own strengths and weaknesses.