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Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete

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Description

Lunar: Eternal Blue Complete is a remake of the SEGA CD game Lunar: Eternal Blue.

Similarly to the remake of the first game in the series, this version features reworked, 32-bit graphics. The anime-style cutscenes of the original have turned into similarly styled movies. Some cutscenes have been removed from the remade version; however, many of the remaining scenes have been expanded.

A few dungeons are absent in the remake, while a few others were added. Dungeon design have been somewhat simplified compared to the original version. Some monsters (in particular a number of bosses) have a different visual design.

The most notable gameplay-related change in the remake is the absence of random battles. Enemies are now visibly walking on the screen and can be avoided. Enemy encounters on the world map have been eliminated completely.

Screenshots

Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete PlayStation A busy house in one of the game's largest cities
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete PlayStation Ruby, your trusty pink feline companion, talks a lot
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete PlayStation Lucia appears. The character's confusion and vulnerability is demonstrated
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete PlayStation Jean blows a kiss at the enemy!

Alternate Titles

  • "Lunar 2: Eternal Blue" -- Saturn title
  • "ルナ2 エターナルブルー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The amazing sequel to one of the best RPGS of all time. PlayStation MasterMegid (897)

The Press Says

RPGFan SEGA Saturn Aug 12, 1998 98 out of 100 98
RPGFan SEGA Saturn Dec 16, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Absolute Playstation PlayStation 2001 91 out of 100 91
GamePro (US) PlayStation Jan 30, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
Consoles Plus PlayStation Jul, 1999 89 out of 100 89
PSX Extreme PlayStation Jan 24, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PSM PlayStation Feb, 2001 8 out of 10 80
IGN PlayStation Nov 29, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Jan, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamekult PlayStation Feb 05, 2001 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Bugs

In the Japanese version of Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete, there was a very strange bug that could occur while fighting the first Guardian boss in the Blue Spire. Basically, if both Hiro and Gwin were defeated and fell in certain positions in front of the Guardian, the game got stuck in an endless stalemate, because the Guardian couldn't move past Hiro or Gwin (because of the way they fell), and since all Lucia could do was just Defend (remember that she just got zapped by Zophar and was helpless), you basically had to end up reloading the game and hope it didn't happen again. Well, that bug was found by Working Designs and was fixed...sort of. If the above incident happened in the U.S. version, Ruby would end up taking matters into her own hands and would actually start attacking the Guardian until it died. This is the only boss fight where Ruby will actually attack and kill a boss.

Extras

The U.S. version of Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete has some extras that are packaged with the game. including a full size scale of Lucia's pendant, a small collection of character standees, a cloth map, a soundtrack CD, and a "Making Of" CD, all in a large cardboard, foil stamped box. Also, if you pre-ordered at stores like Software Etc. and Electronic Boutique, you could also get a Ghaleon punching puppet with the game.

References

There are many pop culture references in the dialogue, and one of them is at the beginning of the third disc. Talk to a certain villager in the town you start out in, and he'll quote a line from the song Losing My Religion by R.E.M.

Information also contributed by J. Michael Bottorff

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