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Lunar: Dragon Song (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Dragon Song is an installment in the long-running Japanese role-playing series Lunar.

Delivery boy Jian Campbell gets caught up in a quest to save the world, after a monster fighting expedition with his friend Lucia becomes more dangerous than they had expected. The quest revolves around the four dragons who were sent by the goddess Athena, who protect the world she created.

The game continues several Lunar traditions, including the use of very young heroes and heroines, and of course its anime graphical style.

Game mechanics rely heavily on the DS touch screen, as well as the top screen being able to display stats and menus. Combat in the game owes more to Final Fantasy than previous Lunar games, with characters staying still and attacking whichever opponent is closest, or most vulnerable to their attacks (the player does not choose).

Other inclusions are that players either receive items or experience, not both; currency is earned by the sale of items.

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Alternate Titles

  • "露娜:起源" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Lunar Genesis" -- European/Japanese title
  • "Lunar" -- Working title

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User Reviews

What Have You Become, My Sweetest Friend? MasterMegid (897) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

The Press Says

GameSpy Sep 27, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gaming Target Dec 01, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
IGN Sep 28, 2005 6.3 out of 10 63
UOL Jogos Oct 17, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Legendra Dec 22, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55
Video Game Talk Nov 22, 2005 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Game Shark Dec 13, 2005 D+ 33
Eurogamer.net (UK) May 01, 2006 3 out of 10 30
Pixel-Heroes.de Feb 01, 2009 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

Game Informer Magazine (Issue #153, Jan. 2006) named it #8 of the Top 10 Worst Games of 2005.
Keeper Garrett (963) added Lunar: Dragon Song (Nintendo DS) on Mar 07, 2006