DescriptionLunar: 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.
- "Lunar 2: Eternal Blue" -- Saturn title
- "ルナ２ エターナルブルー" -- Japanese spelling
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|The amazing sequel to one of the best RPGS of all time.||MasterMegid (897)|
|GamePro (US)||Jan 30, 2001||4.5 out of 5||90|
|Consoles Plus||Jul, 1999||89 out of 100||89|
|Video Games||Jul, 2001||8 out of 10||80|
|PSM||Feb, 2001||8 out of 10||80|
|IGN||Nov 29, 2000||8 out of 10||80|
|PSX Extreme||Jan 24, 2001||8 out of 10||80|
|Game Informer Magazine||Jan, 2001||7.5 out of 10||75|
|GameSpot||Jan 03, 2001||7.3 out of 10||73|
|Gamekult||Feb 05, 2001||6 out of 10||60|
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BugsIn 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.
ExtrasThe 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.
ReferencesThere 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
Related Web Sites
- Lunar Eternal Blue (Awesome Lunar fansite; has info about both Lunar 1 and 2, as well as fanart and walkthroughs for both games)
- Wikipedia: Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete (Information about Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete at Wikipedia)