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Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (PlayStation)

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Description

This is an enhanced remake of the classic Sega CD RPG Lunar: The Silver Star.

The remake features 32-bit graphics (as opposed to the 16-bit of the original); many of the locations and characters have been re-designed. The anime-style cutscenes from the original have turned into full-motion animated movies. Some scenes were added and/or prolonged.

While the main storyline remains the same in the remade version, changes were made to some of the quests, dialogue, and motivations of some of the characters. A few characters that play a role in the plot development were added. Some of these changes affect the gameplay as well: for example, a certain character accompanies the party during a major quest in the remake, while in the original that character remained at home.

Gameplay system also underwent significant changes. The most notable difference is the elimination of random battles; in the remake, enemies are visibly walking on the screen and can be avoided. Also, enemies no longer appear on the world map. The magic system of the game was altered to resemble the one from the original's sequel. New items have been introduced, and the properties of some others changed. The protagonist Alex's side-kick Nall has now an active role in the battles: he would revive fallen characters, restoring them to 1 HP.

Screenshots

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete PlayStation Battle commands
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete PlayStation Talking to NPCs
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete PlayStation In a dungeon. The bouncing white thing is an enemy; they are not random, as you can see
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete PlayStation Ramus

Alternate Titles

  • "Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete Fan Art Edition" -- US re-release title
  • "Lunar: Silver Star Story" -- Saturn title
  • "ルナ ザ・シルバースターストリ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A poetic fairy tale in a nutshell of an old-school console RPG Oleg Roschin (164863) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
The Legend Begins.... MasterMegid (900) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

GameGenie 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
RPGFan Jul 24, 1998 95 out of 100 95
RPGFan May 28, 1999 95 out of 100 95
RPGamer 1999 9 out of 10 90
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) Jul, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
RPGFan Jun 10, 1999 87 out of 100 87
PSX Extreme Jul 12, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
RPGamer Jul 17, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot May 28, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
IGN Jun 14, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75

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Trivia

On December 31, 1999, US publisher Working Designs pulls off a revolutionary marketing move by voluntarily ceasing shipments of the game, thereby turning the game into an instant collector's item. The advertising campaign announcing the decision stirs up controversy with its light-hearted mockery of game collectors who spend their time and money on the eBay auction web site, but the ads also spur a renewed interest in Lunar.

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Rogee (506) added Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (PlayStation) on Apr 22, 2001
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