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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 If I'm not mistaken, these three characters are exclusive to the remake
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete PlayStation The magic city of Wane. Enjoying the architecture
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete PlayStation Other guys & girls
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete PlayStation Some of the interior locations are uniquely beautiful

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 אולג 小奥 (168607) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
The Legend Begins.... MasterMegid (897) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

GameGenie 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Netjak Oct 24, 2005 9.6 out of 10 96
RPGFan May 28, 1999 95 out of 100 95
All Game Guide 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) Jul, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine Aug, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Legendra Jan 03, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
RPGamer Jul 17, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GameCola.net Aug, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot May 28, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76

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Trivia

If you visit the library in Vane, take a close look at the bookshelves. One of the books is an erotic novel ;) When Alex attempts to read it, Nall interferes and makes a comment about this book being out of place in the library ;)

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