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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 Talking to an NPC in the game's first town
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete PlayStation A very mysterious location late in the game
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete PlayStation The game is full of well-written, cheesy, and occasionally quite amusing dialogue
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete PlayStation You meet one of the dragons you'll have to find on your journey

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 (168743) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
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The Press Says

Netjak Oct 24, 2005 9.6 out of 10 96
RPGFan May 28, 1999 95 out of 100 95
RPGFan Jul 24, 1998 95 out of 100 95
The Video Game Critic Sep 15, 2005 A- 91
All Game Guide 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine Aug, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
PSX Extreme Jul 12, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
RPGamer Jul 17, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Feb 08, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameCola.net Aug, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78

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Trivia

Working Designs released four different sets of game CDs each with different art on the CDs and one set with fan art submitted to Working Designs by a frequent contributor. You can see them all at the Working Designs online museum.

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