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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 Lovely art in a big cathedral you'll come across. Come on, play some Bud Powell on that piano!
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete PlayStation Stony dungeon with angry-looking enemies wandering around
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete PlayStation Mia's magic menu during a mini-boss battle in a very mystical place
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete PlayStation High-level battle; Mia is pounding those guys with a freezing spell

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

Sweetness of the old school אולג 小奥 (169161) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 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
RPGFan Jul 24, 1998 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
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
Joypad Jul, 1998 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

In the US, the game was originally to be released for the Saturn, but recognizing the rapid decline of the platform's market in the United States, Working Designs reluctantly cancels the Saturn version and transfers the project to the Sony PlayStation. The title is also changed to Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, as the PlayStation version contains exclusive features not found in the Sega CD or Saturn versions of Lunar.

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