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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.9
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 4.3
Overall User Score (64 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Video Games (Jul, 1999)
Kaufempfehlung? Auf alle Fälle ja! So liebevoll, wie LSSSC designt ist, wird wohl kaum ein echter Rollenspieler daran vorbeikommen. Nun gut, die Grafik ist heillos veraltet und erinnert extrem an selige 16-Bit Tage, was aber nicht heißen soll, daß sie nicht trotzdem ganz neu anzusehen ist und mit einigen Details versehen wurde. Jedoch wird sich wahrscheinlich kein RPGler von solchen Details abschrecken lassen, zumal die Story ja mit schönen FMVs (über eine Stunde) weitererzählt wird und dann, wenn auch nur für einen kurzen Augenblick, auch was fürs Auge geboten wird. Die Story zieht sich in den ersten sechs bis acht Stunden zwar etwas, steigert sich aber enorm, wenn Ihr erfahrt, daß Ghaleon gar nicht.,. sondern... und überhaupt - aber spielt selbst! (…) Da bleibt mir nur noch zu sagen: Zuschlagen und genießen, dieses feine Stück Software ist seinen Preis - vor allem wegen der tollen Beilagen - ganz sicher wert.
GameGenie (1998)
The LSSC package is just too good to miss. It's an RPG, but it's a film, and it's more than either of those. Nostalgia needn't even enter the equation; play LSSC because it's a great game.
Netjak (Oct 24, 2005)
Considering the hype and enormous cult following surrounding the game, my expectations upon unwrapping Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete for the Playstation on that snowy Christmas morning were quite high. Lunar took my expectations and blew them clean out of the water. I knew the game was supposed to be good, but never in my wildest dreams had I ever imagined it to be as good as it is. Lunar isn't just "good good". It's up-there-with-Chrono Trigger-and-Final Fantasy IX good. And while it does contain many of the silly clichés that have been associated every RPG ever released, both story and gameplay contain wonderful, unique twists that will prevent Lunar from ever becoming just another face in the crowd.
RPGFan (Jul 24, 1998)
Overall, Lunar: SSS is one of the best games I have ever played. I wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone who enjoys RPGs or a great storyline. A US version is coming sometime this fall from Working Designs, who does a great job translating games (other than the insertion of pop culture jokes), and who likely will add some nice extras to the package. This game will definitely be one not to miss.
RPGFan (May 28, 1999)
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete was not exactly what I expected, but nevertheless, it packed quite a punch. Although I wish that the game had stuck more to the original's plot, SSSC did a fine job of telling the story I've come to know and love. Add in the wonderful anime, the elegant voice acting, and all the little extras, and Silver Star Story Complete comes out a winner, and probably one of the best RPGs of the decade.
PSExtreme (Jul, 1999)
If you're already a Lunar fan awaiting the release of this game, you don't need me to tell you to buy it. You've most likely got it sitting in your hot little hands right now. For everyone else out there, however, go buy this game. Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete is one of the best RPGs around. If you're even remotely interested in the genre, you'll have loads of fun. This is a great way to waste time until Final Fantasy VIII is released later this year.
The Video Game Critic (Sep 15, 2005)
As a bonus for beating the game, you're rewarded with some pee-yourself-funny voice acting outtakes. Lunar doesn't stretch the limits of the PlayStation by any means, but it does provide a fun and enjoyable game worthy of multiple plays. Especially considering all the extras, it's well worth its price. RPG enthusiasts (especially those who are suckers for packaging) need to have this game on their shelves.
Don't mistake this for some nostalgia-warped vision of how all the "real" RPGs ended with the death of the 16-bit machines-Lunar deserves to be played based only on its own merits. What little it lacks in visual, it more than makes up for in style, story, and wholly engrossing gameplay.
RPGamer (1999)
All in all, Lunar was worth the wait. If you're looking for a lighthearted, albeit short, but entertaining game, Lunar is your choice. It feels like an oldschool RPG, very reminiscant of the Lufia series, with nicely interwoven anime scenes. With one of the best translations in a while, Lunar is worth the price, because you not only get the game, but also its soundtrack, a color art book and a cloth map of the world of Lunar. You'll probably enjoy them.
In conclusion, Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete is a very challenging role-playing game just like its Sega CD ancestor. It is an adventure that can be enjoyed by just about anyone looking for a great story and cast of characters, beautiful artwork, Japanese animation and a unique world that's actually worth exploring. Oh yeah, and there's a ton of good laughs to be had.
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete är precis vad det låter som. Ett komplett spel som har allt som en riktig beundrare av Lunar-serien kan förvänta sig. Med det gedigna spelet följer dessutom en CD-skiva med originalmusiken, en CD-skiva där Working Designs och Game Arts visar hur de satte ihop spelet, en tygkarta över Lunars värld samt en översiktlig och alltigenom välgjord instruktionsbok. Det här är ett spel för fans konverterat av fans.
RPGFan (Jun 10, 1999)
Lunar: The Silver Star Story Complete is an excellent game (with a very long title). I had just a ton of fun playing it, smiling throughout the whole experience. I can see now why it has such a strong following. I'd also like to take a second to talk about the packaging. For me, it was worth the extra ten bucks. The full color manual with some very nice artwork, the CD art, the collector's box, the soundtrack and the making of CD all combine to create the ultimate RPG collector's package. The only thing that could make it better is if the manual were 8" x 10" to show off the wonderful artwork. Again, I hope this raises the bar for everyone else and we can at least get some color manuals with our games. Then again, I'm probably the only one that actually reads the manual before I play a game. Anyway, Lunar is a welcome addition to any RPG Fan's collection. Give it a try. It'll put a smile on your face.
A surprising degree of challenge and strategy is present in the positional battle system - the cute characters belie the difficulty of some of the harder boss fights. Luckily, there's a save anywhere feature that keeps frustration to a minimum. Simple but rock solid game design governs the whole affair, and makes Silver Star Story one of the great pleasures of its era.
PSX Extreme (Jul 12, 1999)
All in all an excellent game. You really start to care to what happens to the characters, and although the story is really predictable, there are a couple neat twists. Don't let the 32 bit graphics fool you, the anime scenes are stupendous. It will be a treat for the RPG'er who missed LSS, and an even larger treat for those who feel in love with the first game.
Legendra (Jan 03, 2002)
Un jeu à posséder vu ses immenses qualités. Ne soyez pas rebutés pas l'aspect technique primaire, Lunar: the Silver Star Story est un joyau.
RPGamer (Jul 17, 2000)
The rebirth of this Lunar game really struck a chord within me. I can truly say, as I display the box of goodies on top of my TV next to my PlayStation, that it is definitely worth playing at least once. So what are you waiting for? I know what I'm waiting for -- Lunar 2!
GameZone (Feb 08, 2002)
This latest edition, Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete: Fan Edition, re-releases the original gameplay of the first Playstation version, and the CD's feature the fan art of one of their most prominent and prolific contributors, Armen Mardirossian. The manual is a reproduction of the original manual, complete with game features, commands, extensive character bios, and even such goodies as comparisons between the Japanese and English song lyrics, an interview, and translation notes which contain a sincere tribute to the fans. The Working Designs web site also displays this commitment to fans.
78 (Aug, 2008)
Now, I get to actually progress through the game. With all that efficiency, I got through a 35-hour plot in 18. I played through it in a week. I saved a lot of time that I can use to scrub that infernal sink. Last night, I paid a hobo to take a dump in the bowl and swim in it—so I could have the never-ending pleasure of scrubbing the BOTH of them.
GameSpot (May 28, 1999)
After a seemingly inexhaustible series of delays, Working Designs has finally redelivered the game that put them on the map. Originally released in Japan more than two years ago on the Sega Saturn, Lunar Complete is extremely dated but still delivers where it's important - gameplay.
IGN (Jun 14, 1999)
This is one hell of a package, people. When Working Designs releases a product, it goes the extra mile to make sure you're getting the bang for your buck. In the package, you'll find not only the game's two discs, but also a music soundtrack, a "making of" CD to play on the PlayStation, an artbook, and, most uniquely, the hard-cover, full color instruction manual. But even though this is one hell of a complete package, all this comes at a price: the game retails for $20 more than the average PlayStation game. Is the game good? Absolutely. The story's great, the acting's nice...the video in some places isn't necessary, and the game has a very "musical" feel throughout (yes, Luna breaks out into song a couple times in the game), but Lunar Silver Star Story is a fun game that will last you at least a week of hardcore playing.
Mega Fun (Jul, 1999)
Bei aller Lebe, doch das so genannte “Remake“ des Klassikers kann man gut und gerne ad acta legen. Technisch hat sich bis auf die Zeichentricksequenzen kaum etwas verbessert. Wen das allerdings relativ wenig stört oder wer mit einem Nostalgiebonus an die Sache heran geht, den erwartet ein goldiges Nippon-RPG, bei dem es schade ist, dass es irgendwann einmal vorbei ist.
Joypad (Jul, 1998)
Un bon jeu pour ceux qui veulent retrouver la bonne ambiance enfantine et magique de Grandia. Ah bien sûr, tout est en japonais et mieux vaut comprendre.