Lunar: Silver Star Harmony Limited Edition
Seems Like They Hit the Nail on the Head
Lunar: Silver Star Complete for the PSX was one of my first forays into the RPG genre, and it's easily one of my top games of all time. Having played the demo of Silver Star Harmony, I'm almost certain that this team loves the original as much as I did. While the changed lyrics in the opening song had me worried, that all evaporated when I started playing the game. The humor and writing is spot on, and I'm glad to see that it's not the same exact dialog from the original. The cut-scenes seem to be the same, but in much better quality and with new voice acting and lines. You may or may not like some of the voice acting, but that seems to always be a hit-or-miss, especially when you're tasked with remaking a game that's very character driven and loved by so many people. The gameplay felt perfect, and is definitely an upgrade from the original while still maintaining the feel. Some might not feel that way, but having played the PSX version recently, I can tell it's much more refined. Definitely looking forward to picking this up when it hits the PSN. I just wish I could get the Limited Edition for the PSP-Go.
One of the best PSP games out there
This has to be one of my favorite PSP games that i own; and I own a lot. Not only that; the story and the creativeness that the Xseed team has built upon years of undeniable effort to put forth a game that which I and others can enjoy. The graphics, is probably the best aspect of this game. Voice acting (when needed), Amazing cut scenes, and all along the way; very detailed, and personal up close with the characters. When I say this is a great game, I mean it. Even though i have not beaten it yet. The storyline for this dazzling game; is by far one of the best. With every step; and every town. Something new and exciting is bound to always happen. Another wonderful aspect for this tremendous game is the sound. So beautiful and very soothing to your ears. As a last resort; I think this game will be around for a very long time. =] Happy Gaming
I can understand hard core fans being upset about the diffrences but they were trying to make a game for a new generation from an old classic. I have been pleasently supprised with the changes and i love the first game I do agree that they gave away store line at the beginning of the game and that could have waited. But for a new person to play this game i think would love it. Its an old style turn based RPG with a great story line. I hope that they desided to remake the game for The PS3 and 360 and use the time and power behind the systems to make another historical game. If you like Turn based RPG's and have not played Lunar before I recomend this game it has a great story behind the game. Dont let one die hard fan take the possibilitu of playing this remake of a classic game.
As if Lunar couldn't get anymore awesome.
I pre-ordered the limited edition version of Lunar: Silver Star Harmony and it's no hyperbole to say that I'm very impressed. The LE version comes packed with an amazing soundtrack (its been a LONG time since I've heard such beautiful music as this) and "bromide" collector cards of the ladies of Lunar SSH (a few of which may cause blushing in males). The graphics are breathtaking, there's a lot of detail in the backgrounds and the anime cutscenes are brushed up a bit. More back story is added, a most of the plot holes are filled up nicely. Voice acting is far from bad but not spectacular (Is it just me, or does Yuri Lowenthal voice a main character in just about every anime/video game out today?). The music is all revamped and somewhat more soothing than the PS1 version. Nall has also gotten wittier! The only things I didn't like were the long loading time and the new version of Wind Nocturne (the old one was much better than this) doesn't hold a candle to the old version. Dispite these small shortcomings, this will most definitely be a game I will be play for quite awhile now. So thanks Game Arts and XSeed for an even more awesome take on Lunar (just give me back the old Wind Nocturne >.<).
Been wanting a rerelease!
After having played the PS1 version for both this and Lunar II back in the 90s, (The original on the Sega Saturn), I have been itching to see if they would rerelease it once again for new gamers. Once I saw it advertised on this website, I immediately pre-ordered it. I still have my PlayStation versions as collectors editions with the guides and the Galleon puppet and wanted this with the new updated graphics. Thankfully, the bromides were kept in tact and we'll see new FMV sequences to add on to the story. It may be a little slow to today's standards, but this is an excellent RPG with a great story that immediately drew me into the RPG realm. Want a gift idea, a great story, or any other reason to try to get into RPGs? This is it and your time has come!
I'm a reletivly young gamer (17) and Lunar is a game that i have loved since before i can remember. I used to watch my dad play it now i have played it (on the ps1) and I LOVED LUNAR. I enjoy the 2d graphics and the old rpg style. I was reall excited when i heard that it was going to be for the psp. But would the new people dumb it down. like what happend to star ocean? Would the humor be as awsome? Working design did the game last time this time it was done by Xseed, and i have to say judging by the demo it is as awsome as the renewed version that came out for the Playstation1. They have done justice to the game, I have never ever pre-ordered something befor but this is a must!!!! I shall get lunar the limited edition and so should you!
Same game, different platform..
While I loved this game on the Sega CD, and again on the playstation when working designs brought it as a limited edition set. I see how Sony couldn’t wait for another re-release with updated graphics and animations. Now I am a nut for old games but it seems everything is getting remade for a second or a third go around on another system. Then again, I will probably still buy this when it comes out but I guess it’s just the nature of the beast with the video game industry and this is further proof that no new ideas or concepts are out there. Just the same game remade with new elements to make it like something else... Game wise it is a definite buy, but don’t be so jaded to see what is behind all these remakes you see nowadays.
Hope this lives up to the original Sega CD version!
I don't buy many PSP games, but this is one i definitely want to support in the hopes that we'll see the sequel... and beyond. I'm just hoping that it still has the same flair as the original game (the one that was on the Sega CD not Saturn). This was the first RPG that I ever beat as a kid, and I still return to it every other year or so.The problem is that a lot of what made the game special was the way it was localized. The now-defunct Working Designs did a great job bringing humor to a game that was also pretty heavy on the melodrama. I'm really hoping that XSEED can update the comedy for a modern audience, and allow a new generation (the kind that don't remember the Sega CD) to appreciate this game the way that I did.
A definate buy
I usually only buy games that are remakes of my favorites. This game's original was one of my favorite games of all time. I'm sure this one will be as good if not better. I'm looking forward to this game, I'll most like preorder this. I rarely pre-order anything but this is a must for me. Anyone looking for a great RPG should get the Lunar series. I can't wait to see them remake the rest of them.
I loved the PS1 remake of Lunar: Silver Star Story and when I found out that there was a PSP remake I couldn't contain myself. I downloaded the Demo off the PSN, I was a little disappointed that they changed the lyrics to the opening song, but the graphics are beautiful and from what you can hear of the voice actors they're pretty good. Can't wait until it's actually released.