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Lunar: Silver Star Harmony - Sony PSP
- The beloved original story has been expanded and fleshed out with new cut-scenes and story sequences, revealing more about the four heroes and answering some of the questions left unresolved in the original.
- Widely acclaimed as one of the best RPGs of all time, the classic, original Lunar is back to be experienced by a new generation of gamers.
- Classic RPG play that has players leveling and upgrading gear as you progress through a story peppered with cutscenes.
- All of the graphics have been redone to take full advantage of the widescreen format and processing power of the PSP, and newly composed songs added to the re-mastered original soundtrack.
- The Arts Gauge battle system allows players to unleash devastating attacks or heal party members has been implemented to add another dimension to the battle system.
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Platform: Sony PSP | Edition: Standard
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For those new to the series, Lunar is a turn based rpg. Players control a total of five characters with their own strengths and weaknesses. Fighters for example have high defense and attack while mages have low defense and high magic. Battles takes place turn by turn and this is traditional rpg at its best.
The game takes place in the fictional world of Lunar governed by the benevolent goddess Althena. The adventure starts when young adolescent Alex decides to pursue the career of being a dragon master, a warrior who guards the goddess residing within the goddess tower.
What's great about this new remake is the over haul in the graphics, animation, and to an extent script. Players are able to play a new prologue explaining about the previous six heroes, new dialogue from npcs giving insight on the world, and a new script modified to modern times. The two songs within the game are given new lyrics, and though the most controversial part of the game, fits with the theme of the new remake. Character voices are also new with the exception of Luna. Oh and for fans out there, GHALEON's voice is much much improved. No more lipsy "Oh it's not bother" liner!
The one complaint with the game is its loading. The UMD version has a slight pause when players enter towns and houses. These pauses could get infuriating at times and distract from the overall flow of the game.Read more ›
I will say there seems to be a few seconds load time problem when you go though houses/rooms. It makes exploring the towns a bit of chore...but its not something that is a game killer (I put up with Lunar 2's terrible loading times on the Sega CD for battles...so I can put up with this).
All of the songs/voices have been changed from the PS1 version, which is disappointing. I really liked the boat song in the PS1 version, but this one is okay.
The cut-scenes are all taken from the PS1 version (the aspect ratio changes from widescreen to 4:3). Why they didn't remake them for the PSP version?
Overall the game feels WAY easier then any other version of the game. You can bypass a lot of enemies and still have no problem killing the bosses. So if you like turn based RPG's that easy to play and beat you will enjoy this game.
So with all of those downfalls I mentioned earlier why should you bother playing the game? Because the game is fantastic! Plain and simple. If you have never played a Lunar game before you are missing out on a great series. The first one is a classic and its so well loved its been remade over and over again. You should buy it now!
All in all, however, a "must buy" if you are still holding onto your PSP 3000 for real J/RPG title play, like I am, and see a price drop. I have had this for a few years now, and as a twilight handheld console game, I say grab LUNAR when you see a good price (I think I bought my copy at the 10 dollar mark as well).
Since then Lunar has had a couple of releases. There is a release you can find on the Gameboy Advance. You can also find a version of the game on the Apple store. But none of them stand out nearly as much as the Playstation original. Someone must be hoping to expose a new generation to the game because the PSP version is (technically) the sixth version of the game you can find (although I'm sure it dropped down before the version that's on IPads and ITouch devices). It's a good story, but the PSP version is not the definitive version. It looks better and the like, but there's a sense of charm that's simply not there anymore.
The actual story in Lunar Silver Star Story is pretty standard and basic. Alex dreams of adventure.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have the collector's addition for the ps1, all the bells and whistles and this does not feel like the same game, it's a good play, but it lacks the soul of the original.Published 1 month ago by Justin
It's a great, old school RPG in every sense. If you've never played the original and you love JRPGs, you'll love this. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nick
This game is fantastic. It looks great upscaled on my PlayStation TV, it has a good story albeit one that starts out a bit generic, characters that are likable and anime cutscenes... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Cameron
The Setup (Overview):
A ancient disaster forced the abandonment of the the world's sister planet, The Silver Star. Read more
As an old-school gamer nostalgic for this wonderful RPG, I was delighted to stumble upon this latest remake of Lunar: The Silver Star. Read morePublished 10 months ago by mirak
Wonderful rehash of a classic RPG. Would recommend to RPG fans.Published 10 months ago by Christopher K. Wolfe
Well this is not exactly like the original release of Lunar Silver Star Story, but if you don't want to pay collector prices for the Sega CD or PSX version of Lunar SSS, then this... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Xeokym
The game arrived before I was expected.
It's a remake totally new, with new graphics and new music.
If you have played the old game, I recommend you. Read more