Oh, if there’s been a game saga that has given me a letdown it’s Lunar; Silver Star Story was awesome. Lunar: Legends was so-so, and Lunar: Dragon Song was dead awful. The good thing is that we can always look back and remember when games were good, offered a good difficulty, and gave a lot of good fanservice.
This awesome game is a retitled version of the 1996 RPG Lunar: Silver Star Story, developed by Japan Art Media and published by Kadokawa Shoten. Released originally on the Sega Saturn in Japan, was ported to other platforms, most importantly to the Sony Playstation. Translated by Working Designs to bring it to the US, they originally planned to release their English language version on the Sega Saturn, but somehow a Playstation port was more profitable and did it this way.
This game has what all fantasy/medieval RPG’s should take as a non-changeable factor: everything. This game was in the middle of the sprite-to-polygon era, but since it was an RPG, it was ok to leave the characters as sprites, use the power of the console to insert awesome anime cutscenes and have lots of good dialogue (yes, even though it was in English). The story although clichéd is greatly told and managed, and character relationships really got you into their personality. Ah, good times.
Here’s a video of the game with a lot of nostalgia induction. It’s the Luna’s boat song (Wind Nocturne) scene. And as a curious note, the character voice actor is different from the person who sang this song. Rhonda Gibson and Jenny Stigile, respectively. Sadly there’s no option to change the Voices for Japanese ones. . .
Here, Mirisha uses her awesome cosplay skills to sing the same song at the Anime Iowa’s 2006 karaoke room: Wind’s Nocturne. It’s pretty nice!
Karaoke AND cosplay: a world I’m very afraid to touch (for the fear I’d like it!).
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