Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete for Sony PlayStation review by The 8-Bit Duke, released in 1999 by Working Designs.
Only a handful of games can really make you care about the characters they present, and even fewer allow you to become emotionally invested in their success. Do you have a video game that you simply love for this reason? That the game is more than just an entertaining time sink, but that you must see it to the end because you've been engrossed into its world and it simply refuses to let go? This is common in books and some films, but less so in video games. The Lunar series of games accomplishes this. Lunar: The Silver Star, and it's subsequent PlayStation remake, is the first game that made me feel something other than entertainment from a video game. I have never been so enamored with a video game's cast and plot as I have this classic from Game Arts.
Lunar: The Silver Star, was originally released on the Sega CD, and is one of the best games for the add-on around. It was followed by a sequel, Lunar: Eternal Blue, and both games received remakes on the Saturn and PlayStation, with Silver Star getting other versions of the GameBoy Advance and PlayStation Portable. With some story changes to each version, different gameplay styles in one, and other little tweaks and such, I think the PlayStation version of Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, is my favorite version of the game.
Lunar Silver Star Story Complete, and the original Lunar The Silver Star, is a love story, told with some of the most well rounded and fleshed out characters I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing in a work of interactive entertainment. Not only is Lunar one of my favorite role-playing games of all time, but it simply is the most important video game in my life; a title I'm sure it will hold onto for years.
WARNING: Some spoilers for the game are ahead.
Lunar: The Silver Star on the Sega CD, Silver Star Story on the Playstation, (ps1, PSone, PSX,) Lunar Legend on the Game Boy Advance (GBA) and Silver Star Harmony on the PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a role playing game (RPG) developed by Game Arts and Studio Alex, with several English releases by Working Designs and XSeed Games.
Unlike games like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Ultima, Earthbound or similar games, Lunar: Silver Star creates an enchanting world that draws the player in. With a love story, charming characters, and more. Lunar was localized and published by Working Designs, lead by Victory Ireland, in the early, mid, and late 1990s and become a cult hit role playing game (rpg) thanks to a great translation and likable cast that forms some of the best rpg characters.
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Various Tracks from Lunar: The Silver Star, Lunar: Silver Star Story, and Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
Songs "Magnitude" & "Biosludge Groover" by Zircon (@zirconST)
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