Lunar: Dragon Song DS

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2005
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
Buy On
  1. Game Informer
    48
    I don't use this example lightly, but think back to "Grabbed by the Ghoulies," a similarly good-looking, but unfun and almost unplayable nightmare of gameplay design missteps. [Nov 2005, p.178]
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    47
    When its fundamentals are botched this badly, not even Dragon Song's semidecent story can save it. [Nov 2005, p.162]
  3. 40
    Between graphics, story, and gameplay, we want at least two out of three to drive us to complete the large undertaking that is playing an RPG. Lunar excels at none of the above.
  4. And what little new has been added fails to measure up in the implementation department.
  5. A wasted opportunity; one that turns your anger to frustration then to plain, empty sadness.
  6. 30
    Lunar: DS really is held back by its design. Parts that should be kept simple have been made frustratingly complicated, whilst others that could use a little elaboration have been left far too basic, all these decisions seemingly being made for the sake of producing a game that’s a little different.

Awards & Rankings

#35 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
#15 Most Shared DS Game of 2005
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Marie
    Aug 26, 2008
    4
    Interesting at first, but about half way became a chore just to finish. Annoying having to go and do teddious errends just to get enough moneyInteresting at first, but about half way became a chore just to finish. Annoying having to go and do teddious errends just to get enough money for armor. Couldn't they have spell checked the game as well? At least one of the delivery errends had the wrong name as the person to deliver it to, and how could you miss capitalizing other names?! I regretted paying the initial $40 price tag for a game that gives Lunar a bad name! Full Review »
  2. Sam
    Dec 22, 2005
    3
    Much like the "Game of the Damned" Shadow the Hedgehog, this amazing series has taken such an awful mistep that it may never recover.
  3. EvanH.
    Oct 18, 2005
    5
    The game is semi-fun, but the battle system is really annoying and the story isn't very deep.