Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete PlayStation

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  • Summary: Return to the world of LUNAR, in the completely reworked 32-bit version of the RPG classic. Journey back to a place where dragons yet live, and magic is valued above all else. Join Alex, the young adventurer, as he begins a quest with his friends to save their land from the crushing advanceReturn to the world of LUNAR, in the completely reworked 32-bit version of the RPG classic. Journey back to a place where dragons yet live, and magic is valued above all else. Join Alex, the young adventurer, as he begins a quest with his friends to save their land from the crushing advance of the Magic Emperor. Explore Dungeons, fight terrifying monsters, and gather information from the locals as you advance toward the explosive encounter with the Magic Emperor himself! Exciting, menu-driven combat will keep you challanged until the last. And, thanks to the storage power of CD and the PlayStation's built-in movie player, LUNAR contains nearly an hour of incredible animation sequences that will get you involved in the story faster than you ever thought possible. Get ready for the ride of your life... Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. A great refreshing change in pace from your other run of the mill rpgs. It truly is a classic one of the best I strongly urge anyone who doesn't mind less than stellar game play graphics to go out and find a copy.
  2. netjak
    96
    Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete is a classic for every reason good games become classics. It's a brilliant answer for those who insist that nothing will ever be as good as Final Fantasy. Unfortunately, it's also out of print and exceptionally rare, so you'll end up paying top dollar for it. But hey, the way I see it, Lunar's rarity is just another finger pointing at its greatness. If you're lucky enough to find it, buy it then and there and I guarantee you won't want to part with it either.
  3. PSM Magazine
    90
    With a tale as classic and expertly told as Lunar's, and packed in with enough goodies to make even the most stingy fanboy weak in the knees, Lunar: SSSC comes highly recommended for fans and newbies alike. [July 1999]
  4. You really start to care to what happens to the characters, and although the story is really predictable, there are a couple neat twists. Don't let the 32 bit graphics fool you, the anime scenes are stupendous.
  5. It is a really pleasurable blend of classic RPG and anime - two things that really do what games do best: Wrap you up in a new world and help you forget the real one for a few hours.
  6. Game Informer
    78
    While Lunar is certainly dated (the Genesis-esque) graphics are archaic, and the simple animations get a tad annoying at times), it more than delivers with a big quest, a great story, beautiful music, and lots of full-motion video. [July 1999]
  7. 50
    There's a list of other games that surpass Lunar in quality, style and substance. Even if you're a fan of the Sega CD version, you will find Lunar Silver Star Story Complete only worth a nostalgic rental spin..and nothing more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. MikeA.
    Dec 22, 2005
    10
    I agree with the other users 100%. One of the greatest RPGs I have ever played, better than Chrono Trigger, as awesome as Final Fantasy 3 (US I agree with the other users 100%. One of the greatest RPGs I have ever played, better than Chrono Trigger, as awesome as Final Fantasy 3 (US version) and 7. If you're looking for a unforgettable playing experience, buy this title. So good I played through it three times. Expand
  2. MacM.
    Sep 14, 2004
    10
    Simply one of the greatest rpgs ever. I would give it a 100 if i could go and play it.
  3. Christian
    Jan 2, 2006
    10
    Don't listen to those who gave the game a poor rating because of the graphics. They have yet to realize that graphics mean nothing, Don't listen to those who gave the game a poor rating because of the graphics. They have yet to realize that graphics mean nothing, espeically with a RPG as great as this. This ties with Chrono Trigger in the best RPG I have played, no FF will ever touch this or Lunar 2. If for some awful reason you think graphics are the most important, then don't pick this up, because it has the same graphics that it did, when it came out for Sega CD. But if you really enjoy the 2d hand drawn artwork as much as I do (yes it looks better than Chrono Trigger), this game is well worth the price it is to get it. Expand
  4. Sep 10, 2013
    10
    I'm rating this in combination of both this game and the original game on the Sega CD since there is no Sega CD version available to be rated.I'm rating this in combination of both this game and the original game on the Sega CD since there is no Sega CD version available to be rated. First of all, make no mistake that LUNAR, is one of the greatest JRPGs of all time. Working Designs' translation goes a long way to ensure that. The quality of their writing is far FAR superior to other highly rated JRPG's of that time, and the competition doesn't even come close in all honesty. The gameplay and combat is pretty typical for it's time, but is superior to games like Final Fantasy 6 due to the strategic element of having distance that is actually traversed during battle, as well as your entire party in combat at all times. The music is also characteristically fantastic, due to the quality of the original Sega CDs capability. What really makes the game though, is the strength of the characters and their likability. Virtually everyone in the game has an amusing and memorable personality, and the villain is the greatest of all time.

    It really is too bad that the original game came out for Sega CD because it had such a small base, but it could not have been done on another system at that time. By the time it was reworked for PSX, LUNAR was graphically dated and unfortunately never got the praise that it highly deserved as one of the best RPG's of all time.
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  5. JoseB.
    Feb 14, 2006
    10
    Yep, totally agree with you all, and thank you for giving this great title a 10! I, too, spent many years looking for it. It's amazing Yep, totally agree with you all, and thank you for giving this great title a 10! I, too, spent many years looking for it. It's amazing how you feel this classic through your blood... And yeah, gamepro!! WHAT THE HELL DID YOU... I played through it many times... and dont get tired at all... I still love to play it. I'd give it a 10! Expand
  6. Apr 17, 2013
    10
    Lunar is a 16 bit RPG classic that was originally made for the Sega-CD. The story and dialogue in this game are brilliantly hilarious atLunar is a 16 bit RPG classic that was originally made for the Sega-CD. The story and dialogue in this game are brilliantly hilarious at times. The presentation is top notch with anime cutscenes, great voice acting, better than SNES 2-D graphics, and Disgaea style emotion displays. The battle system is a bit slow due to enemies having to reposition themselves before every attack, but I soon got used to it. Also the ability to program macros like in Phantasy Star IV does a lot to speed up the battles. There are no random encounters in this rpg. Instead there are enemies wandering dungeons that you must touch to begin a battle. This Sega-CD game was ahead of it's time in many ways, and the PSX version is the ultimate edition. If you see this in a used game shop pick it up for sure. **Normally this would get a 9/10, but I need to offset the two low reviews on this site that have zero explaination.** Collapse
  7. RebekahK.
    Sep 10, 2006
    10
    The most awesome GAME!!! In the world and so is eternal blue I've searched everywhere to buy silver star story but I can't get it!!! DAMN!

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Awards & Rankings

#10 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1999
#7 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1999