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  • Summary: The Lunar series gets reborn on the PSP as Lunar: Silver Star Harmony with all new graphics, added gameplay features, and a re-mastered soundtrack.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 90
    If you've never played Lunar before and you own a PSP, this is your chance to play a classic.
  2. Getting back to planet Lunar ten years later is almost poignant. XSeed's remake is likely a tender fan's work, such it is faithful to the source. Gameplay and technical improvements barely alter the feeling of a ol' story, more a tale than a drama. Lunar: Silver Star Harmony is a ol' game as well. Fans of Japanese rpgs and Lunar series will absolute love this piece of art.
  3. 83
    Lunar is something you can sit back and relax with, a game that almost takes place in the background -- in a good way. In some ways, it feels a little too old and set in its ways, but this version is a slice of gaming history that's been wonderfully reworked for the PSP.
  4. 80
    Lunar: Silver Star Harmony is a bold remake of a classic RPG that fans shouldn't miss. Its visuals are among the best we've seen on a portable system in some time, and the audio is so high quality, you'll want to keep your headphones plugged in every minute.
  5. Lunar: Silver Star Harmony is a great remake of a classic RPG game. With updated graphics and audio, fans of the series will flock to this PSP version, while those new to the series will enjoy is cheerful and humorous take on the RPG traditions.
  6. Overall, the best descriptor I can use for Lunar SSH is “charming”. While many things may feel antiquated or cliché, the entire package has this old-school familiarity that can’t help but bring a smile to your face.
  7. Lunar: Silver Star Harmony's core mechanics may be more than a decade old, but thanks to redone graphics, voice acting, and dialogue, this one still has plenty of spring in its step. And while frequent load times and some pacing issues mar the overall experience, it's still an enjoyable RPG that never takes itself too seriously.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. PeterC.
    Mar 10, 2010
    No, it's not groundbreaking. Yes, its a remastered port of a rather old JRPG. Who cares? This is a charming, light, almost "innocent" RPG that made me realize just how dense, exhausting and mean spirited the RPG market has become. Who knows, maybe its my age but I found the almost Disney like (or possibly Miyazaki) tone of this game utterly captivating. The voice acting does take something away but this is a beautifully presented quality game which focuses on the charm of the character. Finally, the music is absolutely brilliant. If you're looking for a old school JRPG with hand drawn animation for the PSP I think this is a much better option than Phantasy Star Portable or either of the Star Ocean ports. Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Story: 10/10.. The story was one of the best I have seen. It was a combination of romance and desire.
    Graphics: 6/10.. The graphics of the game were more of the GBA level (except for the Pokémon-like cutscenes).
    Gameplay: 10/10.. Just great..

    The difficulty of this game is really low. I finished the game with my whole crew of level 40. And I didn't have many special items either.. The only thing that disappointed me in the whole game was the ending. The ending wasn't as good as the whole story. The story was romantic and sometimes heartbreaking. But the ending was too... easy.. By easy I mean that the ending wasn't the special type. And worse, they let us "walk" at the end. Meaning, they gave us the controls, to navigate. Which just made everything worse :/ They should have ended it with a pokémon-like cutscene..
  3. Aug 10, 2013
    The gameplay/battle system are pretty basic for a jrpg, which is not odd, because it's a remake of a pretty old game. The storyline is decent, but nothing special. The characters are pretty nice. The graphics are very neat 2d. The most annoying thing is repetitive battles, a lot of them, so the good point is the game has auto battle AI (which is pretty lame at times, but sometimes I was so bored by the dungeons, I've used it). Expand
  4. Dec 21, 2010
    An enjoyable old school adventure that has aged surprisingly well. The story might not be anything groundbreaking or memorable, and the respawning enemies can be a bit of a chore but for anyone after ~30 hours of traditional JRPG gaming, Lunar most certainly delivers. Expand