My favorite RPG on the PS1. Characters are all interesting and likable, and serve their purpose within the function of the party. The story can tug at your heartstrings at times, and the art and anime-esque cutscenes are beautiful.
This is a masterpiece of an RPG, play it on the Playstation or Sega CD. Its turn based and has no random encounters. It has some great animated cutsenes. I played it with a friend a few months ago and we ended up playing it the whole weekend.
Absolutely wonderful, and a gaming experience not to be missed. Working Designs has done an amazing job overhauling the title and presenting it in one of the most complete and thorough packages yet released. An excellent story and enjoyable play mechanics combined with stunning presentation equal one must-have game.
Do you love JRPG's? DId you ever? Then play this. Consider that this game came out in 1994 for the Sega CD, so you probably never heard of it back then. At that time, this game had an hour and a half of full anime style animation, and an hour and a half of spoken dialog, six years and two generations earlier than the juggernaut Final Fantasy had it's first spoken dialog. It's too bad that the original came out for Sega CD because by the time it was reworked for PSX, LUNAR was graphically dated and didn't get the praise that it highly deserved as one of the best RPG series of all time.
Why is that? Well, it's the writing and the likeable characters that do it for me. Working Designs put great care into their translations, and they were leagues better than the competition at that time, with none of that awkward stuff common in 1990's JRPG's. That, combined with a far bigger adventure than the first LUNAR, make it an incredible journey and game. The music of the series is also incredible, and I still have it on my computer. Check out Star Dragon Theme and compare it to the quality of other games of the 16/32-bit era.
If you can still play through games like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 6, or any other of those classic JRPG's, I highly recommend the Sega CD or PSX version of LUNAR Eternal Blue.
Lunar 2 : EBC doesn't quite come to par with the first game but if you've played Lunar 1 : SSSC then you'll most likely love this one as well. It just feels like the Return of the Jedi compared to A New Hope or Empire Strikes Back. If you know what I mean... Great game nevertheless !
I own both SSSC and EBC and I regularly do a full play-through of one or the other every year or so. Whenever I talk to someone who doesn't know Lunar, I like to compare it to "if Miyazaki had written and directed a JRPG".
The relatively low sales of Lunar 1 and 2 for the PlayStation make them rather expensive to buy today, but for anyone looking for some good old '90s nostalgia, look no further !
Not quite the epic that SSSC originally delivered but Eternal Blue Complete definitely rode on the biggest nostalgia wave ever... And it was awesome !!!
Colorful and engaging as the original. A side note to whoever may whine that the characters are too similar to the original... THAT'S WHAT THEY MEANT TO DO !!! A recurring even in history (kind of like in Xenogears, where Kim and Fei are reincarnations of Abel).
I just couldn't handle that one specific painfully repetitive dungeon song that was also on SSSC.
Might I add that the "Complete" box-set is probably the most thorough and awesome ever released !!!
SummaryThe enchanting world of LUNAR comes to life once more in the enhanced PlayStation game console version of the classic RPG sequel. Join freewheeling Hiro and the adorable Ruby, a thousand years after the events of LUNAR: Silver Star Story, as they work to unlock the secrets of the Blue Spire... and the strange young girl they found within...