Since its initial release over a decade ago, Lunar: Silver Star Story has continued to captivate fans with its timeless tale of love, betrayal and redemption, expertly woven into its involving gameplay and cinematic presentation. Now the original single player RPG masterpiece is reborn on the PSP as Lunar: Silver Star Harmony with all new graphics, added gameplay features, and a re-mastered soundtrack so that a whole new generation of fans can experience this legendary first entry of the Lunar universe, while newly added story elements will entice returning fans.
Quest through Lunar with would-be dragonmaster, Alex. View larger.
Story While seemingly placid on the surface, the world of Lunar is slowly descending into chaos, as the Goddess Althena, the creator and guardian of the world, has disappeared and the valiant efforts of the legendary Dragonmaster Dyne and his faithful companions fade into obscurity. With Althena gone and no one able or willing to become the next Dragonmaster, a shadowy figure, known only as the Magic Emperor, has started plotting to usurp Althena’s place and become a god. In a remote village far removed from the decay that is slowly spreading throughout the world lives a young man named Alex, who dreams of one day becoming the next Dragonmaster like his hero Dyne. One day, Alex’s friend Ramus convinces him to head towards a cave near town, where it is rumored the legendary White Dragon resides. With Alex’s childhood friend Luna and his mysterious pet Nall in tow, Alex heads off on what seems to be a meaningless adventure, not knowing that it would be the first step in an epic journey with the fate of the entire world at stake. Key Game Features
A Classic RPG Brought to a New Generation of Fans - Widely acclaimed as one of the best RPGs of all time, the classic, original Lunar is back to be experienced by a new generation of gamers.
Enhanced Graphics and Sound - All of the graphics have been redone to take full advantage of the widescreen format and processing power of the PSP. Newly composed songs added to the remastered original soundtrack ensure the new audio experience is just as impressive as the graphical overhaul.
Traditional Play - Classic RPG play that has players leveling and upgrading gear as you progress through a story peppered with cutscenes.
Expanded Battle System - First introduced in Lunar Legend, the Arts Gauge System that allows players to unleash devastating attacks or heal party members has been implemented to add another dimension to the battle system.
All-New Additional Story Elements - The beloved original story has been expanded and fleshed out with new cut-scenes and story sequences, revealing more about the four heroes and answering some of the questions left unresolved in the original.
I never played any of the older versions of this game, so I am not going to comment on any of the recent upgrades that were added to the PSP version of Lunar: Silver Star Harmony. I played the demo initially, and didn't even have to play it through to realize this game seemed well worth the money and the download time. The story caught my attention right away. It has dragons, magic, and five (eventually) adorable heroes that ultimately end up on … more
In 1992 Working Designs released a game called Lunar: The Silver Star. It was on the Sega CD and became one of the bestselling and most popular games on the system. Unfortunately, thanks to the low sales of the Sega CD Lunar didn't make it into the hands of many gamers. Luckily for Working Designs they released on the Sega Saturn in Japan and did another reissue for the Playstation called Lunar Silver Star Story Complete. To this day, it's one of the most beloved RPGs … more