By limiting the amount of times you can save, it increases the tension of having to replay parts of the game if you die. Regrouping with Jessica, the group fights back a wave of invaders before witnessing Mel turn to stone from a dark spell of Xenobia, Ghaleon's top general. During an expedition, he sees an odd flash at a nearby tower; upon investigating, he meets a rather strange woman named Lucia, who wears an odd red outfit and demands to speak with Althena. Their biggest project yet, the team, headed by company vice president and chief writer Victor Ireland, took to the project seriously, often collaborating with the original Japanese team themselves. Citing the loss of his friend Dyne, who died protecting the Goddess, Ghaleon swears revenge on both she and her dragons and departs after kidnapping Luna.
They became enemies of Althena and her followers for thousands of years. Many towns and locations were based on areas of Russia and. After a successful release, the game was translated and localized by for release in the following year. The dragon's spirit grants Alex her power before disappearing, and the group departs for the Blue Dragon's cave behind a musical town. In spite of her cheerful demeanor, she still has flashbacks to her haunted past. Strangely, during their infancy, these dragons resemble talking, winged cats, until they claim the power of their predecessor and ascend to adulthood. The game begins in the small mountain town of Burg, where a young Alex frequently visits the monument to the fallen hero Dyne, his idol.
An animated cutscene with Quark the White Dragon Across the ocean, Alex, Nall, and Ramus enter Meribia, where they meet one of the legendary Four Heroes, Mel. Lunar: The Silver Star - The Official Strategy Guide. The item management has been simplified so characters use things from a shared pool at all times, instead of having individual inventories. His evil corrupted the hearts of people, turning some into monsters to do his bidding. Quark shows an interest in Luna as well, remarking that she has a familiar aura about her. Explore dungeons, fight terrifying monsters, and gather information from the locals as you advance toward the explosive confrontation with the Magic Emperor himself! He stumbles onto Lucia, immediately falls for her, and vows to help her in her journey.
Making their way through the cavern, the group meets Quark, an aged dragon who senses great potential in Alex, and urges him to complete the trials of other dragons to become the next Dragonmaster, champion of the Goddess Althena, and protector of the world. However, each character still has locked-down skills, so customization is still minimal. During translation, the developers did find time to inject some of their own humor in to the game's text, dropping in sentences such as Have you ever tried swimming in lemon jello? The usual topless female enemy sprites and pentagrams were changed too. Attempting to sell his diamond, Ramus is swindled by a jewel dealer who flees into the sewers. None of these scenes are major, but they help flesh out the characters in small ways. She confronted Zophar in an epic battle, and was only able to stop him by using her powers of creation to seal him in another dimension, destroying nearly all life on the planet in the process. Other follow-ups, including in 1996 and in 2005 would act as the game's prequels, taking place many hundred years before the game's story.
While outwardly human, she understands little of their emotions due to her solitary existence. PlayStation In the case of the first Lunar, the differences between the original and the remakes were so huge that it was impossible to deem one the definitive version. Ronfar A disgraced ex-priest, who has since taken up drinking and gambling. Together with the bolstered stats, it makes an already difficult game even more frustrating. The player must navigate towns, fields, and harsh environments to complete story-based objectives that move the plot forward, as well as interact with non-player characters to expand the script and gain various rewards. Upon arrival, Alex meets Jessica, daughter of Mel and aspiring priestess, who helps him locate the imposter before returning to Vane. The strength of the game relies on the link between Hiro and Lucia.
Obtaining the diamond from Quark, Ramus finds he cannot sell it in Burg, and must travel to the major trade city of Meribia to claim his fortune. Characters Hiro A treasure hunter who lives with his adoptive grandfather Gwyn. Eternal Blue starts off more morosely, and it stays that way throughout. The party finds the black dragon, which attacks the team in a mad rage induced by Ghaleon but is defeated. Get ready for the ride of your life.
Knowing what he must do to bring Luna back, Alex climbs the path to Luna, who, as Althena, continuously blasts him with lightning; he plays his harp as he advances, and hearing their song allows Luna's personality to return. She treats the player as she treats the party members; cold and distant. After obtaining Althena's Sword and learning the truth about Luna, the party attacks the Grindery and defeats both Xenobia and the Magic Emperor. Distraught, Alex and Nall return to Meribia to find it under attack by a band of monsters under Ghaleon's command. Centuries before the start of the game, the Blue Star was rendered unlivable by years of war. In spite of all of these improvements, the battle system remains mostly unchanged.
The Dragons spend most of their time sleeping underground until they are needed. Due to time constraints, nearly one-third of the Lunar project was scrapped by the game's release. The game was followed by in , a direct sequel that takes place one thousand years in The Silver Star's future, and contains many references to the original title. In the original Japanese version, it is said that he governs Meribia, although Working Designs' translation adds that he founded the city. Working Designs also put extra effort into the game's packaging, giving the instruction booklet embossed lettering, and having seven separate stamps, each with different artwork, produced for the front of the game discs to increase collection value.
Most of the game's background themes are presented as multi-song medleys rather than separate tracks. There are also added load times, a little disappointing considering how speedy the original was. Since the game's original release, three have been produced for various systems: in 1996, in 2002, and in 2009. The English version comprised mostly new talent and associates of Working Designs' staff, such as a young as Alex, Rhonda Gibson as Luna, Jackie Powers as Nall, Hal Delahousse as Quark, and John Truitt as Ghaleon. Having mostly developed and for the and , Game Arts formed its subsidiary company, , named for the main character of this title, to oversee most of the game's development. Lunar: The Silver Star Original Soundtrack track list No.