Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lunar Legend - GBA old school RPG

Remember Lunar: Silver Star Story for the Playstation? Lunar Legend is a GBA remake of that game.

The story is about a young lad named Alex. He wants to be a Dragonmaster like his idol, Dyne. As with most RPG stories, Alex is a pure hearted, strong, fighter class guy. There are some hints in between stories that Alex might have some hidden strength that he does not yet know about. Still the standard anime/RPG plot.

But enough of the story. Aside from the mediocre storyline, Lunar Legend proves to be a charming, little old school RPG romp. It has a lighthearted tone with very cute and colorful graphics. The sprites are bigger than usual RPG sprites because the creators wanted more impact in storytelling. Not that the story is fantastic or anything, but because it adds to the charm of the game.

Indeed, Lunar Legend may not be as long as the original Silver Star Story, but it makes up for it in nostalgia factor. The only thing I can complain about this game is the difficulty, or the lack thereof. Lunar Legend is very easy it's almost impossible to die. That's just me nitpicking, though.

Overall this game deserves a 4 out of 5 from me.

Update: I just finished this wonderful game. I'm trying to scour the web for the older Lunar for the Sega disc systems.
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