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by Greco12
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?
Replies: 44
Views: 4861

Re: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?

Attempting to get this train back on the original track: I think Jess was overall a good character. She was independent, cool, funny etc. The one thing that struck me as odd was how Mia inherited Vane, but Jess never inherited Meribia. Maybe she inherited Meribia sometime after the main story? That...
by Greco12
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?
Replies: 44
Views: 4861

Re: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?

If my views are ugly, you better stop enjoying Lunar so much, because it has traditional views of relationships, just like I do. No women are stronger than men in Lunar, and all women, at least at one point, get taken care of by a man. The characters ALL express that they want and enjoy this. What ...
by Greco12
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?
Replies: 44
Views: 4861

Re: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?

Oh, man. This discussion got really ugly while I was away. It makes me wish I never started this topic. :( Poor Mia is supposedly stuck with Nash, an absolute weakling. She is very weak herself, and sure, she found the strength to destroy her home, and use Vane's potential, but, she's a gentle spiri...
by Greco12
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: LunarNET News
Topic: Vintage magazine feature on TSS
Replies: 5
Views: 1810

Re: Vintage magazine feature on TSS

Looking at the character poll , I have a few thoughts: - Alex ranking higher than the other male characters really kicks the "nice guys finish last" fallacy to the curb. - Why the lack of love for Mel a.k.a. Cat Dad? Sure, he's old, but he still leaves a good impression. :( - Ramus ranked ...
by Greco12
Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Lunar: Legend
Topic: In defense of Lunar: Legend...
Replies: 8
Views: 7200

In defense of Lunar: Legend...

Am I the only one who thinks that despite the game's flaws, it at least feels like the developers had their hearts in the right place? I feel like some of the changes added to Lunar: Legend are actually quite welcome. Granted, it doesn't fix all of the story problems (there are still lingering plot ...
by Greco12
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Let's Play HC Bailey
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Let's Play HC Bailey

I was hoping it would be titled, "We Don't Need Another Hiro."
by Greco12
Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?
Replies: 44
Views: 4861

Re: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?

I noticed that if you talk to the old man outside the room in which Jessica and Mia are after you lose to Ghaleon at the Grindery, he says: Jessica is so much like her mother. Even on the verge of exhaustion, she uses all the strength she can muster. Helping to repair the broken bones of the wounded...
by Greco12
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?
Replies: 44
Views: 4861

Re: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?

She means that the noble ladylike act she puts on in front of her father isn't actually hiding who she is, it's just showing a different side of herself, because she's both the noble lady and the adventurer. Hmmm... I can see why some people would call BS on her speech then, especially since there ...
by Greco12
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Tempest and Fresca
Replies: 27
Views: 3732

Re: Tempest and Fresca

Eh, Lunar 2 doesn't have the same gender issues as Lunar 1. Jean and Lemina never ended up as damsels (no, being locked up in prison with the rest of the party doesn't count), and they have fully-fleshed out arcs that didn't involve love interests (Lemina laments in her diary about not being able to...
by Greco12
Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Tempest and Fresca
Replies: 27
Views: 3732

Re: Tempest and Fresca

Someone told me the whole point of the sickness affecting the girls was to put Kyle, Nash, and Tempest's plights on par with Alex's by putting all of their significant others in danger. Of course, this was coming from someone who was just playing through the game, so it was probably just conjecture ...
by Greco12
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Tempest and Fresca
Replies: 27
Views: 3732

Re: Tempest and Fresca

Going back to TSS, I get the impression the point was to make Grimzol's cave harder since the monsters in that dungeon are pretty tough. The only spell caster you have to rely on is Nash, whose spells aren't nearly as useful or versatile as Mia's. I just wish they had done something to rectify the g...
by Greco12
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?
Replies: 44
Views: 4861

Re: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?

Just for further reference, I managed to get some screen grabs of the Japanese script of Jessica's speech (in order from left to right, top to bottom) off a play through I found on niconico. http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa96/GeneralOlde/jessicajapanesescript_zps8ysbqsq7.jpg And reposting for f...
by Greco12
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 813
Views: 123500

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Recently finished Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time. Definitely a high point in the franchise, featuring the humor the series is known for while adding in more dramatic elements without feeling forced at all. Alister Azimuth is a great one-off character who provides a stark contrast with Rat...
by Greco12
Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Tempest and Fresca
Replies: 27
Views: 3732

Re: Tempest and Fresca

That does make a little more sense. Anyway, back to Tempest and Fresca. It seems like a waste to have Fresca, Jessica, and Mia all strapped up and ready to go after the guys only for the guys to walk right in. What was the point of that? Was that just to tease the player? "We were going to help...
by Greco12
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Tempest and Fresca
Replies: 27
Views: 3732

Re: Tempest and Fresca

No problem. Although I can appreciate the writers' attempts to tie Pao in with Alex's quest to become Dragonmaster, it actually created more issues than fixed. The girls getting sick in the original also comes off less distracting and less emotionally-manipulative as Jessica stays up long enough to ...
by Greco12
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Tempest and Fresca
Replies: 27
Views: 3732

Re: Tempest and Fresca

I've been doing some thinking on Tempest and Fresca (and Pao in general), and honestly I think the game would have been stronger without the Pao arc. It adds too little to the story and it's over and done with too quickly to leave much of an impact, especially in the remakes. The reveal of Luna bein...
by Greco12
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Spells in Lunar 1 and Lunar 2 versions
Replies: 17
Views: 1858

Re: Spells in Lunar 1 and Lunar 2 versions

Someone in a thread on HCBailly's forums was doing a comparison between the SCD and PSX versions of Lunar 1's party members. His conclusion: Mia and Nash are overall more useful in the PSX version, Alex and Kyle were better in the SCD version, and Jessica didn't change much between either version. ...
by Greco12
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?
Replies: 44
Views: 4861

Re: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?

The part that I think is poorly-worded is where she doesn't draw the distinction between acting ladylike and hiding who she is in front of her father -- a good resolution for her arc is for her to drop one (hiding who she is) and accept the other (acting ladylike) as part of her character, alongsid...
by Greco12
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?
Replies: 44
Views: 4861

Re: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?

I don't remember the line in context, but if it's to be read as it says, it suggests that she's realized that she didn't have to live this double life all this time, that her father could handle it. I mean, she's realizing now that she didn't have to do it then . For context the full quote is: &quo...
by Greco12
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Lunar: Silver Star Story (Complete)
Topic: Question about leveling
Replies: 2
Views: 1261

Question about leveling

Recently I watched parts of a Lunar SSSC play through and I noticed something near the end. Here's a screenshot I took from this playthrough . As you can see, the player somehow managed to get everyone ahead of Alex, with Kyle three levels ahead. Now I know that Jessica and Mia usually lag behind on...

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