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by Alunissage
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Who is your favorite?
Replies: 8
Views: 1513

Re: Who is your favorite?

Heh, I think more than once there was dialogue like this: Flora: All right, to get to [our next destination] we need to do this/go here first. Jian or Gabryel: Wow! How did you know that??? Flora: I asked someone! Maybe not so surprising given how bad Jian is at asking anyone for help at any time. A...
by Alunissage
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Vile tribe
Replies: 32
Views: 4012

Re: Vile tribe

You know, I thought "inherit the wind" (which I eventually extracted from Google Translate) sounded familiar, but I didn't remember where from. What do you suppose "a terrible abuse of Black Magic" means? Black Magic is loosely defined in the game as meaning destructive magic tha...
by Alunissage
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Vile tribe
Replies: 32
Views: 4012

Re: Vile tribe

Both songs -- they managed to grab phrases from both TSS's opening song and SSSC's. It's kind of neat, subtly emphasizing that this is a prequel, and the issue raised in this story, of Althena's relationship to humans and whether they need guidance, will come up again. Yet another thing that the ga...
by Alunissage
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 968
Views: 254535

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I finished Valkyria Chronicles 4 very thoroughly, including all available DLC (two more to come in November). Even more emotionally wrenching than 1 and 2. Not sure what I'll play next. I have plenty of unfinished games...
by Alunissage
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Playstation Classic Edition!
Replies: 10
Views: 2199

Re: Playstation Classic Edition!

Man, the Japanese version has Arc I and II.
by Alunissage
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Vile tribe
Replies: 32
Views: 4012

Re: Vile tribe

You know for all the crap we give DS it does add to the lore and help answer a few questions. Even if it makes us ask a few It really does. I was feeling all sorts of pangs of regret and frustration when reviewing the text last night, because it seems like there's a LOT there, crudely translated an...
by Alunissage
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Vile tribe
Replies: 32
Views: 4012

Re: Vile tribe

Hey, Shinto-Cetra, I realized I was snippier than I intended to be there, sorry. I still disagree regarding how the Vile Tribe is portrayed in TSS, and I especially disagree with using misc animes to make a point about an entirely unrelated game, but I was a bit brusque about it. I don't know that I...
by Alunissage
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Vile tribe
Replies: 32
Views: 4012

Re: Vile tribe

Eh, "demonic transformation ability" seems a lot more like a gameplay thing to me. Final boss, after all. And having camaraderie doesn't mean that the monsters are less monstrous. They're unambiguously evil in TSS, and the confinement is clearly because they did something to require it, no...
by Alunissage
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Who is your favorite?
Replies: 8
Views: 1513

Re: Who is your favorite?

Fresca's long been a favorite of mine, possibly because her hair is green in TSS. I also have always liked TSS Jessica. And Mia, who is considerably more self-confident in that game. They all got a bit stereotyped in SSSC. (In general, I liked TSS's versions of the characters better than SSSC's, but...
by Alunissage
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Vile tribe
Replies: 32
Views: 4012

Re: Vile tribe

I might be wrong about the part about the Mazoku being in the Frontier voluntarily. Just found another doc with some transcribed dialogue from Dragon Song: Titus: That is correct. Originally the Frontier existed to confine those evildoers for whom there was no other hope... Until, that is, Ignatius ...
by Alunissage
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Four heros
Replies: 20
Views: 3243

Re: Four heros

Here, I found the link to Shiva Indis's post on Mel's pirate background: http://www.lunarthreads.com/viewtopic.php?t=698 There's a fair bit of discussion in that thread about the Four Heroes that may be useful to you, including confirmation about Dyne and Mel meeting up twice rather than once. And, ...
by Alunissage
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Four heros
Replies: 20
Views: 3243

Re: Four heros

I found my incomplete doc of quotations from TSS about the Four Heroes. Here are some excerpts that relate to your questions. An interesting thing to note is that someone in Marke indicates that Ghaleon looked up to Dyne, and I think in general there's the implication that Dyne was the older/more se...
by Alunissage
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Vile tribe
Replies: 32
Views: 4012

Re: Vile tribe

The most literal translation of "Mazoku" is "magic race", it seems, but WD probably went with Vile Tribe because they were pretty unambiguously monsters/evil in TSS. The moral ambiguity about them didn't come up until later games. I really don't care for "Vile Tribe" fo...
by Alunissage
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Ouch
Replies: 9
Views: 2624

Re: Ouch

Oh my gosh. I am so very sorry. And so glad that you yourself survived.
by Alunissage
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Lunar Genesis Strategy Guide Get!
Replies: 20
Views: 3541

Re: Lunar Genesis Strategy Guide Get!

Me too. I think Genesis could certainly be salvaged as a real game. And TSS is still my favorite version of Lunar 1.
by Alunissage
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Four heros
Replies: 20
Views: 3243

Re: Four heros

All that sounds mostly right. Am at work so I can't look up my notes. I'm pretty sure that everyone in TSS believes that Dyne is dead, other than his friends (Noah, Myght). It's never stated WHEN he "died", though; it could have been before or after he brought Luna and Nall to Burg. We kno...
by Alunissage
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: An anomaly in the Lunar series
Replies: 21
Views: 6279

Re: An anomaly in the Lunar series

Another thing: This has been discussed before, but Borgan and Lunn should not have been been forgiven in Lunar 2 considering how they owned slaves, and were basically saving their own hides. BUT Ghaleon, Xenobia and the Vile Tribe at large own human slaves in TSS, and they get killed by the party? ...
by Alunissage
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 968
Views: 254535

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

All my game time has been going to Valkyria Chronicles 4 since it came out last week. Partly because I'm that fond of the series, partly because I want to finish it relatively soon.
by Alunissage
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New user, Hi to you all!
Replies: 9
Views: 3693

Re: New user, Hi to you all!

Ah, welcome! Please feel free to start threads talking about Lunar -- we could use some new discussion topics! I'm glad to hear from someone who found the series via Lunar Legend, which I think tends to get unfairly maligned. That said, I look forward to hearing what you think of SSS. It's basically...
by Alunissage
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Questions regarding the series
Replies: 9
Views: 2019

Re: Questions regarding the series

The "because the music of TSS doesn't match the tone of SSS" is purely subjective and speculative. I could see it being a reason for a mostly new score, but not for changing all of the music, especially when some pieces are fairly familiar. Indeed, WD put a few excerpts of TSS music back i...

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