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by Temzin
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: A tiny itty bit of hope!!
Replies: 55
Views: 27680

Re: A tiny itty bit of hope!!

I should clarify: each of the games I listed above was a compromised Playstation 1 or 2 port of a superior original release. So, the ideal scenario would have been to re-release the Saturn version of Grandia I, the DC version of Grandia II, and the Saturn version of Eternal Blue. I suppose it's less...
by Temzin
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: A tiny itty bit of hope!!
Replies: 55
Views: 27680

Re: A tiny itty bit of hope!!

I guess so. We don't have Japanese screenshots up and while I did play some of the Saturn game years ago, I either didn't notice then or didn't remember. Have no idea where my notes are now. Have you had any music slowdown? IIRC, dealing with that was one thing that delayed the WD release, and I do...
by Temzin
Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: GungHo/GameArts survey about porting games to PC
Replies: 35
Views: 14916

Re: GungHo/GameArts survey about porting games to PC

Very interesting! Funny thing is, I saw no sign of any such movements on the Japanese side, leading me to think this is an American initiative. By contrast, Game Arts in Japan has been re-releasing old games on PSN for their 30th anniversary, though as expected, it was all Grandia and no Lunar...I s...
by Temzin
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: GameArts (Grandia/II & Lunar) Collection
Replies: 31
Views: 12383

Re: GameArts (Grandia/II & Lunar) Collection

I can certainly see why someone wouldn't like WD, especially now, though considering what a path they blazed in their time in terms of having actually well-written scripts, I think many people would forgive the incidental chatter or pop culturisms in their early releases. The quality of writing in t...
by Temzin
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:12 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: GameArts (Grandia/II & Lunar) Collection
Replies: 31
Views: 12383

Re: GameArts (Grandia/II & Lunar) Collection

Handsome line-up! You might enjoy adding the marvelously drawn Lunar 2 Asuka Comics DX comic illustrated by Kaori Naruse. It was always quite cheap, like around 700Y, but it's out of stock in most places now. I'm sure it pops up from time to time, though. This reminds me how I always meant to play G...
by Temzin
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: We need more fans.
Replies: 68
Views: 21940

Re: We need more fans.

So Lunar could not only use technical improvements but better marketing. I wonder what Studio Alex has to say today. N, nothing...they have been dead for ten years. :( Coming full circle from the start of this thread, aside from the fact that the original staff are scattered to the winds, even if a...
by Temzin
Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: The Arts
Topic: Lunar Art Project and Fan Fiction
Replies: 22
Views: 14828

Re: Lunar Analysis and Ideas

Hm, on second thought, scratch the doubting comment of mine from earlier. Even if I don't get what's going on, no sense in discouraging someone who is interested in something. Apologies, carry on~
by Temzin
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: The Arts
Topic: Lunar Art Project and Fan Fiction
Replies: 22
Views: 14828

Re: Lunar Analysis and Ideas

To echo Alun: huh? The "deep analysis" would benefit here from noting that Eternal Blue came out two years before Nadesico and that humor as mixed with fantasy is not unique, nor are stories with multiple plot arcs.
by Temzin
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Genders of historical characters?
Replies: 11
Views: 4755

Re: Genders of historical characters?

Thanks, Kiz, I just looked at a video for the Black Dragon sequence, and unlike the neutral screenshots on the site, I see that the full dialogue does make clear that she's a she. (Whatever gender means in dragon terms.) Also just spun through SSS for similar confirmations, often through Nall's dial...
by Temzin
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:32 am
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Hacking potential
Replies: 30
Views: 14402

Re: Hacking potential

I may be biased because I actually owned a Sega CD, and I think that would've been the only way the Lunar series would see the light of day in the US. Considering that that's how I got into this fandom, I wouldn't want that to change. Ys is a fandom I've always wanted to explore. I think 3 and its ...
by Temzin
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Hacking potential
Replies: 30
Views: 14402

Re: Hacking potential

TG-16 though? That was beyond exotic. So exotic that I only recently started to make sense of it. It's interesting to think about since the situations are totally flipped! While no one could touch Nintendo in the 16-bit era in Japan, the closest rival by far was PCE, whereas I've never met a real l...
by Temzin
Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Hacking potential
Replies: 30
Views: 14402

Re: Hacking potential

That's it! TSS looks very...Ys! Even Arhes' hair is orange like Adol's instead of brown per Kubooka's design. Lunar: (TS)YS. (Side note: imagine how much better sales (in Japan) would have been if Lunar had been a PC Engine series instead!) But seriously, more than a Nihon Falcom look, I'd say that ...
by Temzin
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Hacking potential
Replies: 30
Views: 14402

Re: Hacking potential

Well the art style changed between TSS and SSSC. The latter seemed to have influence from Evangelion and the former is more like late 80's anime sort of style. I noticed a difference but I do agree that it should be altered a bit in that regard. Ah, but SSS came out barely half a year after Evangel...
by Temzin
Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Hacking potential
Replies: 30
Views: 14402

Re: Hacking potential

Yes, yesss! That is so excellent. I recall another championship-level American rewrite in Althena's shrine with this really paranoid guy whose insanity progressed throughout the game and whose dialogue tree was like eight lines long. He might've been the "game over" guy, but I'm not sure. ...
by Temzin
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers
Replies: 26
Views: 10198

Re: The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers

Anyway, what am I trying to get at? I think that the creators used words like Napalm, Homing cannon, Atomic burn, and all these things only to give the player an idea of what level of powerful Lucia is, which really works better than if the game made up words for those spells or had given them othe...
by Temzin
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Hacking potential
Replies: 30
Views: 14402

Re: Hacking potential

I like the ALL CAPS, actually. But I wouldn't mind some of the typos being fixed. What I've really, really wanted to do is a fan hack of EB, actually. First mission: to make the treasure chest contents and placement make sense. Lemina's best two crossbows should not be in the same dungeon one floor...
by Temzin
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Genders of historical characters?
Replies: 11
Views: 4755

Re: Genders of historical characters?

Thanks for the pinpointed areas, Alun. As Kizyr correctly has it, Dragonmaster Lui is definitely male...here, he's the Dragonmaster who came together with Althena to the Blue Star, and the mark of whose first step is thought to be somewhere in Lunar. (Side note: I feel like someone here at some poin...
by Temzin
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Genders of historical characters?
Replies: 11
Views: 4755

Re: Genders of historical characters?

This is a great topic, and sensible---no reason to assume things were "male" when not stated. If you know a specific event where they're mentioned, that's easy to cross-check now via youtube or nico, but if it's in some town's library, that might be harder. I fear Lui may be one of those. ...
by Temzin
Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:39 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers
Replies: 26
Views: 10198

Re: The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers

Yeah, I'd described him originally as a gunslinger, but must've edited that out before posting. That was what made it truly random to me. Though perhaps it's of a piece with Lucia having spells like Napalm Shot and Plasma Rain and other things that don't fit in with the usual Lunar spells. I love t...
by Temzin
Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers
Replies: 26
Views: 10198

Re: The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers

Seeing as how we're talking about it anyway, I should probably take advantage of my twice-yearly visit to talk more about Sieg the Risen since he might be my favorite boss outside of Ghaleon. I loved the mountain pass duel, and I remember freaking out when I realized it was him while searching for D...

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