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by Shiva Indis
Tue May 26, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: All the Lunar Observations
Replies: 8
Views: 4190

All the Lunar Observations

I recently acquired All the Lunar, the hard-to-find disk of desktop apps. I was digging around in the files and discovered some things I'd never seen any mention of before. There are a number of video clips on the disk, which are encoded very cleanly despite having an obnoxiously low frame rate. Mor...
by Shiva Indis
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Silent Hills & The Great Konami/Kojima Debacle of 2015!
Replies: 24
Views: 8906

Re: Silent Hills & The Great Konami/Kojima Debacle of 2015!

http://m.ign.com/articles/2015/04/27/what-is-going-on-with-the-business-of-konami So... Konami is winding down home game development? Letting its big names walk out? To focus on pachinko parlor fare? Suddenly, the Suikoden pachislot makes more sense...but it's really sad to see another great Japane...
by Shiva Indis
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Hacking potential
Replies: 30
Views: 7767

Re: Hacking potential

This is the inverse of the subject of this thread, but I've been trying to come up with ideas for suitable games to base a Lunar-themed graphics hack on. (As if I had the know-how, let alone the time, to make such a thing.) But nonetheless, something just came to me -- Itadaki Street. If Torneko fit...
by Shiva Indis
Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Least favorite Lunar 1 or Lunar 2 character
Replies: 66
Views: 45398

Re: Least favorite Lunar 1 or Lunar 2 character

Lunar's not the kind of story where people take revenge. But what Borgan did was really horrible , and it's like he's just let off the hook of his own recognizance? I mean, at least toss him in jail somewhere in Vane? I just started imagining a fanfic where Borgan's victims come looking for him, bu...
by Shiva Indis
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Lunar: Dragon Song
Topic: Trivial question...
Replies: 24
Views: 5297

Re: Trivial question...

Compare the villain of Lunar DS to the lame FF9's Villain and final boss / ending overall... ok we can no longer be friends. <3 FF9 forever. Necron as final boss vs. Gideon as final boss? It's a hard call since I found both disappointing, but I might give that to Gideon since at least he was introd...
by Shiva Indis
Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Megadrive Fan Mag with Nall on Cover
Replies: 42
Views: 12034

Re: Megadrive Fan Mag with Nall on Cover

^Yes, it was released just after SSH. It's an English translation of Shiegma's first SSS novelization, but this first book is all we ever got.

http://www.amazon.com/LUNAR-Silver-Star ... B004E9UC9W
by Shiva Indis
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: GungHo/GameArts survey about porting games to PC
Replies: 35
Views: 9021

Re: GungHo/GameArts survey about porting games to PC

And honestly I asked for Eternal Blue Complete to come to PC, because I feel like that would (a) be construed as a vote for SSSC first if it came down to it, and (b) I've got enough versions of SSSC. I'd buy another, but I'm not the perfect customer for a re-re-re-re-rerelease. I asked for the same...
by Shiva Indis
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Anime, Music, TV/Movies, and Books
Topic: New Star Wars
Replies: 24
Views: 10434

Re: New Star Wars

I'm gonna go see Darth Moses. Or Jedi Moses -- he's a protagonist, it seems. But seriously, the casting of this kid moved me from cautiously optimistic to unreservedly optimistic.
by Shiva Indis
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Megadrive Fan Mag with Nall on Cover
Replies: 42
Views: 12034

Re: Megadrive Fan Mag with Nall on Cover

Alunissage, I found a magazine relevant to your interests:

http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/slime_matome ... 02d9-s.jpg

Megadrive Fan changed its name to Saturn Fan the month after Lunar 2 released, but apparently there was still plenty of Megadrive-related content in there through 1995.
by Shiva Indis
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Megadrive Fan Mag with Nall on Cover
Replies: 42
Views: 12034

Re: Megadrive Fan Mag with Nall on Cover

Cyrian wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/SEGA-MEGADRIVE-FAN-REVUE-ISSUE-MAGAZINE-JAPAN-IMPORT-MARCH-1994-03-94-/301468847796?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_71&hash=item4630f18eb4

I'd been wondering if this magazine was published long enough to cover EB, and I'm glad to see that it was.
by Shiva Indis
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Lunar landing on PS4!
Replies: 18
Views: 7542

Re: Lunar landing on PS4!

Another great piece of artwork, jay_are. I'd like to move this thread to news, but I don't appear to have that privilege.

Leo wrote:Rather than it have anything to do with Jian, I'd be a lot more interested in a Gilligan's Island game with the Lunar cast. lol

Make it happen -- rom hack!!
by Shiva Indis
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Megadrive Fan Mag with Nall on Cover
Replies: 42
Views: 12034

Re: Megadrive Fan Mag with Nall on Cover

This is a different "novel". Looks like a short story, really, but in Japanese fiction is always a "novel". In translation, the title of the story is "The Snake Ring," and it was written by Takashi Hino, one of original scenario team members. (The other Lunar 1 noveliza...
by Shiva Indis
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: No more exp in the demo (The one in Vanguard Bandits)
Replies: 13
Views: 3787

Re: No more exp in the demo (The one in Vanguard Bandits)

Leo wrote:Multiple endings is a turn off. It's part of why I haven't played Chrono Trigger.

Whoa! No one told you that Chrono Trigger is short and fun every time???

Well, let me be the first:

Chrono Trigger is short and fun every time.
by Shiva Indis
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Hacking potential
Replies: 30
Views: 7767

Re: Hacking potential

Temzin wrote:Please anticipate PCE TSS, SFC TSS, etc.

Is the PCE homebrew scene a thing? Because it sounds like a delight.

Leo wrote:SSSC isn't a sloppy remake.

I agree that SSS is not, but Lunar Legend? SSH? Not herculean feats of game development.
by Shiva Indis
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: The Arts
Topic: Lunar Art Project and Fan Fiction
Replies: 22
Views: 8688

Re: Lunar 0-1 Recommendations for the Lunar Fan Rewrite

Althena dresses in a blue jacket with brown traveling pants, soft yet durable leather travelling boots, and a sword at her hip. I like this image, particularly the sword. It makes me want to draw a little, but it's been ages since I last drew anything. Adventurer Althena would look rather like Fres...
by Shiva Indis
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Isn't this where we came in?
Replies: 8
Views: 3399

Re: Isn't this where we came in?

Ardent Fox! I totally remember you and it's good to see you back!
by Shiva Indis
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Tumblr?
Replies: 11
Views: 6425

Re: Tumblr?

Tumblr is a great way to get morsels of information related to your interests in a format that just barely grazes your consciousness. I enjoy it, but seriously...I'm lucky if I remember a tenth of what I look at. I probably only remember a quarter of what I reblog.
by Shiva Indis
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Hacking potential
Replies: 30
Views: 7767

Re: Hacking potential

(Side note: imagine how much better sales (in Japan) would have been if Lunar had been a PC Engine series instead!) Wow. You're right, TSS could have easily worked on PCE. The series might even have a higher profile today if it was released on that system. Lunar 2 probably would have been very diff...
by Shiva Indis
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Hacking potential
Replies: 30
Views: 7767

Re: Hacking potential

To go off on a little tangent here... I have a theory that the influence of Ayano Koshiro contributes to the different look of TSS. She is a graphics designer who worked for the likes of Falcom and Quintet back in the day, and she is credited in two Lunar games, TSS and Walking School. She did monst...
by Shiva Indis
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Genders of historical characters?
Replies: 11
Views: 3087

Re: Genders of historical characters?

This gets tricky since Japanese seldom uses pronouns. Most of what we can say will be based on inference. For example, in Lunar 2 the Black Dragon has a feminine speech pattern, so the likely intention is that the Black Dragon is female. (Or at least that Black Dragon probably is, because I'm pretty...

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