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by Shiva Indis
Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:28 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Suikoden V
Replies: 17
Views: 3715

I'm hoping V will be better, though, and unless it ends up with terrible reviews, I'll likely buy it anyway. It's one of my favorite series :) It is an interesting premise, though, the Queendom of Falena. I heard it briefly mentioned with a character's past in Suikoden 2 but not much other than tha...
by Shiva Indis
Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:19 am
Forum: Magical School Lunar & Lunar: Walking School
Topic: Relating MS to the rest of the games' backstory
Replies: 4
Views: 4849

It's been a long time since I played it (I have little interest in replaying it) and I don't remember all that well, but I do remember that most of the things that happened had little bearing on the rest of the series. I seem to recall that the manga put more emphasis on human/beastman friction than...
by Shiva Indis
Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:12 am
Forum: Lunar: Dragon Song
Topic: 1up Review: 6.5/10
Replies: 13
Views: 4155

Incidentally, based on the Japanese game I pretty much agree with this review, although I'd like to mention that there are frequent statues for recovery in the beginning, so the HP loss from running isn't that bad even then. Oh, and I haven't experienced this speeding up of battle animation he ment...
by Shiva Indis
Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: The Blue Star, is it*spoilers for EB*
Replies: 21
Views: 4103

One staff member who was in the excellent habit of making her process available is Akari Funato (whom I've ended up mentioning in at least half my posts here). While she's kind of just a lucky fan (an aspiring artist who joined the Lunar staff after playing and loving Lunar TSS), she did work on the...
by Shiva Indis
Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: Lunar 3 & Rumors
Topic: What would you like to see in Lunar 3?
Replies: 44
Views: 17756

I'd wondered if using family-like terms to address strangers might be a Japanese language thing. I certainly saw it a lot in the old fairy tales I used to read when I was younger; people were always calling the strange old people they met in the forest "Granther" or "Mother", and of course referrin...
by Shiva Indis
Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Lunar: Dragon Song
Topic: Results of the Umbrella Drawing
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Results of the Umbrella Drawing

You may recall that people living in Japan could enter a drawing via Marvelous Interactive's Lunar Genesis website. 10 winners would recieve an umbrella similar to the one Lucia carries, and it would be delivered to their home by actress Aikawa Yuzuki in Lucia cosplay. Here's an article with picture...
by Shiva Indis
Sun Sep 25, 2005 4:58 am
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Mel's Pirate Backstory
Replies: 14
Views: 8113

Perhaps his embittered nature after Dyne's loss caused him to pursue more destructive arts? It's not like he never had the ability, but his vengeance may have driven him to hone in on that ability. Going by that, he'd likely be the healer of the party in a Four Heroes game. KF I think Akari Funato ...
by Shiva Indis
Sun Sep 25, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Mel's Pirate Backstory
Replies: 14
Views: 8113

More than just the manga supports Ghaleon as a healer. In Silver Star Story, it looks like Four Heroes Ghaleon was a priest. His costume shares certain similarities with Jessica's, as well as Phacia's priestess costume - most evident are the white hoods and the gold medalions. For comparison: Phacia...
by Shiva Indis
Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Lunar1 or Lunar2?
Replies: 52
Views: 16688

I'm a story girl, but even more importantly I'm a character girl. Lunar 1 has more of both. Even in the original with it's much sparser text, the Lunar 1 characters have better chemistry.

That said, Lunar 2, especially the original, is more satisfying to play. I played Lunar 2 on SegaCD first.
by Shiva Indis
Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: Mel's Pirate Backstory
Replies: 14
Views: 8113

Mel's Pirate Backstory

I remember seeing a thread about Mel and his background as a pirate, and what the deal was with Meribia's name changing, etc, etc; (though I can't seem to find it anymore) and I've found some data that clarifies it somewhat. Since it comes from a Lunar TSS guidebook (specifically L:TSS World of Luna...
by Shiva Indis
Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Vane Airship Stories Tidbits
Replies: 8
Views: 2471

Kizyr: These characters are not named in the stories themselves, but they are identified in Funato's collections of notes and sketches. Alunissage: Yes. The twins are on page 56. The mention of Madredeus is at the top of p.43. Oh, here's something amusing. Page 42 has a layout for the scene where Gh...
by Shiva Indis
Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:43 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Vane Airship Stories Tidbits
Replies: 8
Views: 2471

Thanks GhaleonOne. I was afraid UbiSoft had mangled it, but that's pretty good. :) Alunissage, the part about Confissao and the Confession of the Soul Rumack twins (oh, I didn't mention that, did I? They're fraternal twins) is in the Confessions of the Moon doujinshi. Since there are images of the m...
by Shiva Indis
Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:02 am
Forum: Lunar: Dragon Song
Topic: Spoiler warning for Lunar DS on GameFAQs
Replies: 40
Views: 8215

Ardekh wrote: Kefka killed--! Well, you know who he killed. That was much worse.


Just wanted to mention that saying that Kefka killed someone and not specifying who leaves us with a LOT of choices. :D
by Shiva Indis
Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:53 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Vane Airship Stories Tidbits
Replies: 8
Views: 2471

Vane Airship Stories Tidbits

Flipping through the various doujinshi i noticed a few things; hopefully I'm not treading over familliar ground here. Funato notes several of Nash's ancestors who appear in Confession of the Soul and Memories of Confessing. They are all identified simply by Nash's family name, Ru-makku (was it Ramuc...
by Shiva Indis
Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: Lunar: Dragon Song
Topic: WOW, Huge Lunar DS advertisment on ign ds
Replies: 8
Views: 2462

They're uncluttered, which can be a good thing, but I mostly just think the designers wanted to get them out the door. Either that or they have some inexplicable fondness for the airbrush tool. :? I'm trying to remember what was in this game that would earn it the 'animated blood' citation, and I ca...
by Shiva Indis
Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: Anime, Music, TV/Movies, and Books
Topic: FF7: Avent Children
Replies: 35
Views: 8244

I'd say the word for it was spectacular (since it was basically endless spectacle). The fight choeography ranged from overblown to biblically proprotioned. :shock: I was pleased to see Vincent get some attentioned payed to him (unsuprising since he's about to get his own game). Some good seiyuu in i...
by Shiva Indis
Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Favorite character
Replies: 56
Views: 15562

Ronfar. This is because I had a big change of heart in regards to him. When I played the SegaCD version I was thoroughly ambivalent towards him, but in the remake he was wise and served as a mentor to Hiro at times. This, apparently, was enough to make the strengths of the character evident to me. H...
by Shiva Indis
Fri Sep 16, 2005 4:48 am
Forum: The Arts
Topic: Chrono Trigger: To Our Dear Friends (Fan movie)
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

I enjoyed it. For someone like me who will always put Chrono Trigger in her top three, it calls up fuzzy memories, and reminds me of how the characters in that game really are like friends. And I'd like to get an MP3 of that song. ^_^ I think your choice to have the beginning and end in full color w...
by Shiva Indis
Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:50 am
Forum: Lunar: Dragon Song
Topic: Just finished Lunar: Genesis
Replies: 14
Views: 2881

I was rather underwhelmed by the ending, but concidering how good Lunar 1 and 2 were at building tension it'd be hard for any game to compare. I have to say that plotwise, Lunar Genesis isn't on the same scale as it's predecessors. The ending raised more questions than it answered. It'll make great ...
by Shiva Indis
Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy IV (II US)
Replies: 13
Views: 2736

I imagine it's a port of the Wonderswan Color version, which means that just about everything is the same (the gameplay is too well balanced to mess with anyway,) except it has much needed improvements to overworld/map graphics. The WSC version didn't change combat in any way that I could see. Of co...

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