If Jian and Lucia prove to be lovable characters and the gameplay is bearable, I should be able to dig the title. I love romance. Jean and Lucia already look cute together.
Oh, and my favorite RPG is on the Game Boy Advance --a portable handheld gaming device. I don't consider a 25-30 hr. RPG to be short at all. If the story drags on at any point throughout the gameplay, I would feel that the game is too long. On the other hand, if the RPG storyline can't conclude anything by the time the game ends, with no side-quests to patch things up, then the game is too short. I feel many of the console RPG games have set things ablaze when it comes to linear length and often lack replayability due to such.
I've never played the Lunar series before, but that doesn't stop me from anticipating a prequel from the unknown and unexperimented franchise. I've been aware for a while now that Steve-NP (his username here) was and still is a huge fan of the Lunar series, and as expected, he ended up getting his opinions and views published in this latest issue of Nintendo Power. I respect his views, even though I still have issues with his Riviera review (not the review score) and his opinion here doesn't quite bold well with what I like. I personally don't care for FMV's. They kill a certain feel for me that I haven't bother'd to really interpret yet. I do tend to enjoy art stills, watching in-game cut-scenes, and 'living' the storyline out through raw gameplay (Metroid Prime/Echoes did this successfully, in my opinion).
So with the portable and length not much of a worry for me, and the fact that I have no existing experience with the Lunar series other than how it feels to chat amongst it's lovable fans, my hopes/expectations on the game really falls on:
Uniquiness - how it differs from existing games in general.
Art Direction - how the characters and world look and feel.
Playability - is playing the game a chore?
Storyline - I love romance. Hopefully the Jian and Lucia relationship can draw a little smile on my face.
Music - are the tones rememorable? Do they set the mood for the atmosphere?
Oh, and in other news: as of this post, Lunar: Dragon Song is a day away from shipping to retailers. Joy!
Now for the big question: Will I post here after this week? What, you guys don't care! Somebody, give me back my lost time typing up posts on here!
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