old lunars on DS

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old lunars on DS

Postby Hiro-67 » Sat Oct 15, 2005 12:42 am

come on, how cool would it be to have the old adventures on the DS? its not like it would be hard to do for the devolpers, and die-hard fans would eat it up and mabye attract some new costumers considering that no one looks at ps1 games anymore so it would be kinda hard to be exposed to the good lunar games...

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Postby Alunissage » Sat Oct 15, 2005 12:57 am

Yeah, we desperately need more people making Lunar costumes.

Oh, maybe you meant customers.

It would be neat, of course, but please don't make thread titles that imply something more than a "Wouldn't it be cool if..." kind of topic. Otherwise it looks like you actually have news of something real rather than just airing some wishful thinking.

Besides, it's the SegaCD Lunars that need the attention more, not the PS ones.

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Postby ilovemyguitar » Sat Oct 15, 2005 12:58 am

I would be very disappointed in Game Arts if they went this route. These games, especially Lunar 1, have been remade enough already. I want to see more new games.
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Re: old lunars on DS

Postby DevNall » Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:00 am

Technically, this might be possible; if you remove the audio, Lunar 1 for the Sega CD will fit on a GBA cart and Lunar 2 will fit on a DS cart, both with room to spare. (Not applicable to PSX games, sorry.)

The video hardware of the GBA beats that of the SegaCD although the GBA resolution is lower (240x160 vs 256x224), the GBA audio hardware supports fewer channels (although you can mix in-software), and finally the SegaCD and the Genesis used two processors in-tandem.

Maybe all that space isn't necessary, but a direct port would look weird (each DS screen is 256x192). However, given that they all redid the game for the GBA when they could have reused all the SegaCD graphics (easy to convert!), I'm not expecting to see this.

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Postby Alunissage » Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:08 am

I think he means ports, guitar, not remakes.

I personally have been wishing I had them on portable myself because then I'd actually have time to play them. I spend so little time at home during the week that it's not funny, whereas I spend two hours on public transport every day.

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Postby segaboy7 » Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:32 am

I would love to see them be ported to the gba or DS, or at least a Lunar EB port or remake for a portable.

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Postby Hiro-67 » Sat Oct 15, 2005 4:16 pm

yeah, at least lunar 2 would be nice, cuz thery already did legends in all

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Postby NallOne » Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:55 pm

I'd still much rather have some kind of Lunar Collection on the PS2. Nothing remade or updated, just one big collection of ports. It'd be heaven to have both originals, both remakes, as well as Magic School finally translated all in one set on my PS2.

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Postby Angelalex242 » Sat Oct 15, 2005 8:02 pm

While we're at it, we can throw in a DS remake with an EBC battle system and actual voice acting and animation.

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Postby Jyd3n » Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:26 pm

I'm happy with one Lunar game on the DS, what needs to be done is the next Lunar game needs to be on a larger game platform to give Lunar it's proper dues. Although the DS is great its still a portable system and you can't get good voiceovers or cut scenes on it wery well. With luck we may see a new Lunar game on the Revolution, Nintendo has hinted at this idea.

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Postby GhaleonOne » Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:29 pm

With luck we may see a new Lunar game on the Revolution, Nintendo has hinted at this idea.


Er, where? Just curious. I've heard nothing about this.
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Postby Jyd3n » Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:18 am

It was in the Nintendo Power issue that they had the big section on Lunar DS. Towards the end of the section they said they were very happy to bring a new Lunar game out for the fans of the series and that based on the sales and reactions of Lunar DS they would be considering on continueing the series. Unfortunately from what i've been hearing and seeing things are not looking especially good right now. I'm still hoping though.

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Postby Silver Phoenix » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:22 am

That was a general statement as far as continuing the series, and not a platform specific comment. The only other Lunar games that need to be re-issued are the original two. Obviously we want the series continued on a console, because I just don't care for the hand held games. I want Lunar in full view, and complete cinematics.

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Postby MiaOne » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:53 pm

Angelalex242 wrote:While we're at it, we can throw in a DS remake with an EBC battle system and actual voice acting and animation.

*keeps dreaming*


I'll dream with you. I WANT Lunar: DS to be remade...it left a bad taste in my mouth, it just needs more flavor. I don't like it that DS was so lackluster in comparison to the others.

I would not mind at all if we got a Lunar 2 portable game though. I would love that.
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Postby GhaleonOne » Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:11 pm

It was in the Nintendo Power issue that they had the big section on Lunar DS.


What SP said. I was referring to your Revolution comments. As far as I know, no platform has been announced for any other game, though generally speaking, the Four Heroes game was likely to be Nintendo DS again.
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Postby Angelalex242 » Sun Oct 16, 2005 11:04 pm

I certainly hope not.

Dyne's quest may...lose some scope, if it were also on a portable system. He deserves a console platform.
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Postby Lunar Eclipse » Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:06 am

I wouldn't blame the portable platform for the lack of FMVs, scope, etc. Look at Castlevania's intro. It's got really pretty cinematics. I'd have given anything to have those in DS, and they could have had them if they'd put more time into it. Likewise, targeting could have been implemented, minimal voices (i.e. in-battle cries, nothing too fancy, maybe a few FMV things) could have been added, etc. Four Heroes wouldn't have to be lacking on a portable console, but it's true that companies tend to spend less time on portable games.
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Postby Hiro-67 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:42 am

i would rather it be portable though, but mabye, just mabye to make the game as long and intersting as console lunars, make it like 2 DS cartidges. of course this would cost more, but hey id be willing to pay for mor content in the game...

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Postby phyco126 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:20 am

I want it either on the PSOne, 2, or PSP. No, I'm not a Sony fan boy, I just hate the others >=)
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Postby localflick » Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:32 am

A direct port of the original two would help expose the series to younger gamers who weren't around when it first came out. I remember my little brother and his cousin going crazy over Super Mario Advance since they weren't born when Super Mario Bros. 2 came out. Looking at the GBA's library, there are tons of classic games that were re-released, or remade for it, and a whole new generation of gamers discovered games like Breath of Fire, Super Mario World, Doom, Street Fighter 2, and various NES classics. (Castlevania!)

There's a lot of people here that had Lunar Legend as their first (and for some their only) Lunar game. By re-distributing these games, and expanding the fan base, the Lunar series can finally get the attention it deserves. The bigger the fanbase, the more likely a new title will be a success, and the more likely it will be released.


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