History VideoGame / LunarTheSilverStar

9th Oct '16 2:29:16 PM ShivaIndis
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The first game in the the Game Arts-developed ''{{Lunar}}'' series of [[EasternRPG console role-playing games]]. The game has gotten multiple [[VideoGameRemake remakes]] and/or [[UpdatedRerelease enhanced re-releases]] over the years on multiple platforms. The titles are:

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The first game in the the Game Arts-developed ''{{Lunar}}'' ''Franchise/{{Lunar}}'' series of [[EasternRPG console role-playing games]]. The game has gotten multiple [[VideoGameRemake remakes]] and/or [[UpdatedRerelease enhanced re-releases]] over the years on multiple platforms. The titles are:
2nd Sep '16 8:25:31 AM Tyoria
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* FakeDefector: [[spoiler:Nash]], in the original ''Silver Star.'' This was changed to a genuine FaceHeelTurn in the remakes.

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* FakeDefector: [[spoiler:Nash]], in In the original ''Silver Star.'' Star'', [[spoiler:Xenobia appears before the party just after they have acquired the dragon helmet, and instructs Nash to bring it to her. He agrees, but not much later reveals this apparent defection to have been a ruse to learn the secret entrance to the Frontier. He returns to your party injured after having barely escaped from Xenobia's wrath, with the dragon helm in hand, and you can either forgive him or... [[ButThouMust forgive him]], although he really was on your side the whole time.]] This was changed to a genuine FaceHeelTurn in the remakes.
28th Aug '16 8:46:22 PM ShivaIndis
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** Raise your hand if you knew right away that you were supposed to [[spoiler: play music to Luna at the end of the game so she won't fry you with lightning]]. WD added this to their versions, so ''Lunar Legend'' and ''Silver Star Harmony'' are more straightforward.
** Actually, the game provides a couple of hints that, upon looking back, make it quite obvious. Remember that one of the first things Alex does upon finding Luna is play his Ocarina. Alex playing his Ocarina [[spoiler: has the power to reach Luna across far distances, allowing passage to the Blue Dragon Shrine]]. Likewise in the most telling scene when [[spoiler: Alex first becomes the Dragon Master he manages to break Ghaleon's brainwashing spell by playing his Ocarina! Ghaleon even comments about how strange (and pitiful) it is that this managed to work on such strong magic right before brainwashing her again.]] It should also be known that even [[spoiler: Ghaleon's dying breath sort of gives hint when he mentions that Luna is too far gone and that at least he ripped Alex's one true love away from him.]] By this point the player has seen so many instances of Alex playing his Ocarina and the connection it has with Luna that the only thing that makes this a Guide Dang It is that it's played so casually in the game itself that it's easy for the player to forget about it!

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** Raise your hand if you knew right away that you were supposed to [[spoiler: play music to Luna at the end of the game so she won't fry you with lightning]]. WD added this to their versions, so ''Lunar Legend'' and ''Silver Star Harmony'' While there definitely are more straightforward.
** Actually, the game provides a couple of hints that, upon looking back, make it quite obvious. Remember that one
some hints, [[note]]One of the first things Alex does upon finding Luna is play his Ocarina. Alex playing his Ocarina [[spoiler: has the power to reach Luna across far distances, allowing passage to the Blue Dragon Shrine]]. Likewise in the most telling scene when scene, [[spoiler: Alex first becomes the Dragon Master Dragonmaster he manages to break Ghaleon's brainwashing spell by playing his Ocarina! Ghaleon even comments about how strange (and pitiful) it is that this managed to work on such strong magic right before brainwashing her again.]] It should also be known that even [[spoiler: Ghaleon's dying breath sort of gives hint when he mentions that Luna is too far gone and that at least he ripped Alex's one true love away from him.]] By this point ]][[/note]] upon looking back the player has seen so many instances of Alex playing his Ocarina and the connection it has with Luna that the only main thing that makes this a Guide Dang It is that it's played so casually in the game itself that it's easy for the player to forget about it!it! WD actually added the tricky bit to their versions, so ''Lunar Legend'' and ''Silver Star Harmony'' are more straightforward.
28th Aug '16 12:33:08 AM Chirpa43
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** Speaking of, the [[http://www.lunar-net.com/tss/screens/3/images/LUNAR_216.jpg balloon crash]] is particularly bad about this - even allowing for the goofiness of the scene, it's ''filled'' with coloring errors that aren't even consistent with other parts of the game or other anime sequences. Also, the game artists gave Jessica white frilly bloomers, which she doesn't wear in any of the remakes and which no other female character in the game wears.

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** Speaking of, the [[http://www.lunar-net.com/tss/screens/3/images/LUNAR_216.jpg balloon crash]] is particularly bad about this - even allowing for the goofiness of the scene, it's ''filled'' with coloring errors that aren't even consistent with other parts of the game or other anime sequences. Also, the game artists gave Jessica white frilly bloomers, which she doesn't wear in any of the remakes or anywhere else in the game and which no other female character in the game wears.
28th Aug '16 12:26:32 AM Chirpa43
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** Speaking of, the [[http://www.lunar-net.com/tss/screens/3/images/LUNAR_216.jpg balloon crash]] is particularly bad about this - even allowing for the goofiness of the scene, it's ''filled'' with coloring errors that aren't even consistent with other parts of the game or other anime sequences.

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** Speaking of, the [[http://www.lunar-net.com/tss/screens/3/images/LUNAR_216.jpg balloon crash]] is particularly bad about this - even allowing for the goofiness of the scene, it's ''filled'' with coloring errors that aren't even consistent with other parts of the game or other anime sequences. Also, the game artists gave Jessica white frilly bloomers, which she doesn't wear in any of the remakes and which no other female character in the game wears.
6th Aug '16 10:01:59 AM ShivaIndis
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* PartyInMyPocket: In the remakes, only Alex appears onscreen in dungeons, probably to simplify the non-random encounter system.

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* PartyInMyPocket: In the remakes, only Alex appears onscreen in dungeons, probably to simplify the [[RoamingEnemy non-random encounter system.system]].



* ShrinkingViolet: Mia.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: Luna.
* SinsOfOurFathers: The Vile Tribe.

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* ShrinkingViolet: Mia.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: Luna.
Mia's sheltered upbringing makes her nervous around strangers, and she's unsure she has what it takes to fill her mother's shoes. [[HiddenDepths She learns she's a lot tougher than she imagined she was.]]
* SinsOfOurFathers: The Vile Tribe.Tribe was banished to a wasteland generations ago, and now they view fighting "Althena's children" as a fight for their own survival.



* TomboyishName: Royce.

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* TomboyishName: Royce.Royce, apropos of nothing.
29th Jul '16 4:48:56 PM ShivaIndis
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* BrotherSisterIncest: Whoof. All versions of ''Silver Star'' are a classic example of this being played ''perfectly straight'', to the [[{{Squick}} disquiet]] of many. Alex and Luna are [[NotBloodSiblings not even remotely related]], sure (what with Luna [[spoiler:being an ''incarnated divinity'' and all]]), but the game makes explicit the fact that they've been raised together since they were ''infants''. Apparently the writers don't think [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imprinting_%28psychology%29#Westermarck_effect the Westermarck effect]] should kick in, for some reason. This is one of the few real points of contention on the game's quality these days.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: Whoof. All versions of ''Silver Star'' are a classic example of this being played ''perfectly straight'', to the [[{{Squick}} disquiet]] of many. Alex and Luna are [[NotBloodSiblings not even remotely related]], sure (what with Luna [[spoiler:being an ''incarnated divinity'' and all]]), but the game makes explicit the fact that they've been raised together since they were ''infants''. Apparently the writers don't think [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imprinting_%28psychology%29#Westermarck_effect the Westermarck effect]] should kick in, for some reason. This is one of the few real points of contention on the game's quality these days.



* CovertPervert: Ramus, debatably. He has a rather large number of bromides of females...
* CrutchCharacter: Laike late in the game.

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* CovertPervert: Ramus, debatably. He has His shop ''does'' have a rather large number selection of bromides of females...
saucy pictures featuring cute girls...
* CrutchCharacter: Laike Laike, whenever he tags along. Particularly notable in that he doesn't lose his edge over the hero late in the game.



* DamselInDistress: Luna fulfills this trope to a T.

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* DamselInDistress: Luna fulfills is the number one example, since spends half the game in captivity and only the hero can free her. Mia and Jessica, otherwise very capable girls, fall victim to this trope to a T.when they contract an illness in Pao. None of the boys are effected.



* DoubleEntendre: Among the primary reasons the PSX is so beloved, is for the sheer amount of these.

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* DoubleEntendre: Among the primary reasons the PSX is so beloved, beloved is for the sheer amount of these.



* PartyInMyPocket: How the party behaves in dungeons.

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* PartyInMyPocket: How In the party behaves remakes, only Alex appears onscreen in dungeons.dungeons, probably to simplify the non-random encounter system.
29th Jul '16 10:40:31 AM HighCrate
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The Magic Emperor. [[spoiler:It helps that he's seen all this before, from the other side. He knows how heroes think.]]



* GenreBlindness: The main cast, when they initially meet him, have not the slightest hint of an idea that [[spoiler: Ghaleon]] is [[ObviouslyEvil eviler than evil]], despite all the pretty silver hair and evil eyes and such. Obviously, this puts them at a disadvantage against a DangerouslyGenreSavvy enemy. Amusingly, as ''Lunar: The Silver Star'' was one of the first [=JRPGs=] where characters were represented by more than just small blocky sprites to land in the West, a lot of people actually fell for it.

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* GenreBlindness: The main cast, when they initially meet him, have not the slightest hint of an idea that [[spoiler: Ghaleon]] is [[ObviouslyEvil eviler than evil]], despite all the pretty silver hair and evil eyes and such. Obviously, this puts them at a disadvantage against a DangerouslyGenreSavvy enemy. Amusingly, as ''Lunar: The Silver Star'' was one of the first [=JRPGs=] where characters were represented by more than just small blocky sprites to land in the West, a lot of people actually fell for it.
24th Jul '16 9:05:00 PM SAMAS
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* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the Sega CD version, [[spoiler: Ghaleon murders Quark, the Red and Blue dragons are apparently DeadAllAlong, and the party accidentally kills the Black Dragon themselves. In ''Silver Star Story'', Ghaleon instead captures all four dragons alive and uses them to power the Grindery]].
13th May '16 4:27:34 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Lunar: Silver Star Story'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn and its updated re-release for the PlayStation. Working Designs localized the the [=PlayStation=] version as ''Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete''. It had a [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer Windows PC]] port, but unfortunately [[NoExportForYou it never left Japan (or South Korea)]] due to technical problems during the localization process.

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* ''Lunar: Silver Star Story'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn and its updated re-release for the PlayStation.UsefulNotes/PlayStation. Working Designs localized the the [=PlayStation=] version as ''Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete''. It had a [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer Windows PC]] port, but unfortunately [[NoExportForYou it never left Japan (or South Korea)]] due to technical problems during the localization process.



* ''Lunar: Silver Star Harmony'' for PlayStationPortable. English version was released by Creator/{{XSEED|Games}}.

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* ''Lunar: Silver Star Harmony'' for PlayStationPortable.UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable. English version was released by Creator/{{XSEED|Games}}.
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