May 15, 2011
Lunar The Silver Star Harmony
I picked up Lunar Silver Star Harmony back in March 2010 when it released. Being a lifelong fan of the series I had to add this title to my collection. I remember getting the Silver Star Story Complete edition on Playstation when it came out a number of years ago and was very excited to see the graphics overhaul on the PSP title.
For the most part, the game remains the same as its original counterparts (PSX, SEGA Saturn, SEGA CD). The story still follows Alex on his quest to become the Dragon Master. The real notable changes are the graphics and the world map. The graphics are much cleaner and pleasing to look at. The world map removes the need to explore in order to locate cities. Now players just push the direction buttons and a cursor will move to the available cities/destinations.
For those who are fans of the series, this is a great title to add to your collection. While I have seen mixed reviews, most of the negative comes from people who either hated the series to begin with from it's early days, or were expecting a remake with a tonne of "new" features that separated it from the original. While I can appreciate the desire for change on classic titles such as this one, the updated graphics and loyalty to the original story were exactly what I was hoping to see with this game.