Excerpt: There are two types of role playing gamers - those that have played Lunar video games, and those that have not played them. Hardcore RPG fans will recount their hours playing Lunar Silver Star Harmony. This reviewer has played this game on the Sega CD, Playstation, and now Playstation Portable. In a lot of ways this version is one of the best ones out there.
Excerpt: Watching the news accumulate for Lunar: Silver Star Harmony was an interesting experience. Among the rabble, two names kept popping up over and over and over: Working Designs and Victor Ireland. I will put this out there right now: I have never played an earlier version of Lunar , and I don't particularly care what Working Designs may have done with the localization over fifteen years ago.
Excerpt: I've been a long time fan of the Lunar series, as I stated in my impression . Lunar: Silver Star Harmony is the fourth version of the original Lunar installment to hit North American shores. Having played the Sega CD version and its PlayStation remake, I felt the need to try out this PSP edition and see how it compared. Overall, it's fairly solid, and I'm not just saying that because I'm an NPC in the game (I was placed in the game as an ignorant, incestual redneck).
Excerpt: Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete was the first game I completed on my newly owned PlayStation back in 1999. It was the first game I played that melted my heart and made me believe that video games had great stories to tell. After the first time I completed Lunar , I knew that this game would stick with me for ages to come, because there was something extraordinarily special in that first experience.
Excerpt: I was quite excited when I heard that Game Arts was set to bring an old classic back to the gaming masses of today. Lunar, of Sega CD fame, has finally come to Sony's PSP. The recently released Lunar Silver Star Harmony has hit store shelves courtesy of XSEED Games. Fans of the series should rejoice as it has been completely redrawn with some added extras. Hopefully new age gamers will embrace the simplistic gameplay from days gone by.
Summary: Sporting a new translation and voiceover work, this oft-remade RPG has now come to the PSP. A few technical issues drag it down a bit, but it's still one of the best darn entries in the genre.
Excerpt: Lunar: The Silver Star first launched on the SEGA CD in 1992, making it older than a fair number of our readership. XSEED has done admirably, breathing new life into a game old enough to buy cigarettes and porn in the US, even if the game does show its age. Lunar is a classic story. So classic it teeters on the line with cliché and predictable, but it never fails to entertain.
Conclusion: Lunar: Silver Star Harmony is rated T for Teen with ESRB descriptors of Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Partial Nudity, Suggestive Themes, and Use of Alcohol. While you trade blows and magic blasts in battle, violence is pretty mild as there is no blood and defeated enemies just disappear in a poof of light.