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by Sonic#
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue
Topic: Japanese name/reference for Magic Tester?
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Japanese name/reference for Magic Tester?

Fascinating! There are enough points of similarity that I wouldn't be surprised if that was an inspiration. That said, it works well because the concept of a wind-up drummer or little drummer boy is well-known. There is video of the moment from the Japanese version of Eternal Blue on YouTube: https:...
by Sonic#
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1024
Views: 377496

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I, too, have rampaged a village. Right now I've mostly been playing Dragon Quest XI S. Even though I already played it last year, I find the game engrossing to replay. The faster battle speed option helps reduce the repetition. Meanwhile, they have added a few character-focused episodes to this vers...
by Sonic#
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Least favorite Lunar 1 or Lunar 2 character
Replies: 74
Views: 71542

Re: Least favorite Lunar 1 or Lunar 2 character

Given how the Phantom Sentry scolds Lucia in EB, I don't know if I'd see him as being "hers" so much as that they -- dragons, Lucia, Althena -- are all part of a team. Yeah, I think that's closer to their relationship. Team members can disagree with one another while being committed to si...
by Sonic#
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Least favorite Lunar 1 or Lunar 2 character
Replies: 74
Views: 71542

Re: Least favorite Lunar 1 or Lunar 2 character

^ Would it be plausible for the Star Dragon to be one of Lucia's dragons, rather than one of Althena's? Or, if the Star Dragon is acting not as a servant (as the Phantom Sentry) but as a keeper, for the Star Dragon to serve someone grander than both goddesses? The four dragons seem to serve the godd...
by Sonic#
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Who is your favorite?
Replies: 19
Views: 5434

Re: Who is your favorite?

In Lunar: SSSC, I've long found Jessica a favorite. As I recall, early descriptions of her by NPCs vary widely, with Mel considering her a dear daughter but other people observing how much of a rebel she is, or how they don't remember her being at the temple to Althena. Then she is heavily alluded t...
by Sonic#
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?
Replies: 55
Views: 25785

Re: Jessica: strong female character or missed opportunity?

Alunissage I totally respect that, but would it be acceptable to point out that the whole point of the translations by Working Design at that time were simply to make the game culturally relatable to Americans? I mean, do you think that there weren't Americans in the 1990s who rolled their eyes at ...
by Sonic#
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Grandia HD Collection on Nintendo Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1435

Re: Grandia HD Collection on Nintendo Switch

After about 12 hours, I've noticed a few things in Grandia that may give pause if you have high expectations. 1. Occasionally music or sounds will glitch when transitioning to a battle or (especially) a boss. It self-corrects after a moment, and isn't an issue afterward. 2. Widescreen is mostly very...
by Sonic#
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Grandia HD Collection on Nintendo Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1435

Re: Grandia HD Collection on Nintendo Switch

I picked the collection up. It has been a long time since I played Grandia, so I figured that having it on portable was worth the price of admission.

So far, it has been a giddy experience. I forgot how much I liked the writing and humor in this game.
by Sonic#
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1024
Views: 377496

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Oh, I've been playing Fire Emblem: Three Houses. I played the first time with the Black Eagles (spoiler: I chose the church over Edelgard ), and am doing a second playthrough (on Hard Classic) with the Golden Deer. It is one of the more narratively interesting FE games; I haven't been this engaged s...
by Sonic#
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: The Arts
Topic: Its Lunar, but in Minecraft
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

Re: Its Lunar, but in Minecraft

Wow. This is a project of love. Next time I play Minecraft, I'll have to take a look!
by Sonic#
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey y'all
Replies: 7
Views: 2343

Re: Hey y'all

Welcome!

This site was unrelated to LunarEB. I visited those forums for a time; this place was around since most of its original members were on AOL.
by Sonic#
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: If the Lunar-Net website was getting a graphical update
Replies: 8
Views: 4594

Re: If the Lunar-Net website was getting a graphical update

Yes, re: minimalism of menu design. However, having no graphical art from Lunar would be a missed opportunity. I consider all the work with the banners and the graphics to have been well spent.
by Sonic#
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Help out a Newlywed - Lunar 2 EBC for PS1 Auction
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: Help out a Newlywed - Lunar 2 EBC for PS1 Auction

Congratulations on the wedding! <3
by Sonic#
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1024
Views: 377496

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I played and beat FF7 for the Switch. Between this and FF9, I have finished two Final Fantasy games in my life. Having the x3 speed really helps. In the past, the endgame of a Final Fantasy would always bog me down and I'd lose interest. I'm waiting for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. I'm also on the fen...
by Sonic#
Sun May 12, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 1024
Views: 377496

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I'm over halfway through Xenogears. This is a replay of a game I haven't touched much in 15 years. I've forgotten enough that I don't remember most of the plot details, but remember enough that I can see most of the foreshadowing. The combat is a lot easier than I remember it. I have also started th...
by Sonic#
Thu May 02, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: So I have a baby
Replies: 15
Views: 9773

Re: So I have a baby

Nice try. He's resisting going to bed right now.
by Sonic#
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Ideal April Fool's...
Replies: 8
Views: 3511

Re: Ideal April Fool's...

First, negativity and stress turn me off of any April Fool's joke, whether it is direct (causing someone to stress out because something's missing) or indirect (causing someone else to have sympathy for another because of their misfortune). On a related note, I don't like anything that would solicit...
by Sonic#
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: GHALEON DID NOTHING WRONG
Replies: 18
Views: 13451

Re: GHALEON DID NOTHING WRONG

^ I think that's a fair reading overall. I don't think orientation is coded by styles, tics, behaviors, and so on, but I do think that character designs sometimes reflect the perspectives of designers who at least subliminally believe that and bring that to bear in their art. A more overt but also c...
by Sonic#
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: The Goddess Althena is Cancelled!
Replies: 8
Views: 3334

Re: The Goddess Althena is Cancelled!

^ Would you say that Althena's periodic reincarnations were a way to go on a sabbatical, or possible temporary breaks from a job she could do but wanted to go beyond?
by Sonic#
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: GHALEON DID NOTHING WRONG
Replies: 18
Views: 13451

Re: GHALEON DID NOTHING WRONG

One thing that struck me in this thread is the way that Ghaleon is possibly designed with homosexual stereotypes in mind. Alunissage cites this dialogue: I GUESS NOW HE'S 'OUT OF THE CLOSET' WORLDWIDE. This may be Working Designs camping up the dialogue, but it feels odd to use the idiom of "co...

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