Official Strategy Guide?

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Official Strategy Guide?

Postby Mattroid » Tue May 30, 2006 6:28 am

Hi all. First post. Nice to see there's a huge group of Lunar fans like myself. I've had them all (minus import only titles) from the original on Sega CD, but I'm still missing bits here and there to complete my collection.

Anyway, one thing I never picked up back in the day was the Eternal Blue Complete official guide. Now that I go looking for it, it must be the most rare out of the Sega CD/PlayStation guides since they seem to range around $100 on ebay for a sealed copy.

Hard to believe that the old Sega CD books can be had much easier and for less than one that only printed about 5 years ago :P

Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone knew of a place I may be able to find one for a bit less than the usual on ebay. I've been searching at used stores in town, but have had no luck so far. I've even contacted a few online stores that try to track stuff like this down, but I've not had any luck that route, either.

Wish I'd just picked it up back then rather than kept telling myself, "oh, I can get it later, I can get it later..."

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Postby phyco126 » Tue May 30, 2006 10:48 pm

Have you tried Amazon or Barnes & nobles?

I remember I wanted the book, but when I went to the website the book was sold out. So I sent an email to WD and asked if they had any left and they did, so I took their advice and called them and ordered it :P So I almost missed my chance to get it.
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Postby Mattroid » Wed May 31, 2006 2:16 am

I have. Amazon doesn't even seem to have a page for it anymore. They have one for the Sega CD guide, though. I haven't been able to call up all the B&Ns around town and ask them all if they have any...but I'd doubt it. Too bad WD had to go under...it's quite a shame.

I know just as of a year or so ago, I saw a copy at a local Gamestop and I ALMOST picked it up...I really wish I had now.

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Postby Kizyr » Wed May 31, 2006 4:43 am

I'd be very surprised if any "new" bookstores carried it. Your best bet is either Gamestops with loads of used merchandise, anime / videogame conventions, and eBay. KF
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Postby Mattroid » Wed May 31, 2006 5:29 am

Exactly my thoughts. I'm going to be working at A-Kon in a couple weeks, so I'll be sure to check there. However, I can't think of ever seeing a copy at any of the cons down here (texas).

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Postby Zalbag » Wed May 31, 2006 11:02 am

I live in Round Rock TX :p

I got the official guide, sadly I am not selling it, if I see one I'll pass it your way :D

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Postby Mattroid » Wed May 31, 2006 3:11 pm

Awesome, please do.

I know there's bound to be a few places around that still have it. And it's not even that I wouldn't pay $50+ for it (like on ebay), IF I knew that Working Designs or any of the other people involved with the game was actually going to see that money. But no, that money is all going to some kid in his parent's basement.

Just seems wrong. But I'd gladly hand over that money to a former WD crew member for a copy :)

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Postby Mattroid » Wed May 31, 2006 5:35 pm

Actually, can someone confirm something for me? Does this guide have a dust jacket or not? I can't remember myself, but I seem to remember it did. The pics I find online are sometimes difficult to tell. If so, is the cover art on just the jacket, or is it printed on the binding as well?

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Postby Imperial Knight » Wed May 31, 2006 6:04 pm

The strategy guide is a hardcover with a reversable dust jacket with different artwork on each side. There's no artwork on the cover itself, just the Lunar 2 logo.

It's hard to find both because of its age and because few copies were ever produced.

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Postby Mattroid » Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:38 am

How much was the cover price. Come to think of it, if the paperback one for SSSC was around $20 or $25 (if I remember correctly), then I'd assume the second one (being hardback and many more pages) would be at least $10 more.

Perhaps around $50-$60 isn't too bad a price considering everything.

I see them go for about $100 sealed on ebay, though.

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Postby phyco126 » Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:40 am

I think the cover price was about $40.
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Postby Alunissage » Thu Jun 01, 2006 4:46 am

It was either $24.99 or $19.99, I forget which. Think SSSC's and VB's were $14.99.

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Postby Zalbag » Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:58 am

http://cgi.ebay.com/Strategy-Guide-Luna ... dZViewItem

Recently found this, hope this might help :o

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Postby Mag » Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:58 pm

I remember having both SSSC and the EBC guides. The SSSC guide wasn't a problem for me to get, but I remember waiting a full year after the game had come out(and many,many phonecalls to Gamestop) for the EBC guide to come out. The EBC guide was awesome, it was hardback with good binding on it.

Sadly, less than six months after I got the guide, my house burned down. Along with losing the guides to severe water damage, both of my original Lunar Posters(Sega CD ones) were lost. A very sad state of affairs indeed.

Oh, and far as pricing goes, I want to say the SSSC was $15/$20 and I'm pretty sure the EBC was $25.
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Postby Alunissage » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:28 pm

EBC's guide was $19.95, I just checked.


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