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...j/k that is horrific and I feel awful for even thinking it...
The organizer is doing a great job and already interviewed several original voice actors.
I’d love to see it happen but I just don’t know if there is enough interest.
I’d also love to see the SSSC and EB remade or remastered for modern systems.
I think a lot of older RPGs would really benefit from the addition of simple trophies for an extra challenge, though. I mean, I'd buy the game again even if it was the same exact game and it had trophies, like I'm sure they can add minor upgrades too I wouldn't mind.
His username on YouTube is "OfficialLunar" which seems extremely presumptuous to me.
What characters are most likely to re-appear in a sequel/prequel/etc? Not Alex, or Ronfar, or any of those guys... Maybe Ghaleon or Nall? Hence I'd be most curious to know if those VAs would return.
I don't think Harmony sold as well as people hoped.
What other kinds of "upgrades" would you want?VidKid369 wrote: ↑Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:35 am I think a lot of older RPGs would really benefit from the addition of simple trophies for an extra challenge, though. I mean, I'd buy the game again even if it was the same exact game and it had trophies, like I'm sure they can add minor upgrades too I wouldn't mind.
I also find "OfficialLunar" to be extremely presumptuous.
Basically, if the game were exactly how it was and they put out a version on PS3 and up & it included trophies I'd still buy the game again. But I'd want the trophies to be extremely challenging to achieve.
I liked the special equipment sets in Legend: the Graceful set for Nash, the Barbarian set for Kyle, and the Magical set for Mia. A bit annoying that Jessica didn't get one of her own, though she could wear Mia's hat. Legend also had fun weapons that might be nice to see again.
As we all know, Harmony's sales were abysmal in both Japan (approx. 17,000) and the US (double that, at most). These were less than 1/10th of the Japanese Saturn version (208,650, +19,000 more for the Complete version) and barely 1/8th of the US PS1 version (250,000). There will not be a new entry, at least not one that is recognizeable to any of us: Game Arts survives only as a legacy company with 26 staff--god knows what they do--and a measly 78 million yen ($700,000) in capital (that is half the cost of making Eternal Blue...in 1994's money!). On the other hand, their current parent company and current rights-holder GungHo frankly doesn't have much going on either and hasn't for a long time, so if they could make some easy money on periodic re-releases, I think they'd be happy to.
Pretty much, I kinda wanna see maybe the character sprites changing a bit like how they get special, golden-colored weapons when you equip their best weapon. (I could never get Nash's weapon to change however either that or I can't tell if the color changes against the background.) It would be nice to see something like their armor changing if you equip the best set.
I guess I'm in the minority here. When I saw new interviews of the original voice actors I was really super giddy with excitement because I've always wanted to see what they were up to nowadays. I've tried to add them on FaceBook before but I've only managed to find Ashley Angel and Jenny Stigile, lol. ☺
Although what you guys might be saying is true that this cause might be all for nothing... I'm still guardedly optimistic that this might evolve into something, you never know!
For example, Jenny's voice acting page is littered with stuff about LUNAR 3 so... that has my hopes up.
Put another way: if the campaign were serious about a new game, it would A) be in Japanese, or at least with fluent English and a professional website, and B) somehow connected to decisionmakers and funding in Japan. On the other hand, a low-fi campaign like this is capable of demonstrating fan interest in something that takes minimal time and budget like a port. This would dovetail better with the nostalgia angle of having fun interviews with the classic voice actors and remind Gungho that they can get some money out of people who have such fond memories.
But of course, the impossiblity of Lunar 3 is all-too-familiar to the members of this board and has been for (oh god) 20 years; if there was ever a time a Lunar 3 was going to happen, it was after the successful Saturn and PS ports, not after the crushing failures that followed. Maybe that's one reason the campaign irks me---it's not only ineffective and embarrassing, it's also way late on the scene and seemingly unaware of all that's transpired (and not transpired) since 2000 or so.
Mhm. Yeah. I definitely think they should try to do something with the people who were involved with Studio Alex if they're even around anymore. Last I heard they were pretty much dissolved.
Lol, call me out for aiming low but I wouldn't mind another port of the game hahaha. That's what I was kind of saying about being interested in something like another remake with upgrades and trophies. I still haven't played anything that came out after L2: EBC but I'm so in love with the PS games that I wouldn't mind something similar. Heck, I'd love if they somehow made the Sega CD versions available for download cause I'm having trouble right now with my console at the moment.
You have me wondering what the voice actors (really) have to do with anything. I guess it's nice to see that not only the fans are still interested but some of the people that were actually involved with the game so. It's just nice.
I’ve signed the petition where they are trying to get 10,000 signatures but last I checked there was only 3900.
Having the original voice actors petition for the remake is great and all but again, they likely don’t have much, if any say in the matter.
And as someone mentioned earlier, the original characters aren’t going to come back other than the possibility of Ghaleon and Nall returning. Still, it is nice to see those original actors petitioning for this project.
Again this whole campaign just seems like wishful thinking so all we can do as fans is vote and tell others to vote and hope enough people are interested to actually get some traction.
On the other hand, Gungho USA has periodically shown interest in making money off of re-releases and in fact led the recent port of Grandia I&II, which was later released back into Japan. Interviews with nostalgic US voice actors could play into a fan campaign for a re-release of the originals. It's the 25th anniversary of SSS' Japanese release, after all! There's a lot to celebrate even in a long-finished series.
But meanwhile, YIKES, I looked at the campaigner's crowdfunding site...where he is taking other people's money in order to buy ads on social media (!?!) to gain attention for a petition that will somehow convince Gungho to make a new game. It's either embarrassingly misguided enthusiasm or out-and-out profiteering to gather $1000+ from 25 very confused people which will be spent on an unaccountable ad campaign that is illegally using official artwork on its crowdsourcing page. If I thought it had even the remotest possibility of garnering real attention, I'd report it.
The strangest thing is the idea that paid social media advertisements and legacy voice actor interviews would somehow convince enough new people to want a sequel to a game they've never played. If it's only targeted at existing fans, an organic campaign to demonstrate existing interest in the series would be enough, with no money needed. Why, they could simply come visit Lunar-Net to see evidence of it!
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