Monday, April 8, 2013

Forgotten Treasures: Lunar 2

A lot of what I've been witnessing in the industry lately is a lot of remakes, reboots, and rehashing of older and newer games. While it looks like a lot of companies are grasping for something good to bring back to gaming audiences, I feel like some titles are being forgotten.

A great classic RPG series is Lunar, a lot of people do know the title Lunar: The Silver Star, or also known as Silver Star Story (Complete), Lunar Legend, and Silver Star Harmony. Lunar has been remade so many times from it's Sega CD release in 1992 that a lot of different age groups have had a chance to play it. It even has an iOS release!
Many people hardly know of the actually Lunar series mainly because there is a limited access to the others. Lunar: Walking School/ Magic School Lunar! was a spinoff about the magic academy in the world of Lunar.
Lunar Genesis/ Lunar: Dragon Song is a smear in the Lunar series that we try to forget, it's just an awful game and doesn't need elaborating!

Lunar 2 Eternal Blue Complete is the game I really want to get to, is a real forgotten treasure in the series. While it came out around the same time as the first game and was remade for the Playstation and Sega Saturn consoles in the same way, no effort seems to be made to remake the title for current fans. This is quite sad because well, I consider this the best game in the series.
The story is set 1000 years after the events in Lunar, this time you play as Hiro who meets a woman from the Blue Star (Lucia), the events of the game revolve around their quest to save the world from the evil Zophar (oooOOOOOooohhhhh) and Lucia's emotional development.
Now my description of the plot sounds lame but the story is quite amazing and I ended up loving all the characters in my group, unlike the first game (I want to murder Nash I hate him so much). There are a lot of nods to the previous title AND some characters from Lunar show up!
The best part is all the annoying technical stuff from the first game have been fixed, yay shared inventory! yay theres running and text boxes durning non cut scene voice acting! As well as many other upgrades from the previous title. This is all pertaining to the Playstation versions because I sadly have not played the original versions.
There is just a lot to love about this game, the music is just amazing and makes me feel all nostalgic for classic fantasy, this seriously in my top 5 of favorite video games to play.

Now where I'd totally recommend getting your hands on a copy of this game for Playstation, there is the rare factor. It normally retails 200+ and there is no known possibility it will be on the playstation network in the PSN's lifetime. Which is sad because as I've said, this is an amazing game. I'm not quite sure why there hasn't been another remake of Lunar 2 since the Playstation version. I can only speculate, possibly the amount of nudity which is like old anime nudity, no nipples (hahaha)

In any case, if you can get your hands on a copy of the playstation version (I'm not saying ROMS but, I'm totally saying ROMS) then go for it! Any classic RPG fan should play this game!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Game list for March 2013

I decided to compile a list of games I've cleared through on this blog as a fun check list since I find a lot of times I don't finish a lot of games and I now have a huge list that I need to complete! Though some of these I hace beaten before, I'm just enjoying playing through them again.... though I have others I haven't beaten hahahaha

Castlevania Symphony of the Night
Lunar Silver Star Story Complete

Currently Playing:
Lunar 2 Eternal Blue Complete
Persona 2 Innocent Sin

Next to start:
Persona 2 Eternal Punishment
Persona 4
Eternal Sonata

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Under Construction

I'm currently working on re designing this blog. I'll be leaving the old entires open but, future content of this blog will be changing a bit. Stay tuned~

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Comparative Review of Heroine Make and Nanocee BB creams

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon a Japanese cosmetics store near where I live. I took this as a chance to pick up some things. I wanted to try Nanocee BB cream and the box it came in had a cute scrunchy as well! Okay, it was a little of an impulse buy.
I had also forgotten that I had ordered Heroine Make BB cream on ebay earlier that week.
No time better than now to do a review of both!

Here are the two BB creams, immediately you can tell there is more product in the Nanocee bottle.

It is true, Nanocee has 40g of product while Heroine Make has 25g of product. Almost twice as much!

Still, having more product doesn't mean it's the end all be all. I still have to test the actual product.
The top swatch is Nanocee while the bottom is Heroine Make. As coverage goes, I noticed Heroine Make covered more in one layer than Nanocee, as well as dried matt. Nanocee dries with a dewy finish. The color is of course for fair skin and surprisingly Nanocee was a tad too light but, Heroine Make yellow'd me a bit. The consistency for these was the same, a creamy texture and not liquidly, which I like!
Alas, I like these two creams but I think I'll have to keep looking for one that is perfect for me.
I bought Heroine Make for about $12 and Nanocee for $25.
I hope this was helpful and try these out yourself!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Summer time begins!

Time for another snapshots post! There are fewer photos than last upload because I was hit with finals and had to focus on my projects.
I had a fun time though, I got obsessed with the Avengers, got a Loki cardboard display! Work scared me with the Dark Shadows displays chilling in the break room, and I got sick and watched movies at my parent's place. yaaaaay
Now to work on my summer projects, including a bright future for this blog! yaaaaay

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The rest of the photos are at my flickr here


Monday, May 21, 2012

Hipstamatic upload

I have this nifty app of my phone that acts like a disposable camera. It's gives cool effects and different camera types on it. I filled out one just recently, here's the photos that turned out

Monday, May 14, 2012

Fashion shows and charcoal dust!

I got to do a lot of fun stuff this month, including attending my friend's fashion show. KawaiiGoods
Her stuff is really cute and mixes with a ton of different styles. She made the skeleton hand bow I love to ware all the time~
I also went down to Laguna Beach and visited funky shops and galleries. Besides that I've been basically living at school trying to get things done hah hah.

Aw yeah! Beat Sonic The Hedgehog!
If you'd like to see the whole set, the rest is on my Flickr