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09-19-2012, 10:46 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by furushotakeru View Post
You should be able to copy your save file through iTunes (look under the app tab) and copy it to your other device the same way. iCloud it ain't but it is a way to transfer save files.

Ah cool, appreciate it. I'll try that.
09-19-2012, 11:00 PM
I had this for the Sega cd a long time ago.
Now I have it again. Wish they would bring over popful mail and Snatcher as well.

09-19-2012, 11:12 PM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,086
Any way to disable the bar at the top of the screen with the time and battery bar?
By the way. Controls are a huge leap ahead of vay on iOS.
09-19-2012, 11:27 PM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Lexington, KY
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Game Impressions

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Originally Posted by Nobunaga View Post
Any way to disable the bar at the top of the screen with the time and battery bar?
By the way. Controls are a huge leap ahead of vay on iOS.
I would like this as well. The status bar sticking around is a bit annoying and hindersimmersion.

Initial impressions:
-sound is a perfect port and it comes through very clearly.
-minor thing: this is definitely the Saturn port, or at least the dub from it. i know because the voice for Nall is different from the PSX one. this is not necessarily bad, however: this voice actor is way less annoying and shrill. So far all other voices are the same.
-minor: the intro song is slightly different from PSX but still excellent.
-the flexible dpad is great! the portrait fixed dpad is also really nice.
-tap-to-move controls are not bad but there is almost no path-finding, unfortunately, which means you must always tap places that are a straight line from your character. you eventually get used to it but it is a bit annoying. I'll probably stop noticing after a few hours of play.
- looks great on small screens and retina, very good on iPad 2. not sure about how it would appear on retina iPad. it's already a bit pixely which is not bad, but it may look blurry on the retina iPad. I don't know since I don't have one.
-I can't seem to change options from in game (only in the main menu)? little weird but no big deal.
-there are eight achievements and seven of them are actually not bad, throwaway ones like the recent FF7 PC re-release. one is simply "level up once!" which is okay with me. I'm just happy because I wasn't expecting any achievements at all.
-speaking of achievements-- please, please, add one for "discovering the true origin of dragon diamonds". everyone who has played the game knows what I'm talking about. :P it would make me very happy to have that as an achievement.
-there is a leaderboard for end game score (no idea how that is calculated), AND, for all of you speed-run gamers-- a leaderboard for completion time.
-the font size scaling for iPad is PERFECT for people like me who have bad eyes. thank you for this. very large and readable.

this is a really excellent port and I am so excited about diving into it. youve captured eveything perfectly. great work!

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Last edited by SkyMuffin; 09-19-2012 at 11:33 PM.
09-19-2012, 11:30 PM
It looks decent on the retina iPad.

And I agree with the current reviews so far - a couple minor control/menu nitpicks, but for the most part, this appears to be an excellent port.
09-19-2012, 11:53 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nobunaga View Post
Nall; any chance for Popful mail? Seeing as how you guys are into doing ios releases of great sega cd games?
In general, we do accept suggestions for future titles. That said, I have played Popful Mail, and off the top of my head, I think this would be difficult to play on an iOS device, but you're welcome to PM me an argument to the contrary.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyMuffin View Post
I would like this as well. The status bar sticking around is a bit annoying and hindersimmersion.

Initial impressions:
-sound is a perfect port and it comes through very clearly.
-minor thing: this is definitely the Saturn port, or at least the dub from it. i know because the voice for Nall is different from the PSX one. this is not necessarily bad, however: this voice actor is way less annoying and shrill. So far all other voices are the same.
-minor: the intro song is slightly different from PSX but still excellent.
-the flexible dpad is great! the portrait fixed dpad is also really nice.
-tap-to-move controls are not bad but there is almost no path-finding, unfortunately, which means you must always tap places that are a straight line from your character. you eventually get used to it but it is a bit annoying. I'll probably stop noticing after a few hours of play.
- looks great on small screens and retina, very good on iPad 2. not sure about how it would appear on retina iPad. it's already a bit pixely which is not bad, but it may look blurry on the retina iPad. I don't know since I don't have one.
-I can't seem to change options from in game (only in the main menu)? little weird but no big deal.
-there are eight achievements and seven of them are actually not bad, throwaway ones like the recent FF7 PC re-release. one is simply "level up once!" which is okay with me. I'm just happy because I wasn't expecting any achievements at all.
-speaking of achievements-- please, please, add one for "discovering the true origin of dragon diamonds". everyone who has played the game knows what I'm talking about. :P it would make me very happy to have that as an achievement.
-there is a leaderboard for end game score (no idea how that is calculated), AND, for all of you speed-run gamers-- a leaderboard for completion time.
-the font size scaling for iPad is PERFECT for people like me who have bad eyes. thank you for this. very large and readable.

this is a really excellent port and I am so excited about diving into it. youve captured eveything perfectly. great work!
SkyMuffin, we really appreciate the feedback. Positive and negative feedback alike. (We do intend to ship updates if anyone is curious, plus we keep feedback for review when developing future titles.)

On that note, I did want to note I believe there are a couple achievements that are hidden by default.
09-19-2012, 11:56 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 27
The virtual d-pad really needs to be more like bastion and less like it is now.
09-20-2012, 12:08 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyMuffin View Post
I would like this as well. The status bar sticking around is a bit annoying and hindersimmersion.

Initial impressions:
-sound is a perfect port and it comes through very clearly.
-minor thing: this is definitely the Saturn port, or at least the dub from it. i know because the voice for Nall is different from the PSX one. this is not necessarily bad, however: this voice actor is way less annoying and shrill. So far all other voices are the same.
-minor: the intro song is slightly different from PSX but still excellent.
-the flexible dpad is great! the portrait fixed dpad is also really nice.
-tap-to-move controls are not bad but there is almost no path-finding, unfortunately, which means you must always tap places that are a straight line from your character. you eventually get used to it but it is a bit annoying. I'll probably stop noticing after a few hours of play.
- looks great on small screens and retina, very good on iPad 2. not sure about how it would appear on retina iPad. it's already a bit pixely which is not bad, but it may look blurry on the retina iPad. I don't know since I donI't have one.
-I can't seem to change options from in game (only in the main menu)? little weird but no big deal.
-there are eight achievements and seven of them are actually not bad, throwaway ones like the recent FF7 PC re-release. one is simply "level up once!" which is okay with me. I'm just happy because I wasn't expecting any achievements at all.
-speaking of achievements-- please, please, add one for "discovering the true origin of dragon diamonds". everyone who has played the game knows what I'm talking about. :P it would make me very happy to have that as an achievement.
-there is a leaderboard for end game score (no idea how that is calculated), AND, for all of you speed-run gamers-- a leaderboard for completion time.
-the font size scaling for iPad is PERFECT for people like me who have bad eyes. thank you for this. very large and readable.

this is a really excellent port and I am so excited about diving into it. youve captured eveything perfectly. great work!
Just like to point out that the intro and the dub are from the PSP version of Lunar: Silver Star Harmony, which is hilarious because I'm sure Vic Ireland is throwing a fit right now, considering that he shunned XSeed (the localizers of the PSP version) for not giving him complete creative control. Now their dub is over a (visual) port of his version of the game. Too funny.

Also, I have a feeling that the dub is what kept this title delayed for so long. Glad XSeed had a hand in getting this released.
09-20-2012, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Joeavery View Post
Ah cool, appreciate it. I'll try that.
I've just discovered that this feature was removed from the final version. It was awfully convenient for testing purposes though!
09-20-2012, 01:02 AM
It’s an incredibly lame port. Like you know, iPhone games from the beginning: default menus, lame page flipping and things. Status bar is imminent. Oh god why. English dubbing. No japanese voice (actually it’s present, but no options). No subtitles.
Sonic CD was best port ever.

This is absolutely no way that games like this should be treated.

The game itself contains some PSP files, but still... Lunar: Silver Star Harmony would be better thing to port. And not by this SoMoGa developer. Still waiting for someone to test Saturn.emu on iPhone 5.

Last edited by sirrozha; 09-20-2012 at 01:15 AM.