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The March 2017 RPG Reload Play-Along: Lunar Silver Star Story Touch

03-02-2017, 05:56 AM
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
Posts: 1,085
The March 2017 RPG Reload Play-Along: Lunar Silver Star Story Touch

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload Play-Along. Each month, we'll be playing an iOS RPG together, sharing laughs and tears in equal measures. The post on the front page is basically here to announce the game in question and give a few tips on getting started. The real action will be happening here in the TouchArcade forums, where you'll find a thread dedicated to each month's featured game. Sign up if you haven't already, post your screenshots, ask for advice, or just chat about your misadventures with others. We've got a great community of RPG fans here at TouchArcade, so let's make the most of it! As a little incentive, at the end of each month, I will randomly pick one of the participants and send them something small and silly from here in Japan. All you have to do to be eligible is, well, play along with the Play-Along!

February's Play-Along of Aralon: Sword and Shadow proved to be another popular one, with the forum thread reaching a whopping 15 pages filled with thrills and chills. Some were replaying the game, while others were digging into it for the very first time, but it seemed like everyone had a good time. Once again, a big old thank you to everyone who joined in the fun. February's winner of the Small and Silly Prize has been drawn from the capricious yet lovable Magic Moogle Hat, and as luck would have it, it's Krotenbandiger! I think everyone involved in the Play-Along can agree that Krotenbandiger's adventures were almost as entertaining as the game itself, so it's nice that the RNG gods smiled upon our proud hero. I'll be in touch via PM on the forums to get your address so that I can send your prize. To everyone else, a new month brings another chance to win a Small and Silly Thing from Japan!

Well, I hope the first two Play-Alongs were a good warm-up for everyone, because for the March Play-Along, we're playing something a little longer and toothier. SoMoGa's fine port of the classic Game Arts JRPG Lunar: Silver Star Story Touch tells an amazingly emotional tale of heroism and love, and it's this month's featured game. Since the game doesn't feature a lot of customization, it will be interesting to see how people make their way through it. What it does have is an excellent story ripe for discussion, one I hope we can all enjoy working our way through together. As was the case in previous months, you'll need to grab the game from the App Store if you don't already own it. Then, either log into or sign up for the TouchArcade forums and head on over here to the March RPG Reload Play-Along: Lunar thread to say hello. You don't need to beat the game to qualify for the random draw, but I would like to see at least one screenshot of your progress at some point, okay?
03-02-2017, 06:20 AM
You certainly know how to pick them Shaun. Lunar The Silver Star has long been my favorite RPG since the days of my Sega CD. The story is what really makes it special and the character development is top notch. Great pick!

03-02-2017, 07:26 AM
Joined: Dec 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 1,014
Argh, I'm really torn over this one. I have had Lunar on my wishlist for about a year and a half, but never pulled the trigger...

2018 GOTY nominations: You're joking, right? I'm still playing games I got in 2015...
Switch ID: Krillin 5948-6652-1589
03-02-2017, 09:35 AM
Err, I haven't even heard of this one until now. Yet, recommendations seem already to have come in. And I wouldn't want to attract the anger of the RPG gods, would I? Which are currently smiling on me...
03-02-2017, 09:47 AM
I re-downloaded and I got the dreaded This App May Slow Down Your Device message. I've played a little so far and had no problems yet.

Oh and if anyone's wondering, my last play through clocked in at 35 hours.
03-02-2017, 02:36 PM
I'm in...
03-02-2017, 05:14 PM
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 15
35 hours sounds scary - but what would life be without challenges?
03-03-2017, 12:05 AM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 268
This game has no equal.

It's not my favorite RPG, or what I think is the best -- but there's NO game that has this much heart. The characters are simply the best. Period. Oh man -- I'm looking forward to watching this play-along unfold. But is one month enough?
03-03-2017, 12:09 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: on the internet
Posts: 1,885
awww yeah. what a coincidence I just re downloaded this today. didn't get very far the first time I tried it but now that I'm older and somehow have more free time I can't wait to play. btw (Shaun you are my fave writer xD i love anime and love japanese games and stuff so this is gonna be fun)

im a rpg loving kind of guy
03-03-2017, 02:43 AM
Joined: Mar 2017
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 7
I love Lunar! I already own it on the Playstation and PSP, though, so I probably won't buy it on my phone. But for you first-timers, enjoy the story!