Everything starts when Alex is dragged into an "adventure" with his buddy Ramus. When they come home, their village was destroyed, and they go on a quest to save Alex's childhood friend, Luna. The story develops as they search for Luna, and they meet other friends along their journey. The story is over-flowing with friendship, love, and "the power of humanity".
Unlike most RPGs, you can see the bad guys on the screen before you battle them. This helps if you just don't feel like battling over and over again, you can dodge alot of them. It can be a problem if you dodge to much, because then you don't get your levels as high as they should be.
Most people don't find the 2D sprite-based characters to be as impressive as the large polygon clunkers found in most of the newer RPGs, but they're well animated, and the character designs are great. All of the characters are full of personality, and by the time you get to the end, they're a large part of your life.
The music is beautiful, including the few songs sung during the anime cut-scenes. Fortunately, Working Designs has included a CD soundtrack for your listening pleasure. The voice acting adds alot, as Working Designs put ALOT into get it perfect, and having just the right actor for each character. Nothing is overly cheesy, and none of the voices are annoying or grating in any way.
Working Designs has added lots of extras to help in selling the game, and to complete it's beauty. The game will come in a foil stamped cardboard shell box, a music soundtrack CD, a Playstation video "making of" CD, a cloth map, and a cloth hardbound artbook. Hopefully the $69 price tag won't get in the way of people buying such a wonderful game.
I recommend LunarSSS to fans of RPGs as well as people who've never experienced the genre. This game is sure to get you hooked!
Katie the Web-Mistress