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« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2012, 05:21:08 AM »

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Keep in mind I'm a little person so my voice is naturally really high pitched.

Huh? I like your voice and I'm sure mine has a slightly higher pitch (and I'm only short by Dutch standards). Actually, I'm kind of jealous ^_^'  You're a teacher and when I tried to become one, the school advised me to just quit because I would never be hired because of my voice. Nowadays I still avoid podcasts because I don't like the idea of lots of people hearing my voice...  So, uhm, I think you're pretty cool.

Anyway, Lunar! Absolutely love the series! Well, Silver Star and Eternal Blue anyway. Those other games suck.
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« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2012, 07:24:48 AM »

I prefer the raw instrumentation of the Sega CD version, but that's still a lot better than the PS1 OST.

Yeah, there are a couple of songs I prefer from the Sega CD version, the battle theme and the music from Zophar's Domain in particular.  The battle theme had a lot more... oomph to it in the Sega CD version.

For those that haven't heard it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Cdt91mkn0c
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« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2012, 05:31:05 PM »

Dice's incredibly negative story review is sadly accurate. Lunar 2 was one of my first RPGs and at the time when I played it, which was when it originally came out on Sega CD, it was practically a religious experience. Plus I had the entire VO from the Borgan fight memorized for years because fuck Borgan, that's why. It's been an incredible amount of time since I've played it though so I can't really run down the storyline. Turns out Ruby is a dragon and not actually a flying cat.

Bad memory from the original gravity bomb?

I think bad memory undersells it a little bit. That gravity bomb was a bitch. I was soooo pissed about how easy Borgan is in the PS1 remake, it's pathetic. Mind you, Borgan one-shotting you on the first turn was not fun in the Sega CD version but still, when I won it felt like I actually achieved something
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« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2012, 06:18:12 PM »

For the life of me, I'll never understand how the shittier 8/16 bit instruments can out-do a more modern version.... better arrangement I suppose (GB vs DS: FFLegend 2, anyone?). :D
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« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2012, 09:15:39 PM »

For the life of me, I'll never understand how the shittier 8/16 bit instruments can out-do a more modern version.... better arrangement I suppose (GB vs DS: FFLegend 2, anyone?). :D

In this case, it's easy to answer. The originals on the Mega/Sega CD used CD audio, whereas the Playstation and Saturn used MIDI. The PS1 Lunars had the worst music since they were ports from the Saturn (which were released earlier), and they didn't do a very good job of converting it. I imagine that all the cutscenes added in the remakes meant that there wasn't enough disc space to use CD audio again.
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« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2012, 11:40:06 PM »

I prefer the raw instrumentation of the Sega CD version, but that's still a lot better than the PS1 OST.

Yeah, there are a couple of songs I prefer from the Sega CD version, the battle theme and the music from Zophar's Domain in particular.  The battle theme had a lot more... oomph to it in the Sega CD version.

For those that haven't heard it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Cdt91mkn0c

This sounds different from the Sega CD version I have. Is this an arrange of some sort? I'll have to upload mine for comparison.


That one is definitely different. It has more brass and such.
(I need to get around to uploading the rest of the Sega CD OST.)
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« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2012, 01:52:20 AM »

I do this every time Lunar comes up, but-

Sega CD vets, show of hands?

Here! I had a Sega CDX. SSSC can't compete the original Lunar for me. I was appalled when the changed the music, because the original soundtrack was so great. Still can't believe I sold my copy of SSSC. I want it back :/
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« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2012, 02:02:40 AM »

I prefer the raw instrumentation of the Sega CD version, but that's still a lot better than the PS1 OST.

Yeah, there are a couple of songs I prefer from the Sega CD version, the battle theme and the music from Zophar's Domain in particular.  The battle theme had a lot more... oomph to it in the Sega CD version.

For those that haven't heard it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Cdt91mkn0c


And:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CprABrE4InQ

Note the difference? Or maybe I'm crazy.
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« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2012, 10:42:06 AM »

Nah, you're right.  It probably doesn't help that the Sega CD version's audio had a very low sampling rate, which affected the sound fidelity a great deal.

I still think Lunar 2's soundtrack is Iwadare's best and continue to be annoyed that there has never been a complete OST release.  Numerous RPGs with mediocre soundtracks have gotten the treatment... why not Lunar?  It was pretty much the reason why I did those gamerips from the Saturn version since it was the closest we'd ever get to it.

On a related note, have you heard some of the other Lunar arrangements?  Besides that one, I have a few more on my Youtube channel, like this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFNjPCtWvMI
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« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2012, 12:42:13 PM »

The rips I have are from this:



I'm not sure if it's available on a disc, but I would think so.


And yeah, that's a nice arrange. Alex is better with a harp, though. :P
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« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2012, 09:01:00 PM »

lunar rocked. Love both the sega cd versions and the ps1
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« Reply #41 on: January 17, 2012, 08:34:44 PM »

Guh. Speaking of Lunar, I was about to do my LP of it and it turns out the copy I have is corrupted (it freezes at one point). I actually have the disc...except the mac version of Kega does not have a load from disc function. BURRRRRRN.

Hopefully I can fix this without losing my saves or mucking stuff up.
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