10 Great Remakes that Deserve Another Remake

4. Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete

Lunar 2 suffers sort of an opposite fate of Tales of Phantasia. While the original Lunar game got a whole slew of remakes, from the PlayStation to the Game Boy Advance to the PlayStation Portable (déjà vu), Lunar 2 only got its original Saturn game and a remake on the PlayStation.

It's a real shame, too, because Lunar 2 feels like the better game. The original Lunar was pretty revolutionary for its time due to the anime cutscenes and interesting combat system (that's sadly dumbed down in the Game Boy Advance version), it really isn't as interesting to play nowadays. Lunar 2, on the other hand, provides a nice amount of world building for the series with a nice plot twist near the end, and battle system improvements that really make fighting fun. There's no doubt that the game still falls into some clichés that RPGs have beaten fans over the head with for years, but overall it's a more interesting tale than the first Lunar game has to offer.

Japanese RPGs on a whole have been on a downslope in terms of popularity over the last few years, so maybe now isn't the best time for a remake of this Saturn and PlayStation title, but it truly feels like a missed opportunity. Fans have been consistently introduced to the first half of the saga over the years, but to have to go back (and pay a somewhat inflated price) to enjoy the second half of Lunar is rather unfortunate.

…Yes, I typed all that out pretending Lunar: Dragon Song doesn't exist. It's better that way.

Posted: 7th Nov 2014 by gaiages
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