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by xraydash Sun May 18, 2008 8:50 pm

I just started playing a burned copy on my playstation. I might also see if I can pick up the gba version at gamestop after work tomorrow.
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by ncd Sun May 18, 2008 9:41 pm

I've played the Sega CD, PSX, and GBA versions. Now, just so people know, each of those versions is pretty different. The Sega CD version is probably the most difficult, especially earlier on in the game. Also, the story is pretty different in some key events. The GBA version is closer to the Saturn/PSX versions and even includes snapshots from the cinematics of those games and the music is more or less the same (just more of that garbled GBA effect).

I would suggest playing the Sega CD version as a start since it was the first Lunar game and set the grounds for the series. Afterwords, you can try one of the other versions and see what changes they made, which was in most cases for the better. The Sega CD version of Lunar: Eternal Blue also has some big differences in the story (remember when Hiro got turned into a crystal...).
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by neoclasic Sun May 18, 2008 11:55 pm

I play the GBA version after all. With VisualBoy Advance as emulator the game run really fine.... if you don't care too much about the sound. it is terrible! :x

The SegaCD has FMV or only shots as the GBA?
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by Flak Beard Mon May 19, 2008 12:05 am

I bought and played the PS1 version when it came out, but I think I'm going to play the GBA one this time off my flashcart. That way, I can get some time in on my lunch breaks at work. Is the GBA version much shorter? That would be good, considering I'm knee deep into two other RPGs at the moment.
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by ncd Mon May 19, 2008 4:42 am

neoclasic wrote:The SegaCD has FMV or only shots as the GBA?

It has a little FMV's here and there along with some voice acting, but not nearly as much as Lunar: Eternal Blue for the Sega CD.

And if you don't have too much time, the GBA version seams to be the quickest to get through. For one thing, there world map is just single screens (4-5 of them as I remember) showing the towns and you instantly go to the next location. Basically there's no free exploring outside of towns and dungeons, which I guess puts the playtime down. I got the GBA done in about 25 hours, and that was the first time I went completely through the game.
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by Ivo Mon May 19, 2008 5:40 am

I was playing the GBA version for a while (a month or two ago) then stopped.

I wonder if I should play the Sega CD version a bit to see how the original was. In this case where the versions have some actual differences, it's hard to choose. Maybe I can go and finish the GBA one as I started that one, and then play the PS version with better sound, and no random encounters?

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by peace4myheart Mon May 19, 2008 2:29 pm

I bought the PS1 version and did played it but never finished. I guess it's time to go back but this time on ps2.
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by glynnahab Mon May 19, 2008 4:21 pm

Since I have no clue what happened to the Playstation copy I bought back in '99 (DAMMIT!!!!!), I'm running it on PSX.
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by ott0bot Mon May 19, 2008 9:13 pm

Sega Cd all the way. I've often wanted to pick up the PS1 version, but just couldn't shell out the cash. My game store has a rather roughed up copy for 50 bucks right now. I could talk them down to 40, but still...

I thought the main differance is that the Sega Cd game has random battles but the the ps1 versions you can see the enemies like on Chrono Cross. The graphical updates are pretty big too.

Oh well. Sega Cd it is, and dammit I'll love it.
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by Hiryu76 Mon May 19, 2008 10:30 pm

Sega CD version here. First time in since it came out that I will be playing all the way through! If time permits, I might do the PSX version after it's been years for that as well.
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