MAKER: HUDSON SOFT / RED
RELEASE DATE: 23 OCTOBER 1992
STYLE: DIGITAL COMIC
FORMAT: SUPER CD-ROM
Overview Cute-idol-hero-anime-style digital comic that spawned its own anime series. As Yuna, you adventure across the galaxy, picking up companions as you go and defeating a wide selection of girls in powersuits. The digital comic system here is pretty standard, with a choice of selections and frequent turn-based battle sequences.
Comment I'm a fan of digital comics and Yuna is a pretty good one. Bear in mind this opinion is from the viewpoint of someone who doesn't speak or read Japanese so as far as the plot goes, it's all a bunch of guesswork. The mechanics of the game are fairly simple - there is minimal exploring to do so you won't ever get lost in a maze of locations, and progression is pretty easy from just guessing your menu selections. The combat scenes are a diversion, but tend to go on a bit too long at times. I'm not sure if I'm missing on some of the finer details, but at least one combat scene was so difficult that I had to resort to save states and high-speed mode in an emulator just to stop myself giving the game up. But once I was past it, the rest was fairly plain sailing (combat can often be won just by picking the same selection repeatedly). The flow of story (as far as I can gather) becomes a little predictable at times (planet, fight, planet, fight) but the artwork is all lovely to look at and the music is upbeat enough to make it enjoyable to play. sunteam_paul