Grandia II Dreamcast
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8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

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  • Summary: Ryudo has been hired to protect a young priestess who must participate in a ceremony to halt the encroaching rebirth of Valmar, the God of Darkness. Embroiled between the forces of good and evil, Ryudo must follow his destiny and save the people he detests so much.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Luckily, the lame story is the one glaring flaw in an otherwise stupendous role-playing game.
  2. 100
    The best RPG's, though, tell a compelling story, provide plenty of exploration, and let you mix it up with fun, addictive battles. On those counts, Grandia II is a rousing success.
  3. 96
    If you love RPGs and are looking for a compelling story with well-written characters, good graphics and a strong soundtrack, Grandia II is about as good as it gets!
  4. Grandia II not only provides one of the best combat systems ever seen in an RPG, it also serves up a thought-provoking story (once you get past a rather arid first half), eye-poppingly beautiful graphics, and some truly likable characters.
  5. The great combat system and engaging story truly make the game a gem, not only on the Dreamcast but in the RPG genre as a whole.
  6. The battle system surpasses that of any other RPG on the market, and you'll be going out of your way to hunt down innocent little monsters and deliver them to their final reward.
  7. 70
    If they could have added a bit more variety, in terms of plot twists and gameplay structure this could have been a real contender.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 3, 2013
    10
    One of the most unique RPG's I've ever had the pleasure of playing, Grandia II, along with Skies of Arcadia, were really the RPG flagships for the Dreamcast, a system not really known for RPG's. Both games were excellent, with both getting re-releases down the road on other systems when the Dreamcast went belly up. Grandia II was always my favorite as it had a very mature storyline and really started the whole semi-free flowing battle system seen in alot of games today. There was so much to love about this game for an aspiring RPG fanatic that I had to play it multiple times. And the battle with Melphis is still, to this day, one of the hardest bosses I've ever had to fight. If you can find a copy of this game for either the Dreamcast or PS2, go ahead and get it and give it a play through. You certainly won't regret it. Expand

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