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Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

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  • Summary: Yuki has idolized the legendary pilot Schmidt since he was a young boy and has been trying to build his own ever since. Loving the freedom of flight, he dreams of one day leaving his small island and reaching the mainland. In the woods not far away, Alfina rides alone on a horse-drawn carriage. She is a Communicator, one of the few who can speak with the Guardians, gods that protect the world. She is hurrying to a temple to take the place of her brother, Emelious. Resentment of his obligated duty as a Communicator has turned Emelious into a cruel and violent being filled with hate. Fate will bring together Yuki and Alfina just as the world is about to fall apart. [Square Enix] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Grandia III may not be everything it could have been, but it's a great game nonetheless. [Mar 2006, p.39]
  2. The design of the game will be familiar to all fans of the series, and I believe it’s safe to saw that Grandia III may be the best installment of the series so far. A must-have, especially for fans of the series.
  3. Grandia III's story isn't tedious, but neither is it memorable. It begins well but never gels.
  4. 80
    The brilliant graphics and intriguing combat system make Grandia III an excellent choice for PS2 RPGers-and should happily tide them over until "Final Fantasy XII" arrives. [Mar 2006, p.102]
  5. Grandia III is nowhere near perfect and it's definitely not one of the better rpgs on the system. But the battles are so much fun that most won't really mind when the story falls to pieces. [JPN Import]
  6. Unfortunately, the adventure is too predictable--particularly on a system known for awesome RPG's--but it's still distinctive enough to warrant exploration. [Jun 2006, p.86]
  7. If you've got a lot of house work to do, Grandia III might be for you. Do the dishes or clean up the dog's mess while the dire plot unwinds, then plop back onto the couch in time to crack skulls.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Sep 28, 2013
    4
    The combat system is interesting, but it does get repetitive, that's kind of standard for RPGs though. Voice acting is pretty good, although it could use more VOed parts.

    The storyline starts out kind of interesting, but it gets worse and worse until a pretty anti-climatic and predictable ending.

    There's minimal difficulty even if you rush through everything and don't do any extra leveling like I did. It's also incredibly linear, there is no exploration despite the main character being an apprentice pilot. I mean c'mon...they give you a plane but no where to explore with it?

    Overall it was pretty unimpressive.
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