Metascore
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16

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User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Nov 26, 2013
    6
    I love this game, but it suffers severely from (generally) poor voice acting and editing work, an uninspired story, and somewhat poor EnglishI love this game, but it suffers severely from (generally) poor voice acting and editing work, an uninspired story, and somewhat poor English script.

    This story of this game literally benefits from being a dungeon crawler due to the large amount of combat and exploration between story scenes. The combat system is exceptional. It focuses on a fairly standard gauge that characters will move across until they hit their turn. Once you make your choice of action, your character will charge it. Basic attacks and defending/moving will begin immediately, while magic and most specials will have to charge for a short time. What sets this game apart is that getting hit will slow or sometimes even push back an enemy's action. In addition there is an effect called "cancel" that you can trigger with some specials and criticals (one of your two types of basic attacks) that will push an enemy charging an action back to waiting for their turn.

    If you can ignore ten or twenty minutes of terrible plot for every two or so hours of exceptional exploration and classic but well aged gameplay I highly recommend this game. Otherwise stay very far away.
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  2. ERB
    Jul 24, 2013
    6
    Cool but story bad!Cool but story bad! Full Review »
  3. JustinM.
    Dec 16, 2005
    5
    I remember very much looking forward to this game when I first heard of it. Eventually the time came when it finally came out and I bought it I remember very much looking forward to this game when I first heard of it. Eventually the time came when it finally came out and I bought it and put it in my PS2. It seemed pretty good at first then it slowly went down hill. I found out it was just a dungeon crawler and not like the previous Grandia's. One of the things I hated were the very repetitive dungeons and battles. The story I barely remember and I did beat it but it was average. Another one of the things I hated the most is there were only TWO towns and I love exploring all the towns in the previous games and talking to all the people. I rate this as a very average dull game. Full Review »