Jan 5, 2014This is a great adventure with endearing characters, lively towns, and fun combat. The attention to detail is much higher than other games of the time. The interaction between the characters as well as the expressions on their portraits during dialogue is excellent. This game is absolutely gorgeous and the character sprites will stand the test of time compared to early polygonal characters in other games (look at cloud in FF7)
My only two issues with the game were to lack of field maps and the casting of spells took much longer than necessary, but they were still awesome.
"Come power of the Universe! HA!!!!! Dragon King Slice!!"… Expand
Dec 22, 2013The game becomes long and drawn out towards the end which does the game no favors in terms of enjoyment and the dialogue and plot is very, very cheesy. the battle system and magic and abilities was solid and kept me playing in what was otherwise your typical but overly cheesified cheese fest of a game that wasn't great in anyway shape or form. Oh yes, and Justin seriously began to grate on me too.
game play 7/10
story 3/10… Expand
Dec 29, 2013Grandia is a game that sparked my fascination with RPG's when I was a young child, along with Final Fantasy IX (and X shortly after that). The visuals are well done, the story is great, and the audio is fantastic (aside from a few voice actors like Justin and Sue's characters). And the soundtrack, oh that soundtrack. Words cannot describe how amazingly fantastic the music is. It was one of the first games to have a fully featured soundtrack, but it sounds more like Jesus himself injecting you with his love.
Ahem. Anyway, the gameplay is also expertly designed and insanely fun...under the right circumstances. The base game is horribly imbalanced, with many spells, skills, and items completely useless. It is an extremely easy game. I had to dock off a point for this only fault.
This issue is easily fixed however, with the mod called "Grandia Redux." Look it up and play it. It changes the balance of gameplay to be challenging and rewarding, and easily makes the game a 10/10.… Expand