• Publisher: GungHo
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2019
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: Grandia and Grandia 2, a pair of games originally released on Sega's Saturn and Dreamcast consoles, respectively, are coming to Nintendo Switch. Both games feature newly retouched details for the user interface, sprites, and textures, enhanced cinematics, Japanese and English audio tracks,Grandia and Grandia 2, a pair of games originally released on Sega's Saturn and Dreamcast consoles, respectively, are coming to Nintendo Switch. Both games feature newly retouched details for the user interface, sprites, and textures, enhanced cinematics, Japanese and English audio tracks, and Japanese and English language support along with new French and German translations. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Sep 3, 2019
    88
    For the awesome games alone, Grandia HD Collection is worth checking out for any RPG fan. Although it could use a lot more content, fine-tuning, and options to reward long-time fans such as myself, what's here is still a treasure trove of delightful RPG goodness.
  2. Aug 23, 2019
    85
    Even having never played these specific games before, Grandia HD Collection ended up giving me a sense of nostalgia. Grandia may be one of the best examples of what a quality JRPG was during its era and still holds up to this day as a title which fans of the genre should experience. Grandia II might not stand the test of time as well as its predecessor does, but it is still worth checking out for its continued use of a nearly perfect battle system, especially for any fans of the first game.
  3. Sep 6, 2019
    80
    Do I recommend playing these games? Oh yes, absolutely. Grandia 1 and 2 deserve four stars by themselves. The games are dated, yes, but they stand the test of time, flaws and all. They are (mostly) timeless and I would replay them over and over. But maybe wait for this specific collection to go on sale.
  4. Aug 23, 2019
    70
    Grandia HD Collection is a wonderful entry point into a criminally under-discussed JRPG series. Both games are absolute classics, featuring wonderful characters, inventive gameplay and really astounding writing. Die-hard fans might take issue with the updated nature of the sprites in Grandia 1. Every player out there, meanwhile, is likely to be turned off by the constant performance issues of Grandia 2. This isn't a perfect release, but the pros still far outweigh the cons when it comes to having an accessible way to play these old-school gems.
  5. Sep 9, 2019
    70
    Both Grandia games deserved a much better treatment than the one GungHo gave them, and we really hope the publisher will support the game in the coming weeks, but the sheer value of the titles inside this package is enough to recommend a buy nonetheless for any Switch owner.
  6. Aug 30, 2019
    70
    Grandia HD Collection has a few issues but in spite of these is a still a worthwhile addition to any JRPG fan’s collection. The two games are classic gems that flew under many people’s radar during their initial release but are also fun even if this is the first time playing them. There are minor modernization tweaks to the titles and some technical issues do mar the experience, but even with these concessions, having these two titles available to play on the go is hard to complain about. They show their age and have some flaws, but their good outweighs their bad and each title provides a different but memorable adventure.
  7. Aug 25, 2019
    50
    It both succeeds and fails for entirely different reasons. The timeless quality and fun factor of the two games included make it unfair to give this one a low score, yet the shoddy work done on the porting and remastering holds it back from being worthy of a high one. On the whole, we’d give Grandia HD Collection a light recommendation, as it’s a great way both for newcomers to see what the fuss is about and for veterans to take a trip down memory lane. However, we say this with the caveat that you should probably wait for a sale and for the developers to deploy some patches to fix all the broken parts. The Grandia games deserve a much better remastering treatment than they’ve been given here, but Grandia HD Collection is nonetheless a respectable release.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Sep 9, 2019
    10
    Fantastic game, the visuals, the sound, everything was updated. I’m glad to play this game in a 65” tv and having this wonderful time! :)
  2. Aug 29, 2019
    10
    The BEST RPG in 1997, returns with HD filter, 22 years late, but, it's a good chance for replay this game
  3. Aug 18, 2019
    10
    Very good remaster. Yes it's missing some of the Saturn effects, but why is everybody rating this a 1 and turning away people that have neverVery good remaster. Yes it's missing some of the Saturn effects, but why is everybody rating this a 1 and turning away people that have never played the games? Especially when you dont on the remaster and are rating it a 1. All because you dont like the HD effects and are sour over the price? These games are must get for any RPG fan. Stop rating the games Expand
  4. Aug 17, 2019
    10
    People shouldn't be rating the game that have not purchased it. Two great games updated for modern TV's. From what I have played so far,People shouldn't be rating the game that have not purchased it. Two great games updated for modern TV's. From what I have played so far, both games run great. Two fantastic RPGs that every fan of the genre should play. Do yourself a favor! Expand
  5. Aug 17, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's a great surprise to me, two of my favorite role-playing games ever, 2 masterpieces of the sega Saturn and Dreamcast ages. I played them a few hours again on playstation one and Sega Dremacast some months ago but now they seems brand new games remastered in hd and playable also when you need to move out. The hd remastered is excellent, give a chance! Expand
  6. Aug 17, 2019
    10
    This game takes two fantastic classics and makes them playable on current technology. Grandia itself is the weak link in this collection butThis game takes two fantastic classics and makes them playable on current technology. Grandia itself is the weak link in this collection but that is not saying a lot for the small upgrade it received the real gem is grandia 2 which has upgraded character models and some redone music for ones that where lost I am having a blast and hope everyone's gives this game a fair chance a 100 plus hours of gameplay for less than a full price game even if a bit dated still worth it in my opinion. Expand
  7. Aug 17, 2019
    0
    Great games, grandia 1 is a lazy port of the ps1 port of the saturn original. Grandia 2 is grandia 2 anniversary edition with widescreenGreat games, grandia 1 is a lazy port of the ps1 port of the saturn original. Grandia 2 is grandia 2 anniversary edition with widescreen support. Avoid these ports on switch. The modding community might eventually be able to salvage these abominations on steam but for now it's a hard no. Expand

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