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Old 2007-04-21, 11:10   Link #21
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There was a Grandia game for the Dreamcast?
Grandia 2 was on the dreamcast before it was ported to the ps2 and pc
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Old 2009-08-25, 03:16   Link #22
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Sorry, that i am bumping an old thread XD.

But i have finally pleyed Grandia2 now.

It was a fantastic game experience. I am still moved.

And i don't quite understand how people complain about the ending.

It was just beautilful. Seeing what everyone does now and the transition from Elena singing to Ryudo.

Guess people wanted an ending where they show who ends up with Ryudo?

Well, there are indications that he ended up with Millenia.
Elena was touring all around and she is really happy now.
Millenia settled down and Skye is with her.

The music is just awesome.
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Old 2009-08-25, 04:39   Link #23
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I thought he had more chemistry with Elena, but I didn't care who he ended up with in the end. I thought G2 was a little too melodramatic storywise (until I played G3 which is even worse) and the side characters had little to no presence at all. I've had cravings to replay all the other Grandia games except G2 and Xtreme, which tells you how little I think of it. I expected to like it and I tried to like it but, no, it does nothing for me.

In terms of enjoyment I'd rank them like this G1 >>>>>> G3 (using Select button to skip cutscenes) > G2 > GX >>>>>>>>> G3 (watching the lame cutscenes).
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Old 2009-08-25, 04:50   Link #24
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Well, the first Grandia was a wonderfull fairy tale. Simple but elegant. The ending alone was satisfactory as hell.

Grandia 2 improved in graphics and gameplay and the story seemed more serious. But the ending really sucked for me too. What is this shit? Where are the marriages and the kids? They turned from heroes to salarymen for Valmar's sake! The characters in 1 kept having adventures and traveling around the world.

Grandia Extreme flavored the gameplay a bit. But as story and cast it was so boring I lost interest right away.

Grandia 3 improved visuals and gameplay even further. Mixing eggs and doing aerial slashes and aerial finishes was awesome. Still, the story was so generic i didn't care anymore.

For me, the best story goes to 2, the best ending goes to 1 and the best gameplay goes to 3. Extreme is plain BS.
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Old 2009-08-25, 09:17   Link #25
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I played but couldn't finish the first one, mainly due to the hideous dubbing.

The 2nd one I finished, because even if there still was that horrible dubbing, at least there were slightly better graphics to compensate...
I haven't played the first game, but the second game's dubbing was definitely not horrible. Come on, Cam Clarke (Ryudo) and Jennifer Hale (Elena, Paella)!
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I tried replaying it the other day, finding it very hard to do so on my current TV; it's hard to enjoy a game when anything near the sides of the screen curves inwards. I need to find some balls and spend £700ish on an LCD TV that'll most likely be faulty.
Older games like Grandia will look like shit on an LCD screen.
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Ryudo didn't really change much at all
Did we play the same game? As the story went on, he became more relaxed and understanding instead of trying to piss everyone off all the time.
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There was a Grandia game for the Dreamcast?
How dare you! Grandia II was first released on the Dreamcast, and it's the best version of the game.
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I've just noticed something on Youtube - The NTSC version is much faster and smoother than the PAL version. I never imaging the difference would be so great...
Back in the day ports to PAL were crap. 17% slower than the NTSC version, and with borders.
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Guess people wanted an ending where they show who ends up with Ryudo?
Speaking for myself here. Well, yes. They make this whole love triangle affair, and then leave us hanging. What a cop-out.
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Old 2009-08-25, 09:28   Link #26
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Wow a classic, it has been so long is seriously cannot remember anything about the game other than the fact that I was addicted to it and that the dubs made me laugh.
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Old 2009-09-02, 23:04   Link #27
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I dug out my copy of Grandia II (PC version) for the fun of it (got it years ago) and I still have fun with it

Spoiler for Ryudo's reaction to Elena calling him an idiot:
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Old 2009-09-03, 04:39   Link #28
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Yup 2 was epic win . I hated 3 a lot though , wish it didnt exist =|.
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Old 2009-09-05, 11:38   Link #29
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The Grandia's series battle system is easily my favorite from any RPG. First two games were awesome.
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Old 2009-09-05, 12:22   Link #30
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I am only a few hours into Grandia III, haven't spend much time on it for months. The CG cutscenes are good in terms of graphics, while the battle system is too much like Shadow Hearts which I don't like. The game features mostly voiced dialogue which is good.

I have yet to try out Grandia Xtreme is a remake of either Grandia or Grandia II, not really sure..
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Old 2009-09-05, 17:20   Link #31
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I have yet to try out Grandia Xtreme is a remake of either Grandia or Grandia II, not really sure..
Where did you hear that nonsense? It's a brand new game.
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Old 2009-09-05, 18:00   Link #32
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Grandia 1 was my favorite one out of them all. Story was good, battle system was awesome and I liked all the characters.
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Old 2009-09-06, 13:33   Link #33
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Where did you hear that nonsense? It's a brand new game.
Really?

I had read it on Gamefaqs awhile back before I got Grandia Xtreme. I thought it was an enhanced remake of Grandia II with more content and features.

So, its actually a brand new game.. I will check it out later.
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Old 2009-09-06, 14:51   Link #34
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Think of it as a dungeon-crawling spin-off of the main Grandia series. The battles are fun but everything else... *shakes head*
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Old 2009-09-07, 06:53   Link #35
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I must admit that the battle system of Grandia is really one of the best.

I am playing Skies of Arcadia for DC right now.....and the battles feels less exciting, less dynamic...more like work.
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Old 2009-09-07, 10:30   Link #36
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Skies of Arcadia's battles are more of an experience than something to have fun with, IMO. Select your battle options, and watch the action. It's quite more lively in that respect.
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Old 2009-09-07, 19:00   Link #37
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I mean, not even only the battle system, but the animation of the battlesequences are better in Grandia 2.
Also i am quite annoyed that they repeat the same phrase over and over again for any kind of magic move........"Moon give me strenght".
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Old 2009-09-08, 10:14   Link #38
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Animation? What are you talking about? It's just as good.
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Old 2009-09-10, 13:23   Link #39
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Don't think so.
Special moves maybe.
But the spells aren't.

One move of Millenia is even in Anime-style.

Not to speak of the endless random battles. It really gets annoying after some time.
Also i am sad that there is even much less voice output than Grandia 2.

My only compaint about Grandia 2 is that it was a bit short.


All in all: I prefer Grandia 2 over Skies of Arcadia
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Old 2009-09-10, 15:33   Link #40
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Oh, yes, the spells aren't as impressive in Skies of Arcadia.
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