I accidentally came across Grandia II in college almost 20 years ago. I was not prepared for the amazing gem of a game that I had in my hand. Sadly, lost my install disc somewhere in my moves (still got the play disc). But I always look back at it with fondess especially the combat system. (Leech + taunt = invincible…
I reached New Parm last night. More than anything else, I’m impressed by the scripting and storywriting. I was laughing out loud! I know describing why something is funny kills the humor a bit, but bear with me.
This. 100% this! I owned Grandia II on the Dreamcast and actually preferred it to Skies of Arcadia (I’m a heretic, I know). The battle system is one of my favorite in any RPG, and I just love the color palette. Every location feels bright, distinct, and the polygons, while cruder by today’s standards, are the right…
The “sense of wonder” is actually one of the best ways to describe Grandia. Thanks for the great read. It’s definitely worth its price.
Congratulations. You somehow made me care about sportsball and sportsing. Thank you for writing this article.
This is a darn good article.
Really enjoy your writing Natalie, looking forward to reading more from you in the future.