THE GOOD: graphics and visuals, character customization, good storyline
THE BAD: game difficulty, limited strategy
SUMMARY: I started on the original Grandia for PlayStation a couple of years back, when I started collecting role-playing games for the console. I don't remember too much about the original. It was linear and the characters were rather cutesy -- the girl in the party, Sue, did some kind of cheerleading thing to boost attack power. Anyhow, Grandia decided to put its sequel to the Dreamcast... and like any RPG-hungry guy, I picked it up.
The game begins with Ryudo, a Geohound -- or more precisely, someone who wanders the land filling odd jobs for clients. Ryudo's rough exterior has been tempered by his membership in the lower class. Basically, no one really finds much use or like for him beyond getting a job done -- and with good reason. The voiceovers can attest to this; the boy's got quite a mouth on him. He encounters Elena, a Songstress of Granas, who needs protection duri...
THE GOOD: This game had great graphics, and a very very good plot, it had creative atmosphere's and diverse cities, and lots of fun characters. I enjoyed the parts of the story when I'm not running around or fighting, simply watching thigns happen. It's too bad this was a game, instead of a book.
THE BAD: The areas where you fight monsters are all so similar that it's easy to get lost, and at the same time, they have lots of confusing puzzles to them, that make just getting around a pain. Fighting isn't as much fun as it could've been, since the fighting system is bad. The financial system is, like in so many games, extremely frustrating, making it impossible to get all the things you want and need. And to top it all off, the boss fights are so ridiculously hard by comparison with the regular gameplay that they suck all the fun out of it.
SUMMARY: I loved the look of this game, and the story was all that kept me going at first, but soon there was simply nothing that could inspire me to t...
THE GOOD: Characters, Game Play, Story Line, Weapons, The demon girl was hot...and the graphics were nice, ohh yea, the battle system was pretty cool
THE BAD: not to much, just annoying enemys, and bosses were way to easy...after playing the game once, you get bored with it and dont want to play it again
SUMMARY: Best game for Dream Cast..duh!, and a really good RPG to add to your rpg collection, this game was a really good game and a fine add to my collection, but they had to remake it on the ps2 and made it boring....but this is the good, the game play was smooth, the graphics were nice and smooth, the battle system did'nt sway awayfrom the orignal Grandia, so thats always good...the Characters in it wer a nice cast, Ryudo was the coolest with his hawk Skye, but the demon Girl (forgot her name) was really hot...*starts to burn up* :laughs: lets finsih this off, the story line was really great I loved it...and now the bad...which wasnt much, but the bosses were to easy thats all I am go...
Grandia was, in my opinion, an over hyped game that could have been much better. It wasn't terrible, but lacked many things needed for a complete RPG experience. Grandia II addresses all these issues and more, serving up one of the most memorable RPG experiences. Finally, a truly great RPG has hit the Dreamcast!
The plot in Grandia II revolves around Ryudo, a mercenary (known as a Geohound) who ends up getting hired to act as a bodyguard for a Granas nun, Elena. Granas is essentially God, while Valmar, whose resurrection the game is spent trying to prevent, is Satan. Ryudo despises getting involved with religious matters but does so reluctantly.
The plot involves a few interesting twists and an interesting yet tired religious corruption and evil theme. It's interesting but sometimes becomes too preachy. It's also fairly predictable. However, it's a lighthearted romp done right; unlike Grandia, the plot is never stale. It's deeper than the plots found in the Lunar series, and it's just...
THE GOOD: The battle system - very innovative The graphics - especially the attack graphics Storyline
THE BAD: Maze Dungeons - make you walk around alot Voice Acting Lack of Sidequests Sprite Graphics
SUMMARY: Grandia II for the Dreamcast... one good RPG, that meets its expectations.
You play the role of Ryudo, a Geohound with a painful past, that does odd jobs for a living. The storyline, although it seems linear from having you hop from place to place, actually deepens with each place you go to.
The best aspect of the game is it's battle system, where which type of attack you use to delay an opponent can turn the tide in a battle. All characters can use magic, all characters have technques. A bar at the bottom-right of the battle screen shows your attacks and your enemy's.
The graphics are outstanding for the Dreamcast - with the exception of the character sprites. Various attack graphics are astounding, and jaw-dropping material. Ryudo's Sky Dragon Slash is just awe-striking.
THE GOOD: fantastic battle system!!! spelended sound tracks and artwork. the games graphics are a plus for the dreamcast system
THE BAD: nothing that i can think of at the momment
SUMMARY: your a hero. who has a mystreous past who must. make amends with. as you travel the land defeating the newly reborn valmar and to save the world form the ture eveil. and finally NICE SOUND TRACKS!!!!
THE GOOD: Very good story line,Very good graphics,great battle system.
THE BAD: lacking side quests,fmv seens were fuzzy,boss fights very uneven through the game
SUMMARY: This was a great game although not as good as some rpg games such as ff7 and ff 9,this game had great magic affect, good graphics and one of the best story lines ive ever seen in an rpg.the only thing that kept this game from being a true classic in my mind is the lack of side quests.this day in age that should be a mandatory implement in rpg games like a game within the game what have you.
Another problem i had was i really thought the boss fight levels were uneven usually the last boss in a game should be atleast the 2nd toughest u face.i thought there were 6 other bosses tougher then the last boss.
the last problem i had but a small one was the fmv seens were fuzzy and i wont call this a problem because it could have been my graphics card was not compatible with that part of the game.
SUMMARY: "The Valmars body is lost", but not all...Without the Wings Of Valmar,Grandia would be simply good game... But with Wings Of Valmar Grandia is a Perfect Game!!!! After first ending of the game Grandia began to like even more....I finished it 3times And again Im sorry for my English.... Im Russian...