Excerpt: In 1999, Game Arts released the game, Grandia. for the Playstation. It was significant, at the time, because it was probably the only RPG that was compared with the critically-acclaimed Final Fantasy VII With its great story and innovative battle system, Grandia quickly became a cult hit. It was only natural that a sequel would be released. Only a year later was Grandia II released for the Sega Dreamcast. But the game got little attention due to system's ultimate demise.