Excerpt: I know it’s not a good idea to play a sequel without playing the original, but that’s exactly what I did with Grandia II . A year after loving the sequel I finally tried out the first game. I wasn’t really sure what to expect with Grandia , but what I got was a simple storyline, an easy difficulty, and the same exciting battle system. In short: the perfect RPG for beginners and an amusing diversion for everyone else.
Excerpt: No RPG fan, no matter how luxuriously free from responsibility, has played and beaten every RPG. Even taking on just one subset of RPGs (JRPGs published in North America), the statement holds true. Any one person's judgment of one RPG is colored by what they have played, and there may be "holes" in their critiques created by missing out on some other landmark RPG. Case in point: me. I've beaten well over one hundred RPGs in my short time on earth.