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Grandia.1521031
7.5 out of 10

Grandia

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Overall 4
4.0
Graphics 4
4.0
Sound 4
4.0
Storyline 2
2.0
Originality 6
6.0

An Overly-Epic Adventure

Jeremy, the Duke of Otterland, RPGamer
28 November 2003
  • Excerpt: Justin is a young boy who dreams one day of going on a grand adventure like his father, and loves to embark on pretend-quests in his hometown. One day, however, after a scavenger hunt, he decides to actually go on a lengthy quest, bringing along his friend Sue to try and find the End of the World, discovering the secrets of the Angelou Civilization and ultimately having to save the world from an ancient evil known as Gaia.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Lastability 8
8.0

Just grand!-ai

markacefa..., Ciao
7 August 2006
  • Excerpt: "Plot: The usually type adventure plot, not all that orginal. But if you like RGP's the plot is good and keeps you interested. The characters are one dimensional. Gameplay: The best thing about this game is the battle setup. Its really enjoyable and fexible. It reminds me a little of secret of mana. Where you can upgrade certain areas. The spells and specials are very numerous. Its really addictive Graphics: Its a strange graphical game, because ...
  • Pros: Great game, Great battle sytem
  • Cons: Graphics hurt my eyes and music was annoying
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Overall 10
10
Gameplay 10
10
Lastability 8
8.0

The dream of an Adventurer

sweetcook..., Ciao
27 June 2006
  • Excerpt: "Grandia the dream of an adventurer *** History *** I always begin with my opinions with history, since I find that the play becomes interesting by history only. With this play it goes living around a boy (Justin) from the city Parm with its nut/mother (Lilly) together over its own restaurant. Some adventurer will wants like its model. Its model is his deceased father that him a spirit stone with magic forces left. As the first it had to beweissen ...
  • Pros: all things are Adventages
  • Cons: Grafik
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Lastability 8
8.0

A Grand game with a Grand name.

Nathanmg, Ciao
20 May 2005
  • Excerpt: "...release in 1997. I played Grandia 2 before I played Grandia, even though I bought Grandia before it's sequel. So I should be able to like it's prequel more then the sequel I told myself, I will understand everything and love everything. Unfortunately, I liked Grandia 2 better, here's why: 80 hours of Gameplay? PLEASE NO! Whilst Grandia 2 didn't have dungeon after dungeon, it took a break from events. However, Grandia has many consecutive dungeons, ...
  • Pros: A unique storyling with a few funny lines .  Great graphics
  • Cons: Too many dungeons
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Overall 10
10
Gameplay 10
10
Lastability 6
6.0

A captivating and magical R.P.G

tom1clare, Ciao
11 January 2004
  • Excerpt: "...very little logic, I bought Grandia in what I can only describe as a moment of madness. Well, looking back, I wish I could have a few more of these ‘moments of madness’ – the “good-not-great” game I purchased would turn out to be one of the most enchanting and captivating adventures I have ever had the pleasure of playing. Released on the PlayStation in 2000, I soon discovered the reason behind Grandia’s rather ...
  • Pros: Fantastic storyline, astonishingly addictive, superb controls, great characters, beautiful design, excellent battle system
  • Cons: Visually dated, obviously won't suit those who hate role - playing games
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Lastability 8
8.0

A Must Buy

Manguin20..., Ciao
3 November 2002
  • Excerpt: "If your anything like me Grandia is agreat game, still not as good as Final Fantasy but very close to it. If you like those older RPG type games where they put nothing into the graphics but have an amazing story line filling you with emotion then you must buy. I guess its closest cousin is final fantasy 7. It was also one of the first RPG's to have small clips of people speacking rather than just text, the game will last around 100 hours easily. But ...
  • Pros: Super RPG !  Fun
  • Cons: Graphics, Puzles
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Lastability 6
6.0

An RPG unspoilt by the addiction to graphics

RussWare, Ciao
20 April 2001
  • Excerpt: "...involving and convoluted story in Grandia is everything an RPG plot should be and more besides. Many years before the human race claimed the world as their property, the peaceful Icarians ruled the world. After dividing the world in half, for reasons that become apparent later in the game, they used their vast knowledge to transcend the bonds of flesh and become beings of pure light and thought. After their departure, humans and a horned, feral race ...
  • Pros: This game harks back to the classic RPGs of old .  The story is therefore more important than the graphics .
  • Cons: Not the best looking game so some people may be put off before giving it a chance to shine .
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
6.0

A Grand Disappoinment

EdFear, Ciao
23 September 2000
  • Excerpt: "I bought this game not hoping for much. I was pleasantly surprised... for a while. For the first 20 hours of the game I was captivated, it was really good. But then it just seemed to go downhill. It just became repetitive and monotonous (I found a village and was told to save it. So I did. Then we travelled to another town. I was told to save it. So then I went to another town and something was wrong! Ok so I didn't have to save the town (well ...
  • Pros: uhhh .  .  .  fun for the first 20 hours, cheap (£20)
  • Cons: Monotonous, Unoriginal, so many damn dungeons, dungeon music will melt your mind ! , limited inventory slots, slowdown
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Overall 10
10
Gameplay 10
10

Great as pie

neophreak..., Ciao
11 September 2000
  • Excerpt: "...bit of the game. But in Grandia they have dispensed with the random combat from final fantasy so now groups of monsters wander around the map seeking combat and if your really skilful you can go around them avoiding combat this I think has been a grate let down to the rpg family!!! ...
  • Pros: loads
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10
Gameplay 10
10

Grandia is just Grand!

MikeScoat..., Ciao
5 September 2000
  • Excerpt: "An excellent RPG adventure game here, anyone who likes this genre should enjoy this game. The graphics are cartoony, but when the game play is this good, who cares? The plot is your typical little you and your collected band vs the bad guys, but the plot takes some nice twists, the characters are all interesting and well developed, and the way they can develop, although at first taking a bit of getting used to, is original and interesting from ...
  • Pros: RPG and Adventure, always a good combination
  • Cons: Graphics are a little unusual and may take getting used to
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