Conclusion: Sound isn’t so bad though. The voice acting is actually tolerable for the most part, unlike most other games. It doesn’t stand above what else is out there in terms of acting, but at least it won’t leave you rolling your eyes in disgust, wishing they had not even bothered. The sound effects are pretty nice with a tinge of an old school 16-bit flair to them from time to time for a change of pace. Music though was a bit disappointing.
Excerpt: Grandia 2 is the tale of Ryudo, a Geohound (mercenary), and his talking hawk, Skye. The story begins as the two are hired to escort the princess Elena to a ceremony. When something odd happens at the ceremony, Elena is cursed by the Wings of Valmar, part of the ancient diety Valmar, who is considered a force of evil. From this point, Ryudo agrees to take Elena to the Cathedral of Granas, where she can hopefully be cured.
Pros: Excellent combat, Pretty good scripting and voiceacting, Skills/magic system are nicely done
Cons: Story is fairly run of the mill and the quest is linear, Suffers from glitches and slowdown
Conclusion: Mens vi venter på næste inkarnation i Grandia-sagaen, Grandia Xtreme , der begyndte på Saturn-platfomen, kan man hygge sig med PSX-udgaven af det første Grandia, der kan fås mange steder til ca. 150 kroner.
Conclusion: Au final, Game Arts nous propose un jeu plein de qualités au niveau du scénario et du gameplay mais pénalisé par sa trop grande linéarité et ses graphismes vraiment indigne d’un jeu 128 bits. Malgré ces imperfections, Grandia II est un jeu très agréable que tout fan de RPG doit se procurer.