Excerpt: Every time I think of Grandia, I can't help but think of it as "the little RPG that could." The Grandia name dates all the way back to the Japanese Sega Saturn. At the time, Final Fantasy VII was dominating the charts and beneath all the frenzy was an RPG called Grandia. Critically, the game was praised by all, and it had quite the cult following. Over a year later, the game would be ported over to the Playstation.
Excerpt: Final Fantasy is a tough act to follow, and even though Grandia 2 isn't superior to Square's good looking RPG, it manages to show a lot of spunk against even the biggest competition. Brought over from the Dreamcast, Grandia 2 looks good but suffers from some extreme slowdown issues. During the exploration of towns and dungeons, you'll find a 3D, top-down view that can be rotated to allow views of items and hidden paths.
Summary: We’ll admit here at Gamestyle that we hadn’t really been paying much attention to the Trine series until it arrived on the Wii U eshop. As such, this review comes at you from a newcomer to the series point of view. This review also takes into account the recent update which improved graphical performance and added voice chat and pro controller support. As this the director’s cut you also get the expansion pack and an exclusive Wii U level as well.