Summary: A friend let me borrow this game, and i have to say i was pleased. The main character, Ryudo, is everything an optomistic, happy-go-lucky protagionist isnt. He is cynical, pessimistic, and downright crude sometimes, but hilarious! Elena is rather whiney in my opinion but Mellinnia makes up for that. The battle system is fun to use, and easy to master. It doesn't have any replay appeal to me, as there aren't multiple endings. All in all it is a good game.
Mathias Dosch "Mathias Nicholas "Ruckus&#..., Amazon
11 October 2008
Summary: This game is an awesome game. I knew that ten years ago when I bought it for the Dreamcast brand new. Now on the Dreamcast, it was amazing. It had flashy lights and awesome sound. In the PS2 version...not so much. I noticed that a lot of the spell detail seems to lack...and a lot of the sounds (For instance, casting Quake) would glitch and make a sputtering repeat of the sound until the spell finished. Also, the game seems a lot easier.
Summary: Grandia 2 is a fun game! I really did enjoy playing it. There are a few flaws that keep it from a perfect score; however, it is still an excellent and enjoyable experience overall. Let's begin the review! Graphics (8/10): The graphics are somewhat similar to FF7 in that your characters are composed of simpler shapes and only have eyes on their faces (no mouths, folks!) However, the graphical world of Grandia 2 looks a lot smoother than FF7's and is less pixelated.
Summary: From what I've experienced in this game, it is rather a great game despite the slightly aging graphics. What holds you on for more is the actual storyline which can give you a good 30-35 hours of gameplay. It may be a port from the Dreamcast version but it still holds up rather well storywise like Final Fantasy 7.
Summary: This game was pretty amusing. Had some funny moments, good costumes, generic characters you've come to fall in love with (Millenia and Elana or basically Tenchi's Ryoko and Ayeka). Enjoyed the scenery, don't recall the gameplay too strongly, but that didn't stop me from beating it. I give it 4 stars overall because remembering this game gives me a sense of euphoria and quaintness, which are two things a game should always leave you with. But I wish I didn't beat it.
Summary: I remember the first Grandia. It had SOO MUCH FUN and ADVENTURE!!! The characters could crawl inside the air ducks, fly in the sky to get to the evil skyship, runing on a railroad, escaping from the big explotion of the skyship, hiding in a boat, breaking a fast runing train so the bad guys couldn't get them, sailing alone in the sea, escaping from prision, climbing a gigantic wall and spying from the roofs.
Summary: More than just a few good Sonic games came from the Dreamcast. Grandia II, a compelling RPG by Game Arts is not only for the Dreamcast anymore, but also Playstation 2 and PC. The Playstation 2 version also includes all new, never seen before cinematics. If that's not enough, it's certainly okay because Grandia II has much more to offer. First of all the battle system: I find many RPGs to be quite similar to one another. Their battle system is overall the same.
Summary: If you are an rpg fan, please stay away from this one. The story line is one dimensional, and does not adequately develop characters. The main character, Ryudo, is insulting to all things RPG. The script is childish, and the plot pushes you in a specific direction, rather than allow you to follow on your own. Weapons upgrades are fairly automatic, as it takes you a certain number of battles to get to a new city to buy weapons, and when you do, you can always afford them.
Summary: For the Dreamcast version, I'd go all out with five stars, but the PS2 version only gets four. The reason is the problems the PS2 has handling the graphics and load times on this intense game. The music is great, the graphics are stunning, the plot is interesting, and the characters really come alive. Fans of Final Fantasy will want to check this out, just to see the fantasy RPG genre at its best.