Excerpt: Grandia: Xtreme is the 3rd extention from the illustrious Grandia series. But my friends, times change...and this game is no exception. Usually Grandia involves an epic quest of mystery and intrigue, but Grandia: Xtreme puts more emphasis on the exploration of dungeons (I'll cover that shorty) and battles. The world is under siege by evil spirits. It is discovered that the disappearance of the four magical Spirit Runes is the source of the spirits' chaotic behavior.
Excerpt: High adventure has always been a hallmark of Game Arts' role-playing games, but the legendary company wasn't always so renowned. In the days of the Sega CD, Game Arts' first localized effort was Silpheed: a mildy successful, if not shallow, shooter. It wasn't until the release of Lunar for the selfsame console that the fledgling company had finally earned critical acclaim as well as a comfy niche in a relatively unexplored genre. The adventures of Alex and co.
Excerpt: When referring to an 'RPG'-style videogame, the game in question is usually a game made in Japan for consoles. The structure of the game is generally that of a group of adventurers traveling through lands, killing monsters and collecting treasure using largely non-reaction based gameplay while an epic story unfolds.
Excerpt: The Grandia series is one of the most beloved RPG series out there and Game Arts hopes to continue the tradition with Grandia Xtreme . This game is a bit different from the previous two, and the old style has been replaced by dungeon crawling. There’s a HUGE emphasis on Grandia’s awesome battle system, and you can expect to do a massive amount of fighting here. Don’t play this game looking for classic Grandia …this one is meant for battle lovers only!
Conclusion: An icon on a timeline represents each creature and player character in a battle. When the character’s icon or a monster’s icon reaches the end of the time line, an attack can be performed. Characters can use critical attacks to knock a creature back on the timeline and delay their attacks.
Excerpt: The newest installment of the Grandia series has arrived with the tag Xtreme, could it be just that? Developed by Game Arts and published by Enix, Grandia Xtreme is radical departure from the first two games. Grandia 1 and Grandia 2 both focused on a combination of storyline and gameplay. In the case of Grandia Xtreme, the focus is the gameplay. It has all the trappings of a great dungeon hack.