Summary: First, the bad news. The story of this game is almsot nonexistent, and what is there is pretty dull the characters are all utterly one-dimensional. That's a huge disappointment, considering how strong the previous Grandia games were in those areas. Also, the voice acting is hilariously bad. However, the combat is a lot of fun, and all the different stuff you can do to improve your characters is pretty addictive.
Summary: ah yes i remember when i got hooked on grandia... i was 17 and a junior in high school.. it was xmas and dreamcast was still a system.. i asked for grandia II and i got it. popped it in and it consumed my life for the next 3 or 4 weeks until i beat it... i loved it. so i went on to purchase the first grandia and while i enjoyed the 2nd one better part one took about another month of my life.
Summary: Grandia 2 for the Sega Dreamcast was one of the best RPG games in recent years. So, it was without question that this title would be on my 'must-buy' list when I read about its release. I figured it would be at least as good as G2, and hopefully better, with the PS2's DVD storage capacity. Well, after playing for nearly 120 hours (longer than I have spent on any other game), I'm still not sure whether to reccommend this game.
Summary: The first Grandia had none at all. The seccond Had some. then we have Grandia Xtreme. In like the first couple of sentences there was a large number of them. The game is also a dungeon crawl, the enemies are not a challenge to beat, including the final boss, and the graphics are kind of cheesy. I hate the new battle system. Myam looks like her hair is made up of red banannas. I could go on forever about this horrible game.
Summary: Within the first few words spoken by the voice actors you'll want to take this horrible game and get your money back or strangle whoever told you it was worth buying. Harsh I know but the voice-overs sound like a high school gym class put them together, when you walk around chests jump up, bottles clank, and doors swing open by themselves. After 5 minutes of the same horrible [...] sound effects you hear over and over and over you'll wish you were deaf their so annoying.
Summary: In the last decade, video games have taken a very different formula from the roots. In the days before consoles, it didn't matter what the story of a game was. All that mattered was the gameplay. Why PacMan is running away from ghosts and eating power pellets is all but ignored. Then one day, someone introduced a magic element called plot, which could be used to cover up bad gameplay, and suddenly a hundred game companies eschewed forth clumsily-made games in the name of...
Summary: This game plays like an x-rated film; flimsy plot, but you won't care cause the actions great. This has possilbe the best fighting controls I've seen, lots of moves, very configureable characters. One thing - you start with a whole bunch of characters right at the beginning; I found it best after replaying to pick four well-balanced members and stick with them (be sure to balance out the magic/fighting....
Summary: Well, I was really looking forward to this game since I have both Grandia and Grandia II, but I was sorely disappointed. I play RPGs for the story and Grandia Xtreme is really lacking. It starts off promising, but then doesn't go anywhere. Without a good story, all of the other flaws in the game really stand out.
Summary: This is the worst sequel ever made for the best RPG ever made! "WHY!?" Because of this: 1- You have all the characters at once. 2- Poor production. 3- The graphics are no better than Grandia II. 4- Your friends enter inside your body (just like in Final Fantasy 7) 4- Horrible introduction! 5- Camera-view is looking foward on the dungeons instead of Helicopter-view. 6- Bad voice acting (worst than Grandia I). 7- Poor storyline.
Summary: Grandia Xtreme definately starts up with an interesting plot. Sure, scarce cliches are scattered here and there, but originality is a high point of the gameplay -- Well, as original as a sequel can be. The fact that Grandia Xtreme was not simply named Grandia III is a helpful guide to know that this will not be exactly what Grandia II brought to gamers.