In many ways, Grandia III was the best of the series. It did a lot of things right. But, what it did wrong was so terrible that there hasn’t been a new Grandia game for over nine years (not including the MMO).
I have to disagree with the article. I thought Grandia 3 was amazing.
Very cool. I can see why some people would like it. I thought the game mechanics were excellent... far more refined than any of the other Grandia games
I have to agree with MichaelZack. Grandia 3 was just...all around "meh" for me in the story and characters department. But good god, that combat system. It's sad that it is doomed to be lost to obscurity. It was a thing of beauty. Everyone I know who has played the franchise says the exact same thing, too. Even sadder considering the poor mechanics people "settle" for nowadays as a concession to "retro-ness" or simply putting up with combat to get to the story.
"Grandia III has easily the best battle mechanics in any of the Grandia games." When I first played Grandia III, this was my exact thought. Loved the battle system.
Not releasing in Europe didn't help, had to import!
My first and only experience (so far, sadly) with this series was Grandia II on Dreamcast, and I really enjoyed my time with that game and always intended to go back and try other games in the franchise, based on the impression from the one that I have played (just haven't gotten around to it yet). Was this one really that terrible?
I've played and beaten the first two Grandia games, loved both of them even though the PS2 version of Grandia II runs like molasses in Witch Time, and the third one lost me almost as hard as Extreme did. The characters are awful, the voice acting is wince worthy and I stopped playing half way through. It's a shame because the combat system did improve greatly but awesome mechanics only go oh so far when your presentation is such a messes :/
Grandma 2 was the best One of my favorite RPGs The first one is good 2 3 and extreme didn't enjoy very much
someone recommended Grandia to me a month or so ago, bought the first one and have been playing it/fell in love ever since.
I love Grandia 2, the others felt boring. Like the story didn't make want to play, if I had a working Sega Dreamcast. I would go back an play two again.
Where is Grandia 4
I started Grandia III and I was really into it. Some hours later, when every battle had enemies that showered me with movement cancelling skills before my characters could even act, I gave up. Also tried Grandia 1, but Grandia 2 is the only one that I bothered to finish (and I loved it).
Now here's a game who's name I haven't heard in years....takes me back
I thought it was Grandia Extreme that killed the franchise. Grandia 3 actually tried to save it. lol!
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