GRANDIA was a game that, when it was first released in Japan, made me want to learn Japanese just to play it. I wasn’t too sure why, it just looked like an amazing game. Massive, expansive and a storyline the likes of which a game hadn’t really seen before it’s easy to know now what I didn’t know then.
Brilliantly, GRANDIA is coming to the PSN and for a relatively low price you’ll be able to enjoy it. All 80-odd hours of it. Result.
GRANDIA was released over 10 years ago, and it is an unforgettable journey with over 80 hours of game-play. The player assumes the role of Justin, a young boy obsessed with becoming a great adventurer, who inherits a magic stone that leads him on an epic journey to uncover the mystery of a long lost civilization. He meets other adventurers who join him on his quest and, as he unravels the threads of the ancient legend, he draws the attention of the Garlyle Forces who devise diabolical schemes to stop him.
The battle system in GRANDIA is truly astounding and is what has cemented the game as a classic. It demands familiarity with the characters’ individual abilities, so the focus is less on customization than strategy. The characters can counter or disrupt enemy attacks, which is a gameplay experience that to this day stands out as fresh and compelling.
The fight for the truth takes place across the world, with over 200 weapons, enemies, and items to collect and over 80 magic spells and techniques to master. Yes, there is a lot to do! GRANDIA was released on two discs when it came out a decade ago due to the volume, and we believe it is certainly a worthwhile game to download for €7.99/£6.29!
Source: EU Blog