Throwback Bit Thursday: Grandia

1997’s Grandia, touted to be the Sega Saturn’s answer to Final Fantasy VII, is a legitimately great Japanese Role-Playing game in its own right. The Saturn version holds an 87% GameRankings meta score. As a spiritual sequel to GameArts’ own Lunar Series, Grandia had some big boots to fill. Not Quite the “Final Fantasy VII… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Grandia

Throwback Bit Thursday: Grandia III

14 years after Grandia III (PS2), and we never got Grandia IV. We might have to blame the aforementioned 3rd iteration of the franchise (I refuse to acknowledge Grandia Xtreme’s existence) for the death of the series. True, the JRPG genre in general, peaked in the late 90’s and early 00’s, then gradually declined back… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Grandia III

Throwback Bit Thursday: Grandia II

Game Arts Grandia II was released on December 2000 as a Dreamcast title. The game was the awaited sequel of 1997 (1999 on PS1) Sega Saturn’s Grandia, as such it was one of the most anticipated Dreamcast titles for RPG fans. The game offered a clear upgrade in graphics over its predecessor, and featured fully… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Grandia II