Grandia is one of the most under-rated RPG series on the PS2 in my opinion.
I have played Grandia 1,2 and Xtreme on PS2 and they are all top quality games
and With Grandia 3 due for release shortly in Japan the series is alive and
The game is essentially a turn based RPG that will appeal to anyone that
enjoys the likes of Final Fantasy, Wild Arms, Star Ocen, Xenosaga etc. Some of
the more unique features are an excellent battle system that is quite widely
considered one of the best ever created for an RPG and the fact that there are
no real random battles. The monsters can be seen when walking around and can be
avoided or attacked to try and get the early advantage. The small changes made
to the tried and true RPG formula give the game enough of its own unique flavour
to make it stand out in the crowd.
Unfortunately the PC version was a bit of a half-hearted port from the PS2
and it feels like there wasn't much effort put into the port. I don't see
anything missing but the interface looks a bit tacked on. Still, if you don't
own a PS2 or can't get hold of the PS2 version I would recommend you try it.
You can't go far wrong for the price.