The story of Grandia takes place in a period of steadily-advancing technology, much like the Industrial Revolution. The task of excavating ruins has been taken over by the Garlyle Forces, a military organization that seizes powerful relics for its own benefit. One of these items falls into the hands of Justin, a would-be adventurer from the town of Parm. Guided by a holographic image coming from the relic, he resolves to venture outside his hometown to find the mythical city of Alent.

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Grandia Music
Palsa-San - Mar 21, 2009
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Apr 26, 2011 8:19 AM
Favorite JRPG (Excluding Grandia Series)
WolfOfMibu - Oct 28, 2009
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Oct 31, 2009 7:46 AM
Ryudo Or Justin?
WolfOfMibu - Oct 28, 2009
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Oct 31, 2009 6:18 AM

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Captain_GARlock | Dec 5, 2010 5:00 AM
Yeah, SoA was a game I absolutely loved when I rented it years ago. Somebody sold it to us and a coworker put it in the holding bin for me because he knew I had been looking for it, although it had no manual.

The day after I bought it he comes and drops something on top of everything I'm working on. It's the manual. He found one in an empty case in the back hahaha

AironicallyHuman | Dec 4, 2010 6:23 PM
Skies of Arcadia: Legends is one game you can't dislike if you enjoyed Grandia's adventure/exploration angle. You get multiple airships, and unlike in most PS1+ JRPGs, it has a world map. There are tons of hidden things to find on the map, too, and it's a lot of fun. The characters/story both a bit "meh" if you've played lots of RPGs, but it has a lot of value for fans who still get kicks out of the genre.

About Grandia: only Grandia 2 is worth buying, the original aside. It only last 20-30 hours - it having no extras - but the story is a hell of a lot better than the third's messy horribleness.

Captain_GARlock | Dec 4, 2010 5:56 PM
It's the cheapest of them all, I may take a gamble if we drop it down to $10 but right now I haven't got it.

did get Skies of Arcadia for $30 though. It was $35 but my boss yelled from the back because I buy too much hahaha

AironicallyHuman | Dec 4, 2010 10:05 AM
Not unless you love the battle system more than 1's story, characters, dialogue, voices, music, etc etc. I dropped it after trying to make myself like it for a few hours -- it only offering dungeon crawling and horrible everything else.

Captain_GARlock | Nov 22, 2010 7:05 PM
Hey bros

I have all the Grandia games at my work and I pay no tax. I can probably get the ones I don't have for $35-40, and I only own the first.

Should I pick up Xtreme y/n

Halfsleeper | Oct 14, 2010 10:54 AM
I'm probably going to end up doing it there as well, sinse I have a habit of spending ages in areas like that. I think for this play through I'm going to crack on with The Tower of Temptation as well, for some reason it's the only thing I never got round to doing.

I have a PAL copy of Grandia that I picked up a couple of years ago, need to buy a NTSC PS1 eventually though for some other games.

AironicallyHuman | Oct 14, 2010 9:42 AM
If you're at the End of the World, you might as well wait until you reach the outside of the tower (with Gadwin). There's a save point near a pool of toxic water/whatever; making it perfect for leveling up water magic with due to the speed your hit points go down just by standing.

I need to replay it again, myself. I have a NTSC copy now... but with no NTSC PS1, it's no doubt going to freeze up on me for lulz purposes.

Halfsleeper | Oct 14, 2010 8:27 AM
Playing through Grandia again now, up to the End of the World wall part. Just pretty much letting myself get attacked by the spotlights and blocks so I can level up my water magic some more. I've lost count of how many times I've played this game now, but it certainly hasn't lost any of it's charm.

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