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The Grandia series sold 2 million units, as of April 2009. The latest installment was released for in July 2009 entitled; its services remained online for three years until they shut down in 2012. Main article: Grandia's story focuses around Justin, a young boy who desires to be a great adventurer. While investigating a ruin of the lost Angelou Civilization, he hears a mysterious request to come east and find out the secret of why these ancients mysteriously disappeared. The resulting adventure takes Justin across the sea to new continents, and even beyond the known end of the world.
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Grandia II is the second game in the Grandia series; despite its numbering, it is not a sequel to the original Grandia story-wise. It focuses on a boy named Ryudo and his fight against the revival of the evil god Valmar.
Graphically, the game used character sprites in a 3D world, rather than polygonal character models that later came to favor. The battle system, like Game Arts' Lunar series before it, placed emphasis on the combatants' location in the field. However, while Lunar only allowed the player to set the team's position in battle, Grandia had characters move to appropriate positions during battle and allowed the player to have them move elsewhere to avoid attacks or reach a more advantageous position.
Also notable was how characters could counter or disrupt enemy attacks. Grandia: Digital Museum (1998) [ ]. Main article: Not officially a sequel, but a bonus disc using the same engine as the Saturn version of Grandia. Though it only consists of four dungeons, each one is very large compared to the ones in the original Grandia. Justin, Feena and Sue must explore them in order to recover artifacts from a museum of the original game that Liete has created. These unlock storyboards, special sound plays known as 'Radio Dramas', saves for the original Saturn game, mini-games, bestiary listings and original artwork.
Grandia II (2000) [ ]. Main article: Grandia II's story focuses around Ryudo, a sarcastic 'Geohound' (mercenaries who take undesirable jobs). He receives a mission to guard a sister of Granas, Elena, during a rite to reseal an ancient evil god. However, the rite runs into difficulties, leading to a much longer quest to escort Elena across the continent to meet Pope Zera, leader of the Church of Granas. The failed sealing attempt is also tied into the emergence of a strange woman known as Millenia, and a series of disturbing events at towns along the way to the Granas Cathedral. This sequel used a new, fully 3D engine to seamlessly render landscapes and battle scenes.
The core battle system functionality stayed the same between Grandia and Grandia II, although it became impossible to cancel an action merely with normal attacks. The magic system was also changed, whereby magical eggs (usable by any character) were used to cast magic rather than having spells linked directly to each character. Grandia II was remastered by in 2015 for. It featured upgraded visuals, achievements, trading cards (Steam), a Japanese voice option, and a hard difficulty. Grandia: Parallel Trippers (2000) [ ]. Main article: Uses the same characters and music as the first Grandia game. The actual game areas are different from those of the original Grandia, though many of the items, moves and enemy names are the same.
A group of schoolchildren who live in the 'real' world are sucked into a portal while playing in an abandoned shed next to their school and end up in the world of Grandia. Pirates of the caribbean 3 free online. They must find three special keys in order to make their way back home, and enlist the help of Justin and friends, who are always keen for new adventures. Grandia Xtreme (2002) [ ]. Main article: This incarnation of the Grandia series was considerably more battle-focused than the earlier games.
The main character is a Ranger known as Evann recruited by the army to help neutralise the so-called Elemental Disorder, which has been causing havoc. A much improved Grandia II battle engine was used in Xtreme, and various other features were added to the game outside of combat to give it more the feel of a ' such as. Rather than having a party decided by the plot as in previous Grandia games, Xtreme gives the player 8 characters from which the player is free to choose his preferred team. Graphics are much improved on Grandia II — the battling is quick and fluid, and loading times everywhere in the game are some of the fastest in any PlayStation 2 game. Battles are also more large-scale than any past Grandia game, with often over 15 combatants at one time. The character empowerment system was somewhat a mix of Grandia and Grandia II, with techniques being learned and upgraded through use, but skills and magic being found and equipped.