Never played his gameAlways thought he looked cool thoughIs the bird part of a game mechanic?
>>3060637Just started playing this game (HD remaster) on switch, cant decide between english and jap voices. Both seem to have pros and cons. The english dub is definitely a lot better than grandia 1's though. Fuck i hated justins voice
Eh not bad
>>3060637Lewd belly and chest.
>3060637Go back to where you came from.
>>3060641It's a minor character.
One of the better JRPG protags in my estimation. Was surprised how much I liked the guy actually.
>>3060641>Is the bird part of a game mechanic?He aids in one of Ryudo's special moves, but it's just for flair and not something you actually have any control over.Skye is unfortunately something of a wasted character in general.
>>3060637is HD remaster the definitive version or fucks things up as modern ports often do?
>>3061289For Grandia 2 by itself, it's fine. It's pretty much identical to the OG Dreamcast version, just with an option to make the game slightly more difficult. There are a couple of areas that have significiant slowdown, which was a problem in the DC version, and was ported over without a fix.However, the HD remaster also contains Grandia 1 as well, which it completely wrecked with a smoothing filter that is ugly as sin. It functions fine, but you're better off emulating the Saturn version with a language patch.
>>3060637The best character in the series.
>>3060637His outfit is retarded even by jarpig standards and his in game model looks even worse. I'm convinced the only reason Grandia 2 isn't a respected classic is just because of his design
>>3061289Same issues as the Grandia 1 port (forced widescreen and smearing) but you can still play the older PC port in the beta tab that doesn't have that
>>3061007What crawled up your ass and died?
>>3060637Starts off an as excellent protag but they fumble with his backstory a bit which detracts from his cool factor. To be fair, the writing starts taking massive hits at around Cyrum Kingdom and it's just unfortunate because Mirumu Village is excellent and if this were a game full of moments like in Mirumu the game would've been legendary.
>>3062614>the writing starts taking massive hits at around Cyrum KingdomYeah, close enough. It's actually St. Heim right before that where the story gets a colossal plot hole blown into it, which one of the most structurally important points (the quest for the Granasaber being given and accepted) is riding on. After that the story just never recovers.
>>3061897>grandia II not a respected classicObvious troll is obvious, but i'll note that the grandia hd collection didn't bother with extreme or III.>>3062650I don't get why the quest for the granasaber is plot hole? I can sort of get why millennia's decision to go along with it doesn't make a lot of sense unless you assume she was confident she could take over elena whenever she wanted, but ryuudo and mareg have a clear goal in tracking melfice that can only benefit from undergoing the quest, while roan already got what he wanted and would end up leaving in the next stop anyway.Cyrum kingdom is the place where the writing falls apart although there are still some very good story sections until the end, like the birthplace of the gods.>>3060637He and melfice have the best english voice acting in the game, which is saying something considering how good the entire cast was.Personality, backstory and gameplay are all good, the only thing that is missing is the meaning behind him being a geohound because apparently he is the only one still active in the entire world.
the grandia remasters are on sale... should I get them? never played them before so im not sure if they're a good way to get into the series
>>3064852Grandia is one of those underrated sagas that become a very pleasant surprise when you finally play them.The scenario is good, the gameplay is good, it actually brings some dynamic in the old turn by turn rpg model, and it's one of the few games that will really brings a sense of suspense and keep you hooked until the end.Buy it, you won't regret it.
>>3065057I'll give them a shot then, I can always emulate the originals anyways
>>3060637It's the one grandia protagonist that isn't a twink.
I forgot, did he end up with both girls like Rex?
>>3068445They all go their separate ways in the end.
whats the best grandia?
>>3068472The first one.
>>3060637Great wisecracker that got genuine belly laughs out of me. Becomes somewhat too domesticated towards the end. His headdress looks like crap.I wanna fuck Tio in the ass
Does this mean completely unplayable?
>>3069612this tranny got it to work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-zsQ66NS2wdownload the difficulty mod btw (hard mode is still easy)
Grandia 2 is the only RPG I can think of that has a ton of VAs from Metal Gear Solid.Ryudo is Liquid SnakeSkye is Colonel CampbellElena is Emma EmmerichMareg is Vulcan RavenTio is Mei LingFucking based
>>3070801Melfice = Solidus Snake as well
is 1 better than 2? I only ever played 3, but couldn't finish it
>>3068871>Becomes somewhat too domesticated towards the end.Didn't that come out of nowhere as if the game just switched to a writer who wanted Ryudo to be a completely-different character?>I wanna fuck Tio in the assBased.