Slick Anthology

A video game collection in blog form… a constant work in progress

Grandia

Grandia Cover

System: PS1

Genre: RPG

Release: 9/30/99

Completed: Partially

I recall reading about Grandia when I first started perusing video games on the internet, specifically via GameSpot. The graphics looked great, the storyline sounded interesting, and the combat sounded like something I’d like, akin to Final Fantasy. I eventually picked up the game from a local used game shop (I believe the now defunct Game Crazy) and was super excited to finally get to play this oft-overlooked gem. And then I played it. It wasn’t bad by any stretch of the term, it just played kind of slow. I think I was so used to faster paced RPGs on the PS2 that my expectations were marred. Regardless, Grandia is a cult classic to RPG fans, and it has spawned several sequels and spinoffs. Complete online auctions sell for as much as the Final Fantasy titles, and it’s a niche, collectible title.

Buy this game from Amazon.

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