Grandia II: Buggy Edition

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Grandia II: Buggy Edition

Post by DaMadFiddler » Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:05 am

Grandia II is one of the few JRPGs I've enjoyed enough to play all the way through. I recently introduced my girlfriend, who's a bit of an RPG fanatic, to the game. (She's fighting the final boss as I type this, in fact). However, my Dreamcast collection was stolen last Feburary (to make a long story short), and rather than re-buy everything *again*, I just got the PS2 ports of the games I really wanted.

As she's played through the game, I've noticed a LARGE number of graphical glitches that I don't remember seeing when I played the game on Dreamcast. Characters' textures will occasionally disappear in battle sequences, some spell effects (anything that has a large circle on the ground) don't get drawn in correctly at first, ground textures sometimes wobble, and there's noticeable slowdown in some towns.

Am I just misremembering the game, or are these problems unique to the PS2 port? Has anyone else played both versions?
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Re: Grandia II: Buggy Edition

Post by DaMadFiddler » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:11 pm

Hasney wrote:On an unrelated note, I got this game in February, along with a lot of other Dreamcast games

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Re: Grandia II: Buggy Edition

Post by cube_b3 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:41 pm

Aaah Grandia and Skies motivated me to buy orignal cd's as the pirate cd's got stuck at critical points in the game.

I am the only one in Pakistan to have successfully beaten these 2 games, sadly my copy of skies still gives me trouble as it occassionally freezes when you are in the layer of the guy who had a crush on Aika.
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Re: Grandia II: Buggy Edition

Post by Specially Cork » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:43 pm

Hasney wrote:lol, you have proof you're the only one in Pakistan to complete them both?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Census_in_Pakistan
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Re: Grandia II: Buggy Edition

Post by TyBO » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:44 pm

DaMadFiddler wrote:Am I just misremembering the game, or are these problems unique to the PS2 port? Has anyone else played both versions?
Though I never played it, I remember reading that the PS2 port was buggy as hell, which knocked the review scores down a bit.

What a great game though. It might have been the first JRPG I played to completion, mainly because the battle system was so good. The only thing I disliked were some of the cliche anime-esque plot points.
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Re: Grandia II: Buggy Edition

Post by neoak » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:29 am

Hasney wrote:The PS2 version was a buggy piece of shite.
Try the PC version. Seriously.

Installed. Played for a minute. Uninstalled.
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Re: Grandia II: Buggy Edition

Post by cube_b3 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:06 am

Hasney wrote:lol, you have proof you're the only one in Pakistan to complete them both?
Well since I had to travel to United States buy an orignal copy, bring it back and beat it.

I bought Grandia ll 3 times and all of them got stuck at the same place (from diffrent stores) hence I concluded if nobody had a working copy they couldn't beat it ;).
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Re: Grandia II: Buggy Edition

Post by melancholy » Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:40 pm

neoak wrote:
Hasney wrote:The PS2 version was a buggy piece of shite.
Try the PC version. Seriously.

Installed. Played for a minute. Uninstalled.
I'm not sure if I ever got my PC version working. I tried lots of things back in the day but it wouldn't get past the intro. I'm glad I only dropped $5 on it. I eventually bought the DC version off of Veggita2099.
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Re: Grandia II: Buggy Edition

Post by DaMadFiddler » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:40 pm

melancholy wrote:
neoak wrote:
Hasney wrote:The PS2 version was a buggy piece of shite.
Try the PC version. Seriously.

Installed. Played for a minute. Uninstalled.
I'm not sure if I ever got my PC version working. I tried lots of things back in the day but it wouldn't get past the intro. I'm glad I only dropped $5 on it. I eventually bought the DC version off of Veggita2099.
Wow, I guess I'm still better off than I could have been :P

At this point, it's just not worth shelling out for *another* Dreamcast just to get slightly better version of games I've already beaten. I was kind of sad to lose Power Stone 2 and Under Defeat, though.
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Re: Grandia II: Buggy Edition

Post by Lartrak » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:00 pm

Just be on the lookout, maybe you'll get lucky and get one for free or close to it. I got my second DC for $14.

Of course... I don't think I've played my DC in like 6 months. Hmm.
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Re: Grandia II: Buggy Edition

Post by Calavera » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:20 pm

I tried playing the PC version after playing the DC version, not really buggy just graphically inferior.
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