Grandia II or Chrono Cross

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Grandia II or Chrono Cross

Post by Tofu » Fri Oct 18, 2002 12:05 am

With Kingdom Hearts coming to an end, its about time I start a new RPG soon. I've recently picked up both Grandia II for DC and Chrono Cross for the PSX, neither of which I've ever played, or even seen. Now which of the two should I get to first?
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Post by Veggita2099 » Fri Oct 18, 2002 12:10 am

I never played Gradia II but I know that chrono cross is a great game. If you own both it really don't matter since you get to play both eventually.
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Post by 0newinged » Fri Oct 18, 2002 12:14 am

Chrono Cross man, great game. You'll have a lot of fun with it. It's got a good battle system imo and the music kicks a$s too.
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Post by butters » Fri Oct 18, 2002 12:43 am

Grandia 2 has one of the best stories I have seen in a game. Only problem is it is way too linear and pretty damn easy.
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Post by mariobro » Fri Oct 18, 2002 4:25 am

:?:

So is Grandia II really all that? I bought it used, and it had a teensy-weensy scratch on Disk 1, and it never worked. I was so pissed off, I don?t even remember where I left it. And my Crazy Taxi 2 is so scratched it looks like it's etched, and works perfectly...

So, is it worth getting another copy?
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Post by BlueCrab » Fri Oct 18, 2002 8:48 am

Grandia II's a great game. I think I'd reccomend you getting another copy mariobro. It had a good story, good graphics, etc. One of my top 10 RPGs.
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Post by Veggita2099 » Fri Oct 18, 2002 12:14 pm

what is meant by a game being to linear? How good is Gradia II. IS it a good game like that Skies of Arcadia was, or better? I personally lost interest in Skies of Arcadia at the mines area. The random battles just are too often and too long for too little exp reward.

I wish more RPG's would use the Chrono Trigger or Chrono Cross method for battles. Random Battles are so old. That is why I like the Chrono series more then the Final Fantasy series. Too bad there is only 2 chrono games to the 10 Final Fantasy games.
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Post by WhtCastle » Fri Oct 18, 2002 1:02 pm

Veggita2099 wrote:what is meant by a game being to linear? How good is Gradia II. IS it a good game like that Skies of Arcadia was, or better? I personally lost interest in Skies of Arcadia at the mines area. The random battles just are too often and too long for too little exp reward.

I wish more RPG's would use the Chrono Trigger or Chrono Cross method for battles. Random Battles are so old. That is why I like the Chrono series more then the Final Fantasy series. Too bad there is only 2 chrono games to the 10 Final Fantasy games.

Grandia 2 has the same method for engaging a battle (as in you can see the enemies and choose when to fight them), and the fight system itself is imo the coolest one ever. Also I personally didn't really like Chrono Cross, it was ok but by far not what it could have been.
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Post by Envy » Sat Oct 19, 2002 6:33 pm

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Post by CupNoodle » Sat Oct 19, 2002 6:34 pm

I missed out on both of those, and i havent been playing many console games, but having played Chrono Trigger, and seeing what ive seen of Chrono Cross, it looks cool.
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Post by Gmc » Sat Oct 19, 2002 7:23 pm

Grandia 2 is a good RPG, I didnt find it as addictive and enjoyable as Skies Of Arcadia (Which I completed, and bought G2 the same day), but its still really good. Grandia was always linear, but truth is - its still good anyway...

I cant say anything about Chrono cross, as I've never played it. I could have imported it ages ago, but I got XenoGears instead.
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Post by Veggita2099 » Sat Oct 19, 2002 7:49 pm

what is linear?? :?:
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Post by CupNoodle » Sun Oct 20, 2002 12:07 am

Veggita2099 wrote:what is linear?? :?:
A linear game is a game that has absolutely no open-end gameplay, albight at the very very end. Such as FFX, you are basically on a set path.
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Post by Veggita2099 » Sun Oct 20, 2002 12:11 am

Jabba2442 wrote:
Veggita2099 wrote:what is linear?? :?:
A linear game is a game that has absolutely no open-end gameplay, albight at the very very end. Such as FFX, you are basically on a set path.
Ahh I got ya. I can live with that. Actually sometimes that is better. I remember running circles a couple times in Skies of Arcadia cause I had stopped playing forawhile.

I noticed there is a Ps2, PC, and of course Dreamcast version of this game. Is the ps2 version the same as the DC version? REason I ask is its just as cheap to get the ps2 verson.
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grandia 2 all the way

Post by CaptTrips » Sun Oct 20, 2002 12:40 am

the magic/skils system leaves a bit to be desired, but the graphic and cut scenes rock, the story is awesome, the combat system is ingenious, and the music is flaberghasting! i mean whould they include an audio cd if the music didn't rock?
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Post by Veggita2099 » Sun Oct 20, 2002 2:04 am

Im bought I will search for the ps2 version.
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Post by Gmc » Sun Oct 20, 2002 3:42 am

Veggita2099 wrote:Im bought I will search for the ps2 version.
DONT get the PS2 version! Its got mega long Loading times, slowdown when your in villages, and the graphics arent as good as they are on the DC (PS2 version is Jaggle heaven). The Dreamcast version is the best.
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Post by Veggita2099 » Sun Oct 20, 2002 12:56 pm

Gmc wrote:
Veggita2099 wrote:Im bought I will search for the ps2 version.
DONT get the PS2 version! Its got mega long Loading times, slowdown when your in villages, and the graphics arent as good as they are on the DC (PS2 version is Jaggle heaven). The Dreamcast version is the best.
That don't make any sense? Why would the ps2 version be slower and poorer quality then the dc version??
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Post by butters » Sun Oct 20, 2002 1:49 pm

Veggita2099 wrote:
Gmc wrote:
Veggita2099 wrote:Im bought I will search for the ps2 version.
DONT get the PS2 version! Its got mega long Loading times, slowdown when your in villages, and the graphics arent as good as they are on the DC (PS2 version is Jaggle heaven). The Dreamcast version is the best.
That don't make any sense? Why would the ps2 version be slower and poorer quality then the dc version??
Because it was an lazy port, that's why.
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Post by AmadeusZull » Sun Oct 20, 2002 3:33 pm

butters wrote:Grandia 2 has one of the best stories I have seen in a game. Only problem is it is way too linear and pretty damn easy.
no no it has a horrible story just great game engine. chrono cross all the way. though it pained my heart after finding out you missed a character and there was no way to get them back. only down side.
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