By TehFlan 1 Comments
And by lots of video games, I mostly mean an RPG I had never heard of before that a friend of mine showed me while I was at his house. We were hanging out and looking for a game for me to play when he pulled out the box for Grandia III. I had never heard of it and he hadn't played any of it yet. Apparently the reason he bought it was that it was a two-disk game, and he sees that as being a decent indicator of a good RPG. He wasn't wrong. Not only does Grandia III have one of the most random (and awesome) opening cutscenes I have ever seen (seriously, look it up on youtube or something), it has a battle system (that I had to wait for an hour to experience) that I have enjoyed more than any other RPG in a while. Everyone involved in a battle is put on a timer, and depending on which moves you use and when you use them, you can cancel opponent's moves, send them flying into the air, or unleash a bunch of devastating aerial combos. Basically, the game does a really good job at making you feel like a total badass while still manage to be a significant challenge. To give you an idea of how much I enjoyed this game, I played it for 7 and a half hours in two sittings during about a 16 hour period (and I was sleeping for 7-8 hours during that time as well). The story seems pretty uninteresting (at least at the point in the game I'm at, which isn't far), but the characters are cool. Yuki (the main character) dreams of becoming a pilot, and I think he's voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch. Anyways, if you haven't played this game, you should try and find it, because it's good.