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    Is the Dreamcast version of this rpg better to get then the PS2 port?
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    Yes, definitely. I haven't played the port, but from everything I've heard, it's not very good at all. I believe it suffers from jaggies and possibly framerate problems.

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    From what I have heard yes. Though to be blunt, I didn't really care much for that game to begin with.
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    It's essentially the same game, but as it has been mentioned... jaggy graphics, slowdown, and blurry textures in the PS2 version.

    Totally different from Grandia Extremes, which stinks.

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    The DC version is way better then the PS2 version. They did a terrible port to the ps2 with that game.
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    Don't forget there is a PC port also.
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    The DC version of this game is one of my favorite RPGs of all time, and I've played a LOT of RPGs. Go buy it.

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    The PS2 game is more complete and has more, but the DreamCast version is a lot smoother and better coded than the PS2 and PC versions.

    Hence why it's so sought after and the PS2 is peanuts!

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    plus the DC version is VGA compatible. i'm not sure that the PS2 version is, and even if it would look good if it was.

    i played entirely through this RPG on a VGA monitor and i absolutely loved it. highly recommended.

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    Well I'm sold, now to find it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaine23
    Well I'm sold, now to find it!
    If you don't mind imports, I have like 3 copies of the japanese version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseSalesman
    The DC version of this game is one of my favorite RPGs of all time, and I've played a LOT of RPGs. Go buy it.
    Same here the game rocks!

    What were the extra features in the PS2 release?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini-Phoenix
    The PS2 game is more complete and has more, but the DreamCast version is a lot smoother and better coded than the PS2 and PC versions.
    This sums it up. I played the PS version, and could tell something wasn';t "quite right" but from what I've heard theres a lot more story and I believe extra scenes/cg.

    Either one, def. one of the best RPG's ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by testament89
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaine23
    Well I'm sold, now to find it!
    If you don't mind imports, I have like 3 copies of the japanese version.
    If you had US DC copies I'd say yes, sorry.
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    What's Grandia II's battle system like?
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    yeah from what ive seen the graphics in ps2 were much worse...and there was some slow down...DC is the way to go
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    battle system...i loved it, but you'd have to play to understand ^_^
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    It's pretty staright forward RPG stuff, with the exception that all characters move independently on a 3D plane as their attacks go off. And, unlike Wild Arms 3, you can control where your characters are moving, and the movement actually MATTERS. Sometimes, they'll move to avoid an attack, and sometimes you can move into a better position from which to unleash their maneuver.

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    The combat system used in Granida is VERY close to that in the Star Ocean games, if that helps any.
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    The Dreamcast version is better. btw, Grandia 2 is a brilliant game.

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    I loved Grandia 1 better. The story was simple and so pure, "I want to adventure!". Grandia 2 just didn't click with me, for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Promophile
    I loved Grandia 1 better. The story was simple and so pure, "I want to adventure!". Grandia 2 just didn't click with me, for some reason.
    Your not alone on this one. I to loved the first one better, in fact it's one of my favorite games ever, but I was highly disappointed in 2. I don't know why, maybe because I loved the first and set my hopes to high, or maybe the fact that they try to make the game darker. Either way I just couldn't get into the game somehow.

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    Well, I still haven't played Grandia 1. But I loved Grandia 2. I thought it was so cool how you just constantly progressed through the story and the game without having to run around lost like in most RPGs. There is a whole lotta story there for 30 hours of game play.

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