Murph goes nuts over a new Dreamcast game that is pretty. Woa, a pretty good dreamcast game? Did you catch my pun? PUN-O-LISHIOUS! HAHA! HAHAHAH! I ARE FUNNAY!
Ah, yes. Another Sega game. I know a lot of people don't like Sega systems, but that's ok. They're done making systems after Dreamcast anyway. Kinda pisses me off since DC is finally getting better games, especially RPGs, but what can you do. Climb a clock tower with an assault rifle? Well, lets not be drastic here, I don't have a clock tower in my town.
The game is Grandia II. What is Grandia I you ask? Hell if I know, I think it's for Saturn or something, and NO ONE has that thingy. Anyway, if you do own a Dreamcast I urge you to buy this game, it has the Murph seal of approval. And those don't come often.
The games starts out with the main character completing a job for someone. Even though the weird ass talking bird does pretty much all the work. You are a lowly "Geohound" witch is pretty much just muscle for hire. Doing odd jobs and the such. Then you given the job to bodyguard a singing chick that is possessed by Satan and God at the same time. Sound odd? It is.
Through the course of the story, the 'Satan' side tries to rape you and stuff. Yea, it's a chick, she's got cleavage and stuff. Satan is a hot group of pixels that come together to make polygonal figures that resemble the female shape. Oh yes.
First off, the graphics of this game are probably the best I've seen in an RPG to date. The spells are especially smashing good. CGI animation goes with the polygonal figures in absolutely no loading time. I like this meatball. The sound is good too, guitar riffs and stuff. Although once and a while the chick sings a nonsense language... or Japanese, I haven't decided yet, and it's REALLY annoying. I like this sauce. Now noodles, mmm, noodles.
Now these noodles, would have to be the battle engine, witch is also the best I've seen in an RPG to date now date today. There's more interaction than most, "push fight button... yay! I are strong!" Including 'critical hits' that you can select that, while take less damage, can cancel an enemies attack if timed right. The characters are decent, even though some die, although it is cool. Pure CGI sequences are rare, but pretty good. And the story has enough twist and turns to keep it interesting, but nothing outrageously new.
One great thing about this game is that there are a few parts that I actually laughed out loud. (lol for you compooter nerds) Witch is VERY rare in videogames. So this is good spaghetti. Get some spaghetti, spaghetti. Wow.
|Gameplay||Cool characters, story, graphics, engine, monkey time yay.||5|
|Graphics||Pretty like porcupine!||4.5|
|Music/Sound||Good tunes, except for that damn singing chick.||4.5|
|Replay Value||As far as RPGs go for replay, yay!||4|
|Originality||Very original battle engine, fairly original story.||4|
|Final Verdict: 4.4|