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A Grandia tale

February 27, 2010

I finally hit disc 3 on Final Fantasy XIII, all is going well and I can’t wait to write up my review for it once completed. As I am on a total Final Fantasy XIII kick, I caved in and picked up Final Fantasy VIII on the PSN for my PSP. I already own it on PS1, so it seemed a bit stupid to do. My PS1 games are back home however and I have been wanting to play it again for quite a while now.

In other news one of the greatest RPGs of all time has hit US PSN stores. Grandia! If you haven’t played this game then I beg you to give it a go. On my hands and knees! PLEASE! I remember seeing an article about Grandia in a very old copy of CVG. I wrote down the name and publisher and gave it to my mum in hopes she would pick me up a copy when she went to the shopping centre with my sister. I cleaned the house, did my homework and was generally a good little girl until she came back with the game. I remember my eyes scanning over the jewel case and being a little upset with a crack on the front.

Say good bye to 80 or 100 hours of my life. I can’t even remember how long I spent with Grandia but I do remember trying to level up my spells to 99. Mental it was! I fell in love with Feena at first sight and the cast was so fun and light hearted that you couldn’t help but love it! I read through the manual, checking out all the characters and battle information and I remember dog-earing one of the pages so I can try to draw Feena better. God I loved Grandia ♥♥♥

A couple of years later I was desperate for money. So I decided to sell my copy of Grandia on Ebay. I got £30 for it which was a lot more than I was expecting. At the time I was selling it Grandia was extremely rare and therefore pretty expensive. I said my goodbyes and sent it away.

A couple of years after that, I felt the urge to replay Grandia and felt a little down that I had sold a game so special. I searched on Ebay for a copy and came across one for 99p. It arrived and the case had an identical crack on the front. I opened it up to check how grubby the manual was and it was in great condition but with one page dog-eared. Either someone did the exact same thing or this was my original copy of Grandia back in my hands! I was so happy about getting Grandia back but even more so that this is most likely the copy I sold a lot time ago.

So yeah, I can’t wait for it to hit UK PSN stores so I can download it to my PSP and enjoy some epic RPGing again!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Eric Kelly permalink
    February 27, 2010 7:22 pm

    I love Grandia! I always felt that the series was a natural evolution of the Lunar series. I do feel that the three games(excluding Parallel Trippers and Extreme) all are very good at one thing. I feel that the first game had the best story, the second game had the best soundtrack, and Grandia III had the best gameplay.

  2. Halidar permalink
    February 27, 2010 9:16 pm

    Wow, that’s crazy, getting your old copy back and all. I still have my copy of Grandia, and I’ve been looking for 2 & 3 for years. Amazing series of games.

  3. February 27, 2010 10:58 pm

    Grandia was one of my favourite games on the psx I played it to death 🙂

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