Slowly, and without really meaning to, I’ve begun playing Grandia II.  I purchased this game no less than 3 separate times (once on the Dreamcast, once on the PC and now on the PS2) so I figured I should at least see what it’s like.

And it’s… okay so far.  I’m about two hours in so I haven’t really formed a solid opinion but it’s pleasant enough.  They battle system is fantastic which was one of the things I loved about the first Grandia.  One thing I do hate is the inability to have characters show all their text at once.  You know… when they… do this… sort of… thing.  It just irritates the hell out of me when developers assume I have the slow reading speed of a 2nd-grader.

So, for now at least, it’s Grandia II.