I just can’t do it anymore.  I’m done with Grandia II.  I’ve just had it with the annoying characters, the kludgy dialogue and the shoddy port to the PS2.  I made it about 5 hours into the game and it showed no signs of improving.

The sad thing is I loved the original and I still loved the combat in Grandia II.  But it was completely overshadowed for me by the above issues.

So I’m going to hang onto Grandia III just in case and change gears completely.  I think I’m going to play Final Fantasy VIII, which is a game I started and gave up on twice.  I’ll write more about that later and why I feel it’s time to give it another try.