I'm a big fan of RPG's myself, and Blue Smoke takes a look at the port of Grandia
II from the DC to the PC. A good read as always, here
Japanese role-playing games have proven time and time again to be a staple
of console gaming, containing some extremely popular role-playing games including
the highly popular Final Fantasy series. But ever since the introduction of
Square's Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII to the PC, this sub-genre
of the RPG genre has been virtually nonexistent on the PC, with the exception
of Anachronox. In short, there has been no chance for dedicated PC gamers to
enjoy Japan's unique take on the role-playing genre. Fortunately, Ubi Soft has
finally seen fit to port the popular Grandia II from the Dreamcast to the PC.
And although some minor rough spots are dotted throughout the game, the translation
has been actually done quite well, making Grandia II a solid addition to any
RPG addict's shelf.
I just finished FF X myself and I have to say it's easily the worst
FF I've ever played...