Here’s a note to anyone who owns a PS3 or PSP.

If you haven’t played it already, go buy Grandia from the PSN store. It’s a bit dated, but it still rates as one of the best games released for the PS1. $10 is a steal compared to what I paid for it on Ebay. The battle system is really what makes it good. It’s not a time-sensitive battle system, but it is time dependent. It pauses for you to make your moves, then times down for you to execute them. Attacks delay enemies, and critical attacks when an enemy is charging up an attack can cancel their moves entirely. It makes for a very strategic type of gameplay, trying to time everything just right, but at the same time it gives you time to think things through. It’s made by the same team that made the Lunar games that were wildly popular. They bulid on and really improve lunar’s battle system.

(If I didn’t have a PS3 or PSP, I’d buy one just for this game. That’s just me though. I’m a Grandia series fanatic. ;)