Playthrough Journal – Grandia 2 Part 4

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Average Party Level: 19

The Story So Far

While on the Skyway, Ryudo’s car is attacked by the dark power of Valmar and it crashes into a nearby forest. Our party must now set out the rest of the way to the Cathedral on foot. Along the way, they encounter a mysterious garden with a small child. The child foresees coming darkness and disappears.

Ryudo and his allies find their way to a small village and discover that this town is also cursed. People have been having strange nightmares, and some villagers have just not woken up. The mayor had requested aid from the church, and had mistaken Elena for that aid. Shortly after, the town is greeted by the inquisitor, Selene. Her mission: to “purify” the darkness in the village, even if it means burning it to the ground. Elena wants to stop the village from being razed, and their only lead is the little girl they found in the forest. Once blind, her vision has been restored, and her mother has been labelled a heretic.

Thoughts

Finally, some serious storytelling. This prolonged escort mission has been a bit predictable so far, and in some ways still is. I expect to find several more cursed towns along the way. The appearance of Selene, however, intrigues me. Once again, we have corruption in a religious sect, and the approval of using violence as a means of cleansing. Selene is scum, and I sincerely hope she gets taught one amazing lesson by me at some point.

I think I need to do a little bit more grinding at this point. since save points are sometimes a bit more scarce than I would like them to be, I find myself rushing to them more often, and avoiding combat. I haven’t had too much trouble with it yet, but I know it’s going to bite me in the rum at some point or another.

Also happy that skill points and magic points are plentiful. I’ve had a great time getting everyone built, and I haven’t felt like I’m struggling to use points. The challenge is what to spend them on. Now that I am getting skill books, I have way more options for skills and stat increases to build, I just can’t decide sometimes.

This part of the story isn’t over, so stay tuned for what happens next!

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Playthrough Journal – Grandia 2 Part 4

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