A role playing game, very console like, but exceptionally good
Grandia II is a role playing game that was first designed and released on the Play Station2. It has a lot of that Japanese look and RPG combat system about it, but, for Europeans and for Americans, I'd say it's one of the best transition RPG, if they are not yet hooked to titles such as Final Fantasy or other high fantasy Japanese role playing games. In good Japanese role playing fashion, this title too has a very meaty, serious, detailed, backstory. You play in a world on the brink of annihilation, as the clash between the god Granas and the Valmar demon are about to end up in a very distinct, and not too good fashion. This, you already have a loaded, dangerous land in which you are teleported, sort to say, but apart from that, you are also a mercenary, and the missions you'll get are nothing but safe! So, delivered in good 3D graphics, with a nice top down perspective and a Japanese like combat system in 3rd person, it's a fun, fast game, not as flashy as some later FF games, but still pretty diverse. Lots of monsters and bosses await to tackle you, so be prepared!