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Re: Grandia Creator Takeshi Miyaji Dead at 45
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011, 11:50:13 PM »
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Re: Grandia Creator Takeshi Miyaji Dead at 45
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011, 11:54:08 PM »
Thanks for the notification.

In a word, this sucks.

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Re: Grandia Creator Takeshi Miyaji Dead at 45
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 12:09:10 AM »
Damn.  I didn't even realize he was THAT young!  RIP.  Hope he's having fun running around Parm in the great beyond. 
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Re: Grandia Creator Takeshi Miyaji Dead at 45
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 12:14:49 AM »
Man that blows! Way too young!
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Re: Grandia Creator Takeshi Miyaji Dead at 45
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 12:36:17 AM »
Wow, very sad news.

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Re: Grandia Creator Takeshi Miyaji Dead at 45
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 12:44:40 AM »
Damn.  I didn't even realize he was THAT young!  RIP.  Hope he's having fun running around Parm in the great beyond. 

He founded GameArts when he was 19?!?!
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Re: Grandia Creator Takeshi Miyaji Dead at 45
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2011, 01:35:32 AM »
Wow. He was so young.. R.I.P.


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Re: Grandia Creator Takeshi Miyaji Dead at 45
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2011, 10:12:53 AM »
Crying shame. Was he involved with Lunar/Studio Alex?

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Re: Grandia Creator Takeshi Miyaji Dead at 45
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2011, 02:14:44 PM »
What a great way to start the new month. :( :( :(
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Re: Grandia Creator Takeshi Miyaji Dead at 45
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2011, 02:20:33 PM »
Aw spit. :(


Gonna go play some Grandia in this guy's honor. Does this mean the series is now REALLY dead?
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Re: Grandia Creator Takeshi Miyaji Dead at 45
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2011, 09:16:31 PM »
God, sad news combined with the feelings his products elicited in me when I was young... sad!  Grandia took my heart for a ride, when I was about the age he was, when he founded GameArts.

What am I doing with my life...

I'm really worried about early death now.  Seems like completely unknown causes lately.

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Re: Grandia Creator Takeshi Miyaji Dead at 45
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2011, 03:36:34 AM »
While I never cared for either the Lunar or Grandia series beyond their combat systems, its depressing as hell to start hearing about video game creators passing away. Makes me feel old. :(
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Re: Grandia Creator Takeshi Miyaji Dead at 45
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2011, 06:29:58 AM »
I thought Grandia 1 was amazing how it pulled off some phenomenal 3-d graphics from the Saturn, which was generally considered weaker at 3-d than the PSX. Yet even with downgraded graphics in the PSX version it was still one of the most visually attractive and impressive 3-d rpgs on the PSX, I thought.

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Re: Grandia Creator Takeshi Miyaji Dead at 45
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2011, 07:48:25 PM »
I think Grandia's a mediocre series, but a sad loss, indeed.