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Retro Encounter 421 – Grandia II Part I

Retro Encounter 421 Grandia II

Inside every cynic, there is a disappointed idealist. 

Grandia II felt like an RPG ahead of its time in 2000, with sophisticated active-time battles, smart underlying systems, and clever writing anchored by Ryudo, Grandia II‘s sarcastic protagonist. Today’s episode of Retro Encounter discusses the characters, mechanics, and first-half story of Grandia II, especially how its modern touches and angst contrast against the earnest optimism of the first Grandia

Featuring: Zach Wilkerson, Ben Love, Claton Stevenson; Edited by Michael Sollosi

Opening and ending music by Miles Morkri

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Michael Sollosi

Michael Sollosi

Sollosi joined RPGFan in 2014 as part of the music section but switched lanes to podcasting a year later, eventually becoming showrunner of the Retro Encounter podcast. Outside of RPGFan, Sollosi works in a government engineering office, enjoys visiting local parks and petting local dogs, and dreams of a second Ys vs Trails fighting game.

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