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ROM Hacks: GRANDIA REDUX - Disc 1 (2.0)
« on: December 01, 2010, 06:21:45 pm »

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What is Grandia ReDux?

Grandia ReDux is a mod which vastly improves Grandia's gameplay by refining certain gameplay elements within the game. Here is a list of things that the mod changes in the game:

1. Difficulty level

  • Enemies have all been made stronger so that combat is more satisfying or challenging, especially in the main story.
  • The abusive recovery option has been removed from a majority of savepoints. However, enemies will now drop more recovery items to make sure it's not too easy to run out of resources.

2. Skills and magic

  • All skills and magic have been re-balanced in a number of ways.
  • Certain skills and magic have had their damage or healing effects increased or reduced.
  • SP and MP costs for most skills and magic have been greatly increased, or in other cases, decreased.
  • Buffs and Debuffs now have an improved role within the game and also now scale with magic level.
  • IP cancelling have been changed for a majority of skills and magic. For example, lower level magic such as Burn or Howl have an increased chance to cancel attacks than higher level magic, making them much more useful at later stages of the game.
  • IP knockback has been changed for a majority of skills and magic. Most AoE skills and magic now cause no IP knockback.
  • Weapon or magic EXP gained from certain skills and magic have been changed. For example, single target abilities now provide more EXP, while AoE abilities a bit less (or a lot in some cases).
  • The radius or target mechanics of some skills and magic have been changed.
  • Requirements for spells and skills have been changed.
  • NEW spells and skills.

3. Items

  • Certain items have been re-balanced.
  • Prices of certain items have been increased or decreased.
  • Some items now have different or new properties.
  • Certain shops now sell different items or additional ones.
  • NEW items!
  • Translation fixes.



4. Character statistics

  • All eight characters or party members have had their statistics re-balanced.
  • All characters start off with much higher MP than before. Due to the fact that spells now cost a lot more MP than before, this change was needed. This change will allow you to use magic more freely at the start of the game as a result.
  • Characters now learn different spells.

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*DISC TWO IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT!*

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Future versions (current schedule)

  • Disc 1 - 2.1 (Minor update)
  • Disc 2 - 1.0 (Release)
  • Disc 2 - 2.0 (Feedback)
  • Disc 2 - Re-Translation (For with or without ReDux)
  • Disc 1 - Re-Translation (For with or without ReDux)

Relevant Link: (http://grandiaredux.blogspot.com/)
« Last Edit: December 02, 2010, 08:27:41 am by Nightcrawler »

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Re: ROM Hacks: GRANDIA REDUX - Disc 1 (2.0)
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 10:01:17 pm »
If you're doing a full retranslation, are you doing an undub as well?

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Re: ROM Hacks: GRANDIA REDUX - Disc 1 (2.0)
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010, 11:02:26 pm »
It's been a long time since I played this game, but I think I remember Justin's voice-over to be pretty annoying. I do recall enjoying Puffy's though.

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Re: ROM Hacks: GRANDIA REDUX - Disc 1 (2.0)
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010, 12:32:44 am »
Let's go Puffy-Puffy-Puffy-Rah-Rah!

I have never played it in Japanese, but let me just say, I'm fairly certain it's just as craptastic as the English!
"Remember when we were in Japan? You said you were my gun, if you're the gun then that means I'm the bullet."

"All my life I've been waiting for the gunpowder to go off, you know what you need to ignite gunpowder? You need a gun."

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Re: ROM Hacks: GRANDIA REDUX - Disc 1 (2.0)
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2010, 12:23:57 pm »
If you're doing a full retranslation, are you doing an undub as well?

Not at this point, No. If I do, I'll need to look into how to do that. For now, I can re-translate the rest of the dialogue (and/or fix the endless amount of grammar/spelling mistakes in this game). I am also planning to expand on the dialogue/story in addition.

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2010, 12:55:53 pm »
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Re: ROM Hacks: GRANDIA REDUX - Disc 1 (2.0)
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2010, 03:06:18 pm »
Grandia I has a side story game on GBC that is still untranslated.

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Re: ROM Hacks: GRANDIA REDUX - Disc 1 (2.0)
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2010, 01:45:03 pm »
Any chance any of this could be ported to the Saturn version in the future?
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Re: ROM Hacks: GRANDIA REDUX - Disc 1 (2.0)
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2011, 03:39:01 pm »
Great work so far! Did you think about translating the Saturn version? It's pretty much superior to the playstation port... And a lot of fans sure want to play it :)

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Re: ROM Hacks: GRANDIA REDUX - Disc 1 (2.0)
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2011, 05:05:03 pm »
Is it wise to use the official Grandia logo? I didn't think you could use that without permission.

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Re: ROM Hacks: GRANDIA REDUX - Disc 1 (2.0)
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2011, 05:07:15 pm »
Is it wise to use the official Grandia logo? I didn't think you could use that without permission.

And how exactly is using the logo without permission any worse than modifying the actual game without permission?

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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2011, 06:48:40 pm »
Is it wise to use the official Grandia logo? I didn't think you could use that without permission.

And how exactly is using the logo without permission any worse than modifying the actual game without permission?

It's not, but it could lead to people thinking it's sponsored by the company. (not that there is anything wrong with that, I don't think).

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Re: ROM Hacks: GRANDIA REDUX - Disc 1 (2.0)
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2011, 06:19:19 pm »
Great work so far! Did you think about translating the Saturn version? It's pretty much superior to the playstation port... And a lot of fans sure want to play it :)

I think that would be pretty awesome. Doesn't have to be translated, though. One could take the playstation script and insert it into the the saturn version, while - of course- leaving the japanese voices untouched.

Man, that'd be great :)