alright /vr/ hear me out
I've been trying to get into this game for a long while now but I can't stand the English voices. I know there's an undub circulating out there and I actually gave it a try but the piece of shit still has the English combat voices.
Now, even after that I kept playing and fully enjoyed the game. Even got up to the ghost ship boss but the retarded English battle voices finally got to me and I had to drop the game.
Here I am once more many years later and there's rumors of a 100% English Text Japanese voices version out there but I can't find it for the life of me.
All I want to ask: does such a version even exist or am I being lied to?
The Japanese voice acting is horrible too.
Though this game has some amazing music, all RPG music gets annoying after a while, so you might as well just put on your own music and play instead. It's what I've done with nearly every RPG I've played through at some point.
The voice acting is hilariously bad, it's kinda endearing. Reminds me of 90s games/anime.
I doubt an undub exists, but I can't imagine the jap voice acting is much better. Just enjoy the cheese, or ignore it.
I don't know why you're so timid about expressing a negative opinion on Grandia, OP. I've experienced the same irritation with the early Tales Of installments (goddamnit, Eternia!). It's hardly unheard of and I sympathize. I just turn off what I can of the English voice acting or (if the assholes don't include those kind of audio options) get the undub. After awhile it's easy to ignore that shit if you're not subjected to it every minute for several minutes straight (as with fully voiced cut scenes).
>Here I am once more many years later and there's rumors of a 100% English Text Japanese voices version out there but I can't find it for the life of me
Do you mean an iso? Just google Grandia undub and the first result is a link to an iso with Jap voices.
Even if the voices aren't better, if you hate the english dub that much and can't understand japanese, you might manage to enjoy it. Grandia's a pretty good game, it's not great but I think it's very charming and the battle system is pretty nice.
I don't even think the English voices are that bad. They're not amazing, but I think it fits the game, fine.
Having the Saturn version as well, I can't say I feel the Japanese voices are that much better.
Speaking in the undub... Does it use the Saturn version voices into a psx iso??
>there are people who don't play the vastly superior default Saturn version.
It's like you fags can't read Nip. I feel sorry for you if you love jrpgs and can't speak nip.
The only time it's improved is when you're in an action game, and valuable information is being tossed to you. It's better than text at that point.
I hate RPGs with voiced dialog personally, I prefer reading it. The voice I imagine almost always beat out the VA's.
>It's not great, but it's better than some others.
It's definitely better than a lot of other PS games but still bad. Though I don't find any kind of voice acting would be bad enough to completely stop me from playing, but I understand it can be really jarring especially for long games (RPGs).
I really didn't like the voices in Valkyrie Profile.
Mostly because it uses all of the same VAs from the pokemon dub.
That and just some voices don't seem to match up with the character at all. Lezard in particular.
Also plenty of characters shared VAs, and it was always incredibly obvious.
I don't remember the combat at all. What was bad about it?
I found it semi-entertaining. It's basically a light hearted comedy dating sim mixed with an RPG. It's certainly not a great game, but it was a nice change of pace for a bit and I enjoyed my trip through it. The video game equivalent of a silly popcorn movie.
but what if that "significant chunk of the experience" is cringeworthy and borderline painful to listen to? what if the music and voice acting are both utter shit?
pretty sure the "fucking idiot" is you, anon. you need to go back to /v/ and work on improving your shitposting.