Of all the lost opportunities on Sega’s part, the one that strikes a blow to the heart is that the western world only received the first instalment of the epic three-game experience that was Shining Force III. That it hasn’t seen remastering and release onto a modern mobile platform speaks volumes of the split between Camelot and Sega over this decision.
Whilst the Grandia series has won a lot of respect for its excellent (and often replicated) battle system, the individual game titles are somewhat forgotten gems on the Playstation systems. Solid and well-made RPGs in their own right, the original had the misfortune of launching on the Sega Saturn just as Final Fantasy VII was launching on the PSOne and garnering a lot of attention, despite receiving excellent reviews at the time. The original Grandia is a 2-Disc epic that manages to mix action and adventure with the spirit of fun.