Grandia Creator Takeshi Miyaji Dead at 45

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  1. prowler
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    G-Mode issued a statement today announcing that its CEO Takeshi Miyaji died suddenly on July 29. Miyaji was 45 years old.

    Miyaji is known for his work at Gamearts, a company that he founded at the age of 19 with his brother Yoichi Miyaji. He worked on a number of Gamearts classics, including Silpheed (PC, Mega CD), Gun Griffon (Saturn), and the Grandia series. In 2000, he formed G-Mode.

    G-Mode did not share the circumstances of Miyaji's death. Taking his place as CEO of G-Mode will be Ryu Okoriyama CEO of Gaia Holdings.[/p][​IMG] Source

     
  2. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

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    RIP, 45 is too young.

    Anyone have cause of death.
     
  3. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    It's all your fault prowler!

    ;O;
     
  4. soulx

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    RIP.

    Now I'm going to go out and buy Grandia. ;O;
     
  5. machomuu

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    Man, that's sad. I need to try Grandia now.
     
  6. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    try grandia 3 it has the perfect battle system of any rpg ever made.
     
  7. prowler
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    Many people will object.

    While Grandia III battles are fun, the story is shit. I got up to the second disc and it was crashing on me so I never got to finish it.
    Grandia I is where it's at. Only played a bit of II.
     
  8. Paarish

    Paarish Connor's Nublet

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    I love Grandia... didn't bother with the other two though....
    I remember when my cousin got it, he complained about how shit it was...boy was he wrong...
     
  9. koimayeul

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    40 is too young to pass away [​IMG]

    I discovered Grandia on its Playstation release back in the days of my highschool.. it has a really cool story, naive but heartening with a very likable cast of characters and a dynamic battle system i think it is on the PSOne classics even.

    RIP Takeshi Miyaji
     
  10. jalaneme

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    i have all 3 games plus xtreme on the ps2, they are all great games, i loved grandia 2 the most, it's a shame he died so young though.
     
  11. Velotix

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    Hell. It's cold.
    Shit, I just found about this series a few days ago...And the creator is now dead....

    Might as well break open the vault and pick these up... As others have said, 40 is really young time to die...
     
  12. Fudge

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    of course the story is shit you just play for the awesome battles [​IMG]
     
  14. Satangel

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    Sad to see such a talent go. Time to boot Grandia up again on my PSP.
     
  15. SamAsh07

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    prowler's fault!! You shouldn't have bought it, well I never heard of this guy or his games....but anyways, R.I.P
     
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    Unlike some, I actually like a bit of story with my gameplay.
     
  17. Giga_Gaia

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    Grandia: Excellent game
    Grandia 2: Good game
    Grandia Xtreme: Never played it, but I heard it was the biggest piece of **** ever made
    Grandia 3: Good battle system, but the story make the battle system invalid and render this game mediocre at best.

    I hope they make Grandia 4 one day, it's been a while since something came out.

    You just described a first person shooter, congratulations. You should play them instead.
     
  18. ZaeZae64

    ZaeZae64 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Check the flag dumby
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    I used to love Grandia II on my Dreamcast.
    Might give it another go go this week. I also still need to try the other 2.


    Half Life says hi.
     
  19. Maedhros

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    Grandia I is the best game of the series. And one of the best JRPG games ever made.