Grand Fantasia

January 17, 2012 5:10 am

Grand Fantasia is an exciting free MMORPG that takes place in a beautiful fantasy world. Grand Fantasia uses cute and colorful gaming graphics to attract fans of games like HolyBeast Online (made by the same creators), Luna, Maple Story, and Fiesta Online. Grand Fantasia also uses a complex world to draw you in and keep you playing for hours. If you’re a fan of this genre of games or are simply looking for something new, this Grand Fantasia Review is perfect for you!


Grand Fantasia Review – The Basics

The first thing you’ll notice when you begin playing Grand Fantasia (or at least it was for me), is the music. The music actually suites this game pretty well and adds to the cuteness of it. Grand Fantasia takes place in the world of Saphael and has many quests to keep you entertained. The quests are fairly easy and can be accomplished alone if you’re the solo gaming type. If not, you can spend tons of fun filled hours leveling up and completing quests with friends. If you’re an MMORPG player who enjoys PvE, Grand Fantasia could be your cup of tee.

Grand Fantasia Review – Graphics

The graphics in this MMORPG are what you would expect of a shiny, colorful, and cute MMORPG. These fantasy 3D graphics make the game very easy on the eyes and are actually pretty stable (for a free MMORPG). The only downfall with the graphics is that they do have a tendency to glitch out at times, but for the most part if you have a fairly decent computer, you shouldn’t have too many issues.

Grand Fantasia Review – Game-Play Experience

Grand Fantasia’s game-play is where this game definitely delivers. Depending on how you look at it, you’ll either love or hate Grand Fantasia’s skill tree options. Unlike most games, you don’t have to worry about “wasting” skill points in Grand Fantasia because every character has access to their skill points in a chosen class (as long as you meet the required prereqs for the skill). While this may seem disappointing for players who like to customize their skills a certain way, there is an option to advance into sub-classes to gain some variety back. Grand Fantasia also has a talent system that allows players to gain passive bonuses to improve your character. Another great perk that the game has is the ability to care for your own Sprite. Sprites can help you in the game with their gathering and crafting abilities. Upon reaching level 21, you can even battle Sprites (as long as they’re in their second evolutionary stage).

Grand Fantasia Review – Classes

  • Novice – Novice is the basic starting class for all adventurers, from here you will be able to branch out into your desired class (at the appropriate level).
  • Fighter – The Fighter can use a wide array of weapons and is known for his/her strength and power. The Fighter’s advancements are as follows:Level 15: Warrior.Level 30: Paladin (Healing and Defense) or Beserker (Exceptional Fighter).Level 65: Templar (Paladin Advancement) or Warlords (Beserker Advancement).
  • Hunter – The Hunter is a versatile warrior that can use both ranged and melee attacks. The Hunter’s advancements are as follows:Level 15: Archer.Level 30: Ranger (Increased Range Attack) or Assassin (Melee Combat).Level 65: SharpShooter (Ranger Advancement) or DarkStalker (Assassin Advancement).
  • Acolyte – Acolytes have mastered the art of healing and have potential to be one with nature. The Acolyte’s advancements are as follows:Level 15: PriestLevel 30: Cleric (Healing Specialist) or Sage (Beast Shape-Shifter).Level 65: Prophet (Cleric Advancement) or Mystic (Sage Advancement).
  • Spellcaster – Spellcasters can control the elements or control the undead. The Spellcaster’s advancements are as follows:Level 15: Mage.Level 30: Wizard (Elemental Magic) or Necromancer (Summons Undead and Casts Debuffs).Level 65: Archmage (Wizard Advancement) or Demonologist (Necromancer Advancement).

Grand Fantasia Review – Perks

  • Colorful 3D anime style graphics.
  • Wide array of mounts to choose from.
  • Fun Sprite system
  • Many custom character paths to choose from.
  • Tons of quests to embark on.
  • Enjoyable in-game music.
  • Thousands of players online.
 Grand Fantasia Review – PvP Mode

Grand Fantasia’s PvP mode is pretty good, but unfortunately cannot be unlocked until level 31. With this being said, it’s a little frustrating that the PvP mode can not be accessed until such a high level. The PvP play style does not offer anything special, however, it still is a lot of fun to play and a great way to try your character against other player’s characters.

Grand Fantasia Review – Final Say

Grand Fantasia is a very solid MMORPG with some minor glitches (but hey, it’s free!), and provides a very pleasant gaming experience. For the avid fantasy MMORPG players out there, if you can get past the minor bugs,  you may find a lot of features that keep you playing Grand Fantasia (Sprites). If you’re new to the game, Grand Fantasia is pretty player-friendly and does not have too high of a learning curve. All in all, we think this game is pretty solid and would highly recommend that most MMORPG players give it a chance. Whether you’ve played Grand Fantasia or not, we’d love to hear what you have to say about it! Feel free to leave a comment below or your very own Grand Fantasia Review!