->"''All you've got to do is break through, to make your wishes all come true! AMAZING''"

'''''Grandia III''''' is so far the last game in the ''{{Franchise/Grandia}}'' series. Another world saving and globe trotting adventure, but this game introduces a bit more {{Magitek}}, especially old fashioned planes.

Yuuki, an amateur mechanic and pilot, idolises the famous Sky Captain Schmidt and dreams of replicating his achievement of crossing the ocean on a plane of his own design. When his latest attempt begins to fail mid-flight (due to the unwitting sabotage of his mother Miranda), Yuuki happens to notice a young girl named Alfina being chased by Bad Guys. [[TheDulcineaEffect Being the JRPG protagonist that he is]], Yuuki immediately goes to save her.

Alfina is one of the last surviving members of an ancient tribe capable of communing with the god-like Sacred Beasts which protect the planet. With very little prompting, Yuuki decides to join Alfina on her search for her missing big brother Emelious, who was last seen with some incredibly suspicious characters.

Released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, and also published by Creator/SquareEnix, but still developed by Creator/GameArts. It should be noted that [[ObviousBeta this game was rushed through its development,]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen and it shows.]]
!!Provides Examples Of:
* ActionGirl: Miranda and Dahna.
* ApocalypseHow: Turned to glass.
* ApocalypseWow: It's already happened to [[spoiler:the Verse Realm.]]
* BabiesEverAfter: The brief DistantFinale shows [[spoiler:Yuki and Alfina with their child.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Yuuki and Miranda protecting Alfina from Raven.
* BossInMookClothing: The Desert Lord south of the watering hole in the Baccularn Desert, a boss-level enemy which has well over 10,000 HP and attacks that will almost always one-shot your characters when you first venture into the area. It also has [[DishingOutDirt Quake]], which can [[TotalPartyKill target the entire party]]. You can talk to the man right by the gate to the desert in the Baccula Settlement, who will thankfully warn you about it. You can only really fight it with any certainty when you have some of the game's strongest spells under your belt and an average party level of 25 or above, but when you can, it is a reliable source of XP and money, dropping 4,000 each per kill. It also drops Life Seeds, which fully restores a character and raises their maximum HP when used, making the Desert Lord a lucrative enemy to kill.
** The Excise verse realm-type enemies are essentially an entire genus of these, with the first kind (Excise Sigma) being an actual full-fledged boss itself. The real honor goes to the Excise Omegas in the antepenultimate room of TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon however, having no shortage of HP, ''being able to CONSTANTLY cancel any of your attacks'', and being extremely fast on top of it all. They usually come with enemies that have an ability to nullify magic as well, which just makes it all the worse.
*** Excise Omegas are also very lucrative to hunt: they not only drop Magic Seeds, which fully restores a character and increases max MP by 10, but they also drop the extremely powerful Spirit Sword which is Yuki's most powerful weapon.
* CainAndAbel: Alfina and Emelious.
* CaptainCrash: Rookie Pilot Yuki has crashed ''eighteen'' planes before the start of the game. 'No. 19' crashes into the ground after [[spoiler:your mom hides inside the plane]]. 'No. 20' is given to you by Schmidt. You crash it [[spoiler:into a dragon on the way to Arcriff while trying to get a closer look at its rider, Emelious.]]. It's later revealed [[spoiler:by Schmidt that none of Yuki's original 19 planes were ever going to fly anyway, due to his unsophisticated designs.]] Yuki also crashes [[spoiler:a hastily made glider when the Flight Units are rendered inoperable]].
* DeathDealer: Dahna.
* DifficultySpike: The game peaks in difficulty once you reach the Melc Ruins.
* DistressCall: While flying around the world, your on-board radio allows you to intercept distress calls from other pilots in trouble. You can't help them, though.
* {{Expy}}: Pretty much the ''entire major cast'' is recycled from earlier ''Grandia'' games. Yuki is halfway between [[{{VideoGame/Grandia}} Justin]] and [[VideoGame/GrandiaII Ryudo]], Ulf is basically [[{{VideoGame/Grandia}} Rapp]] 2.0, Emelious is WAY too similar to [[VideoGame/GrandiaII Melfice]], [[spoiler: Hect is basically Liete with a violin,]] etc etc...
* GadgeteerGenius: Yuki and Rotts have built ''19 magic planes'' by themselves. Yuki's starting weapon is a wrench.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Hect, of the Verse Realm.
* HeroicBSOD: Alfina gets one [[spoiler:pretty much whenever a Guardian dies.]] Yuki gets one [[spoiler:when the red roots cause all the Flight Units to stop working, meaning that he'll never fly a plane again]].
* HotBlooded: Miranda, Ulf.
* KudzuPlot: Yuki's lifelong dreams are twofold: build a plane that can cross the ocean to the mainland, and meet his hero Schmidt, a living legend in aviation. You do both of those half way through the first disc. After acquiring the plane, the speed in which the plot drops Yuki's obsession makes it seem like an AbortedArc. (It's possible that he's just so satified with his plane that he doesn't bring it up ever again).
* LoveableRogue: Alonso.
* {{Magitek}}: Bi-planes are powered by magic engines.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:With her burning desire to reason with her brother Emelious, Alfina works as her own MacGuffinDeliveryService, as she's necessary for the completion of Emelious' incomplete Communicator Mark, which would allow him to summon Xorn]].
* ObviousBeta: Many locations that were meant to be used for sidequests are sloppily DummiedOut.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Miranda ''really'' does not look old enough to be Yuki's mother.
* PhlebotinumBreakdown: The Flight Unit, a large orange spherical gem essential to the working of any modern aircraft, does not work when [[spoiler:red roots obscure the sky]].
* PimpedOutDress: Alfina's communicator dress.
* PlotArmor: Over the course of the story, Yuki survives two plane crashes.
** 18 of them were pre-story. He could have broken bones and recovered by the time the story starts.
* PlotDrivenBreakdown: [[spoiler:Alfina is kidnapped by Emelious and taken aboard his dragon. You quickly board your own plane and give chase, until... your plane loses power due to PhlebotinumBreakdown.]].
* PrettyInMink: Yuki and Ulf's outfits.
* SlapOnTheWristNuke: Certain spells involve supernovas and meteor strikes, which naturally do not affect the world in any way. In fact, one wonders how they're only able to hit one enemy at a time.
** Admittedly, the target seems to be teleported near the supernova instead of the other way around, but the others are still quite dubious.
* SpaceWhale: Just in the sky. One of the guardians in that game is also a giant dolphin.
* ThisCannotBe: Alfina says this after [[spoiler:Emelious kills the first Guardian, the second Guardian, the third Guardian, the fourth Guardian, and finally when Xorn kills Emelious.]]
* VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: Surmania, a floating fortress wrapped in Xorn's red roots.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: With all of the Guardians accounted for, you head to Surmania to face BigBad Emelious once and for all. When beaten, he kidnaps Alfina and gets away on a dragon. D'oh.