Several of the voice actors for this game have also worked in the Metal Gear Solid series: Cam Clarke [Ryudo] has voiced Liquid Snake; Kim Mai Guest [Tio] portrayed Mei Ling; Jennifer Hale [Elena] played Emma Emmerich (E.E.); Paul Eiding [Skye] played Colonel in Metal Gear Solid 2; and John Cygan [Melfice] played Solidus Snake.
Although the game has been ported around, there are some differences between versions.
The PS2 version has quite some problems, some parts of the game are extremely slow and there are transparency clipping issues.
In the Dreamcast version, mushrooms spawn random items, Melfice's regenerator is invincible and the Millenia Zap! bug from the PS2 version doesn't occur.
The PC version has a setup program called Gmconfig which lets you assign the keys and resolution. Also on PC, only CD2 is the game disc, CD1 is solely used for installing the game.
The lyrics for the songs "Canção do Povo" and "A Deus" are in Portuguese, even though the Japanese pronounce is quite apparent.
The Japanese Grandia II Special Package contains an additional Digipak music CD titled "Grandia II Melodia", composed by Noriyuki Iwadare. The booklet contains character studies and background information on the music production. It is NOT identical to the US soundtrack version.
It contains 7 tracks with a running time of 22:11 minutes. The tracklist is partially written in Japanese.
The US version includes an additional CD of Grandia II music as selected by the composer Noriyuki Iwadare, featuring words and vocals by Kaori Kawasumi.
Iwadare was born in Matsumoto City in Nagano, Japan. As a self-taught person, he started composing game music after years being involved with bands. In 1997 he received the "Best Music Awards" for his works with GameArts. Beside his work in the videogame industry, Iwadare is involved in many music related activities, such as compositions for Tokyo Disneyland and stage music and dance performances. He is also contributing editor for Dreamcast Magazine, Japan.
Tracklist: 1. Cancáo do povo (Little Shelter Mix) 2. Carbo 3. A Deus 4. Dangerous Zone 5. Agear 6. Fight!! Ver. 1 7. Liligue 8. Mirumu 9. Saint Heim 10. Fight!! Ver. 2 11. A Deus (Sunking Mix) 12. Cancáo do povo
Running Time: 49:32 minutes