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Shadow Hearts is one of the overlooked classics of the PS2 era. Set in 1910s China and Europe, it has a flavor that is markedly different from other J-RPGs. The characters are endearing, even Yuri (your character - he starts out oddly, but in the end he is revealed to be more complicated than his joking exterior would reveal.) The battle mechanics are turn based, but the judgement ring adds a new factor. Graphics are, to be honest, not great. We're talking barely better than PS1 era here. ...3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
I had fun with this game for the most part, but towards the end I was just wishing it would of ended sooner. I was forced to spend to much time leveling up, so that was really getting to me. I normally wouldn't have a problem with that but since you use the Ring to fight, you can't just keep hitting X constantly and zone out. You are forced to pay attention to every battle no matter what. I liked the storylines to Shadow Hearts, but had trouble getting into a few characters. I think I read som...0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
Had the pleasant experience of finding this series of games.Taking place in a (very loose) alternate history before World War I, (in the same world as the slightly obscure PSX "Koudelka" game) you play as a group of heroes led by the shapeshifting Yuri Hyuga as you battle hordes of demons and other supernatural beings to save the world. Basically take just about EVERY traditional horror/cosmic mythology from various cultures and sprinkle in a good helping of H.P. Lovecraft-inspired elements and ...0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
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