Excerpt: Dual Hearts begins with the treasure hunter Rumble (quite the name, eh?) who is doing what he does best – finding treasure. Technically he’s titled a Ruinseeker, and he’s come to Sonno Island in search of the greatest treasure of all, the Dream Stone. Rumble encounters the small creature called a Baku he aptly names Tumble during one of his escapades in a temple. The two must collect the nine keys that Tumble has lost and collect the Holy orbs.
Excerpt: Dual Hearts was one of this fall's RPG releases, but it was largely overshadowed by another Hearts game… Kingdom Hearts . Although it isn’t quite as good as it’s Squaresoft counterpart, it’s still a fun game with some noteworthy features.
Excerpt: With many gamers already anticipating Square and Disney's newest action RPG, Kingdom Hearts, Atlus' Dual Hearts appears to be a game destined to be overshadowed by a much more hyped title. A shame, really, since Dual Hearts is an impressive action RPG. You are Rumble, a young Ruinseeker headed to Sonno Island in search of the last great treasure to elude you-the Dream Stone.
Excerpt: 2002 was a year of big-name games and even bigger hype. Some was deserved, some wasn't, but it was hard to avoid being bombarded by the media for those certain titles that shall go unpromoted in this review. Besides the discs that "everyone" was buying, there were a significant number of smaller efforts with gameplay as good (sometimes even better) than the so-called blockbusters. You can't blame a person for overlooking them in all the hubbub, though.
Excerpt: Leave it to Atlus to bring a game to the States that is just a little different from the norm. With the niche success of Skygunner previously this year, Atlus is looking on building that same kind of success with Dual Hearts . Technically speaking, Dual Hearts doesn't come anywhere close to the quality shown in some other PS2 games, however it does show an amount of style and creativity rarely seen in games.
Excerpt: Dual Heart 's treasure hunter, Rumble, arrives at scenic and quiescent Sonno Island in search of the priceless Dream Stone, his latest endeavor to shake an awful case of wanderlust, boredom, and loneliness, which camped in him after he attained the rank of "Ruinseeker", the highest class of signifiable erudition for treasure hunters.