Excerpt: The first thing that crossed my mind when I pulled this game out of its envelope was: “Oops, he did it again to my heart and made me get lost in an RPG, oh baby!”. I just cured from Mega Man X Command Mission and now the next RPG is already waiting for, a not so eager, me.
Excerpt: Shadow Hearts; Covenant, the third game in the burgeoning Koudelka series, makes significant improvements over its predecessor in nearly every conceivable area. However, and while the game is very good and a lot of fun to play, certain parts of the game make it hard to reconcile with the other two...
Excerpt: "Europe. 1915. The Great War has spread across the continent like wildfire. A young German officer leads troops into the village of Domremy in France under orders to secure it for the empire and stamp out resistance.
Excerpt: The Shadow Hearts name was given another chance to shine after its last game was released very close to Final Fantasy X and somehow did not set sales records. Shadow Hearts Covenant turned out to be exactly what the series needed, a game with a unique feel that also happened to be superb.
Excerpt: If you’ve never heard of Shadow Hearts , you’re not alone; released with little fanfare weeks before Final Fantasy X it was largely, pardon the pun, overshadowed. However the sequel, Shadow Hearts: Covenant , looks to make a name for itself through sheer quality, and does a damn good job of it.
Excerpt: While frequently a game that borders on the bizarre, Shadow Hearts: Covenant is a game that blends wonderfully classic, yet dark, atmospheres and a souped up traditional turn-based combat system into a truly first-rate RPG title.
Excerpt: Shadow Hearts: Covenant takes the RPG mold and fashions it in a manner that proves to be a fresh angle on the genre. Instead of sci-fi or fantasy themes, the game is set in a dark environment, hinged on the early World War 1 timeline of Europe.
Pros: Great graphics, Change of story theme is nice, Story is pretty solid, Judgment Ring adds interactivity to battle
Cons: Lots and lots of Ring usage, A bit too easy and straightforward
Excerpt: There’s really only one thing I can say about this game: YOU ALL SUCK!! What’s wrong with you? Why aren’t you playing this beautiful game? Is it too hard? Have you been spoiled by Final Fantasy’s simplicity? Are you too busy playing over-hyped crap? Why aren’t you all playing this game?
Pros: + Beautiful Storyline, Unique Fighting System, Focus Put on Characters
Cons: - Fighting System Takes Time to Learn, Story not as Clear to Those Who Haven't Played the Prequel