Excerpt: On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, was assassinated by Slavic anarchists, beginning the First World War. As the war begins, the Imperial German Army sends one of its officers, Karin Koenig, to the French village Domremy, where a monster is rumored to live. Indeed, a monster does dwell here, slaughtering Karin's patrol, although she survives and sees it revert to human form.
Summary: This game had me enthralled from the very beginning. I had been a fan of the series since I stumbled on the first title by accident, and this game did not disappoint me at all. The story line flowed perfectly from the first game to 'Covenant', allowing for a fluid transfer between the two. The reappearance of some of the original characters is balanced by new skills and new characters.
Pros: Engaging story, Epic boss fights, Addictive gameplay, Innovative concepts, Just plain fun
Conclusion: I found this game to be very addictive and worth renting. Battle system very easy to use and became second nature after a while, mostly a matter of timing. Characters were good although found playing as the wolf a tad irritating. Not as good as Final Fantasy series but not far off it.
Summary: Finally, an original, innovative RPG. Shadow Hearts Covenant draws you in quickly, and carries you through a vast world that gets more complex and intriguing. SHC has plenty of side quests but they aren't mandatory to beat the game like so many RPGs, you don't have to 'level up' either which for me, was a huge plus. The battle system is unique but i believe adds to the game. Graphics are fantastic. Buy this game if you even remotely enjoy RPG's.
Summary: Yep, you read my title correctly. Great game. Great story. In a time where game designers are making massive games with no story or characters that you care about at all, this is an exception. I enjoyed this almost as much as I enjoyed FFVII, and in some ways even more so.
Summary: The only game apart from FFX that I just cant stop playing. Absorbing plot, great game play, mini games that require some effort, multiple endings depending on how you complete certain parts of the game - yep its a great game!