Reviews and Problems with Shadow Hearts: From the New World
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Good, but not as good as 1 and 2.
26 August 2011
Summary: Shadow Hearts 3 is another game that suffers from being in the shadow of greatness. The first two entries in the series were not only direct sequels to each other, but where amazing games, far outpacing anything else on the PS2 at the time. While little in actual game mechanics has changed from 2 to 3, the setting and tone has. For those not familiar with Shadow Hearts and Shadow Hearts Covenant, they are turn based JRPGs, very similar in style to classic Final Fantasy.
Summary: There's not much to say; the battle system is appealing, the choice of characters for your party is an interesting bunch (From a drunken, talking cat that knows martial arts, to a ninja who can make a weapon out of ANYTHING), and a beautiful experience, considering the system. ...that being said, it's not exactly ground breaking. The battle system feels re-used, the story line has a good bit of cliche moments, and the sound does get fairly annoying after awhile.
A nice continuation,but a bit too far into left field (minor spoilers)
Benjamin S. Sprague "Broken Hierophant", Amazon
8 October 2008
Summary: So, with the X-box 360 becoming affordable even proud retro geezers like me will move on soon. However that is not to say the ps-2 is useless or obsolete especially when it comes to worthwhile RPGS. One of the best and most sadly under appreciated rpg franchise is Shadow-Hearts. With adult themes, an alternate history set in our world, slap stick humor, weird allies, and references that the characters actually think about "sex" it was sort of the "anti-final fantasy".
Summary: Personally, I pretty much liked the game. I first got shadow hearts covenant first and beat it, completely satisfied with the product. So when I saw SH: From the new world, I wanted to see if it was better...Well, the story line was a little weird, and I kind of wished I saw the main character. But overall it was pretty good. The CG graphics rocked as usual as well as the battles.
Summary: They say that 3rd times a charm, and this third installment to the series is no exception. It's a fun game overall, and has an engaging story and cast of characters. There is a lot of micromanagement which can be tedious at times, but it doesn't detract from the game. It's definitely worth the price of admission.
Summary: I thought I was buying Kingdon Hearts II when I bought Shadow Hearts 3. (I don't know what I was thinking, I just remembered Hearts was in the title) To my relief, I fell in love with this game. I played this game before the 1st two simply because I did not know they existed. When I read in a magazine that SH 1 is one of the top 10 rare rpg's to own, I had to have it, along with SH 2. SH 3 has a new lead character than the 1st two.
good game overall and something I think for everyone
Cynthia Peck, Amazon
9 November 2006
Summary: Shadow Hearts 3 from the new world is a good game. The battle system is unique, it you have played the other 2 shadow hearts games then you would know of the judgment ring system, if you don't then you will just have to take my word that it adds a fresh spin on turn based battle systems and keeps you on your toes. The music is beautiful and addictive; the graphics are so so for a game coming out this late in the evolution of the PS2.
Summary: Right from the beginning this game is filled with wacky, crazy, just complete out of this world humor. As for that are like omg the gay biker merchant just hit on my 16 your old (who isn't really 16 btw.. but you'll find that out later if you actually play it long enough :P ) isn't funny then maybe you need to lighten up and go out and get a sense of humor.
Summary: Shadow Hearts: From the New World continues a rather interesting series. While not quite living up to expectations formed by the previous installation in the series, Covenant, which I thoroughly enjoyed, FtNW was an entertaining romp. Gameplay mechanics were fine, and I found the judgment ring mechanics to be acceptable, even though I don't in general enjoy games which require an inordinate amount of twitching.