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Shadow Hearts
6.7 out of 10

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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
9.3
Graphics 8
7.7
Sound 9
9.0
Storyline 8
8.0
Control 8
8.0

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RPGFan
28 May 2011
  • Conclusion: Shadow Hearts is an unpolished yet loveable example of the alluring JRPGs of yesteryear that make our memories comforting and our nostalgia keen.
  • Pros: Irreplaceable atmosphere, excellent gameplay, likeable characters, amazing soundtrack.
  • Cons: Poor localization, subpar graphics, awful voice acting.
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Review – Shadow Hearts

videolamer
19 November 2009
  • Conclusion: Generally, though, Shadow Hearts feels clunky and out of date. It runs slowly, the dialogue is as claustrophobic as the dungeons and not very well translated, and the music is occasionally good but not that memorable. Despite all these flaws, I’m glad to have played it.
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Review: Shadow Hearts (PS2)

Diehard GameFAN
18 February 2008
  • Excerpt: My New Year’s Resolution was to review every game I played straight through this year, so here we go. Shadow Hearts was originally released a year before I started working in the industry, but I did manage to review Shadow Hearts Covenant (10/18/2004 with a 7.5) and Shadow Hearts: From the New World...
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
8.9
Graphics 4
4.4
Sound 7
6.7
Storyline 9
8.9
Replay value 6
5.6

Shadow Hearts

RPG LAND
26 June 2006
  • Excerpt: Shadow Hearts is a unique RPG whose superb story, mature themes, and great battle system make it an excellant addition to an RPG collection.
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Overall 5
5.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 4
4.0
Storyline 5
5.0
Lifespan 5
5.0

Expert Review

Gaming Addicts Network
24 August 2005
  • Excerpt: Shadow Hearts is in fact a sequel to a not so famous game called "Koudelka" which didn't seem to pick up as much as Shadow Hearts did. Still, Shadow Hearts was a game with content that I would never expect.
  • Pros: + Pros-Brilliant story, game play
  • Cons: - Cons-Sound felt like something grating against my mind
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Overall 5
5.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 4
4.0
Sound 5
5.0
Storyline 5
5.0
Lifespan 3
3.0

Expert Review

Gaming Addicts Network
4 August 2005
  • Excerpt: It's not often I like a modernized fantasy story. Actually, it's pretty damn rare for me to be totally happy with one. I'm not generally into stories that blend fantastic elements into a modern day setting. Whether this is with games, books, or movies, I generally steer clear of it.
  • Pros: + Great storyline and battle system.
  • Cons: - Somewhat cheesy and low replay.
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Overall 9
9.1

Shadow Hearts

Into Liquid Sky
21 January 2005
  • Excerpt: Shadow Hearts is an RPG published by Midway that few have heard of but really should have. Its a "dark" RPG that is fun and surprisingly very well made. In this game you take the role of Yuri, a man who has the ability to transform into other creatures. He is what they call a Harmonixer.
  • Pros: Great Intro, Easy Controls, Good Story, Lengthy Quest
  • Cons: Sub-Par Graphics in certain areas, Voice acting isn't the best
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Overall 8
8.3

Shadow Hearts

Just RPG
22 September 2004
  • Excerpt: There wasn't a lot of hype for Shadow Hearts upon its release. Unfortunately Final Fantasy X was released soon after and Shadow Hearts was a bit of a sleeper. Still, it's currently one of the better RPGs on the PS2 and shouldn't be overlooked.
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Overall 9
8.7

Shadow Hearts

Playstation Illustrated
31 July 2004
  • Excerpt: For the most part, Shadow Hearts does very little to push the PS2's power to the limits. The environments are statically rendered locations the likes of which you've seen in many a RPG in recent times, and the character models, while high-resolution, aren't particularly detailed.
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 7
6.7
Graphics 7
6.7
Sound 4
4.4
Storyline 2
2.2
Replay value 3
3.3

Dual Hearts

RPG LAND
30 September 2003
  • Excerpt: Dual Hearts is a lighthearted action RPG that has slipped under the mainstream radar into the realm of culthood. Like a good pile of non-hardcore and/or non-mainstream games before it, Dual Hearts is actually a solid game, which is mainly overlooked for no other reasons than the colorful appearance...
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