Summary: This game was nothing but fun. I have played a few Final Fantasy games, and although similar, Shadow Hearts holds it's own. I had never heard about the game when I first played it, I was looking at games at a Used-Game store and picked it up, not expecting a whole lot, but it blew my mind.
Summary: This game was amazing, the minute I saw the begining movie I was hooked. I have to admit for awhile this was a hard game, I don't think I've ever had to beat so many bosses. But just when I was way into the game it was the last boss battle and the ending.
Summary: I picked up this game just recently. After seeing not to stellar reviews I still decided to play it. And I actually really liked it. Too many people compare it to Final Fantasy X, although they are two seperate game's entirely. I'm a huge Final Fantasy fan, obviously, and I still liked this game.
Summary: Shadow Hearts did not make a big splash on the Western PS2 scene when it was released in 2001. This may have had to do with the game being released all of five days before Final Fantasy X. But it's just as likely that most gamers would be put off by the very nature of this experience.
Summary: I felt this was a nice change from your typical RPG. The story line, I felt was interesting and BGM was also nice. Although I felt more FMV could have been added to compliment the story, The game was pretty cool.
Summary: I'm on my second playthough of the game seeking the alternate "good" ending, completing all side quests, and obtaining ultimate weapons and armor. The story is fun (albeit dark) but the game system has two anoyances: First, spinning ring battle system is a nuisance because it distracts from the...
Summary: Fun game. With an amazing story. My only complaint with it. Is that the combat system, uses a mechanic of a spinning ring to determine if you hit or not, which puts the fighting on more of a skill base. But even with good video quality, the ring is just too blurry in this game to be reliable.
Summary: Shadow Hearts - The best RPG you've never played. That's right. This largely unplayed (and possibly unheard of) game is extremely good. The characters are really likable, each one has depth, and it's easy to feel like you know them all. The story is extremely compelling and deep.
An rpg with a nice blend of wry humor, horror themes and innovative battle engine
A. Sandoc, Amazon
7 September 2004
Summary: I was fortunate enough to buy a copy of Shadow Hearts when it was first released in 2002 and I was glad that I did. If it wasn't for the release of Final Fantasy X that same holiday season, Shadow Hearts would easily have taken best RPG of 2004.
Summary: I actually played SH Covenant first so I was super excited to get the back story. I had no idea Yuri was such a perv in the first game :o! However, I loved getting to know all of the characters.