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6.8 out of 10

Shadow Hearts

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Overall 8
8.0

Fun game with small drawbacks

Curt R Craton, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • 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 storyline. Second, there's way too much dialogue even for an RPG. More fighting and battles to level up characters would have been preferable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing Game Series

Michelle, Amazon
8 March 2011
  • 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. I like the game play but I am so glad they improved upon certain things for SH Covenant, like the discounts for shopping, the graphics (BIG improvement) and the ring customization. Overall, an awesome game to get you interested in an awesome group of characters!
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Overall 8
8.0

FUN

M. Collins, Amazon
20 August 2004
  • 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. The judgement ring can be annoying at times, but after playing for a while, you get used to it. So pick it up, and get ready for one hell of a ride!
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Overall 8
8.0

THE BEST GAME EVER PLAYED

Amazon Customer, Amazon
2 August 2003
  • 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. If there was ever a game that I wanted a sequal to it would so be this game but the problem is, from what? Considering there are two endings, which one would they start from?
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Overall 8
8.0

Grows on You

Marc Ruby™ "The Noh Hare™", Amazon
9 July 2003
  • Summary: Shadow Hearts is the story of Yuri Hyuga, a young man with the mysterious ability to fuse with the spirits of monsters he defeats. He has been commanded by a mysterious voice to protect the life of Alice Elliot, who saw her father torn apart in Rouen, France and is now fleeing for her life across mainland China. The world hangs in the balance as the great magicians of Earth vie for their powers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty fun.

Tifa Gainsborough, Amazon
11 June 2003
  • 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. The Judgement sphere things for collecting items and fighting battle's is a nice change. It give's you a chance to see how much damage you will inflict upon an enemy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great fun, but a bit easy.

A. Griffiths "Adrian", Amazon
6 May 2002
  • Summary: I was looking forward to playing Shadow Hearts , and I would have to say that I am 80% satisfied with it. It's a hell of a lot better than most other PS2 RPGs, (like Summoner for example) and it has plenty to recommend it. Firstly, the story is pretty good, and the characters are enjoyable to play with.
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Overall 8
8.0

A different kind of RPG

Matt, Amazon
29 March 2002
  • Summary: With a unique spin on the Final Fantasy type combat system Shadow Hearts manages to keep your interest. Ever feel in a FF game like you could just sit there holding down one button to get through the whole game? Well, at least Shadow Hearts keeps you awake by making you work for each hit (and many actions)with their "judgement ring"; stop the spinning arm at the right moment or either fail or reduce the quality of an action.
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Overall 8
8.0

A bit short and rather dated...

Terry 309, amazon.co.uk
28 December 2013
  • Summary: Shadow Hearts is what most people consider one of the most underrated rpg's on the ps2 and they're not far from wrong, however I have played better games that can stand up even today that are equally as under appreciated. This game on the other hand struggles to stand out in this current generation and it is only the lack of JRPG's this year that it is still talked about.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent - but a little aged!

Steven "None", amazon.co.uk
29 December 2010
  • Summary: I wish to give you a brief background first on my experience with this game. It was my first ever RPG, and I got it in 2002. It did directly spawn my love of Final Fantasy (a game series that would later get me in a misunderstanding...but that is a different story altogether), as well as getting both of the other Shadow Hearts titles. I recently replayed it, and I will base my review on that experience.
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