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Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment
6.5 out of 10

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment

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Vandal Hearts

NZGamer.com
2 March 2010
Overall 8
8.0

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment

True achievements
16 February 2010
  • Conclusion: If you're a fan of RPG games then don't hesitate to pick this up and do yourself a favour and pick up the 1st Vandal Hearts for the Playstation 1 too, you'll be in for a treat. It's shocking that this series was never bigger and more popular than it is.
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Overall 8
8.0

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment

Game Over Online
11 February 2010
  • Excerpt: The fanbase of the RPG genre is often split down the middle. Many prefer the “old school” turn-based style of gameplay while others tend to lean toward more modernized offerings (the Mass Effect series is a prime example).
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Review: Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment (Microsoft Xbox 360)

Diehard GameFAN
10 February 2010
  • Excerpt: RPGs and I have a secret love affair. I can tolerate more time spent with a good RPG and a bottle of rum than I can with most of my relationships. That either says I love video games too much or am an alcoholic. I personally think it shows my love for rum.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Game Over Online
8 February 2010
  • Excerpt: The story itself is a prequel, with the events unfolding during the years immediately following the war between the Balastrade and the Urdu. As usual, players assume the role of a young man who has his entire life up heaved when an attack on his hometown forces him to flee with a couple of friends.
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Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment Review

VideoGamer.com
8 February 2010
  • Excerpt: It wasn't long ago that the strategy RPG was on the verge of death, choking on its clichéd plots and stale gameplay mechanics and desperately trying to cling onto survival. Noticing that the genre was in danger, strategy specialists Nippon Ichi gave it a firm slap on the back, filling it with life...
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Overall 6
6.0

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment

Gamer Limit
30 January 2010
  • Conclusion: Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment isn't bad, but it's far from good, as well. An underwhelming comeback for an underwhelming RPG series.
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Overall 6
6.0

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment review (X360)

HonestGamers
30 January 2010
  • Excerpt: There was excitement in the air when I started playing Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment a few days ago. The original Vandal Hearts , released many years ago for the PlayStation, was one hell of a fun experience in turn-based strategy.
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Overall 7
6.5

Expert Review

GameSpot
27 January 2010
  • Summary: Flames of Judgment is the first game to be released in the Vandal Hearts turn-based strategy role-playing game series for a full decade. Hijinx Studios has done a reasonably good job with this resurrection job for the Xbox Live Arcade (1,200 points) and PlayStation Network ($14.99), too, although...
  • Pros: Solid tactical RPG gaming, Involving story with realistic characters, Intuitive controls
  • Cons: Fairly easy and relatively short, Off-putting graphics, Character development system runs on rails
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 3
3.0
Sound 5
5.0

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgement Review (XBLA)

Gamers Daily News
25 January 2010
  • Summary: A wonderful PS1-era style TacRPG at a decent price, fans of the genre will love this. But this is an 8.0 for its target audience and it’s not going to win over anyone else.
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