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Shadow Hearts: Covenant (PS2)

Shadow Hearts: Covenant (PS2)
alaScore 87

39 reviews

Sep, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Shadow Hearts: Covenant (PS2)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 17 user reviews of Shadow Hearts: Covenant (PS2) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other PlayStation 2 Games on Amazon.co.uk.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Shadow Hearts: Covenant (PS2)

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Shadow Hearts: Covenant (PlayStation 2)

 

If you're a console role-playing game and you're not Final Fantasy, or you don't burst fully formed from the mind of a Square Enix luminary, it can be tough to garner notice among what some see as a field of also-rans. Shadow Hearts: Covenant takes the...

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Shadow Hearts Covenant

 

Originating with the relatively unknown game Koudelka on the PS1, the Shadow Hearts series has managed to develop itself a reputation as one of the premier RPG series in the world. Utilizing a highly Westernised artistic design and set in Europe near...

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Shadow Hearts Covenant

 

This sequel emerges from the shadow of Final Fantasy to steal our hearts

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Shadow Hearts: Covenant

 

The original Shadow Hearts game was never meant to be popular. What I mean is that it seems as if the developers behind it were just throwing something experimental together and seeing if it worked. That's how the original Devil May Cry was made. In...

Still, even during its best moments, nothing can take away the sense of, "What am I doing here? Why don't I play something else?" that will fall upon you after playing this game. It's a LONG role-playing game, but that's not necessarily a good quality...

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Shadow Hearts: Covenant

 

With no major SquareEnix releases this holiday season for PS2, RPG gamers are free to open their arms and embrace the rest of the genre. Midway's Shadow Hearts: Covenant fills the void between Final Fantasies quite nicely and might make you forget...

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Shadow Hearts: Covenant

 

Back in 2001, Midway and developer Sacnoth (a company comprised of ex-SquareSoft employees) released a little RPG called Shadow Hearts - and hardly anyone noticed, because we were all busy playing Final Fantasy X.

Ultimately, fans of the original Shadow Hearts are gonna love Covenant—it takes everything the first game did and improves upon it in just about every way imaginable. It's been a long time since I've played an RPG this engrossing in terms of story and...

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Shadow Hearts: Covenant Review for the PS2

 

Shadow masochism.

Super spoof!; Improved ring system; Classic, Japanese RPG style

With evil random battles; Linear, few side-quests; Bad pacing

Covenant also features some good voice talent. All the majorcharacters (except for Princess Anastasia) sound fine. Credit also has to goto the well-written dialogue and excellent comedic timing of director MatsuzoMashida. It's tough to sound like a...

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Shadow Hearts: Covenant

 

Midway takes a second stab at the RPG realm to unleash its most compelling fantasy adventure.

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Shadow Hearts: Covenant

 

For a developer to get a turn-based RPG noticed on the market today without the Final Fantasy label seems to be one of the most difficult tasks in

Shadow Hearts: Covenant is a game that has all of the making to make a great game. The storyline is there, the gameplay is there, and so are the graphics. Anyone looking for a new turn based RPG for your PS2 should defiantly go give Shadow Hearts...

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Shadow Hearts: Covenant

 

Midway hopes the second time's a charm for its underappreciated RPG franchise.

Battle system even cooler than before; epic story full of screwed-up characters

Pace can be slow at times; humorless gamers may be turned off by a lot of the absurdity

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