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Shadow Hearts: From the New World (PS2)

Shadow Hearts: From the New World (PS2)
alaScore 89

44 reviews

Aug, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Shadow Hearts: From the New World (PS2)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of Shadow Hearts: From the New World (PS2) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other PlayStation 2 Games on Amazon.co.uk.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Shadow Hearts: From the New World (PlayStation 2)

 

The Shadow Hearts series has been steadily gathering notice in the realm of console role-playing games, due in large part to its great gameplay, bizarre occult-laced narrative set in the world of the early 1900s, and consistently crazy characters and...

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Shadow Hearts: From the New World - PS2 review at Thunderbolt Games

 

Shadow Hearts: From the New World comes dangerously close to being outright awful due to the ridiculousness of the characters. Diverging from stereotypical warriors and princesses in RPGs is always welcome, but not when the characters are unique just...

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Shadow Hearts: From the New World

 

Shadow Hearts: Covenant took me surprise when it was released in late 2004. Although I had heard that the original was unique, I honestly had no intention of ever playing Covenant. However, somehow I eventually found my way to it (or it found me) and...

I know the PS2 is littered with excellent RPGs and gamer interest in general is turning toward the next-gen, but it would be a shame for RPG fans to miss out on something as unique as Shadow Hearts: From the New World. Although the game is not without...

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Shadow Hearts: From the New World Review

 

What do ninjas, talking cats, vampires, the mafia, shapeshifters, aliens, guitar players, monsters, and a sixteen year-old boy all have in common? A lot if we're talking about Shadow Hearts' latest sequel. XSEED's Shadow Hearts: From the New World is...

enjoyable storyline/characters, humorous antics, sound

somewhat frustrating battle system, confusing management

Shadow Hearts: From the New World is out now. I really urge you to give it a try, especially those of you who haven't gotten into the series yet. Don't make the same mistake I did by waiting so long!

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Shadow Hearts: From the New World

 

On a cold Memphis night, a road-weary trucker realized he hadn't gotten anything for his mother's birthday. So when he spotted a recording studio, he decided to pull over, go in and rent some studio time to record a little novelty song as a birthday...

Graphics are even more polished than in Shadow Hearts: Covenant ; Character designs by Miyako Kato are as gorgeous as ever ; Score by Yoshitaka Hirota is the most memorable RPG musical score in years ; Fascinating story featuring an all-new cast ;...

Umm… nothing’s coming to mind. The game is awesome

Already a top candidate for RPG of the Year 2006, Shadow Hearts: From the New World simply cannot be missed!

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Shadow Hearts: From the New World

 

The class clown of RPGs returns with a new story, a new cast, and the same great Judgment Ring

A wacky story filled with crazy characters ; The Judgment Ring makes battles entertaining ; Lot of rewarding little bonuses

A little too much pointless wandering ; The gameplay hasn't evolved much ; Its weirdness may turn off some

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Shadow Hearts: From the New World Review for the PS2

 

A brave old world.

Funny and weird; Customizable spells and rings; There's a map

Too many random encounters; Save catastrophes; Poorly paced

Aside from lots of weird charts and symbols, From the New World looks fine. The graphics are mostly mediocre, except when Shania uses one of her special powers. Then a high-quality cut scene of her magically shedding all her clothes kicks in, and...

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Shadow Hearts: From the New World

 

Shadow Hearts: From the New World is a humorous RPG set in the Great Depression. How does that work?

Interesting character designs; great voice acting for some of the prominent characters; deep, challenging combat system

Storyline isn't very cohesive, as it gets side-tracked too often; random battles don't feel as satisfying as the great boss fights

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Shadow Hearts: From The New World

 

After Midway released Shadow Hearts and Shadow Hearts: Covenant (Shadow Hearts II in Japan) in the US, they somehow dropped the ball and lost the chance to bring the third title to the states. What had happened? Jun Iwasaki's new company XSEED...

From The New World deserves a high score, so I'm giving it a nicely rounded-off 90%. If this title is any indication of XSEED's ability to localize, I have to say that I am already quick to declare them a major contender for RPG Fans of the "new...

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Shadow Hearts: From the New World

 

Entertaining gameplay? Check. Abundance of sidequests? Uh-huh. Bizarre characters? Yup. Involving story? Not so much.

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