Shadow Hearts: From The New World review

  • 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

Shadow Hearts: From The New World takes several risks - chief among them being the new publisher and the brand new story and characters. Amazingly, though, it works. It works really well. Shadow Hearts has a really odd world but at least it holds your interest. The Judgment Ring is old hat by now but it's still compelling. If the thought of playing as a goofy rip-off of Ninja Gaiden star Ryu Hyabusa named Frank, who always refers to himself in the third person, doesn't have you running for the hills, then by all means pick up Shadow Hearts: From The New World. You definitely won't find yourself bored.

More Info

Release date: Mar 07 2006 - PS2 (US)
May 25 2007 - PS2 (UK)
Available Platforms: PS2
Genre: Role Playing
Published by: XSEED Games
Developed by: Aruze, Nautilus
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Crude Humor, Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol, Use of Tobacco, Violence
PEGI Rating:


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