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.