The ‘bad’ ending is an even bigger letdown and feel just thrown on there. However, the game’s story and characters make the game worthwhile and you will probably have to play a second time to catch everything Sacnoth put into this game.
But SHC is a LONG game, and as fun as it is, playing this game straight through requires a lot of commitment and there are other games you may wish to play instead, especially because of how linear SHC is.
All the NPC’s fit the period as well in terms of clothing style and mannerisms.Even before the treaty, they were not on the same page. Yuri loses all of his powers and is cursed by a great magic, you learn who the real bad guys are in this game, and your team is formed.German had forced Italy to be their ally in the Central Powers. Shadow Hearts 2 introduces you to a lot of new faces, but also some familiar ones as well.Speaking of Koudelka, it’s interesting that Karin looks exactly like her, but with a palette swap… The only downside is Karin, as the dialogue given to her isn’t the best, but the actress makes the best of her lines. It’s perfect and you find yourself wondering where it came from. All the little nuances put into the game add an extra level of delight. Control & Gameplay Although Shadow Hearts 1 had the most original engine for turn based combat I had ever seen, there were times where it annoyed me.Listen carefully when traipsing through the Paris subways, or to the noises in the Graveyard. “Why can’t the strike zone be just a little larger. The Judgment Ring is what controls everything in the game.Although hearing crusty old Gepetto tell Yuri that he’s screwed is amusing when you realize that wasn’t even a slang term back then.