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DescriptionThe year is 1898. A young gypsy woman named Koudelka, who possesses unique spiritual abilities, is off to Wales, to investigate the mystery of the Nameton monastery. This monastery was once a regular place of worship, but later was bought by a mysterious man whose death circumstances are yet unclear. Rumors say that supernatural powers have appeared in the monastery since then. But when she begins to explore the monastery, Koudelka discovers she was not the only one who was interested in its past...
Koudelka is a role-playing game with elements of survival horror. Players take the role of Koudelka as she explores the monastery, gathering clues and solving puzzles. This aspect of the gameplay is therefore similar to a survival horror game; however, the combat is strategic and turn-based. During battles, players can position and move the party members freely on the battle field. The amount of actions that can performed during a turn depends on the dexterity of the character. There are also various support and attack spells to cast.
The game features a refined weapon management, in which the damage that is inflicted with a particular kind of weapon (bare hands, guns, maces, etc.) increases the more that the weapon is used. Eventually weapons will break, but new ones can be found from defeated enemies. When one of the characters levels up, players can freely distribute experience points to increase and customize any of their statistics and parameters.
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: Character development - Skill distribution
- Koudelka / Shadow Hearts universe
- Protagonist: Female
- Setting: Belle Époque
|One of a kind horror survival RPG||YID YANG (164501)|
|A Finely and Carefully Crafted Interactive Experience||D P (124)|
|Disturbing the Priest||Zovni (9384)|
|Amazingly pretty for the original Playstation, but boring and repetitive as a game||weregamer (157)|
The Press Says
|Jeuxvideo.com||Sep 19, 2000||17 out of 20||85|
|Quebec Gamers||Aug 25, 2011||8.2 out of 10||82|
|VicioJuegos.com||Jul 25, 2009||69 out of 100||69|
|Just RPG||Dec 16, 1999||64 out of 100||64|
|Super Play||Aug, 2000||6 out of 10||60|
|Legendra||Oct 31, 2009||60|
|Power Unlimited||Nov, 2000||6 out of 10||60|
|Privat Computer PC||2000||50 out of 100||50|
|Svenska PlayStation Magasinet||Oct, 2000||5 out of 10||50|
|Thunderbolt Games||Mar 27, 2005||4 out of 10||40|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Weapon Questions...||3||MasterMegid (900)
Jan 26, 2008
|Shame on those "professional" review sites||4||Indra was here (18575)
May 25, 2007
TriviaThe cut scene at the beginning of the game says that it is set in Aberystwyth in Wales. This place does exist and has a ruined castle which looks similar to the monastery in the game.
Related Web Sites
- Official Website -- Koudelka homepage that contains game info, animations, music, wallpapers and more about the game.
- Wikipedia: Koudelka -- Information about Koudelka at Wikipedia
MAT (64284) added Koudelka (PlayStation) on Nov 20, 2001
Movie and Event Director:
Naoki Kojima, Ayumi Kuboya, Shiori Matsubara, Taizo Matsuno, Hiroshi Nagano, Atsushi Nakai, Takamasa OhsawaCharacter and Motion Design: