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Vandal Hearts (PlayStation)

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Description

Vandal Hearts is a turn-based strategy RPG. It follows a fixed plot-line with set battles, focusing more on strategic elements than adventure elements.

The combat takes place in a series 3D grid based maps and each character in the party has a certain amount of movements they can perform each turn. As the game progresses, other characters join and leave the party and as they increase in level they can progress along different paths of development. Between each battle there is a cut scene that develops the plot using the same 3D engine as the combat (and often the same areas).

In between battles you have the opportunity to talk to people in cities as well as purchase different equipment for the up coming battles.

Screenshots

Vandal Hearts PlayStation Intro
Vandal Hearts PlayStation The villagers are under a spell, destroy the statues, but spare the villagers
Vandal Hearts PlayStation Title Screen
Vandal Hearts PlayStation At level 10 and 20, characters can choose a new class

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User Reviews

Medieval fantasy at its best. DarkDove (64) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Good strategy game that keeps you coming back for more. cimerians (48) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 1999 A+ 100
Netjak Oct 04, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
Game Revolution Apr, 1997 A- 91
Legendra Jan 05, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
RPGFan Nov 20, 1998 82 out of 100 82
Game Critics Jan 07, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Edge Jun, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Oct 16, 2005 8 out of 10 80
IGN Apr 09, 1997 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Mar 27, 1997 7.1 out of 10 71

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Trivia

The game was named the Best Strategy Game of the Year in PSExtreme Magazine's 1997 Extreme Awards (Vol. 3, Iss. 3).

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Fafnir (72) added Vandal Hearts (PlayStation) on Apr 04, 2001
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