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Shadow Hearts: From the New World (PlayStation 2)

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Description

The year is 1929. America is threatened by a mysterious evil power. Pale green distortions in the sky, called "windows", spawn vicious monsters. Johnny Garland is a young man who has lost his family and his memory in a terrible accident. It turns out that he inherited a fortune from his father, but he is not interested in money, but in re-discovering his own past. For that reason, Johnny becomes a private investigator. He receives an assignment which involves capturing an escaped convict. During the investigation, Johnny meets Shania, a native American woman who works as a monster-hunter. From that point on, the destinies of the two are linked together...

This installment of the Shadow Hearts series utilizes almost the same gameplay system as Shadow Hearts: Covenant. The turn-based battles are once again controlled by the Judgment Ring: you must stop a spinning indicator on a colored segment of a ring in order to execute a successful attack. New in this game are combo attacks which the players can execute through special areas of the Judgment Ring.

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Alternate Titles

  • "影之心:来自新世界" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "シャドウハーツ フロム・ザ・ニュー・ワールド" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Play Magazine 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
VicioJuegos.com Oct 04, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Next Level Gaming May 31, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Gaming Target Mar 21, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
Worth Playing Mar 31, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 27, 2007 16 out of 20 80
Gamer.nl Jun 05, 2007 8 out of 10 80
IGN Mar 07, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Thunderbolt Games May 28, 2008 5 out of 10 50

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