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Vandal Hearts

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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 Thieves attack
Vandal Hearts PlayStation Phase Shift, one of the most powerful spells mid-game. Use with care if you have a weak stomach.
Vandal Hearts PlayStation At level 10 and 20, characters can choose a new class
Vandal Hearts PlayStation Attacking a Clay Golem

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User Reviews

Medieval fantasy at its best. PlayStation DarkDove (64)
Good strategy game that keeps you coming back for more. PlayStation cimerians (48)

The Press Says

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