Quite Simply Superb As Good As It`s Prequel Koudelka.
This game incase you dont know is a sort of sequel to Koudelka which appeared on the Playstation back in 2000.
Koudelka was a kind of Gothic rpg game set in wales england 1899, i have yet to finish Koudelka but i know for a fact this game is linked to Koudelka because her son is in Shadow Hearts in the form of a pick pocket who you encounter during your trip to london in the game.
this game keeps Koudelka`s gothic feel to it through the music and especially when you visit the Blue Castle in Transylvania which is home to a vampire called Keith who becomes partners with you (i renamed him to ``Radu`` because that was the name of the vampire guy in the 5 subspecies movies who is the vamp of vamp`s and the most evil looking of them all, though Keith isn`t evil looking).
if you have played Koudelka you will see all or should i say notice all the links to Koudelka in this game, Father James O`Flaherty (if thats the correct spelling) he helped Koudelka in the first game and he`s mentioned in this one as are people who are linked to him or linked to those who knew him.
this game is only one of a few that actually made me play without using my action reply to see the end by putting all my characters stat`s up, I DIDN`T do that with this game or with Breath Of Fire 3 & 4 or Koudelka, because these games have got appeal and i aint an RPG fan but these games i`ve mentioned appeal to me a lot.
the main appeal of this game and Koudelka are they have a gothic feel to them and the music is great the games are better than the final fantasy games which are over rated poop.
we need more games like Koudelka and Shadow Hearts a lot more, the story of this game keeps you entertained and makes you want to find out more well it does for me.
Alice (re-named to Sarah) is nice looking i like her outfit in the game, Yuri (re-named to Jaymz) is the main character of the game, Keith the vampire (re-named to Radu) joins your quest because he is dying of boredom in his castle, Master Chen (re-named to Chan) is the mysterious china man who pop`s up every now and again who eventually joins your team as well.
there are more characters in the game but i am not giving too much away for those yet to play it or complete it.
rating for this game 10/10. rating for atmosphere 10/10. rating for music 10/10.
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