Covenant is easily one of the best RPG's ever. So unique, so polished, so memorable, so epic. UGH
A new Shadow Hearts will never happen though :( IIRC Aruze/Sacnoth/etc. disbanded and most of the people responsible for Covenant are now with Mistwalker (Blue Dragon/Lost Odyssey/The Last Story), and Mistwalker is now doing mobile games. And they also don't own the Shadow Hearts IP. Not sure who does actually.
I'm not backing down, yes. I mean, at least DMC2 has a consistent tone. And Dante looks very good on that game, too. It's been a while since I last played it, though, so I might not be remembering well what I did not like about it. But I recall very clearly what I didn't like about DMC4.
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Saying "the leak is fake" but then saying many stuff sounds right, only the reveal is not as late (which the OP admitted can still happen earlier) is bullshit and should put your account as much on the line as the OPs.
It honestly shocks me how Shadow Hearts was never successful. Covenant and From the New World were so fucking good, and you'd think the setting would appeal to a lot of people. Visuals were gorgeous and the gameplay is more fun than 99% of other turn-based games.
We're getting umpteen Ys, Tales, Yakuza, and Atelier games along with new Valkyria Chronicles, .hack, Xenoblade Chronicles, and whatever else, but no Shadow Hearts. Not even bad PC ports or PS2 classics. The world is cruel.
Please be it with the outstanding Panta Rhei engine with its dynamic GI and dynamic fluids, fire , smoke and not a third party engine which will make the game look very generic like any other game using that engine. I don't care even if it is 720p, a game using that engine has to happen. SquareSoft didn't ditch their Luminous Engine in FFXV in favour of another third party engine and struggled to the end even after a decade and released the game with that engine. A real shame if that engine is dead before birth.
I don’t think I support this type of leak (it would have been fine with just it just disclosing the game’s existence, platforms, and base concepts), taking into account that the game might not be announced until June. I understand that other people might have had access to this information and it might have started circulating through other places, but I still would have avoided leaking such precise details for a project that might already be facing pushbacks.
Yes. Development details often change, and we are of that. I would be surprised if the whole if the leak was accurate, but I am relatively sure some parts are accurate, namely the game's existence for one.