I gave up on the Carnelia books after I... got whatever the first one I got was, since there doesn't seem to be any reward for it beyond the Steam Cheevo?.
Finished? the bracer quests in Ruan. Used a FAQ for the candelabrum one because that was stupid. Vista Forest is clanging. I don't really know why I'm still playing this. It's got the kind of mindless, time-consuming property that Solitaire has, so it's useful for convincing myself that I'm doing something when I'm bored but too tired to actually do anything I guess? I find the game to be incredibly addictive even if I don't think it's engaging.
(You get the best weapons for Estelle and Joshua by collecting them all... Sad thing is: You can only pick either one or the other's weapon) :(Shadow Hearts Covenant:
= I missed the first cutscene due to doorbell, and I missed another one due to parent calling. I have no idea what we're on the lam from.
= Joachim is awesome. He's a big ham, but he owns it (his "other form is awesom-est!!!). His connection to a certain SH1 character was both a surprise and a delight. I especially am keen on his very-frugal and practical descision to make use of "weapons" he finds than to bother purchasing them.
= I love the Eastern Europe area town themehttp://youtu.be/gcm3ak-SLqM
o.... Dungeons? What happened? Wtf is this corridor bullshit??? I DON'T LIKE MEMORIZING MAZES. xS
= Fusion designs are a real hit or miss. Like some really got more love than others.
= I'm glad that "individual powers" are back. It's not so much a character uses a general "magic", but their own form of it. Joachim learns wrestling moves, Blanca fights dogs, Gepetto gets new doll dresses. I loved that with the first game where it wasn't magic then either, but Kinetic energy, Chi[?], "Rituals", Secret Weapons, etc. But thsi game makes it more about questing and sidequesting to power up. I kinda like the extra mileage that gives the game
= Gepetto using a cute doll to play dress up is real creepy.... But she's soooo cute in those little fucking outfits! <3
And...omg...STUD CARDS. The heck?!http://shadowhearts.wikia.com/wiki/Stud_Cards
= Blanca is awesome. Mainly because I approve of any sort of canine. I do like his "talking segments". It also took me a good hour to realize he had normal dog eyes and not giant cartoon-dog eyes (the dark fur confused me).
= One of those dumb things: I'm glad they kept the weird ass victory theme (not the first bit, the later part)http://youtu.be/IVpz4ycWD14