CheatCC says, "Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment is pretty much your typical SRPG affair. There are a handful of elements tossed into the mix that give the game a subtle waft of freshness, but it's solely something for those jonesing to play this type of game on their console. Like boxed wine, you get a lot of product on the cheap, but don't expect the taste to be great. The production values get the job done - nothing more, nothing less. Though the overall adventure isn't at all compelling, the gameplay is fun in small spurts."