Flames of Judgment is a solid, but somewhat disappointing addition to the selection of SRPGs XBLA and PSN currently have on offer. Although the game offers little in the way of innovation, Hijinx Studios has refined the traditional SRPG with great success. The fact that it has the words 'Vandal Hearts' in the title really doesn't do it any favours though; if this was a new IP, free from the shackles of the series and the scrutinising eyes of its fans, the game could have reached much greater heights. Instead, it will be remembered as little more than a missed opportunity, for which the new aesthetic is almost entirely liable for. Saying this, Vandal Hearts: Flames of Justice is still a robust and enjoyable experience; it just isn't quite what was expected.