John "Karlinn" Boske writes "While poking around Konami and hoping the psych profile thing for the Silent Hill remake isn't as gimmicky as it sounds, I got a quick taste of Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment for the 360, a prequel to the original for the PlayStation. It's been a while since I got a taste of a good, turn-based strategy RPG, such that I probably would've gotten creamed by the giant enemy worm if it hadn't been half dead when I started playing.
I picked up the controller smack in the middle of a battle and sort of had to learn the controls on the fly. The heroes were fighting some ugly flying parasites, backed by a giant worm that appeared to be spawning them somehow. The good guys were stacked with a healthy amount of muscle, magic, and potions, and the boss monster was crippled, but the fight was by no means a pushover considering how much damage the things were dishing out."