Players earn four kinds of heart energy in Shining Hearts: joy (red), anger (yellow), sadness (blue), comfort (green). You can spend heart energy in battle to trigger special moves or you can use it to bake bread. Rick, the lead character in Shining Hearts, can give bread to villagers or eat it during battle.
Cooking comes from the heart, right? So, do conversation choices. Bake too much and you might not be able to choose some options. Players can earn more heart energy by interacting with residents and completing quests.
Here’s a look at some of Shining Hearts’ sub-characters like Hank the steelarm dwarf and Dylan the sea wolf with twin swords. Yes, Shining Hearts has pirates. Multiple factions, actually. There are the Sorcery Pirate Sirens led by Mistral. Ghost Pirate Helghast and the Knight Pirate Brigade Arc Buccaneer.