Koudelka is a Survival Horror Tactical RPG developed and released by Sacnoth, with Hiroki Kikuta at the helm. Set in Wales, it follows the titular character of Koudelka as she finds two other “allies” and explores an old monestary that is now filled with monsters. A game that is filled to the brim with mystery, terrifying createures and a very dark storyline, this was a huge departure from the typical JRPGs on the PS1.
Due to a lack of marketing, Koudelka largely went under the radar, leading to poor sales and now making it a somewhat rare game to find. However, the team behind it eventually went on to create the Shadow Hearts series, the first of which is a direct sequel to Koudelka.