Koudelka is emotionally scarred, but stronger and more independent.
Shadow Hearts: Covenant: Some people believe that the proper play-through is first game: bad ending, second game: good ending, first game: good ending. It helps if you prefer the many-worlds explanation of time travel. This has a benefit of explaining Anne's Cross. Yes, it goes through a time loop, but it's only a single (open-ended) one. Others wonder why Anne's Cross doesn't get more battered with every loop, apparently thinking there's a stable time loop going on.