Glory of Heracles - Nintendo DS
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- Pit your heroes against monsters of myth in turn-based battles.
- Receive the powers and magical abilities of the gods.
- Players travel the countryside to meet new characters, collect helpful items and gain experience.
- Strategy is key during battle, but once the fighting is over, players can gather the spoils of war.
- Players can opt to use the stylus or +control pad and buttons to control movement in the game, while the touch screen is required to complete optional challenges used to power up spells or skills during battle
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Not everything plays out exactly as the legends say. Great cities still wage war, mythological monsters haunt the land and the gods of Olympus fight while heroes and men suffer difficult lives, but in the midst of this chaos, a young boy washes up on the shores of Crete, devoid of memories and divinely blessed with immortality. Who granted him this gift, and to what end? Will his quest to regain his memories shed light and hope on the gods or ignite a new war that destroys all?
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Glory of Heracles features many familiar references to Ancient Greek characters and locations with a rich storyline inspired by Greek Mythology without explicitly recreating events. The story begins when a boy washes up on the island of Crete. He doesn't remember how he got there or even who he is. In this unique adventure, he soon meets companions with equally murky backgrounds and finds out he's immortal...just like his new friends. Glory of Heracles also features a deep, role-playing battle system and magic that can be powered up through the use of touch screen challenges. Players can visit well-known locations like Sparta, Athens and even the legendary Mount Olympus.
Top Customer Reviews
The game, like many DS RPGs out there these days, begins with a pretty standard (some what contrived) storyline. You're a hero, you wake up with your memory all but erased, and over time you work to recover your memory (and do some other big things like save the world) along the way. Sounds familiar? The story here won't blow you away but it will keep you interested enough with a few twists and turns, and again if you're a Greek myth fan, you'll be happy either way.
As for the mechanics, the battle system is what you would expect. You can choose attack commands, magic spells, special skills, etc. One plus is that unlike some other RPGs, here you can augment your magic power by selecting an optional mini game after you cast your spell. The mini game gives you the opportunity to jack up your magic attack power ... but with the risk of failing as well. It's a nice little compliment to a traditional formula. I also like how you can do 'overkills' by attacking a downed foe and using the residual ether to replace a little MP that you need. It's a nice additional bit of strategy which is always welcome for a long game like this.
Battles tend to go pretty fast and the encounters within the dungeons and in the overworld are all random-based. The happen pretty frequently, but the fun battle system keeps the monotony down. Having the ability to collect items and forge your own weapons also adds to the fun.
Otherwise, the sounds and graphics are all reasonably done.Read more ›
This is your standard story RPG (amnesia hero of the world). The graphics are a bit strange to me as they look like 3D characters but they are kind of awkward. It looks like a game that was done several years ago--but with a few upgrades. I believe that may actually be the case but I'm not sure. I know the series is strong in Japan but this is the first one brought to our shores.
I found the music to be a bit refreshing. It can get redundant in battle but overall I was fine with it as background.
The story starts off very slow in my opinion. Much slower than other RPG's. I put the game down several times the first several hours I played as I found it hard to maintain my interest. This knocks it down a notch from 5 stars for me--because that first character just cannot sustain the story himself. Even with the addition of Leucos it is hard to be motivated by story when you first play. I would advise to stick with it as it does get better as more characters are added and you encounter more characters. Some stay with you a while and others are there for their own little segment and will soon go away. I found the two that join you on ship towards the beginning of the game to be very funny--I enjoyed thier dialogue.
The gameplay is strange mix. Once you go into battle you go into a grid based tactical type encounter--so the game felt like a mix to me of a strategy RPG and a regular JRPG. I really liked it as I like both types.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I played this game as a kid and loved it despite the lagging storyline. I was really dissapointed because I wanted to know how the story ended, but ended up having to stop because... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jennifer VanDeventer
Glory of Heracles is a really fun yet fairly simple RPG.
The story is pretty involved but progresses pretty quickly. Read more
This is such a great game! I am kind of hard to please when it comes to DS games. What can I say? I like what I like! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kathleen Simmons
Great game, I've always liked it even though it's kinda old and it was sorta pricyPublished 12 months ago by Tyler
I don't understand the flack this game gets from many people who have played it. This title in the Heracles series is a perfectly serviceable RPG for the Nintendo DS. Read morePublished 13 months ago by MB
First o all, why would ay idiot give this anything less than 5 stars? Considering the other crap that comes out for the DS;this is the best RPG on the DS. Read morePublished 16 months ago by GLENN REILEY
Wonderful game. I would recommend it to anyone who loves turn based rpgs and Herculean mythology.Published 16 months ago by warlord2183