Excerpt: Not only do I write review for Family Friendly Gaming, but I love seeing the various games that are covered. I was eager to play and review Glory of Heracles. I had to purchase the game myself since one did not come in. I am a bit of a Nintendo fanboy, and the editors keep that in mind when I review a Nintendo game. I have to admit that I am very disappointed with Glory of Heracles. Players take on the role of Heracles who is the illegitimate son of Zeus.
Conclusion: Glory of Heracles is a tough call to make. It would be an impressive role-playing game if it was released on a system with little genre support, but the Nintendo DS isn't wanting for fantastic RPGs. Even the handheld's more traditional RPGs, like Dragon Quest IV and Dragon Quest V have a unique character that carries the games' shortcomings.
Summary: Although the graphical and aural aspects of Glory of Heracles may be lack, the rest of the game is highly enjoyable. The story is well written and even though it uses numerous RPG cliches including the silent amnesiac protagonist, the wit and humour more than make up for it. The engine is well done and the game allows for some pretty intricate customization of your characters.
Traditional RPG features lots of mild fantasy combat.
Common Sense Media
25 June 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Glory of Heracles is a standard turn-based role-playing game. It tells a story about a fight between good and evil and contains age-appropriate narrative. Fantasy combat plays a large role (most of the game is spent in battle), but attacks involve flashes of light rather than buckets of gore, making them pretty easy to stomach. Mild profanity (“hell” and “damn”) is present but used sparingly and only for dramatic effect.
Excerpt: Welcome to the world of Glory of Heracles, you are the titular Heracles, the son of the god Zeus and beautiful Alcmene; mighty, courageous and intelligent are the words that best describe you. You stand valiantly against the forces of darkness and are charged with spending your immortal life defending both the heavens above and the people below… well, maybe.
Excerpt: Over the course of the last decade or so, North America has seen a remarkable influx of games and series which, in the past, had been exclusive to the east. From Shin Megami Tensei to Fire Emblem , the widening acceptance of gaming in general has allowed for a much broader cross-section of Japanese gaming to be seen on our shores. However, there still remain a number of long running series which have yet to make the jump across the pond.