Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 85
    I worry that many RPG fans will pass over this game when, in actuality, they would really enjoy it if they gave it a chance.
  2. Strong in every department, from story to combat to graphics. [Mar 2010, p.60]
  3. Our disappointment with the mini-games and minor pacing issues is ultimately outweighed by an innovative and enjoyable battle system. You'll get a lot of bang for your buck here too. The story is funny, the characters completely loveable, and the interface is a treat to tinker around with.
  4. I’m reasonably sure it may not be the most in-depth RPG out there today, but as someone that traditionally doesn’t play the genre I found Glory of Heracles for the Nintendo DS both accessible and a lot of fun to play.
  5. While it's not up to the standards that Square-Enix have set in the past for the genre, Paon and Nintendo have a solid RPG on their hands.
  6. Visually the game makes use of 3D to emulate 2D style sprites, and it's certainly a unique look.
  7. Glory of Heracles is a game that requires managed expectations. If you dive into it expecting lots of mythology fan service, an unforgettable story and hardcore challenge, you'll be disappointed. Instead, this is a game with a detailed yet very usable and well-designed interface that you'll grow to love, and it's particularly accessible to both new and seasoned RPG players.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 20, 2011
    8
    Another good JRPG for the Nintendo DS. With a rich history based on Greek mythology and interesting gameplay turn-based random battle, theAnother good JRPG for the Nintendo DS. With a rich history based on Greek mythology and interesting gameplay turn-based random battle, the game is more good than the critics has have said but presents no change expected. Full Review »
  2. Jan 31, 2011
    10
    It's one of my favourite JRPGs on DS - great story, interesting characters, beautiful (although a bit repetitive) music. Battles are amazing!It's one of my favourite JRPGs on DS - great story, interesting characters, beautiful (although a bit repetitive) music. Battles are amazing! I'd like to see a sequel. Too bad the game isn't "too" popular. Full Review »
  3. ChrisS
    Jan 25, 2010
    8
    This game is a JRPG as far as gameplay is concerned. Nothing more or less, really. Turn based random battles staring a silent protagonist, This game is a JRPG as far as gameplay is concerned. Nothing more or less, really. Turn based random battles staring a silent protagonist, though his hair is surprisingly smooth and non-spiky. In a lot of ways, again based on the gameplay, it reminds me a lot of Dragon Quest 5 on the DS, from the style of battles to the camera controls (which are in the towns only). I personally enjoy this style of gameplay, and so though I've seen it before, I don't mind seeing it again. If you hate turn-based random battle, you will not like the gameplay, but if you do, you will love this game. So why give something with unoriginal gameplayl an 8? The artistic details make this game. The graphics are great, with some of the best looking sprites I've seen in a while. The writing is top notch, something most JRPGs could learn from. In particular, I enjoy the fact that the characters are likable, not surly or crotchety. I actually care about the characters, and enjoy their interactions, even the simplest ones. Overall, the winning story beats out the derivativeness of the gameplay, even if the game play itself is, in my opinion, a blast. Full Review »