Glory of Heracles DS

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
Buy On
  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. Nintendo Gamer
    84
    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.

Awards & Rankings

#26 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010
#27 Most Shared DS Game of 2010
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Oct 9, 2016
    10
    Very good game.
    The art and movement of chars and enemies are very elaborated.
    The combat system works well and is really deep, but don't is
    Very good game.
    The art and movement of chars and enemies are very elaborated.
    The combat system works well and is really deep, but don't is needed dive in it. you can play simple too and works.
    The plot is well build and the use of the mythology let it ever better.
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  2. Sep 21, 2016
    4
    If you've played an other JRPG, you've played Glory of Heracles. It's plot is boring, battles are fun the first few times but wane inIf you've played an other JRPG, you've played Glory of Heracles. It's plot is boring, battles are fun the first few times but wane in entertainment over time, the battle system brings barely anything original, the game is much longer than it needs to be (JRPG veterans can beat it in about twenty hours, while newcomers may take anywhere from twenty five to thirty hours), and it's soundtrack is forgettable. As for positives, it has great graphics for a 2010 DS game and it may be a good game to introduce reluctant people into the genre. But other than that niche crowd, you will fine little to no enjoyment in Glory of Heracles. And even if you need a game that eases someone into JRPGS, you can do much better than Glory of Heracles, even on the DS. Might I recommend Chrono Trigger's DS remake. In conclusion, Glory of Heracles is a bare bones, standard JRPG with really nothing going for it. But then again, there's nothing fundamentally wrong with the game, it plays exactly like you'd expect a JRPG to play. But that right there is a problem. When I score games, I tend to look for what it does differently when compared to other games of the same genre. If you simply do nothing new, then your even worse than a bad game that tried to change up the formula. Full Review »
  3. 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 »