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Glory of Heracles n'est pas un jeu atypique. Il a su cependant s'inspirer des plus grands pour nous proposer une aventure intéressante, des personnages attachants et un gameplay solide. Voici un J-RPG de la vieille école remis au goût du jour sur la Nintendo DS. Un soft qui devrait intéresser les amoureux des RPG classiques et de la Grèce antique. Un jeu sans réelle difficulté. Posé et parfois stratégique, il vous laissera simplement un petit sourire sur les lèvres et une pensée affectueuse pour cette bande de Héros. Puis vous pourrez passer à autre chose, il aura rempli son contrat.
The unique Greek theme portrayed in Glory of Heracles does introduce some interesting storyline twists throughout the adventure and the many gameplay variations used in the combat system certainly give the game a deep level of playability not seen in many DS RPGs to date. Despite the sluggish pacing of the game at times, the overall quest is enjoyable and one that should keep RPG fans interested, at least long enough to finish the 25+ hour quest. Of course those looking for something a bit more streamlined might find the increased amount of micromanaging of the playable characters a little tedious. At the very least, Glory of Heracles is yet another enjoyable title to add to the ever-increasing DS line of RPGS and that's certainly not a bad thing.
I wish The Glory of Heracles had taken a few more risks. The story has a good thing going, with your requisite twists, and an interesting set of characters. However, it is wasted on a game that struggles to find uniqueness. While the game does a good job doing everything you expect it to, the problem is that it only does what you expect it to. RPGs, Japanese style or otherwise, have advanced and The Glory of Heracles feels dated by comparison.
The game is simple enough for genre newcomers, but it uses some complex options that are almost worthless during the first half and do nothing to enliven gameplay later. Glory of Heracles is competent but ordinary and is worth a look only if you find its customization options or ether system appealing.
The Nintendo DS is home to some heavy hitters in the classic role-playing genre, many of which would be better options than Glory of Heracles. There isn't anything fundamentally bad about this RPG, and it does present itself in a fairly stress free manner. It meets expectations, but never strives to impress. And that leaves it with long stretches of gameplay that would best be described as simply boring.