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Hercules generally follows the storyline of the movie, and even contains film clips between levels. The comical voice samples and background music are lifted straight from the film, and there's even a music video included! Most importantly, Hercules is fun to play, with plenty of variety, secret areas, bosses, and power-ups. Whether you enjoyed the film or not, this is a very entertaining title that will appeal to gamers of all ages.
Le mélange de la 3D et de la 2D fonctionne à merveille. Hercule est presque sans défaut... mais sans surprise.
This is a great game that the whole family will love. It is almost as fun to watch as it is to play. The graphics are beautiful and the controls are adequate, but I wish it was not so hard to save. It was frustrating going through the same levels over and over. All in all, Hercules is a good time.
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This one takes me back to the good ol' days of Virgin's 16-bit Disney-based games. Hercules packs the old-school charm and gameplay of classics like Aladdin, combined with the most fluid animation yet seen in a Playstation game. It offers a good variety of levels, too (the side-scrolling stages are the best). I do wish it was easier to collect passwords.
הבוסים פשוט נפלאים (ביחוד ההידרה), ובכלל יש כאן משחק קליל וכיפי.
A very good Disney / Virgin effort. The game is like playing the movie and really throws everything at the gamer. It's got great graphics, very good sound, a movie soundtrack and good solid platform gameplay. It's a sure winner for those of you that like this genre of game and even worth a look see for those of you that don't.
Hercules is an amazing game that features some of the best graphics and sound ever seen in a side scroller. With all its eye candy, amazing music, and voices, Hercules is a game not to be missed. Even though Hercules is an action game (as the title implies), players who like looking for secrets and hidden items won't be disappointed. The only drawback to the game is the recurring problem with most side scrollers: It is easily beaten within a week or so. Just the same, anyone looking for some old school action should definitely pick up this game.
If you're a fan of the movie, then I recommend at least renting this game. If you're not a fan, then I still recommend at least renting this game or playing it at some store display. If you hate Disney but love Hercules, then try the other Hercules game (see review of Herc's Adventures by Colin) or bite the bullet. If you've played any other Disney movie-turned-game, then you won't be seeing anything new and should consider renting. And if you're a game reviewer, give the game a B.
Needless to say, Hercules is very fun to play. The simple controls and the balanced gameplay are refreshing, and let gamers of all ages jump right into the action. Unfortunately, this is also a weak-point. Hard-core gamers won't find very much replay value. Even with the three levels of difficulty, the game doesn't provide much of a long-term challenge. However, fans of 16-bit Disney games like Sega's Aladdin and Virgin's Lion King will still want to check Hercules out.
Hercules was a delightful romp through the Greek myths, and while the animation was beautifully done, the story was a little too much like previous Disney efforts. The same can be said about Disney's Hercules, the new action game based on the movie. Sure it looks pretty good, but we've seen it all before, and on less powerful hardware.