Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Reviews (Nintendo 64)

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2.2
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70
Video Games (Aug, 2000)
Kann man schon mal zwischendurch einlegen, diesen Helden alter Schule. Soundtechnisch keine Erleuchtung, im Spielprinzip sind nicht wirklich große Innovationen versteckt, und auch grafisch tut sich nicht besonders viel. Allerdings macht es immer wieder ein wenig Laune, 200 Tonnen Felsgestein mit ein paar Faustschlägen in Kieselsteine zu verwandeln. Hercules schlägt komplett in die gleiche Kerbe wie Xena – als Fernsehserie und als Spiel: Nicht wirklich abendfüllend, aber gut für zwischendurch.
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Neben den körperbetonten Einsätzen warten auch einige Rätsel darauf, von dir gelöst zu werden. Spätestens hier beginnt das Spiel zu gähnen. Mehr, als Schlüssel von A nach B zu tragen, fiel Player 1 nicht ein. Gespeichert wird an einem festen Punkt - nämlich beim Schriftführer. Innovation? Fehlanzeige. Schade, dass man stundenlang durch Tempelruinen läuft, gegen einäugige Riesen antritt und doch keine rechte Stimmung aufkommen will. Die spielerischen Mängel werden durch technische Fehler verschlimmert: Das Kampfsystem erweist sich als unausgereift und auch die Steuerung im Allgemeinen offenbart, gerade bei Sprungpassagen, eklatante Makel. Grafisch ist Hercules ebenfalls nur Durchschnitt. Highlights, wie schön texturierte Gebäude, haben Seltenheitswert. In Zeiten, in denen dank Expansion Pak High-Res-Grafiken auch auf einem N64 möglich sind, ist die Hercules-Optik zu schwachbrüstig.
65
HappyPuppy (Dec 28, 2000)
I was stuck for a while in one of the initial areas before realizing that Hercules could smash enormous, path-blocking boulders with his bare hands. This aspect aside, the game has a typical "walk about, search for keys, flip a switch, search for power-ups" feel that never seems to pull any major punches. If you've got nothing better to do, consider renting it.
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GameSpot (Feb 13, 2001)
If you've already completed the Nintendo 64's other adventure games, Hercules is at least worth a rental. You'll probably find the adventure moderately challenging. However, once you discover the puzzles' solutions, you'll beat the game quickly. Fans of the show or Greek mythology will enjoy controlling the familiar characters. Hercules isn't godly, but as a whole it's a decent adventure.
56
Nintendojo (2000)
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys had a lot of potential, and the game features a lot of great ideas and concepts, but falls short in a big way with its lacklustre controls and gameplay. If only the developers spent as much time working on the games’ engine as they did making the visuals of this game look so good, then maybe they could have pulled of a great game and a worthwhile purchase. Rent this game if you would like to see some nice visuals, beat up a lot of hooligans, and destroy stuff, but don’t complain when you’re having difficulties controlling the big man.
55
Gamezilla (Mar 01, 2001)
HTLJ is a dull, unimaginative game. It is 20-some hours I will never get back. Fans of the show might have enjoyed it more then I did, but I seriously doubt it. A combination of dull gameplay and minimalist graphics expose this game as an obvious attempt to cash in on the shows popularity without putting the effort into making a good game. Leave this one on the shelf.
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Mega Fun (Oct, 2000)
Herkules ist ein typisches Jump&Run. Die zu lösenden Rätsel sind nicht gerade die neuesten und wurden bei anderen Vertretern dieses Genres schon wesentlich besser umgesetzt. Kritische Situationen wie z.B. das Balancieren auf einem Baumstamm wurden durch die gewöhnungsbedürftige Kamereinstellung zusätzlich erschwert. Die Lösung der Probleme ist meist einfach, aber leider oft uneinsichtig. So rennt die Spielfigur öfters planlos durch die Landschaft, um den Gegenstand zu finden, welcher für das Weiterspielen unabdingbar ist. Solche, doch eher sinnlosen Suchereien drücken den Spaß gewaltig. Insgesamt betrachtet kann dieses Spiel nur frenetischen Herkules-Fans empfohlen werden.
48
While there may have been good intentions for Hercules, the game is so absurdly cookie cutter it comes off as trite and uninspired. This is yet another title I might have recommended for a younger player, but the game's Teen rating and awkward play pretty much rule that out. The level designs are so hopelessly linear that any moron could walk through them in their sleep. Of course, there are moments when the game breaks down to an adventure style where you play diplomat and parcel delivery boy for several people just to get that silly key for a wooden door that Herc shouldn't have any problems just busting through anyway. If you do happen to buy this game, I have a rare three-cylinder Volvo wagon you might be interested in as well.
30
So this is a legendary journey, huh? Other than capturing a fairly decent likeness of Hercules, this game is a monstrosity. Like I’ve always said, anything Kevin Sorbo touches is destined to fail.
25
Based on the popular, but largely inane, TV show of the same name, Hercules suffers from poor design and mythologically bad implementation of said design. The entire game is a testament to the powers that can turn an ancient myth of epic proportions into a trial of pain and suffering on par with the torment of Sisyphus. An abysmally bad interface combined with sub-par quests and the complete lack of interesting content makes Hercules less fun than boxing match with the Titans and far less interesting.