JiG is on Patreon and Needs You! Click here for more information


  • Review

  • Browser Games

Heraclos


  • Currently 3.5/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 3.5/5 (30 votes)
Comments (0) | Views (7,144)

HeraclosPoofyImagine strolling down a road, minding your own business. You just went grocery shopping and are holding a few bottles of your favorite drink. And suddenly, out of nowhere, you trip and fall flat to your face. When you take a quick look, you'll find out it's actually an amphora that made you trip, and to make things worse a giant hand descends down from the clouds. That particular hand suddenly orders you to climb Mount Olympus to deliver that amphora to the owner of the hand. Why the hand isn't picking the amphora up right there, has me stumped. Does this sound weird? Giant hands descending from the sky, tripping over amphoras that aren't in use anymore. Well, you're not wrong, but this is the story of young Heraclos and in ancient Greece, things like this happened all the time.

So you're sent on a journey by an unknown god, as a delivery boy. And the game has you travel through a few areas, starting with the Underground. The game is a simple 3D platformer in the style of RiME, but for the entire playthrough I've kept the feeling that it was unfinished. The visuals were smooth and good, the controls a bit wacky since you seem to levitate instead of jumping each time you press the jump button and there were little to no enemies. In my entire playthrough I've met 2 kind, which are easily avoidable. The game itself has a nice premise and can surely turn into a beautiful fully fledged game once finished, but as it is right now it makes you wonder what exact challenge you had when you played it.

Heraclos

In your journey you collect several godlike "powers", which are granted to you by collecting glowing orbs. Now that's fine, but the game let's you use them immediately in the area that's behind the pick-up and once you've passed through, it completely forgets that you have them. The learning mechanic is in place, but it's missing future (and perhaps more difficult) uses that can make the game more challenging.

The voice acting is really good, and the intro and outro animations are what make the game. The plottwist in the end has a certain kind of humor that will either make you smile or facepalm. I did both, at the same time. Overall Heraclos is promising and a fun little time waster, but don't expect a challenge or a fully made game. Even tho it has a beginning and an end, and I haven't found any bugs, it simply feels unfinished. Which, in my opinion, is a shame.

Play Heraclos

No Comments

Leave a comment [top of page]

Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
chrpa Hi, escaping time is here, it's Wednesday! Amajeto's has locked you in their living room, without a balcony but with many tasteful decorations. The second game in this WE is short point'n'click adventure by KiwiRosa and shadowycycledew, in which you...  ...
SuzukaK A tetrapylon -- plural, tetrapyla -- is a type of ancient Roman monument, cubic in shape with gates on each of its four sides. Not much is known about tetrapyla; historians simply assume them to be landmarks at significant crossroads...  ...
6,259 Views
5 Comments
chrpa Welcome! It's Escape Wednesday again! You start locked in Amajeto's living room, and continue in another one of theirs, both colorful and fresh, with nice puzzles. Nickelodeon's game isn't about escaping; you're supposed to find seven magic scarabs, each carefully...  ...
5,138 Views
7 Comments
chrpa Hello, it's Wednesday, it's playing time! In their lovely point'n'click game, Lilou Cormic and Hamsterspit take you to a gloomy and greyish place to help unfortunate zebra. From the other world you return to the completely different one - to...  ...

Visit our Sponsor

Rullo

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Game of the week


Mystery Case Files: Moths to a Flame Collector's Edition

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives