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Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 7

I keep mentioning this game in my articles and have used several sample movie scenes of it as well. But one really needs to have experienced the game in full to appreciate its quality. If you haven’t been spoiled yet (or even if you have), watch this series of youtube videos first before you read any of the related articles. I’m planning a weekly release schedule.

If you haven’t seen it yet, start with part 1. Or better yet, play it yourself. There is a fan translation patch available at romhacking.net which I used for this Let’s Play.

In part 7 our hero is reunited with Reion and they help an old man to get back into Athens after he locked himself out.

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Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 6

I keep mentioning this game in my articles and have used several sample movie scenes of it as well. But one really needs to have experienced the game in full to appreciate its quality. If you haven’t been spoiled yet (or even if you have), watch this series of youtube videos first before you read any of the related articles. I’m planning a weekly release schedule.

If you haven’t seen it yet, start with part 1. Or better yet, play it yourself. There is a fan translation patch available at romhacking.net which I used for this Let’s Play.

In part 6 our hero heads the Spartan troop into a cave where the real monster resides that blocks the passage out of Sparta with an invincible illusion. After this boss is defeated, he finally can go to Athens.

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Kanji Duel

 

In eigenem Fenster spielen.

Dieses Spiel soll zum Üben von Vokabeln und schnellem Tippen dienen. Es ist inspiriert von Segas The Typing of the Dead, eine Parodie des Zombispiels The House of the Dead, bei der die Gegner durch Eintippen erschossen werden.

Einbettungskode (die Werte für die Höhe (height) und die Breite (width) lassen sich anpassen):

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Kanjivokabeln fliegen auf euch zu. Schreibt ihre Lesung, um sie ins Visier zu nehmen. Aber sie muss 100 % korrekt sein, um die Vokabel zu erledigen.

Einige Kanji haben mehr als eine Lesung. Nur eine jedoch kann das schwebende Kanji besiegen. Versucht es mit einer anderen Lesung, wenn die vorige nicht gewirkt hat.

Je näher ihr die Kanji euch auf die Pelle rücken lasst, desto häufiger werden sie auf euch schießen! Aber um euch anzugreifen, müssen sie ihre „Namen“ preisgeben, also nutzt diese Information, um sie zu erledigen, bevor sie euch erledigen.

Einmal getippt, kann ein Zeichen nicht mehr gelöscht werden. Müsst ihr eine falsche Lesung verwerfen, drückt die Leertaste, um jederzeit zu schießen.

Für Smartdevices ohne richtige Tastatur gibt es unten ein Touchtastenfeld.

Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 5

I keep mentioning this game in my articles and have used several sample movie scenes of it as well. But one really needs to have experienced the game in full to appreciate its quality. If you haven’t been spoiled yet (or even if you have), watch this series of youtube videos first before you read any of the related articles. I’m planning a weekly release schedule.

If you haven’t seen it yet, start with part 1. Or better yet, play it yourself. There is a fan translation patch available at romhacking.net which I used for this Let’s Play.

In part 5 our hero becomes captain of a Spartan troop.

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Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 4

I keep mentioning this game in my articles and have used several sample movie scenes of it as well. But one really needs to have experienced the game in full to appreciate its quality. If you haven’t been spoiled yet (or even if you have), watch this series of youtube videos first before you read any of the related articles. I’m planning a weekly release schedule.

If you haven’t seen it yet, start with part 1. Or better yet, play it yourself. There is a fan translation patch available at romhacking.net which I used for this Let’s Play.

In part 4 our heroes return to the pixie village once more before they finally leave the island and meet the dark one, a fierce beast obstructing the sea ways.

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Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 3

I keep mentioning this game in my articles and have used several sample movie scenes of it as well. But one really needs to have experienced the game in full to appreciate its quality. If you haven’t been spoiled yet (or even if you have), watch this series of youtube videos first before you read any of the related articles. I’m planning a weekly release schedule.

If you haven’t seen it yet, start with part 1. Or better yet, play it yourself. There is a fan translation patch available at romhacking.net which I used for this Let’s Play.

In part 3 our hero goes to watch the local attraction called the suicide jump show and makes a new friend. They also return to Gortyn to visit the temple and be baptised with magic.

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Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 2

I keep mentioning this game in my articles and have used several sample movie scenes of it as well. But one really needs to have experienced the game in full to appreciate its quality. If you haven’t been spoiled yet (or even if you have), watch this series of youtube videos first before you read any of the related articles. I’m planning a weekly release schedule.

If you haven’t seen it yet, start with part 1. Or better yet, play it yourself. There is a fan translation patch available at romhacking.net which I used for this Let’s Play.

In part 2, our hero needs to find a way into Knossos. Since the guards won’t let him in he takes a detour to Gortyn first. The plan he comes up with to smuggle himself into Knossos creates some unforeseen new problems though.

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Mag-Net


Einbettungskode (die Werte für die Höhe (height) und die Breite (width) lassen sich anpassen):

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Das einzige, was ich an diesem Spiel geändert habe, ist der Hintergrund, ansonsten ist es noch dasselbe wie vor drei Jahren. Aber stellt es euch mal auf dem 3DS vor, mit einem speziellen Touchpen mit einer blauen und einer roten Kugel am Ende. Schon auf der Wii konnte man die vom Spieler kontrollierten beiden Kugeln auch in den Bildschirm hinein bzw. aus ihm heraus bewegen.

Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 1

I keep mentioning this game in my articles and have used several sample movie scenes of it as well. But one really needs to have experienced the game in full to appreciate its quality. If you haven’t been spoiled yet (or even if you have), watch this series of youtube videos first before you read any of the related articles. I’m planning a weekly release schedule.

Or better yet, play it yourself. There is a fan translation patch available at romhacking.net which I used for this Let’s Play.

In part 1, our amnesiac hero finds himself in a small village and soon meets an unfortunate fate. As he comes to understand his special condition (and the secret of the village) he sets out on a great journey.

You might notice that the game screen is framed. The third game in the series was the only one to feature such a frame and its meaning might be related to another frame from another game written by NOJIMA Kazushige around that time. In the fourth game in the Jake Hunter series As Time Goes By (collected in Jake Hunter: Memories of the Past for Nintendo DS) a frame features prominently also.

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The Death Undo: A Guilty General’s Wish

In my article series on The Girl Who Leapt Through Time I explained how this youth novel strikes a cord with the reader by offering them a fantasy in which an unfortunate event (leading to death, for example) can be undone, and the past be redone. I also mentioned how this resonates with the structure of video games because you usually have more than one life, and/or restart points from which to redo already past events. Which is probably why this novel keeps getting referenced by video game plots.

ITOI Shigesato’s Mother RPG, which was one of the games I covered in this series, contains the opposite scenario as well, confronting the player with a death they can’t undo. I’m talking about the flying men in Magicant.1 Magicant is the magic kingdom ruled by the Queen Mary and symbolizes the player’s subconscious. The Mother Encyclopedia players guide describes them as follows:

The house of the flying men
The dream of the flying men lives in your heart…

On the Northern outskirts of Magicant there is a single house all by itself. Here live five brothers, kind of like birds, kind of like humans. They’re the flying men. Back when you were still little, your mother used to whisper the story of the flying men into your ears from the side of your bed. You probably don’t remember this very sad story which your great grandmother created. You should go and visit them. Try talking to them. Because maybe you might remember the story.

The flying men join your party one at a time when you talk to them. But you can’t restore their HP so during your battles they will inevitably die at some point. You can go back to recruit more flying men until their family is extinct and you can even find their tombstones. Or you can quit meeting them, leave them alone and alive, at the same time leaving yourself alone with your guilt.

The flying men in Mother (Earthbound Zero)

The flying men in Mother 2 (Earthbound)

Of course there were inevitable deaths dictated by the video game plot before but in the case of the flying men the player is fully responsible for their death because he initiates their recruitment (though likely not aware of it beforehand) and they die during the interactive part of the game, the non-scripted one.

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