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Archive for the ‘SNES’ Category

Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 32 and beyond

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

I’ve been doing this Let’s Play of Glory of Heracles III because I wanted more people to get to experience what I consider a great classic of the medium. A lot of people would agree with me but in the end their numbers are quite few compared to the amount of players that play hugely successful titles like Final Fantasy. Glory of Heracles III is a cult hit, highly appreciated by the people who did play it but that was missed by the mainstream. So my attempt to explain how impressive the game’s story is usually boils down to comparing it to Final Fantasy VII, a game that got a lot more exposure and wasn’t just written by the same writer, Kazushige NOJIMA, but was also order made to recreate the same kind of story Glory of Heracles III had. Because Final Fantasy director and later producer Yoshinori KITASE was one of those fans who did play and enjoy NOJIMA’s earlier classic.

Yet I don’t think a Let’s Play is actually the best way to experience the game. It so masterfully utilizes the game medium to tell its story that to experience it in any other way than to play it oneself takes away from the experience. The other problem is that by being separated into short movie episodes, a viewer might stumble upon a single episode and spoil the whole story for themselves.

Which is why I decided to release the rest of the episodes unlisted on Youtube. They’re still included in the playlist and you can jump to later episodes if you already saw the beginning embedded here on electrolit or on my yt channel. But ideally new viewers will watch the Let’s Play from the playlist which collects the story in order.

The releases are up to episode 33 currently and will continue with a new release at least once every week, most likely on Thursdays at the usual time. I will post a comment to this article whenever a new one goes up so you don’t need to check everyday.

Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 31

Monday, October 6th, 2014

This is a story walkthrough for Glory of Heracles III. If you haven’t been following these releases I urge you to watch from the beginning:

If you just want to see the latest episode, click the “more” link.

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Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 30

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

This is a story walkthrough for Glory of Heracles III. If you haven’t been following these releases I highly recommend to watch from the beginning:

If you just want to see the latest episode, click the “more” link.

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Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 29

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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.

Our heroes take up Triton’s invitation and stop by Poseidon’s place. Then they go to paradise.

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Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 28

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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.

Our heroes obtain the second blood drop, a new ship made by Daedalus and they meet and help out another young god.

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Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 27

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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.

From the sick boy in Vesuvio our heroes learned that one blood drop of revival is hidden in the volcano nearby and that the other descendants of Atlas were headed for Atlas’ footmark. They have to trace their voyage to obtain all the blood drops.

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Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 26

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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.

Finally our heroes arrive at the place they had been dreaming about. What are the stone pillars at the center of town, and what is the meaning of the vision they have when they get close to them?

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Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 25

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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.

Why do the ship carpenters in Labat refuse to build or even repair ships? And what plan to save the world will Uranos come up with?

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Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 24

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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.

Our heroes were able to return safely from the underworld after the fall but what happened to the King of Athens and the King of Trantia?

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Let’s Play: Glory of Heracles III Part 23

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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.

Our heroes find more and more details from their dream in the real world so they must be getting closer to their destination.

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