History YMMV / GloryOfHeracles

2nd May '16 10:08:40 AM GunarmDyne
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Heracles overcoming his HeroicBSOD and regaining both his strength and confidence in the DS title.
21st Apr '16 7:31:31 PM Strife89
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*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmVd-a8ROPA&feature=channel&list=UL Orthros, the second boss, pretty much qualifies.]] The idea is to use Axios's Isell, an multi-hit ice spell, to kill the copies the boss leaves behind ''and'' do massive damage to the boss itself - but less observant first-time players might not figure that out. Worse, your party is barely reaching level ten, and Axios doesn't have a lot of MP. Granted, Overkill restores all MP, but this is a mechanic newcomers may not have come to grips with. Plus, Orthros' attacks are heavy hitters; the player might not have time to deduce these facts before getting pulverized by the original and its copies.

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*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmVd-a8ROPA&feature=channel&list=UL Orthros, the DS game's second boss, pretty much qualifies.]] The idea is to use Axios's Isell, an multi-hit ice spell, to kill the copies the boss leaves behind ''and'' do massive damage to the boss itself - but less observant first-time players might not figure that out. Worse, your party is barely reaching level ten, and Axios doesn't have a lot of MP. Granted, Overkill restores all MP, but this is a mechanic newcomers may not have come to grips with. Plus, Orthros' attacks are heavy hitters; the player might not have time to deduce these facts before getting pulverized by the original and its copies.
21st Apr '16 7:29:22 PM Strife89
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*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmVd-a8ROPA&feature=channel&list=UL Orthros, the second boss, pretty much qualifies.]] The idea is to use Axios's Isell, an multi-hit ice spell, to kill the copies the boss leaves behind, but less observant first-time players might not figure that out. Worse, your party is barely reaching level ten, and Axios doesn't have a lot of MP. Granted, Overkill restores all MP, but this is a mechanic newcomers may not have come to grips with. Plus, Orthros' attacks are heavy hitters; the player might not have time to deduce these facts before getting pulverized by the original and its copies.

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*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmVd-a8ROPA&feature=channel&list=UL Orthros, the second boss, pretty much qualifies.]] The idea is to use Axios's Isell, an multi-hit ice spell, to kill the copies the boss leaves behind, behind ''and'' do massive damage to the boss itself - but less observant first-time players might not figure that out. Worse, your party is barely reaching level ten, and Axios doesn't have a lot of MP. Granted, Overkill restores all MP, but this is a mechanic newcomers may not have come to grips with. Plus, Orthros' attacks are heavy hitters; the player might not have time to deduce these facts before getting pulverized by the original and its copies.
21st Apr '16 7:27:09 PM Strife89
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*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmVd-a8ROPA&feature=channel&list=UL This boss pretty much qualifies.]] Though, you can figure out you're supposed to use a certainice spell, what player playing the game for the 1st time figure that out? Not to mention your party isn't even level 10, and Axios doesn't have a lot of MP. Overkill does restore all of it, but again, the new players? If that doesn't tip you off, it has way too powerful attacks for that point of the game...

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*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmVd-a8ROPA&feature=channel&list=UL This boss Orthros, the second boss, pretty much qualifies.]] Though, you can figure out you're supposed The idea is to use a certainice Axios's Isell, an multi-hit ice spell, what player playing to kill the game for copies the 1st time boss leaves behind, but less observant first-time players might not figure that out? Not to mention out. Worse, your party isn't even is barely reaching level 10, ten, and Axios doesn't have a lot of MP. Granted, Overkill does restore restores all of it, MP, but again, the new players? If that doesn't tip you off, it has way too powerful this is a mechanic newcomers may not have come to grips with. Plus, Orthros' attacks for that point of are heavy hitters; the game...player might not have time to deduce these facts before getting pulverized by the original and its copies.
22nd Oct '15 9:54:53 PM CyrenaPeleman
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*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmVd-a8ROPA&feature=channel&list=UL I'd say this boss pretty much qualifies.]] Though, you can figure out you're supposed to use that one ice spell, what player playing the game for the 1st time figure that out? Not to mention your party isn't even level 10, and Axios doesn't have a lot of MP. Overkill does restore all of it, but again, the new players? If that doesn't tip you off, it has way too powerful attacks for that point of the game...

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*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmVd-a8ROPA&feature=channel&list=UL I'd say this This boss pretty much qualifies.]] Though, you can figure out you're supposed to use that one ice a certainice spell, what player playing the game for the 1st time figure that out? Not to mention your party isn't even level 10, and Axios doesn't have a lot of MP. Overkill does restore all of it, but again, the new players? If that doesn't tip you off, it has way too powerful attacks for that point of the game...
22nd Aug '15 7:20:32 AM LunaEtte
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* GameBreaker: Heracles in the second game. Though he can't cast magic, he's the strongest character in the game in nearly all stats. Although it makes sense, given that you did beat the first game with him and all.
** Also in the second game, the Argus Spear. You get it about halfway through the game, and it can be used in battle to deal 95 damage to one enemy group for free. Very few enemies resist the damage, and unlike normal spells, ''it never misses''.

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* GameBreaker: Heracles in In the second game. Though he can't cast magic, he's the strongest character in the game in nearly all stats. Although it makes sense, given that you did beat the first game with him and all.
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** Also in the second game, the The Argus Spear. You get it about halfway through the game, and it Spear can be used in battle to deal 95 damage to one enemy group cast an attack spell for free. Very It does 85 damage, very few enemies resist the its damage, and unlike normal spells, ''it can never misses''.miss''. It's far more useful than the majority of [[SquishyWizard the Statue's]] spells.
** The Dark Moon weapon does more damage in the Hero's hands than even the InfinityPlusOneSword by virtue of hitting twice per turn. To make it even better, [[spoiler:Heracles]] can also wield it.



* ItsEasySoItSucks: This is definitely not a series you play for its challenging battles. The games before the DS entry are damn hard though. Several enemies in the second can DESTROY any of your equipped items, and by the time you start hunting [[spoiler:the Taphoi]] in the DS game, the difficulty hikes itself up a notch or two.
* [[ThatOneBoss That One Boss:]] The Sphinx in the DS Game. It took this troper about 10 times just to get '''close''' to killing it. ''CURSE YOU COPYING!!!!''
** It's actually pretty easy. Spend a turn or two chanting for the mages, and using focus for the melee characters, using only healing ITEMS if you need to, and you can probably take it down in one turn of attacks. Heck, just chanting and focusing for one turn first I got it down to half hp right away. And I was under leveled.
*** I didn't have much trouble with the Sphinx, and I didn't go out of my way to do anything special, either. I focused almost entirely on Physical attacks, and the few times I did use magic (Sthen/De'Gird), it missed on its revenge cast.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmVd-a8ROPA&feature=channel&list=UL I'd say this boss pretty much qualifies.]] Though, you can figure out you're supposed to use that one ice spell, what player playing the game for the 1st time figure that out? Not to mention your party isn't even level 10, and Axios doesn't have a lot of MP. Overkill does restore all of it, but again, the new players? If that doesn't tip you off, it has way too powerful attacks for that point of the game...
*** I didn't seem to have much trouble with it. If you need a hint, equipping the Bomb item on Leucos, and then Byrn-spamming with the main character on the boss while it's Attuned REALLY speeds up this fight. And if you run low on MP, pretty sure you have Boon by that point... if not, hit the afterimage copy for an Overkill recharge. Easy.

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* ItsEasySoItSucks: This is definitely not a series you play for its challenging battles. The games before the DS entry are damn hard though. Several ThatOneAttack: Some enemies in the second game can DESTROY any of ''break your equipped items, and by the time equipment'' with their attacks. This typically sets you start hunting [[spoiler:the Taphoi]] in the DS game, the difficulty hikes itself up a notch or two.
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* [[ThatOneBoss That One Boss:]] Boss:]]
** The second game has the Minotaur. If you haven't been grinding, you'll have only the basic healing spell...and the Minotaur will likely kill your party members in one turn each anyway.
*** There's also Medusa, who can inflict petrification. There's one item in the dungeon that protects against it, and its low defense doesn't help against her powerful attacks.
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The Sphinx in the DS Game. It took this troper about 10 times just to get '''close''' to killing it.Game. ''CURSE YOU COPYING!!!!''
** It's actually pretty easy. Spend a turn or two chanting for the mages, and using focus for the melee characters, using only healing ITEMS if you need to, and you can probably take it down in one turn of attacks. Heck, just chanting and focusing for one turn first I got it down to half hp right away. And I was under leveled.
*** I didn't have much trouble with the Sphinx, and I didn't go out of my way to do anything special, either. I focused almost entirely on Physical attacks, and the few times I did use magic (Sthen/De'Gird), it missed on its revenge cast.
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmVd-a8ROPA&feature=channel&list=UL I'd say this boss pretty much qualifies.]] Though, you can figure out you're supposed to use that one ice spell, what player playing the game for the 1st time figure that out? Not to mention your party isn't even level 10, and Axios doesn't have a lot of MP. Overkill does restore all of it, but again, the new players? If that doesn't tip you off, it has way too powerful attacks for that point of the game...
*** I didn't seem to have much trouble with it. If you need a hint, equipping the Bomb item on Leucos, and then Byrn-spamming with the main character on the boss while it's Attuned REALLY speeds up this fight. And if you run low on MP, pretty sure you have Boon by that point... if not, hit the afterimage copy for an Overkill recharge. Easy.
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12th Jul '15 10:08:11 AM KetojansKookies
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** Also in the second game, the Argus Spear. You get it about halfway through the game, and it can be used in battle to deal 95 damage to one enemy group for free. Very few enemies resist the damage, and unlike normal spells, ''it never misses''.
19th Feb '14 11:56:25 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* ItsEasySoItSucks: This is definitly not a series you play for its challenging battles. The games before the DS entry are damn hard though. Several enemies in the second can DESTROY any of your equipped items, and by the time you start hunting [[spoiler:the Taphoi]] in the DS game, the difficulty hikes itself up a notch or two.
* TearJerker: This is one of those "smiles and tears" series. Your party will have some good times, but the story can hit YOU hard when you least expect it.

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* ItsEasySoItSucks: This is definitly definitely not a series you play for its challenging battles. The games before the DS entry are damn hard though. Several enemies in the second can DESTROY any of your equipped items, and by the time you start hunting [[spoiler:the Taphoi]] in the DS game, the difficulty hikes itself up a notch or two.
* TearJerker: This is one of those "smiles and tears" series. Your party will have some good times, but the story can hit YOU hard when you least expect it.
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** It's actually pretty easy. Spend a turn or two chanting for the mages, and using focus for the melee characters, using only healing ITEMS if you need to, and you can probly take it down in one turn of attacks. Heck, just chanting and focusing for one turn first I got it down to half hp right away. And I was under leveled.

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** It's actually pretty easy. Spend a turn or two chanting for the mages, and using focus for the melee characters, using only healing ITEMS if you need to, and you can probly probably take it down in one turn of attacks. Heck, just chanting and focusing for one turn first I got it down to half hp right away. And I was under leveled.
19th Feb '14 11:55:06 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* FridgeBrilliance: In the DS game, [[spoiler: the final boss has a very OneWingedAngel appearance. The scenario writer, Kazushige Nojima, who worked on the GoH series in the past, also worked on FinalFantasy 7, 8, and Kingdom Hearts. He noted in interviews that he wanted a very old-school kind of story for GoH5, and the series itself is quite classic in nature. Essentially, he's killing off all of that stuff he had rather mixed feelings for from Square in the form of the characters. This may just be WMG, but it's still food for thought.]]
** [[spoiler: A less tinfoil hat example again involves the TakeThat. If that reference wasn't intentional, given the story context and ending, then that was one serious case of chance working in the right way to foreshadow the hero's identity.]]
7th Apr '13 12:24:49 PM Rikaru15
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmVd-a8ROPA&feature=channel&list=UL I'd say this boss pretty much qualifies.]] Though, you can figure out you're supposed to use that one ice spell, what player playing the game for the 1st time figure that out? Not to mention your party isn't even level 10, and Axios doesn't have a lot of MP. Overkill does restore all of it, but again, the new players? If that doesn't tip you off, it has way too powerful attacks for that point of the game...

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmVd-a8ROPA&feature=channel&list=UL I'd say this boss pretty much qualifies.]] Though, you can figure out you're supposed to use that one ice spell, what player playing the game for the 1st time figure that out? Not to mention your party isn't even level 10, and Axios doesn't have a lot of MP. Overkill does restore all of it, but again, the new players? If that doesn't tip you off, it has way too powerful attacks for that point of the game...game...
*** I didn't seem to have much trouble with it. If you need a hint, equipping the Bomb item on Leucos, and then Byrn-spamming with the main character on the boss while it's Attuned REALLY speeds up this fight. And if you run low on MP, pretty sure you have Boon by that point... if not, hit the afterimage copy for an Overkill recharge. Easy.
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