More than even movies, games have to borrow heavily from ancient myths to concoct their narratives. Here are reviews of two recent mythical releases.

‘Glory of Heracles’

Console: Nintendo DS
Company: Nintendo
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The play mechanics here are about as ancient as the myths they describe. You’ll wander through dungeons, buy items in towns and participate in plenty of turn-based battles.

Console: PS3/Xbox 360
Company: Sega
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This game’s storyline is a hodgepodge of several faith-based mythologies. It mines the usual light vs. dark tripe that video games go back to again and again. It’s not the most innovative narrative on the block, but this action game is more fun than a fully stocked open bar.