On the game play front....traditional side scrolling controls with the exception Nyx can flap her wings and fly for limited of time and flaps (as indicted by the feather meter). To make things really interesting you also have a cursor icon (controlled by the mouse) to perform actions like stopping pillars from crashing you, grabbing fire balls, and moving blocks provided they have a specific symbol on it. For me personally it was kind of frustrating ... video game console controls don't translate overly well to the keyboard and mouse world....without a gamepad you might have some difficulty in the control department, more so with tasks involving coordination with moving Nyx herself and using the cursor icon to perform a seperate action at the same time ..as of typing I'm still having a hard time trying to fly to avoid the hydra's attack and at the same time trying to catch and fling fire balls at him....I predict it would work better with the wii remote.
In conclusion.....I have heard of this game before and I only got it because it was part of 2-D game bundle and out of all of them I find this game very intrigueing. If you enjoy good traditional Greek style music and Greek mythology I would suggest this game....a dystopia set in Ancient Greece is an interesting mixture.