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An overdone story... who would of thought.
posted by KyleLogan (PALM HARBOR, FL) Sep 16, 2009
Member since Sep 2009
10 out of 10 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Not worth the time
posted by clhillard (NORTH LEWISBURG, OH) Jun 19, 2011
Member since May 2011
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Worth the rental time
posted by Scubasam21 (PALMYRA, IN) Dec 29, 2008
Member since Jul 2007
14 out of 16 gamers (88%) found this review helpful
Pros: Great Graphics, good story, and decent controls.
Cons: Camera is somewhat troublesome, some slowdown in certain points for no reason, PS3 version needs at least 3gb of data installed. Once the game is installed, you still have loading screens??
You will do a lot of backtracking to advance to the next area.
A Greek Legend....
posted by Ekuriox (FORT WORTH, TX) Dec 21, 2008
Member since May 2003
39 out of 48 gamers (81%) found this review helpful
You would really enjoy Rise of The Argonauts, if you are into staying in tune with the game story and scenarios. The interactions of this game gives a role playing game feel, but only having a one set story is what sets it into the action category.
Rise of the Argonauts is truly a well composed game, which is set upon one of many legends of the Greek Gods of Zeus.
You play as, King Jason, who feels he has been abandon by his God, Zeus. Jason sets off into uncharted parts of the world to undo the Greek God, Zeus' will. In Jason's quest he is aided by Hercules, and with several other companions that is met threw out the quest.
Code Masters' Rise of The Argonauts was a well developed game. Using the Unreal Technology's graphic engine, Code Masters kept a amazing depth of detail for the game based scenario set in the Greek era, which also gives the player several High-Def detailed maps to explore in.
The sword play is all so very fun, but not really recommended for younger audiences. There is tons of power of the gods, weapons, armors, and moves the player learns to mangle the enemy in many different ways, literally. The motion is very fluent, the graphics are superb, and the controls are very easily mastered. You also get to decide on how to answer a conversation each time you interact with a character.
You dont always have to be a great King ya know.
The really only downfall of the game is that you spend a good deal of time searching, and talking to characters in the game to find out what you have to do next. You only play as king Jason also.
To bad it wasn't 4 player co-op game.
Rise of The Argonauts is a great game for those who enjoy old Greek legends.
RISE Of A Great Mythology Story....
posted by PRFAN1013 (NEW YORK, NY) Dec 18, 2008
Member since Nov 2008
31 out of 39 gamers (79%) found this review helpful
The bad points.......and some good.
posted by Paladin76 (MALAKOFF, TX) Jan 6, 2009
Member since Apr 2008
9 out of 11 gamers (82%) found this review helpful
First off the graphics are average at best, the funny thing is while in a cut scene the graphics actually get worse. Normally this is the other way around, but in this game the graphics downgrade a ton and the cinematics look like something that should have been on the last generation of consoles.
Second, the character animations while in dialog are all but non existent. There is NO emotion what so ever on the characters faces. They look like nothing more then cardboard cut outs of a lifeless drawing. This kills the immersion a bit.
Third the camera is a bit jumpy at times and tends to go where it wants to go. You really have to stay on top of that right stick to keep it where it is best for you.
Forth, the game has way to much loading and loading screens. This wouldn't be so bad if that wasn't coupled with extreme stuttering. This is one of those games that you need to install to the hard drive due to performance issues.
Other then that the voice acting is pretty good (not great) Some voices do not fit the characters at all cough Hercules cough hint hint.
The story is interesting and draws you in a bit and a majority of the characters are likable.
Combat is pretty fun and there is room for customization. You get three different fighting styles and four Gods to chose from to distribute skill points to.
Dialog options are neat being that you can go with how you would play or pick the option that best fits the God (build) that you are going for.
I'd say it is worth a rent but it is far from anything spectacular.
posted by DOUGIESTYL (CARLSBAD, CA) Dec 10, 2009
Member since Dec 2009
2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
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Rise of Argonauts
posted by nando7 (PLANO, TX) Apr 7, 2009
Member since Feb 2009
3 out of 6 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
posted by Chessfu (PORTAGE, IN) Jan 2, 2009
Member since Apr 2005
2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
The bad; plays like a PS2 game, too many load scenes, can't jump, map is ineffective,
The ugly; the kill shots are horrible to view.
Warning: Bad game Alert!!!!!!!!!
posted by Adventgmer (LEWISTON, ME) Mar 11, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
1. Bad, clunky graphics. Even when the game switches to CGI cinematic, the CGI looks PS1ish and i know of PS1 games that have better graphics then this title.
2. Does no justice for Greek mythology at all. the whole journey was inaccurate, and to say Delphi is not on any map is like committing heresy to the church. the location of Delphi was well known in ancient Greece because all war decisions had to go through her. (pick up a textbook codemasters.)
3. The fighting is horrific. Three basic buttons is all you hit, and the combos felt looked nothing other than just swinging your weapon. the power ups you gain really dont add to the game because as you power up, the enemies get harder basically canceling out everything you just spent 5 hours doing.
The only good thing i believed this game had was the leveling system. You need to commit deeds in order to get points in order to fill your "sphere grid." You had a level up grid for each of the games four gods. (Ares, Hermes, Apollo, and Athena)
Some have described this game as a God of Warish kind of game. Kratos would take this game and wipe his butt with it. So folks, if you really like bad games, this is your game, but if you dont you would have more fun playing the Harry Potter games.
Precious gaming time that I'll never get back
posted by vlc1379 (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) Dec 29, 2008
Member since Jan 2008
5 out of 15 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
I gave it a 5 because I think the story is pretty good and some of the ideas.
I think the developers either needed a better gaming engine or more money or better direction or maybe... a different developer altogether.
Check out the GameSpot review on there web site for a really good review of this game.
posted by Starcaster (VALENCIA, CA) Nov 2, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
Rise of the Argonauts
posted by cancercure (LEVITTOWN, NY) Feb 10, 2009
Member since Jan 2009
1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
posted by Asulen (ALTOONA, PA) Dec 30, 2008
Member since Aug 2008
2 out of 14 gamers (14%) found this review helpful
rise of the argonauts
posted by hotbetty (BEDFORD, MA) May 15, 2013
Member since Jun 2012
Worst game ever!!!!!!
posted by Achilles2324 (KNOXVILLE, TN) Jul 13, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
Waste Of Time!
posted by vid (PORT ORCHARD, WA) Jan 25, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
posted by NickSixxx (LAS VEGAS, NV) Jun 28, 2011
Member since Feb 2005
posted by Squeegie (BELLINGHAM, WA) Apr 23, 2011
Member since Jul 2008
Rise of the (YYYAAAAAWWWWNN) Argonauts
posted by greg137 (CALDWELL, ID) Feb 28, 2011
Member since May 2010
1. good story!
2. meaty battles!
3. cool looking weapons
4. the cheap price
The bad elements are:
1. strict pathing with lots and lots of back-tracking
2. tacked-on combat system
3.(sorry, I have to mention this I'm a diablo fan)No loot at all!
4.no real experience system!
5. invisible barriers!
6. no means to customize equipment!
7. THIS IS A MOVIE GAME!(which are famous for story, and infamous for gameplay problems!)
8.Graphic degrade on CG scenes!
9.dialog on occasion tends to repeat lines(a herm in the palace at the start of the game!)
10.Tweedle-dee(jason) runs through the palace and get lost! (no mini-map)
11. while tweedle-dum(hercules) plods along and gets stuck on the stairs!
12. combative camera
13. rpg without leveling????? Action game posing as an rpg!
14.Started to get boring at points!
posted by JohnUt (OTTUMWA, IA) Nov 21, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
posted by Hongo999 (DENVER, CO) Oct 2, 2010
Member since Aug 2007
Value as an RPG: 9
rise of the argronauts
posted by monkeyman9 (MEMPHIS, TN) Aug 7, 2010
Member since Aug 2010
posted by ninjamon (PLEASANTON, CA) Jul 21, 2010
Member since Jul 2010
gotta mail it to
Short, but great fun
posted by StonerMk2 (TOLEDO, OH) Jul 21, 2010
Member since Jul 2010
Though the game is a little shorter then id like, it was alot more fun then i had thought. The "leveling system" is absolutely great in my opinion. Instead of gaining experience in battle, you gain deeds, which are triumphs in battle. You also get deeds when you learn more of the story through the statutes spread throughout the game, which tell of the storys of the greek god who favors whichever Island your on.
Overall it was a very enjoyable experience, just wish it was a bit longer. This title is a perfect rent title as i see little reason to play through it again, since the PS3 version lacks trophies. Fans of Greek mythology will love this one.