I read the reviews but figured I'd give this one a chance anyway. I played the old NES Rygar and enjoyed it after all. And I must say I'm so very glad I didn't buy this one when it came out. Between the horrible script, worse voice acting, and frustrating gameplay this is a really bad game.
What makes the gameplay frustarating? For one you have a flail style weapon which locks you into one attack arc once a combo is started. There's no camera control, which compounds the problems involved with the poorly laid out platforming. Rygar: Legendary Adventure strives for mediocrity, and misses the mark badly.
this game was ok.you finish it in 5 hours. it reminded me of God of war,but it came out in 2002,so it was a few years before it. its not hard at all and its pretty fun.the voice acting is awful to the point where it is funny.the fixed cameras are annoying,but hey it was 2002 people!
posted by Gamecreep (ELMWOOD PARK, IL) Jan 22, 2010
Member since Jun 2005
I played this game for about 2 hours and although I certainly cannot give a completely accurate review, what I played was enough to give a solid opinion. The graphics are very nice for a PS2 title and for the most part the game was fun. In the 2 hours or so that I played I had encountered several bosses and creatures along the way. I found the enemies to be creative and not at all frustrating either. The one major complaint I have with this game though and in my opinion it is what made me stop playing; is the fact that there really isn't much of a map to follow. Once you are in a main structure it seems, there is a small map to your right which poorly attempts to guide you. Otherwise, when you are outside trying to get to your next objective, you end up wandering around aimlessly. This is what killed the game for me. If you have more patience than I do, give it a whirl. It certainly isn't a bad game and would have been a great game if there was more of a sense of direction given. Oh yeah, and one more thing that I found to be a little frustrating was that there are save statues that you will find along the way but there are no checkpoints. So, if you forget to save for awhile, guess what?, you will be going back to the last statue where you saved your game and if you forget to do this enough you could be repeating a whole lot of what you just played. Definitely worth a rent if like I said you have some patience. Otherwise, there are better adventure games out there.