Rise of the Argonauts
rise of argonauts
with the famous characters' of greek mythology, a great storyline, also a enjoyable experience this is a great game just not for the hardcore gamers' my first review was longer and came from my experince of the game but i messed up sorry
This was a great game. End of story. It had fantastic graphics, great combat, it ha personalized decision making based upon the aspect of a god or goddess, and it was fairly in depth. It is a short game, and to replay it you must start over, but i played this game 4 to 5 times and never got sick of it. If you aren't a super hardcore gamer then you would like this game, because there is a set plot and it has the ability to change difficulties, very easy to moderately hard (based on what i found the lowest and highest difficulties to be) It is a great game if you like storyline play with an aspect of roleplaying decision making. The voices were also good for this game, and Jason, your character had the perfect voice, strong but not overpowering, kind but stern. The voice of a leader. The voices in a game can really make or break the game. But this was great. So again, great game.
A Darn Shame
I played this game at a friends house and after an hour I got the the first island and ran back an forth for like 20 minutes and then went back to the store to get a better game. This game is a low budget game that scraps together characteristics of other games and somehow makes everything look like crap. The voice acting is boring and slow, while the combat is just and embarrassment compared to games that actually spend time making different systems of fighting and specific fighting moves. Futhermore even though the fighting is a small beacon of light on this dark game with no hope of ever shining like a good game, the character you play spends more time running around doing next to nothing and talking to citizens, that somehow know more than a citizen should. The weapons and finishing moves are slightly cool and the initial story seems alright but when it comes down to it don't buy this game----unless of course you are a greek mythology buff and don't have a PS2 to buy "Shadow of Colosus."
Could have been better
Well the first flaw that ive noticed will have to be the glitches that occur in the game while running or talking with someone. The game is to short especially relating to greek mythology. They could have put way more thought using all mythology. Your partners help a good amount in case your in trouble which you wont be cause its to easy. the only boss in the game that actually takes some strategy/skill is the final boss and even hes not to long. there is no health bar for you so you dont even know when you are going to die. the story line could have more thought. the whole thing is your fiancee gets killed on your wedding day and you seek the golden fleece to bring her back to life. no real cut scenes to get you into the game. fighting style is easy but fun. execution attacks are nice. best thing is the sound. if you have a surround sound its awesome. overall it was a good game but could of took more time to think about.
most underrated game ever.
simply put, beautiful, imaginative, and cut from a different block than all of the generic over-done fodder on the market. the voice acting, design, and story telling is fantastic and blew me away.
if you are interested in *opening chests* and getting new armor, and completing random little quests, you will be disappointed. the BEST thing about this game is that is is very simple in gameplay. it is VERY good at being what it is.
the only fault imo is that it is too short. :)
Mass Effect meets Ancient Greece
This game was truly a great one. I've noticed a lot of people do not like the idea of walking around and communicating with other characters, but one thing you gotta realize is this isn't action adventure, so remember that. Though the fighting definitely makes up for the time spent running around talking to people. I got a lot of Mass Effect out of this game, much like the amount of communication with other people, the way you talk to them, and how you get to have 2 members of your entire fleet join you in your missions, who also communicate with people. Things I did not enjoy about this game were that its a little glitchy at times, the story is a little short, and when ever you do your finishing attack (pressing Y when an enemy is weak) it always goes in slow motion, which gets kind of annoying when you're in the middle of a huge battle. Things I greatly enjoyed were the amazing graphics, good dialogue, choices you make that effect the outcome of the game, the including of many well-known Greek gods and many mythological beings and places, the story is really good, and the fighting is great, and I'd highly suggest this game for people who enjoy RPGs.
First off let me say i have not played this game all the way through in fact i'm not very far into the game at the moment. But right off the bat i can tell whether or not the rpg im playing is gonna be good and this has not given me that impression. The dialogue is klunky and very very dry with not substance. And unlike games like Mass Effect or Fable i don't feel like my decisions will effect the outcome. The combat is hack n slash and its fun to literlly cut people in half but i feel like as the game progresses there is not going to be any real challenge to the combat. I already all i do is spam X then Y and i win so no challenge at all. I dont know maybe later on it will give me some challenge but right now im not impressed overall with the game. I would recommend waiting til it comes down in price. There are much better RPGs out there like Mass Effect, Fallout 3, and Fable.
I can't stop playing this game!!!
I am extremely impressed with the overall performance, graphics, and play of this game. I usually select shooter type games but this game caught my attention before it was released. I haven't played an RPG game since Knights of the Old Republic. This is a game to have and hold on to and continue to play it over and over again. The graphics are outstanding. Codemasters put a lot of thought and time in the graphics with precise detail and realistic coverage throughout the game. The fight scenes are my favorite. Being able to choose different weapons and combination of moves give you the feeling that you are part of the fight, especially when you perform your special attack and watch your results in slow-motion. The story-telling is superb with great detail of Greek mythology which includes all the great characters of the past. You can tell that the people at codemasters took their time and maximized their resources and talents to produce an epic video game. If there is one thing that will sum up how great this game is, i stopped playing Gears of Wars 2 half way through so I can only play this game.
I really thought this game would be awesome, but right now I am pretty dissapointed. I've been playing for a while and it seems like I spend 90% of the time walking back and forth, which is really anoying. The story line is slow and also their are a bunch of glitches and it gets so boring when all you do is....well pretty much nothing! The conversations are slow and boring and I find myself just pressing the skip button. The fighting is the only good thing in this game except, where is your health??????? You don't know if your about to die or if you can take some risk! Hopefully this game gets better the farther you go along, but right now I wouldn't recommened it to anyone and if it doesn't get any better soon I'm just gonna get rid of it. What's kind of funny is that the main character looks movement and weapons are all a cheap copy of the movie "300"!!!!!
ok game but to short
the graphics were awesome, and the story quite well worth buying it used, so too was the sound worth it but this game just dont last its good for a weekend rental if your gonna play it nonstop.
i have restarted this game several times since i got my xbox and this around wednesday last week, its monday now and last night at like 1 am, ok this morning but still i did the first bit of the game (iolcus, the first time your tyhere, and most of mycenae) then all day today after i woke up sat and played through everything else till getting baclk on iolcus and now only have to make it in the room where your dead wife is to save her, this game took no time at all to beat.
however the centaur boss was tough the first time i fought him, so far he is the toughest boss ingame, and that includes being tougher than he was in the underworld in my second battle with him.
simply put, coulda been a great game but to much running around talkin, not enough action, and no real replay ability other than wanting to get all the god powers to try once and the story is so short that its hardly as good as it should have or could have been