Excerpt: It's very rare for a story to become so eternal that it is remembered for centuries. Only a handful of writers can claim this, and of all of them, none are more remembered than the epic poets of ancient Greece.
Excerpt: Rise of the Argonauts was released at the end of 2008 across multiple platforms with little fanfare. The game loosely follows the story of Jason and the Argonauts , yet with its own original twist by pulling other notable Greek figures into it.
Excerpt: After playing through Rise of the Argonauts, one thing apparently clear with the design team when they out together their storyboards – they had to have been watching Headbanger’s Ball on MTV. Everything about Rise …
Conclusion: The main problem with Rise of the Argonauts is the fact that it tries to deliver both hack and slash action and RPG, and Liquid’s blender kind of fails. And although this game is far from being a poor one, given it’s setting and potential backgrounds, it is somewhat disappointing.
Excerpt: For the first hour or so of playing through Rise of the Argonauts , I couldn’t help but think how uninspired it was. Then it hit me – I was wrong. Argonauts is truly an inspired work; it was clearly inspired by hit titles such as God of War and Rome: Total War .
Excerpt: For Jason, the classic hero of Greek myth and the central figure in Rise of the Argonauts , "choice" is a core action. In order to search for the Golden Fleece, which may bring his wife back to life, Jason must make a raft of choices. Who will guide his kingdom in his absence?
Conclusion: In the end Mirror’s Edge takes some familiar things and makes it something fresh and innovative. DICE really took a risk in making this game and while it probably won’t be a game for everyone, it should be celebrated for what it is.