Excerpt: Rise of the Argonauts can be quickly summarized as an RPG God of War . At least, that is the initial impression you would get. Here, we have a great Greek hero on a quest, receiving various powers from gods and leaving a path of destruction in his wake.
Conclusion: If you’re looking for a game that will hold your attention span past the first few hours, Rise of the Argonauts is not the game for you. Through the nine or so hours it took to complete the game, there were practically only a few hours worthy of my time and they all came at the start of the game.
Summary: " Rise Of The Argonauts " is a really odd game. It’s so unusual for a title to absolutely nail some parts of a game, and then have other parts which are a total horrible mess. If this was some kind of interactive DVD that just told the story using the in-game engine, using the music and everything,...
Excerpt: When you mention Jason and the Argonauts to anyone over the age of 20, they instantly think back and remember Ray Harryhausen’s bizarre – but ridiculously advanced for the time – animated skeletons from the 1963 movie of the same name.
Summary: Codemaster’s Rise of the Argonauts is an action RPG that is considerably smaller in scope than most other RPGs on the market. Its linear questline offers very little character jiggering and suffers from mediocre combat that gets repetitive due to a lack of variety of weapons, enemies and moves.
Excerpt: Ancient Greek mythology is no stranger to the gaming world, having served as the centerpiece for the recent blockbuster series God of War. Codemasters takes a crack at the fabled era with Rise of the Argonauts, an Xbox 360 game that attempts to combine the action-packed combat of Kratos' games with...
Excerpt: Name: Rise of the Argonauts Genre: Action, Role-Playing Game Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC (Reviewed on PS3) Rise of the Argonauts is like a brilliant story written by a terrible author; filled with technical issues and poor design choices that will have you questioning why the game was...
Conclusion: To say that Rise of the Argonauts has pacing issues would be an understatement of Olympian proportions; so much of your time is spent running around and talking to people that combat feels like a rare treat rather than a focus of the game.
Pros: Combat is fast-paced and satisfying, Superb character-progression system.
Cons: Way too much walking and talking, Quality of animation is inconsistent, Frame rate drops dramatically for no obvious reason, Poor voice acting not helped by sloppy sound design.