ManWithGoodTasteSays: "listen to Blur, people!", Amazon
25 April 2010
Summary: In the good ol' days, when I used to own a PS2, I played this game a lot. Because it was very good. As good as Ratchet & Clank or Jak & Daxter even, if a bit different. For those who don't know, it is based on one of the best comics in the world (not an overstatement), Astérix. The main characters are Gauls, and are living in the last free village in Gaul, fighting off the Romans with the help of a magic potion. That's the basic premise.
Summary: I haven't seen these guys since I was a little kid and after I started to play this I didn't want to stop playing it. the levels are very colorful and amazing. Asterix and Obelix are just awesome bada$%#s. Just launching those Romans into the atmosphere. I recommend this game.
Summary: This has to be one of the best games I've ever played! I have been a fan of the Asterix comics for awhile, and when I discovered there was an Asterix vidoe game I could buy, I was jumping up and down with joy! There are six provinces that you go to find and rescue the villagers of Asterix's village, who have been captured by the Romans. Even though there are only six provinces that you go to, each area you explore is huge and full of surprises.
Summary: Hey, I wasn't expecting much from this game but thanks to a friend who recommended it to me (I trust his opinion a lot) he was actually right- we have a good game here, folks! You have plenty of things to do in the game, mainly taking care of Roman soldiers. The animation is truly bizarre and the action is pretty interesting and hilarious as well. You have up to 40 levels to complete, and I can't really find any complaints with the game.
Summary: This is a fun game to play and it's not that hard. pretty simple levels and good controls (which is definately a plus). The only 2 problems I came across which aren't that bad are; occasional minor glitches (usually when you're running in an area with no romans to beat up or being launched in the air) and sometimes the camera angle can be a pain. Other than those 2 minor flaws this is a decent game to purchase.
Summary: I grew up with the Asterix & Obelix franchise (originating in France), and really enjoyed the continual adventures of the two Roman-bashing Gauls, their little dog, the funny names of the characters, so I was initially nervous when I saw a game based on it. Games based on franchises are notorious for being pretty lousy and unfun, but I thought I would take a chance. Boy was I wrong.
Summary: I have loved Asterix and Obelix ever since, as a child, I read the comics in French class. When I heard that this game was coming out after a moderate European release, I had to pick it up right away. Other reviews were tepid, likely because this game adds nothing new to the platforming genre. It's full of "collect 30 helmets" and "beat up x number of Roman soldiers", and you get to alternate between Asterix (fast and nimble) and Obelix (strong and powerful).