Excerpt: 2002 was a year of big-name games and even bigger hype. Some was deserved, some wasn't, but it was hard to avoid being bombarded by the media for those certain titles that shall go unpromoted in this review. Besides the discs that "everyone" was buying, there were a significant number of smaller efforts with gameplay as good (sometimes even better) than the so-called blockbusters. You can't blame a person for overlooking them in all the hubbub, though.
Excerpt: With the recent crop of remakes, it seems only fair the our old buddy Rygar return from his 16 year old arcade machine. Anybody old enough will remember the man with a yo-yo as you killed many monsters to get the coveted High Score. Well, nowadays gameplay like that is considered ancient, but with recent advancements in technology, Rygar is getting his due. Does Rygar stand the test of time? Yes he does, in more ways than one.
Pros: Lush Graphics, Fun, and surprisingly deep gameplay, Good soundtrack, Perfect ambiance
Excerpt: When writing about Rygar: The Legendary Adventure , many people would reminisce about the NES version. Too bad Iíve never even seen the game in action, let alone actually played it. The only thing I really knew about Rygar is that the game was blatantly advertised on the scoreboard in Tecmo Super Bowl . I didnít know what to expect while starting up the new PS2 version, but what I got was an enjoyable action ride. The game takes place in the age of Greek mythology.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: To say that Rygar: The Legendary Adventure is an excellent game would be an understatement. Rygar simply is one of the best action-platform titles to come to the PS2 of late - once you play it you're hooked - so what are you waiting for?
Excerpt: With the release of Maximo, Capcom's follow-up to the thought-to-be-deceased Ghosts N' Goblins franchise (no pun intended); it had become obvious that bringing back nearly forgotten franchises has become the big thing in the videogame business. Aside from Maximo, blockbusters like GameCube's Metroid Prime and PS2's Shinobi have also brought a bit of nostalgia into the lives of older gamers, while still thrilling a new audience.
Excerpt: It looks like half-way through designing enemies and hammering out the game mechanics and details, the designers decided to call it a day, put everything on cruise control, and allow what was already there – the nice graphics, the orchestral music, the playful weapon physics – to guide the player the rest of the way. And you know what? It worked and worked quite well.
Excerpt: There are very few, if any, people on Earth that don’t know Greco-Roman mythology. (Which of course makes sense, considering that Western civilization has been heavily influenced by these two cultures.) We’re talking about harshly learned lessons about hubris, greed, and vanity. Familial struggles over power and respect that make the worst Jerry Springer show look like an episode of Pokemon.
Excerpt: In olden days of yore existed a hero of myth, who set forth on a legendary journey. His name was not Hercules; it was Rygar, and he was beloved by the few people who knew his name. It was the mid-Eighties on the original Nintendo system that Rygar first ventured forth.