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Rise of the Argonauts

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3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Platform: Xbox 360

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  • Streamlined RPG Experience - Gamers will spend more time playing and less time micro-managing inventory and resources through a streamlined HUD and inventory system. Players can earn unique powers and abilities, but avoid tedious record keeping by dedicating deeds to a god of choice. Characters become stronger with armour and weapons upgrades significant in scope, leaving enemies nearly helpless. Players must learn to appease the Gods and interact wisely with those they encounter , as decisions impact the story flow and available missions.
  • Unleash Devastating Attacks - Players will assemble the most effective team of Argonauts for each mission to put the best battle plan forward. Lethal combinations of weapons and powers granted by the Gods, combined with the battle-tested loyalty of the Argonauts, make Jason a devastating force in combat. Players will change weapons on the fly to outmanoeuvre and inflict lethally devastating attacks on opponents, decapitating them with swords or cutting them in half with shields. Mythological Ancient Greece Brought to Life - Players will battle deadly foes, fearsome opponents and legendary monsters while experiencing a living, breathing and vivid ancient world taking players far beyond the generic broken statues and ruins that so often define the myth. The thrill of

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Platform: Xbox 360
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  • ASIN: B001BN3KIY
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.8 x 1.4 cm ; 27 g
  • Release Date: 6 Feb 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,888 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Xbox 360

Manufacturer's Description

An epic scale action RPG, Rise of the Argonauts immerses players in a gladiatorial adventure set in the vibrant and powerful world of Ancient Greece brought to life. Taking the role of Jason, players will battle alongside Hercules, Achilles and other Argonauts as they engage in brutal combat against formidable beasts and enemies, in a vast world alive with wondrous inhabitants and stunning panoramas. The search for the Golden Fleece is not only one of exploration but of transformation: from warrior king to exalted hero touched by the gods.

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As the King of Iolcus, Jason had everything - a prosperous kingdom, the respect of his peers, and a beautiful fiancé. When she was killed on their wedding day, he vowed to do anything to restore her life. Now, in order to accomplish this heroic feat Jason must seek out the Golden Fleece - and with the help of Greek mythology's greatest heroes - set sail on the most epic voyage of all.

An epic scale action-RPG, Rise of the Argonauts immerses players in a gladiatorial adventure set in the vibrant and powerful world of Ancient Greece brought to life. Taking the role of Jason, players will battle alongside Hercules, Achilles and other Argonauts as they engage in brutal combat against formidable beasts and enemies, in a vast world alive with wondrous inhabitants and stunning panoramas. The search for the Golden Fleece is not only one of exploration but of transformation - from warrior king to exalted hero touched by the gods.

  • Immerse yourself in gameplay through a redefined RPG experience that streamlines character and resource management:
  • Spend more time playing and less time micro-managing inventory and resources through a streamlined HUD and inventory system
  • Earn unique powers and abilities and avoid tedious record-keeping by dedicating deeds to the god of your choice
  • Strengthen your character with armor and weapons upgrades significant in scope and powerfully apparent
  • Choose wisely as decisions impact story flow and available missions
  • Unleash devastating attacks in real time with lethal combinations of weapons, powers granted by the gods and the battle tested loyalty of your Argonauts:
  • Change weapons on the fly to outmaneuver opponents and keep your onslaught raging
  • Assemble the most effective team of Argonauts for each mission to put the best battle plan forward
  • Unleash supernatural attacks by drawing

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS A GOOD GAME!!!! 7 April 2009
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a good game. First this is supposedly an action rpg(role playing game). It posses as a hybrid between God of War and Mass Effect,does it accomplish this? Well a little on both sides. The combat feels like a slightly sluggish version of God of War and the role playing aspects feel like a toned down version of Mass Effect. The story takes place in ancient Greece and its fairly good tale. At the start the love of your life Alcimai is killed during your wedding ceremony. Outraged you consult oricale of Delphi, she then tells you that the only way to revive Alcimai is to fetch the artefact the golden fleece. It's a good take on the classic myth. Throughout the story you will engage in conversations with the game's inhabitants using Mass Effect like conversation trees. All of this very good and rare combat sequences are really fun with bucket loads of blood splattering across the screen in slow motion. However the game does present a few bugs like the frame rate will stutter for no apparent reason and when you run down stairs it sometimes looks like your wearing sort of hover shoes. This would have been passable if the game was set 4,000 years later.The presentation in this game is mixed. The main characters in the game look great but the people surrounding you e.g. towns folk are not so good and all look the same. The voice acting is great giving you insiteful views into each character where the graphics lack. All and all Rise of the Argonauts is a good game if you like a good story and a bit of blood ,but a great game if your into Greek mythology.

*Please excuse in spelling or grammar errors in this review as I am only 13.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well I liked it 24 Nov 2009
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
I was reluctant to buy this at full price, and got it when the price went down. Now I should stress this now I do enjoy a good Greek Mythology story, and in that sense this was great- however for others this could be a downfall. You spend more time interacting with other characters more than getting involved in action.

The action itself is quite enjoyable but can get repetitive after a bit, but the system used to get special abilities by dedicating notable deeds to gods is an aspect which I certainly found enjoyable, and the Constellation system used in part to track progress is an interesting addition.

The thing which drew me more into this game was the soundtrack- which was of a very high quality and kudos to the composer for that.

However, this isn't at all perfect- on a number of occasions my character fell through the map, an invisible wall blocked my path for not killing the last, frozen enemy, and numerous other glitches which can spoil the enjoyment of the game. Also the graphics are not up to the standard of other 360 games, which while it did not pose a problem for me, it may put off others.

A game which is largely story driven- good for those interested in the subject, but drags on for those with little interest in the story and looking at going stuck into action.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slightly old school western rpg. 6 Feb 2009
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
The design is generally excellent and the graphics vary a little the overall standard is pretty good. The gameplay is pretty much hack and slash rpg, it hasn't anywhere near the depth of Oblivion but is more rpg than the console baldurs gate games. The non player characters are pretty static and the voice acting is average. Where the game stands out is in the depth of story and richness of the setting. The character upgrade system is interesting also, while it pretty much comes down to experience points and levelling up it is amsked fairly well in a system of tributes to good for divine favour. There is great scope for customising Jason and playing very differently on replays. This is comparable to Bioware rpgs, if that isn't a jigh recommendation to rpg fans I don't know what is. If you like story driven action games then this is well worth checking out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good game 8 Aug 2010
By Pearnon
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This game has been much maligned, often unjustly so. Yes, the graphics are sub-par, it is rather short, combat can be repetitive and a little on the easy side, and the voice acting is inconsistent. Many panties have gotten into a bunch because the game reimagines the classic tale of the Rise of the Argonauts and doesn't painstakingly follow it, as if it somehow ruins the original myth. Unnecessary vitriol ensued, and the game's ratings sunk.

Which is a shame, because it has much to offer for those who appreciate a good story, a well-crafted setting and are in the mood for a light gaming romp. The game is very, very well written, and conveys perfectly the philosophical sophisms that characterized the ancient Greeks. Seriously, some parts were a joy to read and hear, and for me they made it bearable to 'endure' one of the game's main points of dissention - namely, the extensive dialogue.
While far from a graphical marvel, character designs are delightful to behold, very unique and original, and the reimagining of many Greek mythological figures is also a plus. The Oracle of Delphi in particular is brilliant, but even the cardboard cutout civillians have thought put into them, and it shows.

All these may be superficial considerations for some, but at the price the game can now be acquired, there's really no reason for you not to give it a chance. So by all means, if you are between games, do it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Very entertaining and fun game loved it, a bit of a change from the normal but still a great game.
Published 5 months ago by E. Green
4.0 out of 5 stars Something you can come back to
It's a short-ish game and it's quite simplistic and abusive of Greek Myth, but it is a lot of fun, it's easy to pick up and play and you can come back to it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Timothy Cooper
1.0 out of 5 stars do not buy this game
i saw this game in hmv really cheap and i thought i would give this game ago i wished i hadnt bothered this game is awful. Read more
Published on 21 Oct 2010 by Mr. Robert Watling
4.0 out of 5 stars Great service, epic Game.
Nice Epic Game, clasic Hack 'n' slash but full of details and a great history. If you like ancient olimpian gods tales, and greel mitology this is a must have. Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2010 by A. Manzanares
1.0 out of 5 stars dreadful
This game is awful ps2 graphics,delay in loading the next part of the game and dialogue after dialogue if i wanted a recorded story i would rent from the library.
Dont get it.
Published on 22 May 2010 by Mr. S. Humphries
2.0 out of 5 stars Crap.
First of all, its a re-imagining of the story of Jason and the Argonauts - they've delierately altered events and characters, probably in an attempt to avoid cliches. Read more
Published on 2 Jan 2010 by D. Lucas
1.0 out of 5 stars review of rise of the argonauts
When I first saw the trailer for this game I was stunned on how good I thought it was going to be. Key word- Thought. Read more
Published on 25 July 2009 by Mr. A. J. Thomas
3.0 out of 5 stars It really wishes it was god of war.
When I first purchased this game i quite liked the design and the idea behind it, but the flaws are pretty obvious once you begin playing, the character animations are very static,... Read more
Published on 7 Jun 2009 by M. Everest
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars for originality
I have to agree with some of the other reviewers here that this could have been so much better. However saying that, I enjoyed this game a lot. Read more
Published on 30 Mar 2009 by chuckles
2.0 out of 5 stars Flop of the Argonauts.
This game really had the potential to be great. At first I got a distinct hint of Mass effect and Viking:battle for Asgard with large amounts of interaction, arcade style fighting... Read more
Published on 15 Mar 2009 by D. Billing
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