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A great King must make wise decisions
on 16 February 2009
As a little girl I loved Sword & Sandal films, and the best of them has to be Jason & the Argonauts. Now thanks to this incredible game I've been transported back to a wonderful childhood world of sword & sorcery and what a fantastic ride it's been.
What I was hoping for with this game was pretty much a rip off of God of War but what I got was so so much more. If you're looking for non stop fighting you may be disappointed, there's plenty of fighting and it's brutal when it comes but the fighting takes a back seat to the story and only comes along when it's necessary, when it does it's action packed and thrilling. What I was most happy about is there's no need to get your head and hands round hundreds of button combo's, you can master fighting very quickly and hack your way through your enemies with wild glee, you won't lose out because you're not a hard core gamer and can't do combo's.
In between the fighting is your journey through stunning mystical lands on your way to find the fleece and bring back your wife before she's sent to the underworld forever. The characters along the way are full of life, so much so you really get to know them and here's the incredible part that sets this game way above anything I've ever played, you make the decisions, what you say and do affects everything, you can be a great King or a ruthless killing machine set on vengeance.
The pace of this game may not be for everyone, you need patience to get the most out of it, you'll spend long periods of time investigating crimes and helping others who'll later help you on your quest. But if you want a game that puts you firmly in control of every aspect, that lets you battle like a gladiator in the area and sets a visual feast of magic lands and fantasy creatures before your eyes then dive in, you are going to love it.
As a foot note I found NO bugs in the game at all, game play was smooth and perfect.
A warning though, it will sap away hours of your life and can lead to you stomping round the house muttering, I am your King and you will pay me tribute, but hey that could just me!
Enjoy, and may the Gods show you favour.