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Rise of the Argonauts (Xbox 360)

Platform : Xbox 360
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3.3 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

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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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  • 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

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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: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,349 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Platform:Xbox 360

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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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Platform for Display: Xbox 360
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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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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Positives:

Nice sceneries.
Adequate amounts of action in the latter part of the game.
A good selection of weapons and armour.
A wide selection of character feats.
A fresh take on one of Ancient Greece's overshadowed fables, if a little inaccurate at times.
Basic controls.

Negatives:

Basic graphics for the 360's capabilities.
Poor camera angles.
Spend the first half of the game talking to people with minimal action intervals.
Loads do not restart from previous saved position but from previous autosave checkpoint.
Basic map with no direction indicator.
Understanding how Aspects work, how to gain Aspect points and how to activate God Powers can be perplexing until learned as no instructions are given in-game.
Expressionless and stoic personalities.
Restricted movement and limited environment interaction.
The game is too short (-12 hours).
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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.
It'll never be a perfect game and it's no triple A title but it's just plain fun hack 'n' slash with a few really big monsters & some interesting characters.
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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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Too much dialogue and not enough action, and I thought it didn't last very long. As a non-gamer, I appreciated the feature to change the gameplay difficulty. A nice idea though and I enjoyed the Greek mythology.
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