- Summary: Rise of the Argonauts immerses gamers in a gladiatorial adventure, set in wondrously imagined vision of ancient Greece. With deep exploration and epic quests, players live a life of brutal combat as they lead a team of iconic warriors - including Jason, Hercules and Atalanta - through a world ruled by mythological gods. [Codemasters]… Expand
A solid and yet pointless action-rpg that is missing almost everything what made God of War a blast: spectacular bossfights, a thrilling plot, charismatic characters, impressive architecture and design, a fluid combat system and an epic orchestral soundtrack - you won't find any of that in Rise of the Argonauts.
A strong and remarkable story of true warriors and leaders is the best example of this blockbuster game. You can spend great weekends with it but NEVER try to learn any historical facts from Argonauts for Zeus’s sake. [Issue#174, Jan 2009]
Die-hard roleplaying game fans might have shrugged off its technical flaws and turgid combat if only the story had a pay-off. But instead of a tragic hero, Jason’s a dud. [Feb 2009, p.86]
Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
TanerY?ld?r?m9It's neighter a God of War nor any other RPGs.
This is something like a movie whose director is just you.
You make your own choices, you make your own history, you make your own story, you choose and follow your own fate.
This game is absolutely fantastic. Yes, it has some bad flaws such as dated textures, stiffed animations expecially on characters' faces, no mini map, a little stuttering and frame drop. But the goods definately outnumber the bads.
Excellent sound design, voice and music that suit the characters and whole story.
Excellent story that sucks you in and provides you choices to direct your own movie.
Excellent cut-scenes that suit the story.
Excellent fighting system with lots of varieties and choices and finishing moves with a good use of slow-motion.
Excellent, innonative skill tree and experience system.
By the way, remember, strong stories in the games is the future of the gaming industry. I have been in PC gaming for 11 years. Now i can clearly see that how a strong story completely changes all of my feelings about a video game. I was almost crying in some parts of ROTA.
A must buy.
Eagerly anticipating the next Argonaouts story with a little more action and bug-free gameplay.… Expand
AaronGoodman8Well, I have not yet finished this game, but it has been a very enjoyable game from my perspective. I'm not a huge RPG fan, but this game hits a nice balance between just enough RPG and Action to keep me hooked. Even though I have had my share of dialog related crashes with the game, it is still a very well done game and looks fantastic on my gaming rig at 1680x1050. I get around 85 fps average for the whole game.… Collapse