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  • Summary: Grab your "Diskarmor" and swing into action on the Wii as the legendary warrior, Rygar! Immerse yourself in Greco-Roman mythology as you journey through the sundered Island of Argus. Intuitive use of the Wii Remote allows you to deftly and effectively control the use of the powerful Diskarmor to destroy enemies and maneuver on, around, over, and under obstacles to save Princess Harmonia! [Tecmo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 29
  2. Negative: 8 out of 29
  1. 83
    Even though the game feels dated (and looks it too), Rygar: The Battle of Argus is extremely fun. Being a virgin to the series the ease of play and amount of enjoyment truly surprised me. This is the type of game that anyone can pick up and play and have a good time.
  2. Worth at least a rental. [Holiday 2008, p.77]
  3. Rygar feels every bit as old as you'd expect from a six-year-old game, but it still has some really fun moments.
  4. Hardly epic and in no way legendary, but this contains mild thrills - if you can come to terms with how outdated it all is. [Aug 2009, p.71]
  5. With its baffling design choices and shoddy controls, Rygar: The Battle of Argus fails to deliver as much fun and satisfaction as the original game.
  6. Enemies almost always react faster than your character, he turns as if he’s in a particularly unwieldy chariot. Jumping is a chore, thanks to the awkward mapping of the function to the nunchuk’s Z button.
  7. 20
    Nothing short of a total disaster.

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  1. AdamKrasneski
    Feb 5, 2009
    5
    *I have never played the original so i will not give it a rating based on a comparisong between the 2 like some reviewers have.* This game is truly a tragedy. There are loads of great ideas and promising content, but nothing can save it from its almost totally nonsensical dialogue and lack of a cohesive plot. The most story you get out of this game (that makes sense) is obtained through scrolls that display story text. There are really only 4 good points to this game. 1. The diskarmor is one of the most unique main weapons you'll ever use in an adventure game, and the fact you get three different diskarmors that all have very different styles and abilities is what keeps this game at a 5. 2. is the music, which has some questionable moments, but for the most part is done very tastefully and well timed. 3. is the boss battles and level design towards the end of the game. If only the first 5 hours played like the last 2 this game would have been a couple points higher in my book. Lastly is the updated character design. Like i said i didn't play the original version but i have seen both characters, and i must say, anime hair aside, the updated color scheme of the outfit, and even hair, is much more satisfying and charismatic.
    The only thing else i would like to add is that i have seen 1 cinematic cutscene from the original version and it automatically gives it one point higher than this version. This wii version only had one cinematic cut scene and it was very out of nowhere. A very disappointing experience for a game i was hoping would revive the franchise.
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