Rise of the Argonauts Xbox 360

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  • 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 aRise 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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 43
  2. Negative: 9 out of 43
  1. In spite of its technical shortcomings, Rise of the Argonauts is still a truly fun game that has gotten a bit of a bum rap. The story is very intriguing, and the leveling system is handled superbly.
  2. The final package is still good, but if you were planning on it being the next big thing, you may be disappointed.
  3. Rise of the Argonauts tells a great story with interesting characters, but fails to utilize Greek mythology well enough to reach its full potential, falling short as both an action game and an RPG.
  4. Tyler Bates' excellent music, great voice-overs and amusing banter of Jason's companions are the only things that elevate Rise of the Argonauts above value-priced drivel.
  5. If there's an upside to this game, it's that despite the shallow combat system, it's rather amusing to spill blood in battle. That's a small upside for a game that costs $60 and demands you sit through hours of talking just to kill stuff.
  6. Bland, unoriginal, buggy, beleaguered with frame-rate issues, filled with visual 'quirks', and featuring combat that's lacking any great sense of satisfaction, Rise of the Argonauts is a truly lacklustre action-RPG experience.
  7. A wretched game that totally fails to compete with other hack-'n'-slashers on 360.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. As3adMechalany
    Jan 11, 2009
    10
    The Reviews really ruins the expectations for the game it is a really well made game , both a great story line and great action battles. Even The Reviews really ruins the expectations for the game it is a really well made game , both a great story line and great action battles. Even though at the beginning the game gets little complicated for us to fully master it, like god powers and how to use the weapons , but when u do, u will find your self indulged in a raw action game Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2016
    10
    This game is an absolute gem! There is endless fun and great story here. The voice acting is wonderful and there is even some comedy added.This game is an absolute gem! There is endless fun and great story here. The voice acting is wonderful and there is even some comedy added. I have played through 4 times and still want to play it again on legend for the last achievement. I don't think there is anything that could make this game any better and that is something you can't say about many games new or old. I picked this game up in the used bin and wish I had discovered it years ago. I would have loved to have payed full price to support these developers who did an awesome job. Buy this game and play it and enjoy! Expand
  3. AriS
    Jul 19, 2009
    9
    This game comes highly recommended from a fan of Greek mythology, video games, and action RPGs. Yes, there are bugs, two of which caused me This game comes highly recommended from a fan of Greek mythology, video games, and action RPGs. Yes, there are bugs, two of which caused me to reset my XBox, but it didn't detract from the overall enjoyment of this game. Yes, there was a lot of dialog, but it was cleverly used for plot exposition and to further detail the characters; it wasn't used in lieu of gameplay; and it was done well. Very good and clever writing. Not since Jade Empire have I had that much fun with NPC dialog, and not since Mass Effect has a dialog system been that intuitive and easy to use. The idea of performing deeds and dedicating them to your gods for power-ups was done surprisingly well, and had me trying new way to gain more. The powers themselves were creative and useful. It saddens me that this game was so underappreciated: either the reviewers were expecting another combat-heavy gorefest like God of War, or they couldn't really get immersed into the game. I think that the designers' refusal to talk down to their audience may have had something to do with it. At any rate, this game will most definitely appeal to older games (30+ year olds, like me) than it would to a younger crowd, but then again, not all games can or should be MMOs. I was (and still am, in the form of DLC) hoping for more to this game: it seemed a bit too short for me. If there's ever a sequel, which I would buy, I hope they fix the bugs and extend the content. Expand
  4. RexL.
    Jan 10, 2009
    8
    If you're a smart gamer you won't listen exclusively to critics these days. If you want a game that is bloody, action-packed and If you're a smart gamer you won't listen exclusively to critics these days. If you want a game that is bloody, action-packed and has graphics to put God of War or Gears of War to shame then this game is not for you. But if you are looking for a game with a good story, unique gameplay and different than all the rest this is the game for you. Personally, I love Greek mythology so it was easy for me to get sucked in. The system of character development through accomplishing deeds and gaining favor from the gods is unique and refreshing. Plain and simple this is an RPG with all the dialogue more action and less micromanagement. But still it is very enjoyable. Dialogue can be a bit excessive and some graphical glitches do occur but not enough to give it the low scores the critics did. Side note: The game was made using the Unreal 3 Engine and it is my experience that all games made with this even Gears of War have a texture lag so this is weak complaint. Expand
  5. StevenSmith
    Dec 17, 2008
    7
    not the greatest game ever, has its flaws and shortcomings, but i still found it pretty fun and enjoyable, unlike a lot of the reviewers whonot the greatest game ever, has its flaws and shortcomings, but i still found it pretty fun and enjoyable, unlike a lot of the reviewers who found a few flaws and decided to say it's an awful game, when it's not. its not oh my god amazing, but it's a slightly above average game. Expand
  6. Oct 27, 2012
    5
    It's a poor man's Mass Effect mixed with a poor man's God of War. It's by no means a bad game overall as there is much to like about it. TheIt's a poor man's Mass Effect mixed with a poor man's God of War. It's by no means a bad game overall as there is much to like about it. The storyline and script are pretty decent but the delivery is poorly directed, for example. And the aspects that make up actual gameplay are lacking in terms of map design and UI.

    I finished the game though and liked most of it quite a bit. If I could look past the issues then it would have been a 7 or 8.
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  7. cuahe.
    Apr 2, 2009
    1
    Wow, did amateurs designers and producers with AAA artists make this game? Another game yet again with great graphics and just run of the Wow, did amateurs designers and producers with AAA artists make this game? Another game yet again with great graphics and just run of the mill suck ass gameplay...why hire amateurs, come on people! Not everyone is a game designer it takes years! Just because your producer can't do anything else doesn't make them a dev...well I'm just hating this game...the movie made before Christ was born is 10000 times better....everyone on the team, shoot yourselves or choose another profession this just sucks, I want my money back! Expand

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