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Rise of the Argonauts

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Released in 2008, the game, is similar to another well-known representative of the genre of action-role-playing games God of War series. Developers became studio Liquid Entertainment, and the publisher company Codemasters. The game appeared on the PC and on the most popular consoles of its generation: Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

The story and the setting

The plot of the game tells about Jason, and the action takes place in Ancient Greece. Like God of War, the game uses ancient Greek mythology to build a game universe. The modified myth of Jason and the Argonauts, who went on a journey for the Golden Fleece was used as inspiration. According to the scriptwriters of the game, Jason is a Greek king, whose wife was killed in front of him. The only way for a grieving husband to return the beloved is the Golden Fleece, which can resurrect the dead. Other well-known heroes of myths appear in the game: Hercules, Achilles, Medea, Medusa, Patroclus, and others. Together they travel through a variety of real and imaginary locations: Iolcu, Delphi, Mycenae, Tartar, and Kifr.

Key features

The game consists of a large number of dialogues and enemies confrontations on vast, detailed levels. In contrast to God of War, critics point out simple battles with bosses and the strange arrangement of enemies on each level, which also simplifies the gameplay. You can use a sword as a weapon, a spear, and a mace is also available. Each weapon has its own characteristics and offers different gameplay: the mace breaks shields, but can not cope with a large number of enemies, the sword reduces the player's defense capabilities, but increases the effectiveness of melee combat, etc. In addition to these weapons, you can upgrade Jason skills on four branches: Ares, Hermes, Apollo, and Athena. Points for upgrades the player receives as the tasks are completed and for the correct answers in the dialogs.

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Liquid Entertainment
Publisher
Codemasters
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.rise-of-the-argonauts.com/

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Pentium or AMD™ equivalent
  • Memory: XP 1GB RAM / Vista 1.5GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce 6800 / Radeon X1300 or above
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB Hard Drive Space
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • Supported Graphics Cards: Rise of the Argonauts requires an ATI or nVidia graphics card / ATi Radeon X1300 or above / HD2XXX/HD3XXX/HD4XXX series / nVidia GeForce 6800 or above 7/8/9/GTX2XX Series.
  • Not compatible with all integrated sound/graphics solutions (inc. Laptops).
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.66Ghz or Athlon X2 3800+
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800GTX or above, or Radeon 3800 series or above
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  • Hard Drive: 9.2 GB Hard Drive Space
  • Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Card
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Rise of the Argonauts reviews and comments

Rise of the Argonauts is an attempt by Liquid Entertainment and publisher, Codemasters, to capitalize on Ancient Greece and Greek mythology in video games. Already, Sony has had a tremendous amount of success and acclaim with the God of War series, so why not try to follow in their footsteps with their own unique take on Greek mythology. The game is a retelling, with a plethora of liberties taken, of Jason and his team of heroes (the Argonauts) as they hunt the mystical Golden Fleece. The objective is the same but the circumstances surrounding the quest are more personal and dire. The voice acting is kind of okay. Nothing really stands out. The music by Tyler Bates is quite good. The atmosphere is very interesting, it is very different from God of War. But some of the movement and gameplay mechanics are incredibly clunky. Roleplaying elements are present but they are very surface level. There are some interesting powers and abilities that you can attribute to different gods. This game has a lot of good ideas, but in execution all of it is very flawed. I remember reading a Game Informer magazine that presented a very different version of the game. For some reason this game got downgraded, which is for some strange reason the nature of the beast in this day and age. Rise of the Argonauts is okay. It’s not the worst game out there, but there are better games that deal with this material and world in comparison. The game is violent (as Greek myths are), the voice acting is okay, the concepts and art design is good but dated with the graphics being deployed. The game is incredibly heavy on dialogue, but a lot of this is just poorly executed and the combat and movement should have been tinkered with first. All in all, it’s an okay game. If you’re looking for a game to sink a lot of time in to and really don’t care about gameplay and mechanics then this should be enough to keep you engaged storywise. Otherwise, I’d give this a hard pass.

Rating: 3/5
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Pointless Hack 'n Slay, The Interface ... Not there. No Questmarker or similar one errs Planlos through the Fortress (further I did not come, did not find the Way) Conclusion: Somehow stupid.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
If you have a lot of Boredom you can play it. You definitely don't have to buy it. For this, the Paths are too long-winded, the Action falls short. If you had your Hands free while Playing, you could knit something and watch a Movie on the side;-)
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Rise of the Argonauts is a great RPG in itself, as there is a Story line, the well-known Skillsystem and a reasonably good Graphics. However, I still can't recommend it as I Don't think the Game has any gorgeous Strengths that could lead to me buying the Game outside HumbleBundle again.
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I don't know where to start at the mega bad Dialogues, the synchronizations, the unbalanced Gameplay or the MEGA ULTRA BLUNT Story. My Introduction says Everything, who still wants to have a very Hack 'N 'slay heavy game and is additionally on RPG, you should get it. Luckily I got it out of the Humble Bundle for just under 75 Cents.
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It's definitely a good Game, especially for people who like Greek Gods. Pro:-Pleasant combat System-Good selection between Weapons-For people the Brutality do not abhor even what even good combo choice-Interelse story-For a 2009 game good Graphics-Beautiful possibilities Contra:-Unfortunately far too much run-My Meiung lacks an Ad -From time to time small annoying Bugs-The Synchro really doesn't let the best tone quality leave once in a while, wishing tone is now and then easy to get away and subdued Conclusion: A half way good Game, which offers very great Possibilities. That's Why my recommendation to buy it is still, as it already takes a lot of time in claim worthwhile, even if you have a few Bugs every now and then you can still play it.
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Rise of the Argonauts is a pretty nice older RPG! Anyone who likes RPGs with Greek Mythology has found their Game here! Hopefully, but not to point out, that this Game is a bit older and therefore, of course, is not at the Level of Graphical, like other Games nowadays! Nevertheless, the Graphics are still very consistent with the whole Game! The Soundtrack is also quite good, definitely does not bother, during the Game! The Story is about the Argonauts, who have to find something, in the process of encountering one or another God. I had my 2 Positions (Boss fights) in the Game where my aggression level rose quite high. It could happen, so here at one or other Controllers fly to the Wall! Verdict-One despite its old old, still beautiful, atmospheric Game for 10-14 Hours!
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