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Rise of the Argonauts

Rise of the Argonauts
Codemasters

December 16th, 2008







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Platform: PlayStation 3

Rating: 3.6 / 5.0 (18 votes)

Released: 2008-12-16

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Rise of the Argonauts by Codemasters

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Brand: Codemasters Category: Role-Playing Platform: PlayStation 3 ESRB: Mature


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Description

As the King of Iolcus Jason had everything – a prosperous kingdom the respect of his peers and a beautiful fiance. But when she was assassinated on their wedding day Jason vowed to take revenge on her killers – to do anything to restore her life and earn back the respect of his subjects. To acplish this heroic feat Jason must seek out the Golden Fleece and with the help of Greek mythology's greatest heroes set sail on the most epic voyage of all.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 bat 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.GAME PLAY FEATURES: Immerse yourself in gameplay through a redefined RPG experience that streamlines character and resource management “Show me don't tell me” — Spend more time playing and less time micro-managing inventory and resources through a streamlined HUD and inventory system Earn unique powers and abilities and avoid tedious record-keeping by dedicating deeds to the god of your choice Strengthen your character with armor and weapons upgrades significant in scope and powerfully apparent Choose wisely as decisions impact story flow and available missions Unleash devastating attacks in real time with lethal binations of weapons powers granted by the gods and the battle tested loyalty of your Argonauts. Change weapons on the fly to outmaneuver opponents and keep your onslaught raging Assemble the most effective team of Argonauts for each mission to put the best battle plan forward Unleash supernatural attacks by drawing on your favor with the gods Inflict attack

Features

  • Become a hero in a primal story based on an epic legend artfully re-imagined
  • Fight alongside Hercules, Achilles and other fabled heroes, each with their own extraordinary powers
  • Breakthrough real-time combat system with dynamic animations and visual damage modeling
  • Develop and upgrade multiple weapons, specialized killing techniques, finishing moves and more
  • Travel to dozens of unique islands filled with richly researched, intricate detailing

Editorial Review

Go back in time to an era where the Gods themselves walked the earth, and where the battles that occurred brought such fame to their heroes that their stories still resound today. With Rise of the Argonauts for the PlayStation 3, gamers can immerse themselves in one of the grandest tales to be told in the history of modern civilization.

You can immerse yourself into the grand story and mythology of Jason and the Argonauts. .

Rise of the Argonauts has a look that evokes Ancient Greece. .

The Story Unfolds
As the King of Iolcus, Jason had everything: a prosperous kingdom, the respect of his peers and a beautiful fiance, the princess Alceme. But when she was assassinated on their wedding day, Jason vowed to take revenge on her killers, and to restore her life. To accomplish this feat, you, as Jason, must seek out the Golden Fleece with the help of Greek mythology’s greatest

Jason gains new abilities and weapons as he progresses through the game. .

heroes. An epic-scale, action role-playing game (RPG), Rise of the Argonauts immerses gamers in a gladiatorial adventure engaged in brutal combat, with warriors such as Hercules, Pan and Achilles as they traverse a world ruled by mythological gods.

Incredibly Absorbing Play
Rise of the Argonauts immerses players completely in the world of ancient Greece. One way this is accomplished is by streamlining the RPG elements in exciting new ways. For example, rather than increasing arbitrary stats like 'Intelligence plus one', items and upgrades give Jason unique, tangible abilities like the Fist of Ares, which causes shields to explode, ripping apart nearby enemies. And individual battles aren't dependant upon a hit-point and dice system. If you manage to get behind a shield and slice into your enemies' neck, their head will be cleaved from their shoulders. The developers also spent time researching the look and feel of ancient Greek artwork, crafts and architecture for a richness of surrounding that is astonishing.

As in ancient Greece, in Rise of the Argonauts players must curry the favor of the Gods. As you achieve deeds, you can dedicate them to different gods. A god's favor will also be affected by choices you make in conversations with non-player characters. As your favor, or disfavor, with a particular god rises, your abilities will be affected accordingly. But be careful, because the gods like few things better than meddling in the lives of their human subjects.

Amazing Battles are Loads of Fun
The battle system in Rise of the Argonauts is simple enough to pick up quickly, but has more finesse than your typical button masher. In battling enemies you weaken their armor, then their limbs, eventually finishing them off. Weapons can be switched mid-battle to unleash devastating combos, while using god-granted powers can also cause serious damage. Players can also choose how to defeat their enemies, and in so doing find interesting new allies. For example, in one of your battles you will fight Medusa herself. If you kill her, her brother Perseus will grieve for her but join you on your quest. If you save Medusa, however, Athena will command her to join your crew as a beginning to her penance for her misdeeds.

In Rise of the Argonauts gamers will find a deep, and enthralling story that is matched only by the fun of playing it. With a wide range of upgradeable weapons, loads of different heroes to help you, gods to entreat, and an ever-changing story that is constantly affected by the choices you make, the possibilities seem endless. Add to that stunning visuals, a musical score created by film composer Tyler Bates, and a smooth blend of action and RPG that is new to the genre, and this is a game you simply must check out.

You'll recognize characters from classic myths such as Medusa and her head of snakes.



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Publisher: Codemasters Category: Role-Playing Binding: Video Game Language: English

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