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Codemasters' Rise of the Argonauts is kind of released today. For some reason UK will have to wait until February next year, while rest of Europe can buy it today and the US next week. I'm not completely sure what's going on in this trailer with the graphics, some segments in the video looks pretty bad.

Atari & Codemasters press release:
Codemasters today announced that Rise of the Argonauts™, an epic action RPG developed by Liquid Entertainment and published by Codemasters, is now available to buy from retail stores globally* for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and the PC. To see the new “Allies” launch trailer and for more information about the game, visit www.rise-of-the-argonauts.com.

Rise of the Argonauts immerses players in a gladiatorial adventure set in a wondrously imagined vision of ancient Greece. Taking the role of Jason, a hero and expert warrior, players will battle alongside Hercules, Achilles, Atalanta and other Argonauts as they engage in brutal combat against formidable beasts and enemies, in a vast world alive with fickle gods, jaw-dropping panoramas, deep exploration and epic quests. 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.

* Available across Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia from 12th December 2008.
* Shipping to stores in the USA on 16th December 2008
* UK launch set for 6th February 2009

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  • Rise of the Argonauts launch trailer - 5 images
  • Rise of the Argonauts launch trailer - 5 images
  • Rise of the Argonauts launch trailer - 5 images
  • Rise of the Argonauts launch trailer - 5 images
  • Rise of the Argonauts launch trailer - 5 images
TheDj
TheDj
Commented on 2008-12-12 19:14:30
Fairly sure this game isn't going to be a hit.
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2008-12-12 21:02:07
WTF? why so late for UK? its like silent hill homecoming, US got it months ago, we get it 9th of feb. im not exactly bothered since i think this game looks like crap. but its still weird cionsidering the rest of europe get it today
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MvmntInGrn
MvmntInGrn
Commented on 2008-12-12 21:22:42
Oh my, it looks really bad, VO is bad too. I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure God of War 2 in HD mode looks better...

Gameplay look very unorganized.
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Phanger
Phanger
Commented on 2008-12-12 21:26:15
Unreal Engine 3.... :P
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blmbox
blmbox
Commented on 2008-12-12 21:51:37
Ewwwwwww!
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Ronsauce
Ronsauce
Commented on 2008-12-12 21:52:55 In reply to Phanger
Posted by Phanger
Unreal Engine 3.... :P
...isn't to blame as there are plenty of games made with it that look fantastic.
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GeRaLTo
GeRaLTo
Commented on 2008-12-12 22:01:46
I'll just paste my post from another forum.

Unfortunatelly this game is one of the worst if not the worst i've played on x360. Animation, collisions, framerate, graphics, gameplay and voice acting reminds me of poor xbox games. Gameplay is based on walking on awful...( and i mean it) maps talking to npc all over again. From time to time U've a chance to kill some foes then Ur back to walkin i circles. . Im not even sure if im going to torture myself playing this game to the very end. After playing this crap for about 2-3hrs I'd rate it 2/10. Nuff said.

Good things ? Perhaps music score aint bad but thats all.

EDIT. IM almost at the end ( i guess ) and last 30 min was much better mainly because U can actually fight more. Whats more story itself is really good but its not enough to make a good game.
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omegaheat
omegaheat
Commented on 2008-12-13 18:24:09
Seriously, there is no excuse for a game to look this bad in this day and time. There aren't many limitations with game visuals that could keep them from looking descent enough to warrant a $60 price. The only thing to blame is poor art direction. I didn't even know that the game had been released here and the U.S., and perhaps nobody cared. Ughh.
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munkini
munkini
Commented on 2008-12-13 20:13:08
This game checked in for a lengthy stay at the world renowned doggydoo hotel.
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Lange
Lange
Commented on 2008-12-13 21:21:16
Sure looks bad... But when it get's very very(and I mean VERY) cheap, then I might buy this. I don't know why but I got a weakness for games with swords:D
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riposte101
riposte101
Commented on 2008-12-13 23:43:36
I really like the setting, but could this game come out at a worse time? Wait until January or February when there aren't as many releases.
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WinterSnowblind
WinterSnowblind
Commented on 2008-12-14 01:57:18
Shame, because I really love the story, but I'm fairly sure this is going to be awful.
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Phanger
Phanger
Commented on 2008-12-14 16:28:40 In reply to Ronsauce
Posted by Ronsauce
...isn't to blame as there are plenty of games made with it that look fantastic.
Yeah? Gears of War 2 and Mirror's Edge (and in that game they modified the engine alot), what more?
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zorniki
zorniki
Commented on 2008-12-14 17:10:40
Just terrible. I liked the whole idea when it first got announced. But this seems so very uninspired... blarrghh
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Ronsauce
Ronsauce
Commented on 2008-12-14 17:46:34 In reply to Phanger
Bioshock, Mass Effect, the Rainbow Six games
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Megido
Megido
Commented on 2008-12-14 18:14:49 In reply to Phanger
Posted by Phanger
Yeah? Gears of War 2 and Mirror's Edge (and in that game they modified the engine alot), what more?
Seems t me that you don't even grasp the concept of a graphics engine. The engine provides the technology, the artists do the rest. A game looking like shit using the Unreal 3 engine does so solely based on shitty artists and programmers on the team developing the game.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unreal_Engine...
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blmbox
blmbox
Commented on 2008-12-14 19:44:37 In reply to Ronsauce
Posted by Ronsauce
Bioshock, Mass Effect, the Rainbow Six games
Batman: Arkham Asylum.
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Tinks
Tinks
Commented on 2008-12-14 23:42:35 In reply to Phanger
Posted by Phanger
Yeah? Gears of War 2 and Mirror's Edge (and in that game they modified the engine alot), what more?
I think the idea is to always modify it a lot correct?

Also Batman doesn't look that great YET. We'll see

The fact so many people use the engine though should say a lot I would think
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gotwillk
gotwillk
Commented on 2008-12-14 23:48:05
i don't understand why everyone is ragging on the voice acting. i think it's actually pretty good. the game takes place in ancient greece and this is how they spoke, masculine, royal, and majestic like. the voice acting is definitely above average compared to some other games like Infinite Undiscovery (which was mind-cringingly corny and awkward, i had to stop playing in the first 30 minutes cuz the voice acting was so bad).

i've had my hands on the game for a week now and it's pretty good so far. i agree that the graphics are not up to par considering its for a next-gen system but the story seems pretty interesting. i like the fact that there's a skill tree and when you change your gear, it actually looks different. the combat is a bit clunky and there are some collision problems along with some other minor technical problems i can't remember right now. it'll probably get a 7-8 average score.
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Ronsauce
Ronsauce
Commented on 2008-12-15 01:07:59
I'm going to just have to play this. People pretty much hated what little they played of Conan, but I rented it and loved every second of it. It was super cheesy and clearly downright bad in parts, but it also had combat that's second to Ninja Gaiden in my opinion. Maybe this game'll be the same kind of deal..?
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Megido
Megido
Commented on 2008-12-15 03:58:47 In reply to Ronsauce
Posted by Ronsauce
I'm going to just have to play this. People pretty much hated what little they played of Conan, but I rented it and loved every second of it. It was super cheesy and clearly downright bad in parts, but it also had combat that's second to Ninja Gaiden in my opinion. Maybe this game'll be the same kind of deal..?
I agree that conan was severely underrated; at least half of it was really nice. The combat was NOT in the same league as NG though (maybe it could have been but really, after half the game the balance is so screwed up that it's just not good anymore) ;)

As for this...i played a bit of it and i can't say that i'm at all impressed with what i saw. The graphics were pretty mediocre, the combat was incredibly boring and the story just seems bland.
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Ronsauce
Ronsauce
Commented on 2008-12-15 05:07:35
I didn't say it was in the same league as NG, but second to it for me. It just felt much more visceral and weighty than the combat in something like God of War, which I absolutely loved as well. Dual-wielding swords and hacking a dude's arms off felt great.
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