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[Let's Play] Rise of the Argonauts - Set 02 - Cave of Boon

KlykaKlyka DO you have anySPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
edited January 2012 in Games and Technology
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Rise of the Argonauts is a 2008 action role-playing game developed by Liquid Entertainment and published by Codemasters for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game's plot surrounds the myth of Jason and his Argonauts as he searches for the Golden Fleece.

Hey guys, a new thread for a new Let's Play!
This one will be very heavy on words so I will read the subtitles and skip quite a bit. You'll see that I try to skip at logical points in the conversation though so as to not make it too jarring.
This will also be my first heavily edited LP as I will edit out all the tedious walking and trim down endless minion fighting into "fight montages".

I hope you'll enjoy this excursion into ancient and mythological Greece!

Set 01 - Blind fire
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Set 02 - Cave of Boon
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  • EliminationElimination Registered User regular
    Oh god...why....

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    Oh god...why....

    Sometimes a man needs to go beyond the call of duty.

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  • EliminationElimination Registered User regular
    I'm surprised you even got the game to run this well. I read on the steam forums it crashes constantly for most people.

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  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    Oh God, this game. I love it so much and yet it's so... mediocre at best.

    Will still be following along.

    Klyka wrote:
    I hope you'll enjoy this excursion into ancient and mythological Greece!

    Well... sort of. I think this game's a bit more accurate than Disney's Hercules, but that's about it.


    Also, I tend to use Spears primarily because Athena, but also because the spear's straightforward stab makes it bit easier to deal with shield users - if you can flank them, one good stab will force them to drop their shield so you don't have to keep hacking at it.

  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited January 2012

    Also, I tend to use Spears primarily because Athena, but also because the spear's straightforward stab makes it bit easier to deal with shield users - if you can flank them, one good stab will force them to drop their shield so you don't have to keep hacking at it.

    Yeah, I played around with the combat a bit now and I noticed that too. I'm sure I'll get more competent with it as I keep going.

    @Elimination: The game is running rock solid for me and hasn't crashed or done anything weird in almost 2 hours of playtime. I hope it'll stay that way!

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    Aww, how did Forgotten Sands lose? It was a pretty alright game, with a really cool ending setpiece.

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    Aww, how did Forgotten Sands lose? It was a pretty alright game, with a really cool ending setpiece.

    I might still do it later on.

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  • AegeriAegeri Registered User regular
    I am actually really happy to see this. A known good commentator/LPer playing a game I wouldn't want to play myself, but am interested to see. Sign me up for this.

  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    Rise of the Argonauts was so underrated. I loved that game.

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    Dashui wrote:
    Rise of the Argonauts was so underrated. I loved that game.

    It's pretty good so far!

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    I felt the game started off rough and left me unsure of it, but once I got my boat and started the quest proper it really picked up.

    I can't say I'm a fan of skipping the dialog, though, be it for watching a Let's Play or actually playing a game with lots of spoken dialog. It takes me out of the experience.

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  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    Klyka wrote:
    Dashui wrote:
    Rise of the Argonauts was so underrated. I loved that game.

    It's pretty good so far!

    Wait, is this your first time through the game? In that case, here's a little hint about game mechanics.

    Spoiler:

  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    I'm not really going for 100% completion.

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  • AegeriAegeri Registered User regular
    I'm about 20 minutes through the first set and I can definitely see I couldn't get into this games combat system. Unless something improves, the mechanics of bashing away an enemies shield as HP just feels like you aren't doing anything. It just looks like it feels rather clunky and I really dislike the whole "execute an enemy, then stand there being fancy for his friend to shank your ass in 10 different ways".

    Maybe it improves as the game goes along? Incidentally I am not worried at all about the dialog. Just wanting to see where the story goes and if I do get interested, all I have to do is pause the video.

  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    Klyka wrote:
    I'm not really going for 100% completion.

    Fair enough.

    Also, a 'State of Grace' happens when Jason gets to really low health. You'll notice it when it happens.

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