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Argos No Senshi aka Rygar the Legendary Adventure

version: jp - year: 2002 - developer: tecmo - publisher: tecmo - format: playstation 2, dvdrom - condition: mint - rarity: common

Ready to kick ass with your killer yoyo?


The character design is reminiscent of Square and Capcom's productions


The Colosseum stage is where you first start your adventure

Review - After well over a decade, Rygar is back with a vengeance!

Tecmo's decision to revive one of its most successful action/platformers made me very happy since I had lost faith there for a moment. Argos no Senshi also known as Rygar the legendary adventure is not a remake but rather an entire different game.

The only thing in common with the previous installment is the weapon (the Diskarmor) and some of the enemies. The rest is all new.

Graphically, Rygar is definitely one of the most astonishing games out there on Ps2. As you progress thru the adventure, you will be fascinated by the wonderful details and colors of the surrounding areas. Beautifully intricated landscapes intermingled with classic Greek and Roman architecture will take you back to a mythical era of heroes and titans. Interestingly, most of the architecture is destroyable, and hides useful items. Watching huge structures collapse into nothingness is really rewarding!

The music and sound effects are appropriate enough to give you a sense of epic adventure while gameplay is somewhat reminiscent of Capcom's Onimusha (the weapon system in particular)and Devil May Cry.

Also, each Diskarmor has its own Summon, much like in Final Fantasy games. You can call for their help whenever you need a hand but your spiritual meter will decrease accordingly. If you were looking for a reiteration of classic Rygar, you will be disappointed but if you can forget about your expectations for a moment and let the game suck you in, you will certainly be rewarded. Tecmo's offering is refined and it is impossible not to recognize the effort put into it.

Bottom line: worth playing only for the wonderful vistas and the beautiful setting. 8,5/10










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