Rygar: The Battle of Argus

Rygar: The Battle of Argus

Rygar: The Battle of Argus

Catalogue of errors.

Hi, readers! What a week it's been here at Eurogamer Towers. Tom's been playing his mixtape of the latest chart hits from Craig David and Atomic Kitten, while Rob's been telling us about this stonking new sci-fi show called The Ex-Files (sp?). I think I might wait till it's out on VHS, shouldn't be more than a year or two. Meanwhile, Dan spilled some of that new Hooch drink over his puffa jacket while trying out his new "roller-blades", whatever they are. Isn't it a shame about Charles and Diana splitting up?

What's that you say? It's not the 1990s any more? You could have fooled me, but then that's because I've spent most of this week playing Rygar: The Battle of Argus. This Wii title is supposed to take you back to a time of kidnapped princesses, mythological beasts and mystical artefacts. In fact it just takes you back to a time when it was acceptable to use phrases like "Eurogamer Towers" and put fixed camera angles in videogames.

It's based on PS2 game Rygar: The Legendary Adventure. That's "based on" in the sense of "the same game with a different subtitle slapped on as if no one will notice". The Legendary Adventure was in fact released in 2003, not the nineties, but it looked dated even then. Our reviewer rather liked it, despite the silly plot, stupid dialogue, repetitive enemies, simplistic puzzles, dull boss levels and "infuriating camera".

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