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Golden Axe: Beast Rider - Playstation 3

3.3 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews
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  • Quest for vengeance and engage in vicious melee combat in fantasy world
  • Unleash barbaric killing moves and dismembering attacks
  • Explore huge, ravaged, destructible landscape
  • Weapon upgrades and powerful unlockable elemental-based spells and magic
  • Features never-before seen character skills and abilities

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Platform: PlayStation 3

As the unstoppable Tyris Flare, players will engage in vicious melee combat both on foot and atop massive mythical beasts, savaging enemies with blades and magic on a quest for vengeance.

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Platform:PlayStation 3
ASIN B000XJM2AE
Release date October 14, 2008
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3.3 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #28,965 in videogames
#1,525 in Video Games > PlayStation 3 > Games
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Product Dimensions 6.8 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
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Platform for Display: PlayStation 3
I was excited when I saw this game online before it was released. I watched all the gameplay movies and went to wal-mart to buy it the day it was released. However, walmart didn't have it. I came back and got back online to see it again. I was extremely disappointed to see how terribly the critics had reviewed it. Still I kept my hopes up and bought it over the weekend. A horribly underrated game. I was not a fan of the original Golden Axe and I can see why some would be disappointed with this debut on next-gen consoles, but it is a traditional hack-and-slash game. Lots of blood, but that makes no difference to me. Several things the critics hit on:

Poor storyline: This is true, the storyline is lacking. Yet the developers were trying to make an arcade game next-gen and still stay true to the original. I didn't expect much for storyline.

Counter and Evade lags: Counter and evade work like Heavenly Sword where an enemy glows a certain color before attacking. Counter is a little slow, but once you realize this, it is easy to correct with proper timing.

Bad graphics: It's not the most beautiful game for PS3 (Uncharted or Heavenly Sword wins that for me), but the graphics are as horrible as the critics make it sound. I don't have an HDTV, so I'm just using composite and it looks great to me. Kinda bland with colors of the environment, but that's it.

Problems with Beasts: Yeah, they're slow and hard to turn. That was a disappointment as one expects beasts to be faster than the player's running speed. Another complaint is that the beasts die quickly. I haven't had a problem with that. It makes sense in the gameplay that the beasts shouldn't last long. If your beasts dies, just go back and respawn another one.
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By duke_87 on December 15, 2008
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3 Verified Purchase
This is a good game- not perfect, but good.

Yes, the camera can get in the way sometimes- but that's hardly unique among modern games. It's easily adjusted with the right analog stick and it's only a real annoyance when you're backed into a corner... so stay in the open.

Anyone who thinks the beasts are hard to control and are too easy to get knocked off of clearly hasn't played the original Golden Axe in a while- now THOSE were easy to get knocked off of. Yes, some are big and lumbering and none of them turn on a dime- but they're beasts, not ballerinas. When you get the right beast in the right situation, you can really do some damage. There is something very satisfying about using an enraged Miragar to tear apart an opponents beast, or trampling hapless enemies and bowling them off bridges with a timely Cronoth charge.

On foot, combat can be challenging- no doubt about it. But why is that a bad thing? Some complain that you can't simply button mash your way to victory...Good! You CAN button mash and do some damage, but without parrying or evading you're eventually going to get surrounded and take a beating. Once you get your timing down and start pulling off Brutal Counters, combat really starts to get enjoyable with the Tribute bonus system encouraging you to fight better and avoid damage.

Overall, this is a fun, very underrated game. It has some flaws, but should appeal to anyone who can appreciate it's old school gameplay.
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While this obviously isn't going to be the Golden Axe games we played in the arcades it's still a good action fighting Third person fantasy game that is more entertaining then most would think. While you can only play as one character a female amazon on a quest to free the land from evil like with most fantasy style plots you'll get a decent mix of the unique animals that we saw in the GA games to ride from mini-dragons to tail boulder crushing mini-dinosaurs to ride. The controls work find and the graphics/effects/sounds/voices are done well so there's no complaint on that part. So if you're looking for a decent fantasy action adventure games this is a decent one to check out.
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I really don't understand what people mean by bad graphics and gameplay, I thought the game was excellent. I can understand being upset about multiplayer, but Beast Rider isn't a terrible game as most make it out to be. Most people that say the game is bad haven't even finished it. The graphics are beautiful, in my personal opinion, if the game looks interesting, buy it. It's not that expensive because of the critics reviews, which brought the popularity down greatly. So now, every person that is interested in the game decides not to get it because most Golden Axe fans insist that it's a terrible game. Overall, I think it has a nice combat system, and the storyline is interesting. Don't flame Beast Rider because of it's reviews, try it and see for yourself.
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The game is challenging,that's why I play it. I don't think Tyris is sexy per say,but I like her drive. Its said you barely get to ride the beasts but that is a flat out lie. I revel in riding the really big ones. All in all,the game is ok. Its a take it or leave it choice. The bonus levels are a plus to really kill time and brush up your skills, especially your counters that's really vital to come out victorious.
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