Ryse: Son of Rome
This game has all the good stuff. I like the graphics. Its a real true Exclusive for the Xbox One. Its definately a must have. Game is kinda short but I love it !!
Great game !!. Its a must have . Get it !!!!! I love how the praphics and and gameplay mix in and it compliemnts together =)
Incredible graphics, Quick to complete game...
Compared to other games currently out on the Xbox One this one tops them in terms of graphics. It shows you where the game devs are and where they can be in the next year or two in terms of graphics. The game is a typical hack and slash with the occasional option to throw a spear making the game easy to master. MAJOR problem for this game is that anyone could rent this and pretty much return it the same day. The story to the campaign is captivating but short lived.
Online play is mildly entertaining but matchmaking is terrible unless you have a friend to play with. The arena mode is easily completed on solo mode though so if you just want to go through round after round of beating bots then this is the game for you. If you are looking to play player v player gladiator style fights you will not find that in this game.
Overall I would recommend playing this game but I would be think twice before spending 60 bucks on a game that loses its luster after the second time through the campaign.
Simple & Enjoyable
No game could possibly live up to the beach storming "Saving Private Ryan" looking announcement trailer of this game. But what you get is a fun game for casual gamers with a simple although repetitive control scheme.
This game plays a little like the last generation Marvel game that played with various combinations of super heroes. It's simple but it's fun. There is nothing revolutionary about this game. It's not particularly historically accurate but it's a fun way to kill time. And at the end of the day most games should just be a fun way to kill time. It doesn't have the depth of Mass Effect, it's control scheme make it a simple button masher & yet it still manages to be worth the $40 I paid for a new copy. I haven't tried any multiplayer mode so I can't comment on them. But this game is a fun and simple way to kill time.
Paid Reviewers are outta touch
This game is simply awesome. It has a really good story with high quality cinematic events. Game is sick I'm constantly trying to improve my combos and setup sick executions. Also PLEASE try Gladiator mode it is setup like the Ancient Coliseums were where historic events were recreated. You can upgrade your Gladiator gear and such via doing the different kinds of missions. You earn gold then you in turn by booster packs with the gold ranging from bronze to gold. This game has solid replay value. Reviewers giving this game less then a 7 should be ashamed. Its like half god of war and half arcade fighter & I think the problem was these reviewers were rating it on a complete god of war thought which if they were was a huge mistake.
I implore everyone to try this game out somehow which ever way you can. It's got so much potential as a franchise but I fear reviewers will scare away the support this game needs and deserves for a sequel.
Gladiator the game
I've always been a fan of Roman history, both factual and fictitious. I, like most, was blown away by the graphics when I saw the first trailer of Ryse. But then all the first impressions came out stating it was nothing but QTEs and dull combat. Action games tend to rely on QTEs nowadays, so you might want to get on board or avoid the genre. That being said, I found this to be my first true next gen experience. The story is epic, with great settings and characters (you will HATE the true villains). The graphics are absolute gorgeous, the motion capture is fantastic, and the executions are awesome. Gameplay is smooth and responsive and combat is very fun, especially on higher difficulty levels. Multiplayer in the arena is fun solo or co-op, with various arenas and challenges to face (definitely try the Wicker Man with a friend). Despite negative reviews, I urge you to give this one a try and see for yourself. Many have predicted this to become a cult classic, and I can safely agree with that assumption.
Ryse: Son of Rome
I enjoyed my time with this game and it was definitely worth the rent from Gamefly, but I'm not sure I would've spent $60 or even $40 on it. The storyline is cool and it offers a lot visually, but the replay value just doesn't seem to be there. The combat system is great. Destroying enemies in brutal fashion was a sure plus. I think this game was a good choice for the starting lineup of the Xbox One. It isn't anything too groundbreaking, but it is a cool game and you will have fun with it. I wouldn't suggest buying it unless you are some kind of history enthusiast and you are just dying to have it for an extended period of time. If that doesn't sound like you then you should probably just rent it or borrow it from a friend. That way you will be satisfied with what the game has to offer without having to drop a significant amount of money on it. Enjoy!
I was not expecting this game to be as good as it is. I seen videos and it didn't impress me at all until I finally decided to buy the game myself. The graphics sure do show what next gen consoles can put out, my dad came in the room from the noise saying "What movie are you watching?" The gameplay flows perfectly and I wouldn't say anything is wrong with it. The ONLY problem I have with the game is that the enemies all look alike. You can tell the different enemies by their identity, with a next gen game you'd think the enemies would have at least different faces or facial hair, but nope. BUT don't be discouraged because you will barely ever notice that because the graphics of the entire game are just awe-inspiring. Please give this game a chance, it is definitely worth the money.
Love the graphics in this game, a lot of neat angles and the surroundings look amazing. The concept of this game is rather original considering you're a roman soldier on the warpath (almost has that 300 appeal working for it, just as a roman). The voice commands are alright if you're into it. Sometimes they are just annoying though, when you have to keep giving the commands over and over again "FIre Volley"! Also, this game can become rather repetitive, in the sense that you just keep moving forward without any real objectives, just keep pressing X and then Y while you are executing barbarians, which by the way is always awesome. It provides that extra cinematic feature of the next-gen. gaming. Along-side the cinematic executions they have incorporated a new way of using button sequencing, where your enemy flashes a color as oppose to the little button flashing on top of the head of your enemy. All and all i am enjoying playing through this game but as fore mentioned it can be a little repetitive.
The Low Reviews Shouldn't Be Trusted
Ryse is without a doubt the benchmark for which all next gen games should strive for in terms of graphics. It's absolutely incredible to see this game in motion. Crytek has created something that feels distinct enough while remaining similar to other games. They've created a game with combat more akin to Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, but they've made the combat much more challenging overall. While it's true that it's essentially a one trick pony in gameplay and does get a little repetitive, the combat is so satisfying, visceral and challenging, that it's easy to enjoy. And like I said, the graphics are the best of the best. The scenery in this game will leave your jaw dragging on the floor long after you finish playing.
Ryse is a game every fan of video games should have in their collection. It's not without its issues, however the pros far outweigh the cons in the beautiful introduction to the next generation of gaming.