Ryse: Son of Rome Review by VanHow10

30 Apr 2014
10 2 1
Ryse: Son of Rome

This game was pretty interesting. The story was great, the cutscenes were fantastic. You really felt like a roman warrior fighting through hard times. There was just a few missing pieces that could have made this game one of the best launch titles.

Graphics (3 of 3): This game has the best graphics that I have seen on the Xbox One. They are absolutly stunning. Every cut scene makes you feel like you are watching a movie. The character models look life like. The way they talk, you could mute you TV and read their lips and make out their conversations (wouldn't recommend). I have been playing games for years, and I have never seen any animation like this in a video game. In the past the main thing that developers have had issues with were water animation, walking through, shooting through ect. This game as you stomp around in water actually looks like water. Usually it is that bluish goo, developers make you stay away from (can't walk in it, die if you fall in it). This game looks VERY solid.

Multiplayer (1 of 3): It is there. It is disgusting, but it is there. This game had SO many options when it came to multiplayer. they could have made you a gladiator in a coliseum fighting OTHER gladiators. They could have had some what of a co-op story line. They opted out of all those, they put you in the coliseum with another fighter (sounds promising), then they just throw waves of minions your way. At times it gets difficult, but after the first hour of so playing it is the same thing over and over. You don't get many new moves, so it looks and feels repetitive. I do not recommend this game if you are looking for a multiplayer game to entertain you.

Replay Value (2 of 3): This game, because of its graphics and amazing story you could easily pick it up again and play through the story again. The achievements are also setup to play through on the hardest difficulty. Though after the fist couple play throughs you would be done, and it will collect dust, until you want to show off the next gen graphics of course!

Sympathy (1 of 1): This is due to my hope, and sorry that a title with this potential could be this low on the ratings. It easily could have been an 8 or 9, but due to it's multiplayer sorrow this is a measly 6 of 10 (in my books.)

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Vr EnglishI think you are a bit overly harsh on the multiplayer front. I think the co-op is a neat idea, I think if survival mode was included for everyone it would massively improve it. Survival is incredible, its like a whole different game, comboing becomes an intense rhythm game that you want to strive to continue. If I were to make a complaint about the game it would be load times.

Other than that, good review, and I think to be fair, multiplayer is slow to start and everyone is entitled to an opinion. Plus one from me :)
Posted by Vr English on 04 May 14 at 16:50