Ryse: Son of Rome Rating On Xbox Live Terms It 'Exceptional'

Ryse: Son of Rome's embargo date on its reviews has not been lifted and will be lifted on the day before Xbox One officially launches. In the previews that many sites put up, Ryse: Son of Rome was not well received and was subject to a lot of criticism citing that it is another 'QTE button mashing fest'.

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MorePowerOfGreen1852d ago

Seen this on reddit. Fanboys trying to blame the rating on devs, as if 600 of them were trying to throw the ratings lol

Mike134nl1852d ago

Whatever the case may be in a few days time we will see what the reviews are.

2cents1852d ago

Forget reading about it. In a few days time I will be playing it!

Woo Hoo!

644 votes to 4.5 outta 5 aint half bad though.

Reverent1852d ago

Granted, user reviews tend to be much more forgiving. Even crappy games will get very high reviews from people who spend their money on it. They feel that they need to make it seem like it was worth it.

Don't get me wrong though, I'm not at all speaking for Ryse in this case. I've always said that it's the one game that I actually would love to play on the Xb1. I'm sure it will be great. Just don't take user reviews quite as seriously. Hell, don't take any review seriously. That goes for every single game out there.

SilentNegotiator1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

I'm sure a game called "fun as dialing a phone" (GI), "boring" (IGN), "A mess" (Destructoid) will rate very high by scrupulous reviewers because some people with pre-release Xboxs rated it high.


Kingthrash3601851d ago

anybody notice the nba live 14 vs nba2k14 rating?
4/5 EACH. that alone destroys credibility. 2k14 destroys live in every way. so yeah wait.

ThanatosDMC1851d ago

I really hope A LOT of people would buy the game and rate it 10/10 just for shi7s and giggles. That outta throw publishers/devs into "wtf mode".

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Computersaysno1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

Its probably more to do with people getting over excited early on because they have a new machine. Leads to console gamers getting a bit overhyped for a game even if it isn't actually that good to play.

Most half decent games on the store end up with near 5 star ratings, its hardly news.

Bioshock Infinite has 4.5 stars. BUT.

One quick glance sees COD Ghosts at nigh on 5 stars, Payday 2, Dead Island Riptide, etc Any of these as good or better than Infinite???

Derp are they.

Lost Planet 3, Deadpool, Army of two: Devil's Cartel all have 4.5 stars and they all suck balls on Metacritic.

The number of stars hardly reflects the quality of the title on any other game on the Xbox store so why would this.

hankmoody1852d ago

Wow, is this your application for Trolls Anonymous or something?

Computersaysno1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

No hankmoody, its an observation and a massive great dollop of common sense.

Oh look game X has 4.5 stars on Xbox Live market.

So? A whole bunch of utterly abject stinkers do, and a whole bunch of middling games too, and a few fantastic games do.

If you judge a games quality based on what stars people on xbox live marketplace give it then theres no hope for you.

Useless article, useless.

Lollipop chainsaw outranks Bioshock, Bioshock Infinite, Oblivion, All the Mass Effects, Halo 3, Gears of War, Fallout 3, Modern Warfare, Red Dead Redemption, Dead Space, Skyrim, Forza 3 etc on there.



Where was the Lollipop chainsaw near 5 star article?

Clearly the community thinks its one of the greatest games ever made.

I'll say again, how is this news worthy of N4G?

LackaJaKane1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

"how is this news worthy of N4G?"

it may be do to the fact that many people here on n4g are anticipating reviews for this game. and MANY have doubts that it will be scored highly.

and then you have recent articles like...

"Ryse embargo raises many red flags"
"Ryse Reviews Embargoed A Day Before Xbox One Launches"

Which just adds fuel to the fire. So an article like this one does make sense. Hope that answers your question

EDIT: probably the most anticipated review, I might add

Seraphemz1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

Wow...some people are just plain dense!!!! Computersayso made a valid point and you blind fanboys close your eyes and yell "LALALLA I CANT HEAR YOU!!!"

He wasnt bashing the game, he is merely pointing out a fact:That really bad games get good reviews by users.

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callahan091852d ago

OK, and Knack has a perfect 5-star rating on the PSN Store according to users.


Does this prove anything?

chazjamie1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

proves that users are loyal to their brand. or they cant admit their purchase was crap. so why not trick each other.

esemce1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

Knack is wack and Ryse has sunk n' stunk.

ThanatosDMC1851d ago

Been watching Knack streams. It's clearly for kids even on Hard mode. I wish they could make an in-game movie out of the Knack story. I'm curious about wtf Knack is and why pieces of stone/plastic/crap could vocalize words. I doubt they'll go in depth though...

Blachek1851d ago

I would imagine that many Exclusive titles get poor ratings and votes by fanboys prior to release do to an agenda.

For whatever reason many tech consumers make buying decisions primarily based on a distaste of one product versus a greater perceived interest in another.

warczar1851d ago

Am I the only one who thinks a 5 star rating system should be reserved for restaurants and seedy motels and not for video games? There's not much of a difference between a 3.5 and a 4.5 yet 4.5 is near perfect and we all know that there are very few games that deserve a perfect or near perfect score.

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ZBlacktt1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

I played it at PAX and not sure I'd pay $60 for it to be honest. Hacking slashing with some new unknown character. But when your choices are very few come launch. Most will just do it anyway and justify that with " it's awesome!!12!111! ". It's like it does not suck and it's alright at the same time.

Neonridr1852d ago

Well that goes hand in hand with the PS4 launch too. In terms of exclusives alone each system has their good games and bad games.

Most of the reviews for Knack were disappointing, yet there are people that defend that game to the death. It's only natural.

ZBlacktt1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

Well, I'm telling you something from actually playing the games. Not looking at Youtube videos.

Btw, wasn't a dig... more like a honest opinion. Something you can't do on here even with "actual" experience.

I would Redbox this first before buying in case you get bored after a few days.

Godmars2901852d ago

I doubt people defend Knack "To the Death." Might consider a 1/10 review score overly harsh, but that's about it.

Marceles1852d ago

An average rating for Knack would've been fine, but a lot of reviews made it seem like the only positive about the game was 'When you push the start button, the game works. 4.2/10."

SCW19821852d ago

I for one am loving knack it's a very polished and challenging game. Feels like a throw back to the days of crash and spyro. I find it refreshing

n4rc1852d ago

My plan is actually knock this game out this weekend and trade it back in when something else comes along..

Figure I'll go digital for all my games except ones I don't think I'll play for long.. Was like batman, loved every minute of it but beat it in a week and that was it..

I find games like this are fun for awhile but lack reolay value to me

corvusmd1851d ago

I was surprised that Killzone didn't get over-hyped with 10's I was fully expecting that...the fact that it's 7 and 8's is a bit disconcerting

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lifeisgamesok1852d ago

Not even the producers have been showing the final game even in recent Twitch stream

What you played was most likely an old build

ZBlacktt1852d ago

Wouldn't matter, graphics don't make up for gameplay. To each his own though. I'd try before buying.

frostypants1852d ago

That's something to be worried about...after the lackluster showing of the old build, they should be out to prove something, not bury it.

bmx_bandit1852d ago

Of course u won't since u never wanted a Xbox. Nice try though.

JackISbacK1852d ago

yeah its your own openion but there are many people who like the gameplay and graphics both just like a excellent game and i'am one of them ,but still if you think its not cup of your tea ,you must wait reviews we will get more better answers to our questions and enjoy waht we like the most.

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from the beach1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

That's encouraging.. dunno how much stock to put into this but at least people are having fun.

FANTA11801852d ago

theres alot of games with qte and theyve gotten exceptional scores ..i.e god of war.

Majin-vegeta1852d ago

Please dont compare this mess of a game with GOW.GOW is on a league of its own.

FANTA11801852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

personally if this is like god of war in any way , i could careless ,god of war was awful , just a sometimes pretty game with button mashing gameplay that got repetitive. i know gow has a huge following but wow i dislike that series.


thats exactly what im saying, just bc u know a few dorks who love that game doesnt me the general consensus does.

the only strategy in god of war is how youre going to trash the game , dunk or swoosh?...

Xsilver1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

@Fanta GOD of War was aWful? that's how i know you full of shit everyone i know loves God of WAR button mashing oh really so your telling that you can go against every enemy in that game without strategy is that what your saying :/ and don't ever in ya life say ryse is like God of WAr just stop right their because if you have seen the gameplay in Ryse then you would know they don't play the same, People compare GOW to DMC and bayonetta fast paced action games and ryse doesn't even come close to either of those games so be quiet.

JackISbacK1852d ago

god of war was a grat game no doubt, but it does not means that it is sn mess ,please return back to your dark world with your majins of fanboys. we want to have good discussions out here and peopel like you is distroing these site he just compare the score but never said gow is bad game ,he only said there were also many qte's so whats bad in it the game was amazing and this game also can be if every thing goes right like amazing story ,gameplay and graphics it can also get the throne of good games ,we must not discourage its owners and must enjoy games and must leave protecting one side ,yeah we know sony brings amazing games but this time ms is also doing good like sony was doing ,you must read articles about ms working on new ips with their new studios opened 2 years back and i is also working on AAAA title yeah right AAAA title does'nt it sounds amazing and they may can also reveal this launch the new game from black tust which will be core single player experience and AAA title,we must wait for the greatnes of both consoles.

lifeisgamesok1852d ago

After watching a lot of walkthrough video of God of War Ascension I have to disagree.

The movement looks so unrealistic and the enemies posed no threat whatsoever when you can swing chains hitting them from across the screen.

The lighting on the weapons is overwhelming and you can't see much of what's going on

I was actually shocked that it has such high praise from Sony fans

frostypants1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

I actually don't like GoW that's just a pretty button masher with a lot of combos and a few mind blowing set pieces. Unfortunately, Ryse just looks like a pretty button masher with hardly any combos and very pedestrian set pieces. It looks like GoW without the things that prevented GoW from outright sucking.

Remember, Ryse began as a Kinect showpiece. That doesn't bode well.

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MasterCornholio1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

I think that if the rumors are true about the game being 3 hours long the reviews will have that as a big negative which will affect the score.

BTW I don't believe that this game will come even close to GOW3. Its another Dantes Inferno in my opinion.

Nexus 7 2013

Loki861852d ago

Ryse PR manager already disproved that said it will be around 8 hours long.

ceedubya91852d ago

I thought Dante's Inferno was a fun game. I'd take more of that with Ryse graphics and be pretty pleased.

CoLD FiRE1852d ago

I don't get all the praise for God of War. Although, I only played GOW2 on the PS2 and the impression I got of it was "meh!". I don't remember the story but I think it was the only ok thing about the game.

But the gameplay! Oh god! It was so freaking boring and dull. I got through most of the game just mashing the same button over and over plus the usual QTEs. Also, the AI was as dumb as vegetables. Hack & slash games like the Ninja Gaiden series are way better than it. I haven't played any other GOW other than the second one so I'm not sure if they're any different.

OT, if Ryse is anything like GOW I'm taking it out of my launch list but might try it out when it hits the bargain bin.

MysticStrummer1852d ago

@Fanta - Yes, the general consensus is that the GoW series is great. No, you can't just button mash your way through the game.

Brix901852d ago

This game wishes it was as good as

chazjamie1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

you better off comparing it to batman. seems like they borrowed the combat system from batman (i would say ass creed but that would be reaching it).

god of war combat resembles dmc more than anything else.

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trywizardo1852d ago

i played the demo on pax and it was awesome , it feels right not over-powered and not so hard like dark souls
its the perfect game ford sword lovers like me , i always wanted a game like troy or gladiator or 300 and this is guys ... this is the one for me ^_^
and this is how i met your mother :P

frostypants1852d ago

Did you seriously just compare it to Dark Souls?! Wow. They aren't even the same genre, unless you think "swords" is a genre. Wtf...

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