Adam Sessler reviews the Xbox One exclusive launch title, Ryse: Son of Rome.
Showcase title, nothing more. It still will sell enough to warrant a sequel, and maybe then Crytek will improve on it's gameplay. I'm still purchasing this title tomorrow, as I love Roman history :-) As far as KNACK! eventually I'll pick it up once it's on sale, I did enjoy the demo.
Did Crytek improve the gameplay for Crysis 2 and 3? The graphics do look really nice I will admit, i'm glad next gen is here, well, it's not here for me yet, waiting for The Witcher 3
2/5?? I was looking forward to this game, it had a lot of potential.. But I ain't wasting my money on a 2/5 game.
Crysis 3 overall was a better game than Crysis 2 Crytek sucks at story telling but they did improve the game a lot over Crysis 2
For me launch titles are all about graphical showcasing, end of. PS4 and X1 both have similar stories when it comes to their launch lineup. The good stuff always comes down the line, which is were I think Sony will excel, like last gen. Their 1st party studios are ace. The PS4 even has the slight advantage in the multiplat department this gen as well.
Aww they just took the review down. It wasn't supposed to be put online today so that's why. Anyways, we know the score it was a 2/5. The only thing he listed as "like" was great visuals. The rest were dislike.
Exactly so where did the review Go? I clicked on the link and it took me to Forza 5. @Riderz1337 No problem, appreciate the link. I hadn't realized Sessler had reviewed games for Xbox One already? Anyhow 22 hrs to go till I pick up my xbox one.
Yes they took it down. I think they accidentally put the review up on their website too early. At first, when I tried to put a direct link to the video it said "This video has not been made public yet". I instantly knew the review had gone up early so I had to put a link to Adam Sesslers page instead of the video. So now Forza 5 shows up, which was his last review. Sorry guys.
UPDATE! I GOT A NEW LINK WORKING! check it out everyone!
Called it. Game was a major flop. Well, it was obvious enough when Crytek is the one behind it.
That would be I. But I was being nice about it, lol.
And I thought Adam would rate this much higher. Anyways I predict mixed reviews for the game. Nexus 7 2013
Maybe he purposefully was harsh with the review to try to gain some credibility back. Won't work on me though.
So has got a 4/5 and a 2/5 Said this would split reviewers and got a shed load of disagrees.
Hats off to Sessler, all past mistakes forgiven :P
Nope not forgiven. :)
i don't care about the reviews i will get the game when i get the console ! PS4 fan for life :)
Sessler, although a bit of a drama queen at times, does do a good job at explaining in detail what is wrong at what point.
He's one of the few reviewers that I feel I can relate to on any level. I'm pretty disappointed about this review. I didn't expect some game of epic awesomeness but I did at least hope for a 3.5 out of 5.
I agree with @MajorAly that Adam has had his share of overreactions, whether it's the God of War IV problem or the PS4 rant on Twitter, but as a writer, he's really good at what he does. He does tend to articulate himself a bit too well (he kind of words up his sentences), but I still like the way he examines the games. It just works well to me. I honestly expected a 2/5 for Ryse, but as the review embargo date approached, I still had a bit of hopeful curiosity that the game wouldn't be that bad to the critics. So much for that.
Buying it regardless of the scores. "Saving private Romulus" Haha. Seems like its exactly how i said it was going to be MONTHS ago ....great looking but with repetitive, clunky combat. This is Crytek after all...... But by the time i buy it it will be at least half price so its all good.
Dat Sess is bonkers does he not realise his true colours are Green!! Dont expect to see the usual suspects in this thread, no Belking, no Death whats his name, no MAR capitals name, no that spanner with the batman avatar WB something or other, the most rabid fanbois this site has. Here is your GOTY, pretty it may be but its the equivalent of a pretty Council Trash Tart not much going on upstairs, smells and worth a 5 minute pump but you would never get her number or see her again!!!!! With all the Sess hate the past week i actually thoroughly enjoyed this review, the guy can be impartial, a turd is a turd no matter how much you polish it.
You forgot Jokesonyou, I so hope he jumps in I need a good laugh..
MS has no shame just like its hardcore fans. telling the website to take down the review because its so low. but when other websites give sony a low score too they don't mind. MS so concerned about their image. im sorry but they really are the dirty players among the 3 console makers
Didn't bill gates kill you on south park last night? :p
Damn, the review was pretty brutal, but I can see how the gameplay can get a bit stale overtime. Guard and hack, slow-mo into QTE, repeat. Tbh the multiplayer looked more impressive than the single player, the changing environments and the need to manage incoming waves rather than fighing one enemy at a time looked appealing. Slow-motion kills and pretty visuals can only get you so far. It's hard to take Sessler's word on everything, but overall the game looks like it played it safe in the gameplay department. It's what you would expect from Crytek really
This game looks awful: no depth, repetitive & it plays itself. 2/5 seems kind.
hahahaha that's brutally honest of you.
Crytek can't make decent games.
Microtransactions for a 5hr game?
The future on Xbox one... (He also said it a was sort of corridor hack and slasher. That's why the graphics are good. If they would make it more open, than the graphics would receive a downgrade). Killzone improved its graphics while becoming more open.
I've been enjoying KZ:SF a lot. The graphics are awesome and the game has some big environments to shoot around in. Plus the OWL is awesome
I knew that when I saw the previews. It's a good looking game, but it's kind of dead spaceish with level size. Honestly, the actual gameplay graphics still did not look that amazing to me.
5 hours? Ugh.
"Yo dawg, I heard you paid $60 for your game, so I put in microtransactions so you can pay for content you already 'paid' for" MT's are some of the dumbest things to come out last gen. They act like it's a generous offering, as if it's a favor to the player, when in reality it's a poorly veiled grab at more profits. It's shameful imo to have people pay for any content available the same day as a game's release. Just rediculous
Totally agree. They also pull the "preorder exclusive content" card and when u put in the code you see it's a 100kb download, which tells me it's already on the disc. I hate that!
it's the fault of people who buy DLCs and support this kind of bs. that's why they never finish games anymore. instead they just release what they have and make the idiots pay even more for stuff that should've been included first place
So I was right again. There was way to much bad stuff behind this game.
Knack 3/5 Ryse 2/5 Rofl. But hey don't worry, I am sure polygon and others will rescue Ryse lol.
I doubt that'll happen this time, but who knows? :)
both games fail to deliver but ryse is still above knack on metacritic. Doesn't really mean much since both games fail to deliver.
Then why mention it?
@ Hicken Simple, because he made a jab at his last sentence. Even though Knack and Ryse fail to deliver, Ryse is still viewed as the better of the two overall.
That's why this comment? http://n4g.com/comments/red... And this one? http://n4g.com/comments/red... "At least Ryse is better than Knack." Seems like you're trying desperately to convince people of that, perhaps even yourself. We all know you prefer Xbox. Nobody minds that. But it starts getting pretty pathetic when you have to keep rewriting the rules so you have something positive to say about the games/console you prefer. Knack isn't actually as bad as Ryse(if only because the kids Knack aims at won't mind the repetition like adults will). Comments about which next-gen system has the better games isn't just about exclusives because you say so. The 360 didn't win the console war based on marketshare. Having 9 trophies- the last of which you got years ago- doesn't make you well-versed on PSN. You PM me with some long message about me supposedly spewing BS, but at least I'm not moving goalposts.
It does look fantastic graphics wise.
Ouch! And this coming from Sessler.
The game looks pretty no doubt, but seriously, this is a crytek project so I did not really expect much from it.
wow AAA a stuff right here folks lol. Crytek are like the Michael Bay of the video game industry. I have come to realize their games are 70% blowing sh!t up and over-the-top action sequences with pretty graphics, and 30% worthwhile story. i was hopping the game would do a bit better since it reminded me of the movie Gladiator but i guess it's all graphics and no substance. Guess the only worthwhile launch game on the X1 is Forza5. Even then the game is half complete and full of microtransactions. Certainly not worth spending $500 at this point in time. I advise people to either get a ps4 or wait till March next year to get the X1.
That's an insult to Michael Bay. At least he made one movie where you can oogle Scarlet Johansson. Crytek is batting pretty much zero so far.
I'm going ps4 but face it ... it does look like a lot better game than knack.
Completely different though.
Knack looks great for what it is. It was never trying to compete with Ryse. Knack is 1080p too, but I'm not sure if it is 60 fps, I think it is. Knack was meant to show off the ability of the ps4 to handle hundreds of objects. I actually enjoy the game in small doses. It is repetitive, but I'm not trying to beat it in one setting like game reviewers do.
Everything about ryse just screams "Crytek" and I won't even say what that means cus we all know.
Well, thats Crytek at his finest...a full on GFX blender, nothing more.
Me la curo
trolls trying too hard. It's almost pathetic Lmfaoo I love this site!
The shit storm is coming...
@ edonus "The most hated Adam Sessler is about to be the man and the truest authority on gaming that has ever graced the pages of N4G after ripping Ryse apart like this." No, just No. One somewhat agreeable review will not make up for the years of inconsistency and fanboy drivel. This just softens the blow for a brief period of time, NOTHING MORE. He's still untrustworthy and a hypocrite until proven innocent.
Launch titles are usually just semi-tech demos or upscaled previous generation games, so I wouldn't be too concerned by the low-ish scores for the PS4 and Xbone games. I actually think they both have some very good launch titles to start off with. Give it 6 months to a year and we'll start to get some amazing experiences on both consoles. For this reason I'm glad they delayed Watch Dogs and DriveClub. I can't wait for Uncharted 4, inFamous, Diablo III: RoS and The Order 1886.
His score aside, he makes a very good point about the monetization of games. The way you can buy abilities which can be unlocked through progress is shocking. The whole gaming community needs to keep an eye out for these kind of things and not buy into the idea.
Typical Crytek game: good looks,Bad gameplay I never saw a single soul that play CRISIS because the game itself. For people,Crytek games are just Benchmarks for PC/Consoles
Deep down, did anybody truly think this was going to be a good game?
W0W. These Revision3 guys tell it like it is. Bravo.
Well, I generally look to reviews as a way to gauge whether a game is completely and utterly unplayable. User reviews count more to me than professional reviews. I've enjoyed a LOT of games and movies with mid to low professional reviews simply because my tastes are exactly that, mine. Its the same thing as a professional chef going to Waffle House and saying it tastes like shit. Meanwhile I'm thoroughly enjoying a Texas cheese steak, some hash browns scattered smothered and covered and a small bowl of Burt's famous chili. I think eggs taste like crap with ketchup but ask my wife and she'll say otherwise. If the game is playable and the pro critics say they don't like the story then I'll probably like it. Assassins creed is a fun game but the combat is as basic and repetitive as they come and I lost track of the story a loooong time ago but damn if I don't buy every single one. I think I'll be purchasing ryse and I'll probably really enjoy it. You may not, then again you might like ketchup on your eggs.
Yep it's all coming out now. Boring game. Tbh I'm actually not enjoying KZ SF single player at all. The MP on the other hand I'm enjoying.
the reviews on this game are so mixed its crazy but its a rental thats for sure.
Wait so there are microtransactions in Ryse?
You can't trust Microsoft. They will screw you over for money every time. I called a 61 Metacritic score, so far I've nailed it. 3rd from bottom :) http://n4g.com/news/1396697...
yeah and sony didnt with a game like knack that is lower on metacritic, lets be real the launch lineups are not worthy of the cost of a new console. Both sides show rushed efforts. LOok at the ps4 failures of the consoles and im sure the x1 will have similiar issues.
You just want so badly for Knack to be compared to Ryse, don't you? Too bad. Knack was never praised as the killer app for PS4 that Ryse was for XB1. From early on, Knack was called a second purchase, and its focus on a younger audience is pretty obvious. You don't expect the same things out of Knack that you do out of Ryse... even though some reviewers treated it like you did. Ryse, though. That was the flagship launch title for you Xbox heads. Supposedly, it had the best graphics, amazing gameplay; it was everything the next gen was supposed to be about. And now, you're all, "But look at Knack. It's not doing as well on metacritic. It's lackluster, too." For your sake, Jeff, I hope that people who buy it disagree with reviewers like those who bought Knack. Because if that similarity doesn't carry over- where the majority of purchasers enjoyed the game despite reviewers panning it- then you'll really be in trouble. Though I suspect you'll come up with some other excuse, by then.
I guessed this from the start, the game looks great visually however the gameplay just looks boring.