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Ryse: Son of Rome Review | Gamereactor UK

GR-UK writes: "The main problem here is that while the combat system works fine, and is suitably gory, it doesn't continue to engage for very long and after a while you're just going through the motions. There's just not enough depth there, and in just one run through the campaign you'll have sliced off enough identical barbarian arms to last a lifetime. The story was not to my tastes at all, wallowing as it did in historical inaccuracy and cliched elements (although I'm sure some people won't mind that at all). Yes it's very pretty, but it's also pretty dumb. It might be a great advert for what Xbox One can do from a technical perspective, but it's also likely going to be one of those launch titles that nobody remembers in a couple of years time."

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fooltheman1484d ago ShowReplies(6)
first1NFANTRY1484d ago

no wonder why they kept the embargo till the last day. MS truly is a corrupt organization. why would you want to intentionally fool and treat your fanbase like some lab rats?

B-radical1484d ago

For the money what cha think business 101

Omran1484d ago

so the game already
shipped to the customers WOW

at least they can try it
maybe they will like the game !

MasterCornholio1484d ago

Oh Microsoft.

Sneaky sneaky

Nexus 7 2013

Septic1484d ago

Forza also had a late embargo and its got high reviews.

GarrusVakarian1484d ago (Edited 1484d ago )

Forza 5 wasn't the day before release though, maybe MS knew RYSE was going to get bad mostly bad reviews so they lengthened the RYSE embargo so the pre order couldn't be cancelled?

Ii wouldn't surprise me, its MS we are talking about here. It's business, but sneaky business.

Septic1484d ago

Ah its only a day less. To be honest, I suspect that's the case anyway.

Sarcasm1484d ago

Funny you should mention that, they are already convincing a mass following of lab rats that 720p is ok.

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chrissx1484d ago

So many 5/10s and 3/10s man

MasterCornholio1484d ago (Edited 1484d ago )

Who wants to make a bet on which of these two exclusives will end up having the lowest score on metacritic?

1. Knack on the PS4
2. Ryse Son of Rome on the Xbox One

Nexus 7 2013

LuvBurger1484d ago

Ryse will probably have the higher scores simply due to the graphical prowess of the game, but for those who loved to dump on Knack,really should take a step back now.

Knack was not promoted as the showpiece to the PS4 like Ryse has been to the XBOX One.

Enemy1484d ago (Edited 1484d ago )

Knack is a small family game that had nowhere near as much hype as Ryse did, and Ryse is getting the worst reviews.

Even Mark Cerny always saw Knack as a secondary purchase. Xbone kids were telling everyone to wait for Ryse. We waited.

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