Ryse: Son of Rome: The Kotaku Review

Seven years in the making by a collection of studios under the Crytek umbrella, Ryse is the adventure of one Marius Titus, a Roman soldier who has both the will to defend his people and the skill to chop off his enemies' arms.

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zeal0us1550d ago (Edited 1550d ago )

This wouldn't be the first Kotaku review I disagreed with.

komp1550d ago

Memory recall folks...

Kotaku said "Not yet" to buying an XBONE and then says RYSE is a buy "YES"?

So how does that work Kotaku????

FamilyGuy1549d ago (Edited 1549d ago )

Basically saying to buy Ryse once the system gets better.


They secretly reeeeally liked the "superfluous boob physics" even though they mentioned it as a negative.

Ausbo1549d ago

its called different people reviewing the game/system

SniperControl1550d ago

Well ,we know where Kotaku's allegiances lie dont we?

So far i have seen a 2/5, 5.5, 6, highest so far is 7.

Disappointing to say the least.

B-radical1550d ago

Cause one reviewer kinda liked the game? Haha opinions may vary. Majority will be bad

Omran1550d ago

the average is 60 on metacritic

wheresmymonkey1550d ago

looks like this is the abox one's knack then. So basically the decision is based on how much you like racing games. the forza reviews tend to be positive.

Zack_attack1550d ago

Idk how some people say the game is short. 8 to 10 is perfectly fine for this type of game.

TIER1xWOLFPACKx1550d ago

reviewers have been saying its about 4-5 hours not 8-10 hours

SniperControl1550d ago

One of the reviews said 5 hours, cant remember which one, seems to be a flood of Ryse reviews all of a sudden.

isa_scout1549d ago

I just read IGNs review and the reviewer said something about it being close to 6 hours long, but by about hallfway through the game you'll have seen pretty much everything there is to see. It's def a Crytek game, all flash and no pinash. How Crytek is so respected is beyond me, they haven't made a good game in almost a decade.
Shouldn't be an issue though XOne users still have Forza 5 and Dead Rising 3 to look forward to, and both look like awesome games. Don't know why everyone expected these launch games to be so much better than last gens launch games though. The good games always come about 3-4 months after a system launches, it's just a matter of waiting.
I picked up my PS4 last week, and am having a blast. Hope all you XOne users have a good time tonight at your midnight release, and just be safe, and enjoy it. This kind of thing only happens about once or twice every decade so savor the moment. Oh and think of me when your playing DR3, that game is def a game I would love to get my hands on.

komp1549d ago

Embargo release I would guess.

KillrateOmega1549d ago (Edited 1549d ago )

I guess that embargo has been released. It would explain this sudden influx of Ryse reviews.

Anyways, the majority of reviewers are giving it poor scores, ranging from 3-6/10 with the best score having been a 7/10. All citing that the game is visually stunning, but the gameplay is lacking and it has a tendency to get boring early on.

Not to sound like a fanboy, but I kind of saw this coming.

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