Eurogamer: Ryse: Son of Rome review

As a melee-combat action game, however, Ryse suffers from a stultifying lack of variety and a depressingly mechanical approach to gore. The basics of its fighting system are competent, but those basics are all you get. There's zero embellishment, there's no room for players to express themselves and there is an absolutely disastrous paucity of enemy design - there are maybe half a dozen basic enemy types, whose tactics are scarcely all that different to start with. It's brainless stuff, and quite boring.

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mafiahajeri1578d ago

Lol where are all the people that said that the latest preview build received a lot of praise from the press?

JokesOnYou1578d ago (Edited 1578d ago )

Here I am.

Yeah this is definitely one of the games I've been most excited for and so I am extremely dissapointed to see that most all of the reviews are so poor. Ryse looks stunning so it's unfortunate the gameplay doesn't match. So to all those who said Ryse is going to suck and I said wait and see, well now we see it does suck. My apologies to those who were not hating just giving their honest thoughts. I plan to still buy it with the expectation that the combat is poor as reviews suggest but I need to play through it for myself and the co op with a friend. Just hope Crytek learns from this for a possible sequel.

This dampens my excitement a bit for my launch game choices but overall I am still very excited to be picking up the X1 and a few games at midnight.

DoesUs1578d ago

Well said Jokes, you may have a bubble for that rather honest assessment.

KillrateOmega1578d ago (Edited 1578d ago )


Many may perceive you as a MS fanboy, and on this site that kind of rep will leave one as low as leper, but you have my respect. An unfortunately low number of people are mature enough to acknowledge their faults.

Reverent1578d ago

Jokes, thank you for proving that even biased people can be intelligent and level headed. I don't always agree with you (Hell, I almost never agree with you), but you're always at least very calm and well mannered with your comments, and it's good to see that you can admit to things like this.

I too am disappointed that Ryse isn't turning out so well. I really did want to play it. I'm still going to eventually, but I was hoping it was going to be the game that would convince me to get an Xb1 sometime down the road.

christocolus1578d ago (Edited 1578d ago )


Well said as usual.

They messed up big time with this but just like still willing to try it out with my friends too and im hoping too that they are able to redeem themselves with a proper sequel...hope ms greenlights it.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31578d ago

I'll take Ryse, you can have Knack, lol.

callahan091578d ago (Edited 1578d ago )

JokesOnYou, I may have misjudged you. You are a reasonable poster, even if I personally disagree with a lot of your opinions. Anyone calling you a shill should probably reconsider. I know I've seen that word tossed around in your direction, and I'm confident that isn't the case. You're just a fan of videogames and Xbox has been your brew of choice. Nothing wrong with that.

Edit: Oh yeah, and have fun tonight with your new machine! I hope you're getting Dead Rising 3... I want to play that one so bad, but I won't have an Xbox to play it on until some point in the future unfortunately.

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GarrusVakarian1578d ago (Edited 1578d ago )

Silly people betting all their hopes on a Crytek game. Hopefully this will stop people from talking crap on other games before reviews of the games they are so heavily praising have been reviewed....but it probably won't stop them.

Humble pie.

hazeblaze1578d ago

Anyone but the most stubborn of fanboys saw this coming months ago!!! The game looked like it sucked as early as E3!

MightyNoX1578d ago

"Graphics are more important than gameplay." - Crytek

It's right there in your faces, Xbox fanboys!! Gawd~~

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M-M1578d ago (Edited 1578d ago )

I think I know why the review embargo was made so close to launch xD. If this game was getting scores like this a week ago, it might have made people think twice about this game(for people who follow reviews).

MysticStrummer1578d ago

Absolutely. The XB1 review embargo should have been a huge red flag to everyone.

GarrusVakarian1578d ago (Edited 1578d ago )

I called it as soon as i read that it had an Embargo 1 day before its release.

Too late to cancel your pre order now because its most likely already started to ship to your address. Sneaky, low brow tactic, wouldn't expect anything less from MS.

And people wonder why i hate MS.

MysticStrummer1578d ago

"And people wonder why i hate MS."

I don't wonder. I'd had enough of MS before they ever got into console gaming. I avoid giving them money whenever I possibly can.

SniperControl1578d ago (Edited 1578d ago )

I feel sorry for all those people who pre-ordered the game from the net, because the game would have shipped by now, to late to cancel.

A bit dodge by MS if you ask me.

raresteak1578d ago

And so begins the Fall of Ryse.

georgenancy1578d ago

man this is hilarious,flagship x1 title scoring worse than knack so far

mshh41578d ago

Ryse will have a score between 4to5 in meta.

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