METRO-Ryse: Son Of Rome review – are you not entertained?

A shallow and unambitious tech demo, of the sort that console launches specialise in. The action works perfectly well but it’s instantly repetitive to the point of inanity.

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GarrusVakarian1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )


"A shallow and unambitious tech demo"

starchild1764d ago

Admit it, that makes you happy.

obliteratorFTW1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

Yes I admit, it makes me really happy. After all the bashing knack got, after all the trolling done in kz articles, this serves xbox fan right.

Where were you when they were trolling knack and kz articles?

GarrusVakarian1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

It makes me happy that im buying it next year when it will probably half price or less. I always wanted to play this game and always praised it when i watched dev diaries and gameplay vids....but i knew right from the start it was nothing more than a good looking hack and slash.

I mean,its Crytek after all.....

I don't know what you think of me, but the fact its getting low scores doesn't make me happy like im some rabid fanboy poking fun. It just makes me happy because i was right in getting it next year and not for full retail price. As a matter of fact, it was only yesterday i was saying im getting an X1 FOR this game....and Titanfall, which is still true.

But i admit, the fact that the Xbox fans who bashed KZ and Knack last week are nowhere to be seen puts a little smirk on my face.

GTgamer1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

After looking at the knack and KZ comment section when it got Bad reviews yes this makes me smile because the xbox fans deserve it right now gotta love Karma.

PixlSheX1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

Ring any bells?

I'm happy this guys are getting that sweet crow served.

sincitysir11764d ago

Woooo woo hoo hahahahajahajahahahajajaja!!!! Jeez I can't - BAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHA!!!!!! Sweet satisfaction!'n

On a serious note I loved knack even with all the low scores. I'm sure people will still love this 3/10 - BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Jury1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

Money not well spent... Bad luck ms.

NewMonday1764d ago

I'm happy this will make trolls think twice before bashing a game that doesn't get 9's and 10's, especially after XB1 fans where over hyping the launch lineup, they end up with nothing to brag about.

MasterCornholio1764d ago

It does because I hate it when terrible games get great scores. Like COD Ghosts for example.

Nexus 7 2013

boneso821764d ago

It makes me happy that I haven't wasted £50 on a terrible game. We all know now why it was embargoed for so long. Typical Crytek game, all show and no fun!

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Thantalas1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

This journalist is fast becoming respected for refusing to dance to the PR jig.

He asks questions that gamers want answered and he reviews bad games honestly without fear of being blackballed. Yet he still gives enough information so people interested in the game can make up their own minds. A review is tightrope of subjective opinion and factual detail and David Jenkins seems to be getting the balance right.

LeShin1764d ago

*Looks at review David Jenkins gave for COD: Ghosts*

Nope, sorry can't agree with that. COD is tired, doesn't innovate at all and just comes out annually with minor tweaks like a sports franchise. At least Black Ops 2 TRIED to change it up a bit, but he gave Ghosts an 8...*Shakes head*

Septic1764d ago

Playing Devil's Advocate here but isn't anything below a 4 (quoting Snookies here) indicative of a broken game?

I think, like the Forbes review of Knack, that this is a bit too harsh.

dcj05241764d ago

Yeah. Ryse; like knack are basic entries in their genres. Its a solid 6.5-7.


not really... i think the big problem is simply that we have got so use to seeing 8 and above for what are sometimes very average games, it has messed up how games are scored in general.

if 10 was the very top of the scale the really a 5 should be slap bang in the middle average.

something that is a 3 to 4 mark should be poor. a game that is really broken and unplayable should be a 1 or 2.

5 should be average like I said, while 6 should be good/ok. 7 to 8 should be very good / Great game.

9 should be a totally awesome, must buy game and finally 10/10 should be perfect/the very best of what that game could be.

like I said though, I think scores are messed up because all of the last gen we have had games that in all honesty were average/good ish scoring stuff like 8 to 9's which has then lead to the impression that a score like a 7 is poor.

anyway, thats my take on it.

Rise is not literally broken/unplayable but it sounds like it is a below average game so a 5 to 4 ish score sounds right to me.

LeShin1764d ago

BUBS to Dark Witness! Agree totally! Scores should just be abolished for this generation as it's so messed up.

C-H-E-F1764d ago

Eww, they didn't see that one coming. I guess they should've kept it a Kinect 2 game afterall. Welp enjoying my PowerStation. :D PM me your PSN i'll add you.

@Starchild it makes me feel better about Knack, but honestly Knack is about a 7.5-8 idk why it's all that bad on metacritic because the game is your average platformer and pretty fun.

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TheLyonKing1764d ago

I think they maybe overly harsh with this score, its not a stellar games it seems (judging by the reviews) but it is in no way worse than duke nukem

GarrusVakarian1764d ago

At least Duke Nukem was funny.

I actually enjoyed that game *hides*

MRMagoo1231764d ago

come on Ryse is funny too have you not seen the famous roman gladiator move called the slidey retreart? heres a gif of it,

C-H-E-F1764d ago

@MRM the only thing funny about Ryse is the fact that Microsoft thought it was good enough to be a system seller. SMH

georgenancy1764d ago

man this game is getting destroyed plain and simple

Naughty__Boy1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

WOW a 3 this is so much fun. Lol....

M-M1764d ago

I knew that Ryse was going to take some hits when it came to reviews, but a 3/10? NOT what I expected lol.

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