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.
Wow........... "A shallow and unambitious tech demo"
Admit it, that makes you happy.
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?
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.
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.
http://i.imgur.com/x18Mjun.... Ring any bells? I'm happy this guys are getting that sweet crow served.
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!!!!!
Money not well spent... Bad luck ms.
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.
It does because I hate it when terrible games get great scores. Like COD Ghosts for example. Nexus 7 2013
yep carma is a bitch lol
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!
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.
*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*
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.
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.
BUBS to Dark Witness! Agree totally! Scores should just be abolished for this generation as it's so messed up.
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.
overhyped by M$ as usual
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
At least Duke Nukem was funny. I actually enjoyed that game *hides*
come on Ryse is funny too have you not seen the famous roman gladiator move called the slidey retreart? heres a gif of it, http://tinypic.com/view.php...
@MRM the only thing funny about Ryse is the fact that Microsoft thought it was good enough to be a system seller. SMH
man this game is getting destroyed plain and simple
WOW a 3 this is so much fun. Lol....
I knew that Ryse was going to take some hits when it came to reviews, but a 3/10? NOT what I expected lol.
The truth is starting to come out now, can't hide behind embargoes anymore. Tonight is the night!
Lol. Ryse is getting RYSing reviews lol
Another bad score. This is sure to upset some people.
Lol 3? Wow must be a really terrible game with a nice paint job
and according to Microsoft, Xbox One has better games.
well i expected as much from a last gen kinnect onrails game. looks like a failed attempt to boost the X1 exclusive at launch line up.
I remember being hammered with disagrees for calling this game a shallow tech demo a few weeks ago. I guess i wasnt being overly cynical after all.
Ouch, i guess all those xbone fanboys would like to retract some statements from the other day saying KZsf was a mediocre game because it was getting 7s lol.
Never understood how 7 was bad lol.
Imagine in the Xbox Ones original vision, if you paid $60 for this it would be yours forever. But now you can rent it and be done with it. Good times!
Rent? how about watch a video and be done with it.. lOl
I'll pick it up when it hits $20-$30.
Can't believe people are really happy that a game gets some bad reviews (I have also seen some good ones). I wasn't there in the KZSF or Knack threads (since I won't get a PS4), but I feel sad if Xbox fanboys did the same there. Can't imagine what the people who created this would feel if they saw harsh reviews like this. Don't think a grade like this is completely justified, comparing it to other games that scored around a 5, which were crap.
"Can't believe people are really happy that a game gets some bad reviews (I have also seen some good ones). I wasn't there in the KZSF or Knack threads (since I won't get a PS4), but I feel sad if Xbox fanboys did the same there." Yeah both sides do it and then play the victim when it's done to them. I find it amusing, mainly because when I stumbled across N4G it was very pro-360/anti-PS3. Times have changed.
I haven't been here that long yet, so I wasn't around at that time. But I really think it is sad that people always respond so hostile and protective of their purchases. Part of this comes out by saying that reviewers have been bribed (if they give a high score) or butt-hurt (if they give a low grade). Quite strange that so much 'hostility' comes with something that should bring people fun and entertainment and stress relief. Guess these type of forums/websites just aren't for me :)
Is your assumption that Ryse is NOT crap, VaizardNL? I don't believe that Ryse is getting these scores for any reason but that it is as good as it looks. It looked like crap since the day of gameplay reveal.
Crytek can make beautiful games but most of the time with weak gameplay
MAKE IT STOP PLEASE
metrogamecentral is a highly respected game critc. Ryse = total fail
How the hell does a game get a 3? If the game isn't broken and gets a 3, it must be the worst launch game in history. Omg hahahaha
First let's not pretend that PS fanbois are all sunshine and rainbows. Second. Who gives a damn about this or Knack. People make bad games. The end.
Pretty sure every single xbox one future owner gives a shit about this. It's the one game that has been hyped to death and beyond by them. For the record, you won't see me trashing any of these games in review submissions.If you were going to get it anyways just get it and enjoy it.Don't let some random guy's numerical opinions dictate your fun. For years now, some of my favorite games have been getting mediocre reviews.White knight chronicles for example got 5's & 6's across the board and i have well over 1000 hours on my save file. Reviews are just metacritic fluff in the end.
Ryse has been hyped up as "The One" since it's initial reveal on Xbox 360. Xbox owners and fans LOVED this game. The look of the game never said "Must play me!!!" Most reviewers seem to dislike the game. We'll see how most gamers feel very shortly.
LOL.. the big difference is that PS fans will bitch that the media are biased against Sony and blame everyone. MS fans just say well then its bad oh well.
hmmm. Well that is not a good score haha. What we need to keep in mind is that although the game sucks a big sweaty ball it does still show what the xbo can do graphically. The game sucks because of the developer not the machine. Same goes for the odd low scoring ps4 titles. No one can deny they look great regardless of game play. So if a developer can put these visuals into a great game that will be a show stopper. Bashing other gamers for the missteps of a developer is ridiculous that goes for both sides its not like we make the games. Ryse sounds like it should have stayed on kinect at least then in context a 3 would have been a good score :)
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