Ryse: Son of Rome Review | NZ Gamer

"Still, beautiful visuals can only do so much to redeem a game, and as beautiful as Ryse is to look at, it’s still more than a bit underwhelming to play. Which is sad, because, with a bit more thought put into the game design side of things, this could have been the Xbox One’s standout launch title."

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GarrusVakarian1251d ago

"Still, beautiful visuals can only do so much to redeem a game"

Crytek really needs to learn this, they constantly put style over substance when it comes to their videogames.

UbiquitousClam1251d ago

I think maybe Crytek are more into making tech demos to sell the engine then making great games, or atleast that's how it seems.

MasterCornholio1251d ago

The graphics are good?

I thought they were ugly due to the color scheme but thats just my opinion.

rextraordinaire1251d ago

Technically graphics are well made. But style? No. This game has no style.

Tearaway has style. Okami has style. Borderlands has style.

This? No style, at all. It's generic.

Perjoss1251d ago

Sounds like they are just missing 1 person, a games designer, the one who will decide what needs to be done to make the games fun. I'm sure the play testers must have tons of great feedback too but doesn't anyone ever listen to them? you have to wonder.

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2paclives1251d ago

How do you work on a game for so long only for it to be a dud?

Maddens Raiders1251d ago (Edited 1251d ago )

Easy - just verify the deposit date of the check from MS to Crytek's coffers and therein lies your answer sir.

Don't forget, this was originally slated for the 360 too.

Godmars2901251d ago

And Kinect. Ryse's original intent was to prove that motion control worked. That a functional title could have been made which appealed to "hardcore" gamers as apposed to casuals and dance games.

GiantEnemyCrab1251d ago

All these years and you are still hear hating and acting like a chump.

chrissx1251d ago

The 6's just keep on rolling tho

KonsoruMasuta1251d ago (Edited 1251d ago )

I knew this game wasn't going to be anything special. Dan from Gameinformer warned us weeks ago. All of Crytek's games are like this. Nice visuals but all lack in gameplay.

etownone1251d ago


Buy or rent.... Hmm....

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