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Submitted by coolbeans 149d ago | review

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." (Ryse: Son of Rome, Xbox One) 6.5/10

Lukas_Japonicus  +   149d 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.
UbiquitousClam  +   149d 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.
kewlkat007  +   148d ago
Good point..hmm
MasterCornholio  +   149d ago
The graphics are good?

I thought they were ugly due to the color scheme but thats just my opinion.
rlacorne  +   148d 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.
Perjoss  +   148d 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.
2paclives  +   149d ago
How do you work on a game for so long only for it to be a dud?
Maddens Raiders  +   148d 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.
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Godmars290  +   148d 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.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   148d ago
All these years and you are still hear hating and acting like a chump.
chrissx  +   148d ago
The 6's just keep on rolling tho
KonsoruMasuta  +   148d 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.
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etownone  +   148d ago
Damn....

Buy or rent.... Hmm....
Clarence  +   148d ago
The hits keep coming! Ryse might actually dip below 60% on the metrics.
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SlyFamous02  +   148d ago
Well, thats that then.
CapsLocke  +   148d ago
Hahaha next gen is here folks. Check oyt those awesum eksklusivs.
Nujabes_  +   148d ago
It really is. Forza and Dead Rising are receiving awesome scores and critics.
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CapsLocke  +   148d ago
too bad i'm not interested in ANOTHER zombie game and more generic than ever racing game.

At least Shadow Fall have good visuals and story.
micbrc  +   148d ago
Exactly right about Forza and DR3 its funny that people have forgotten that games that don't receive 9 and above are still good and anything above 7 is a good score.
Same goes for the ps4 games and there review scores.

There all to usy trying to convince themselves that either the revier got it wrong or its a piece of crap for getting a 7.5 / 10

Ryse on the other hand the review probably nailed it but honestly everyone already made up there minds about it at E3
strigoi814  +   148d ago
Son of Rome is adapted
micbrc  +   148d ago
Crytek should look towards outsourcing for its next story most Crytek games are beautiful games but come off as tech demos due to the amount of depth and emotion the story involves.
micbrc  +   148d ago
Been saying that since Crysis 2 really disappointed me.

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