T3:Ryse Son Of Rome is one of the best looking titles on the Xbox One. It’s a pity that the rest of the game isn’t up to scratch.
And so it begins..
It began hours ago with a 2/5 from Adam Sessler of all people.
The first shot fired is one of treachery, almost poetic.
It is the slow blade which penetrates.
So far it looks like this game is average to bad. The main complaint seems to be the shallow combat.
I wouldn't say bad but just average.
Everyone loves an optimist!
Sigh all you want. It is a 6 hour game that has uninspired gameplay that has been compared to dialing a rotary telephone. The game runs like it is on rails and dips in frames per second to less than 20 at times. How this is average in your mind is beyond me. This is just bad.
So you pick that one preview but don't look at the review scores which have reviewed it as average. Right.
Yep, every review seems to talking about the same thing. Gorgeous graphics but boring and repititive gameplay.
Exactly what everyone was saying right after the initial demo that was shown and then for months after that. But all thr xfans are "noooo, best game of next gen". bs.
@deividas It's a real shame too cause I like the idea of a Roman period action game but having to do a qte for every single execution was just stupid. Of course that was going to get old real fast.
you mean average-good ;-)
Wich is what I've been saying since the 1st gameplay vid from the game. The game lacks depth and anyone that has played Bayonetta or Ninja Gaiden would have said the same exact thing. Another tech demo from Crytek wich imo are the most overrated devs of the industry. @ swordandshield Shadow of Rome apart from the stealth sections is quite fun to play. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Thank God for Forza and DR3 I guess. I wanted Ryse to be good. But I just knew it was just a fancy tech demo from the gameplay vids. When does Garden Warfare come out?!?!?!
who gives a toss, if it had gotten less than 5's across the board then yes a stinker but there are some glowing reviews, if you like roman stuff and you like the look of it just buy it, even digital foundry said its a visual feast. Walking dead won game of the year and that wasnt exactly riveting was it!
Crytek should focus on engine development and leave game development to people who actually focus on gameplay mechanics.
I feel that having played several of Cryteks games over the years that they have made plenty of good games. Maybe not mind blowing but still very solid. But then again I played them on PC when they released and not years later on a console after the "wow" effect had already been lost so maybe that is why I think that?
I will see for myself at midnight tonight! Got DR3 and Ryse pre ordered along with the Day One Edition XBO with Forza.
Any Aussies got their Xbones yet. How was the launch? I supposed if you did you wouldnt be on N4G but would you?
Don't we get a game like this with every new launch? An absolutely gorgeous game that serves very well to show off the new graphical capabilities, but gets weak reviews because it lacks the depth and complexity of better AAA titles? I think it's a game that serves three purposes: 1. Show off next-gen graphics. 2. Provide mindless fun. 3. Set the foundation upon which future, better installments can be made.
One might argue that the original Halo served that exact function before it evolved into the ungodly monstrosity that it became.
Except the original Halo was lauded for its gameplay across the board - both multiplayer and single player. The AI, still to this day, is better than most FPS offerings we have on the market. So I think Halo: CE was much more - it had the complete package, which is why it was the game that arguably sold the original Xbox.
The cinematics are stunning. Beyond that, the violence is sweet, but the game doesn't seem groundbreaking. 7.5-8 is pretty accurate I would say. The FPS drops are a little concerning
A little concerning would be a 3rd party development team comprising of a monkey and baboon developing a game 5 years out from launch. This is Crytek. These guys are no chimps. A little concerning is putting it mildly dont you think?
I'll buy it and trade it in after I beat it. This might be one of those games that looks good but isn't that great like Killzone. They're more like rental type games.
Seems like they're averaging about a6.5 to 7. Some medium some a bit over average. If you like hack and slashes, you will love the game. It seems like a dying genre though.
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