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Ryse-ing to the Occasion

A Retrospective look at Ryse and how video game reviews change our opinions

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UnHoly_One836d ago

Good article.

I loved Ryse.

With multiple playthroughs of the campaign, and being over level 120 in multiplayer, I'm not ashamed to admit I have spent over 100 hours on it so far.

And there is still more season pass DLC coming. :)

Negative77836d ago

I agree. While I'm only halfway through the campaign I am enjoying it a lot. Enjoyable gameplay and gorgeous graphics!!!!

tokugawa836d ago

ryse was one of the reasons i kept my bone preorder. i really enjoyed and hope that there will be a sequel

Dlacy13g836d ago

I have been dabbling in the Solo Arena play in the MP section of late... holy hell I am finding that challenging. Getting surrounded by 10 guys and having to fend off multiple attacks at once with out regenerating health is brutal.

Ryse truly is an under appreciated gem from launch.

Convas836d ago

Imagine what Crytek could do with a full development slot and the improved SDK/DX12 toolset.

HNNNNG.

UnHoly_One836d ago

Solo Arena is tough with the starting gear.

It's much better and more fun in co-op, not to mention there is a lot more variety in the maps, as only 4 of them are playable solo.

marlinfan10836d ago

unholy gets disagrees for saying he likes a game, what a surprise.

UnHoly_One836d ago

It's an Xbox game, of course I got disagrees.

People love to hate Ryse, for whatever reason.

Everyone saw QTE's in the original demo and automatically condemned it.

I don't understand it, but whatever.

starchild836d ago

Cool. You guys are making me think about getting an Xbox One.

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eferreira836d ago

Had this game since december, haven't even opened it yet. I will when I find time

Godz Kastro836d ago

Its a shame... I actually allowed reviews to stop me from getting this game. However my good xbox live friends didnt stop badgering me until i picked it up.

Man am I glad I listened to them. The visuals made me realize I was playing a next gen game and the story game play were sooooo much better than reviewers made it out to be.

I think they have an EXCELLENT combat system that can only get better with a sequel which I am looking forward to already. Especially since they brought on a god of war heavy hitter onto the team. Get this game people, it rocks! Needless to say I am starting to change my views on reviews.

No_Limit836d ago

Ryse really surprise me. Maybe I am old school but I enjoyed the likes of Golden Axe, Streets of Raqe and God of War. The combat in this game is repetitive but exciting at the same time. When trying to use different tactics and angles to your advantage over 5-6 enemies at a time and the satisfaction of pulling off kills is a great feeling of accomplishment. The acting, graphics, and set pieces are all superb in my view and it is the best looking First wave game so far. Critics will bash it because they expect more but as far as an action hack and slash game, I think it is a solid game. It just needed more enemy variety and a bit longer to give it a bit more value and hopefully a sequel is in the work and we can get to see the improvement.

Sayburr836d ago

I borrowed Ryse, thinking I wouldn't like it because of all of the reviews... but I found the game quite enjoyable to play and well worth the time and effort to play. I still don't own it, but if it ever gets priced at say $20 I will be very happy to buy it to playthrough again.

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