To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
This game feels more like it was written to showcase the capabilities of the new Xbox One than as a fully-realised game in its own right. And let me say this: the graphics are astonishing! Particles and lens flares, smoke and fire, water and facial expressions... gaming has moved to a whole new level, and Ryse demonstrates that admirably.
But as a game, Ryse disappoints. All you do is move from fight to fight. I was hoping for something a little more Assassin's Creed / Uncharted / Tomb Raider - at least the ability to interact with the environment, climb or even jump. But, no, you simply move about, automatically climbing or jumping as required by the environment.
The fight sequences are very well animated and the executions are entertaining and brutal. In terms of sheer spectacle, Ryse delivers, but as a game to sit and play for any length of time, it is boring, repetitive and the campaign is way too short. Had this game been on an older platform it would have got one star.
Ryse is little more than just a way of showing off what the Xbox One can do, and its does it well. In game the graphics are the best thing, textures are defined and beautiful as well as seamless transitions from cut scenes into game play that truly create an immerse experience.
As expected the story isn't a rich tapestry of Shakespearean quality writing, in its essence it's a revenge fantasy equal to that of Ridley Scott's Gladiator. It is basically Gladiator the game.
The game play is fun, for something described as 'Quick-time event simulator' or Quick-time even the game' it really is quiet satisfying pressing a button and slicing of a limb from a dirty barbarian. Teaming up with a friend in multilayer can leave you with some fun experiences but after a few hours you'll have done everything there is to offer.
Overall its a tech demo but a fun one, don't expect much and don't pay full price and then you'll enjoy it.
A love it or hate it game. At launch it may have looked good but underneath it was a bit wonky and lacked depth. Saying that though the production level and story was good. I was okay with the gameplay as it had a sense of progression and felt a little old school in that area. I originally had this game on my now long sold launch day Xbox One. I picked this copy up cheap to use on my Xbox one X. I don't play it often due to PS4 and Pro being dominant in my gaming room.
Visually this is a stunning game -easily the best looking game I have seen. The story line is gripping throughout and is more like watching a film than a game.
Gameplay however is a slightly different issue. To begin with it is great and fluid -but after a while you realise that you will be repeating the same thing over and over again for the rest of the (very short) game. Also the upgrades that you receive in the game don't seem to make any discernable difference to actual gameplay-which is disappointing.
Overall I would recommend getting this as it is more of an experience than a game - but if you pay under £20 its well worth it
This game looked great on the trailers so I ordered for day one release. Graphically it is very 'pretty' which you'd expect from a launch title for a next-gen console. Sadly that is about all I can say positive about it. The campaign is too short and repetitive. It took me five hours from start to finish - and I'm not a 'hardcore' gamer. The gameplay is so 'on rails' it really disappoints. All you can do is follow the set path to the next fight. Even the boss fights are a case of pressing the right buttons when prompted.
I traded my copy within a week while I could still get a decent price. I expect this will be in the bargain bin before long.
I missed out on this when the console was released and waited for a price decrease, I have to say it looks amazing and the story and voice acting are very good but the game is a bit of a button basher but it still quite entertaining.
Bought this a while back and thought that it would be 1 of the better launch titles. Was pretty good fun, but was also extremely repetitive and the campaign was short as well. Would have been better bought for no more than £30