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Tuesday, 05 November 2013 19:14

We're Ready to Ryse

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If we put aside the negative press that seems to follow Crytek's launch title for the Xbox One - Ryse: Son of Rome is looking to be a fun third-person action adventure game that just might take us by surprise when it releases alongside Microsoft's new system. 

Since it was first revealed as an Xbox One exclusive Ryse has been catching a lot of flak for a variety of things. The game play demo at E3 has had people calling it a QTE fest, as if somehow that's all there's to it , which continues even now, when more game play closer to the final build has been shown. Comments sections across video game sites have been ablaze with scrutiny of the supposed low resolution the game runs in, while it looks pretty darn good to us. We get the feeling most of the criticism is coming from dedicated PlayStation fans that are simply stoning the competition. So much overwhelming negative feedback for a new IP that very few people have actually played doesn't make sense.

What we take away from what we've seen so far is that Ryse: Son of Rome looks like it has the potential to be a formidable action experience for those that are picking up the Xbox One early on. The combat looks brutal, hectic, and like a lot of fun. The graphics are vivid and smooth, and it seems like the game's premise will take the player to a vast array of different environments and grand battles. We're looking forward to seeing where Crytek take the story, and we're stoked to experience their vision of the Roman Empire.

While it might not be the system seller that Microsoft needs against Sony, we think that Ryse will tip the scales for some gamers. We'll see come launch day, but for now we're gonna sit back and watch the latest trailer and anticipate the arrival of the next-gen systems.

Krista Svala Grímsdóttir

Gamer that loves playing all kinds of games. Videogame and otherwise ;)

 

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