Ryse Son of Rome

Two Pennys Worth

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It's a travesty that this game scored so low in the reviews, I don't know how it's selling but I for one would love to see a sequel. I had a blast playing through the campaign and plan to get some co op in with my buddy. The most beautiful game I've ever played and the gameplay was a lot of fun. Spread the word because we need to support new ip and this game deserves a lot more praise than it's received so far.
 

The Wolf King

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Nah think the main XBox One topic got a V2 first.
 

Lnin0

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I was looking at picking up another Xbox One game and was curious to hear some thoughts on Ryse's Multiplayer. With games like NBA2K and BF4 having online stability issues I was wondering how Ryse stacks up. Is there a lot of people playing? Does it have a good lobby system and are there many maps? noticeable lag or crashing?
 

xThe Tactleneck

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Game is awesome. Up to rank 62? On gladiator mode. Getting high combos is so satisfying. Also going through campaign second time now that legendary is unlocked. Game has yet to get repetitive
 

Mr Bigglesworth

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I was looking at picking up another Xbox One game and was curious to hear some thoughts on Ryse's Multiplayer. With games like NBA2K and BF4 having online stability issues I was wondering how Ryse stacks up. Is there a lot of people playing? Does it have a good lobby system and are there many maps? noticeable lag or crashing?
My sons have been playing it quite a bit and I've been watching. It looks very good. No persistent world or anything like that, it's a queuing system for coop matches. As far as I can tell only two players against waves of AI. A lot of map variety and there are unlockables for your gladiator. Very solid from what I can tell but like the main game, not feature-rich. Still, what is there has a high level of polish.
 

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How can this game get such horrible reviews ?!?!?...its beyond me . Explain to me why this game gets a 5 or 6 when GoW gets 8's and 9's ?!?!? with the worst story line off all time !!
 

dmorans24

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Just finished the story and WOW. This game is one of the best I have played and believe me I have played almost every game there is to play. I loved the story, loved the ending, loved the little fantasy elements in play. I want this series to become one of the top dogs for MS. It really has jumped to the top of the list of my favorite games, hopefully turns into franchise.

Please anyone who is doubtful of this game don't be. Go out and buy it, it's well worth it. Hopefully it sells well and many sequels are made.
 

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Just finished the story and WOW. This game is one of the best I have played and believe me I have played almost every game there is to play. I loved the story, loved the ending, loved the little fantasy elements in play. I want this series to become one of the top dogs for MS. It really has jumped to the top of the list of my favorite games, hopefully turns into franchise.

Please anyone who is doubtful of this game don't be. Go out and buy it, it's well worth it. Hopefully it sells well and many sequels are made.
Easily in my top games of the year. A damn good story, the combat was representative of the peak and climb through out. The criticism it gets is literally retarded.
 

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Just completed the main SP campaign the other night. I really enjoyed the story. It had a very Roman history and mythology feel to it. Loved the mix. I saw various review with complaints on the main story and I dont get it. The characters performances were well done and believable.

I do wish that I was able to start on Legendary right away. Centurion was somewhat forgiving in its timing. Getting perfect blocks and perfect hits becomes more challenging on Legendary. Damage and Perk bonus also make you pay attention more. I like a good challenge, so this is what I would have preferred to start with.

Smartglass App companion is great. Since I have beaten the campaign, I am now playing with the Smartglass App to help find the couple of missing items. It tracks in real time on the timeline. Shows you when you need to start looking. Even has hint videos. What a companion App should be.
 

TheGeneral

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The last 5 minutes were one of the most epic endings to any action game. NO SPOILERS but for me the ending made it all worth it.
Yeah the ending was epic!! a bit disappointed for obvious reasons without giving away SPOILERS but looking forward to the next instalment which ever form it may take.
 
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Definitely thinking this is my next game. Your opinions matter to me more than a reviewer rushing for a deadline. User reviews are undoubtedly positive.
 

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Definitely thinking this is my next game. Your opinions matter to me more than a reviewer rushing for a deadline. User reviews are undoubtedly positive.
I definitely think this is a game you should try out, if only because it offers a preview of what the x1 will offer in terms of visuals.

The scene with the Seer girl haunts me in my dreams...
 

dmorans24

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Just started Legendary and it gets really hard. You gotta time the blocks or you'll die pretty quickly. Also you get very little extra from executions.

Also playing with the Smart Glass companion and it really helps with collectibles with vids and all. That's what Smart Glass should be all about.
 

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Yeah the ending was epic!! a bit disappointed for obvious reasons without giving away SPOILERS but looking forward to the next instalment which ever form it may take.
I know what you mean and I agree, though I couldnt have seen it happen any other way.

I hope for Ryse 2, if there is one, they had more moves to unlock, different weapons, better animation (similar to ass creed), otherwise they nailed the characters, enviornments, brutality, and music
 

mrtapout

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What is interesting is even though IGN gave this a 6.5 I believe, they recommended it for launch game purchase in that article they wrote about which games deserve to be bought during launch. They did not recommend Knack, which scored only a little less.

I really feel this game scored so poorly due to negative media before launch, because user reviews all over the net, even on neogaf, are overwhelmingly positive for a game that scored low on metacritic
 

xThe Tactleneck

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Anyone have update on DLC content? I mean I already bought season pass but interested if they will add different equipment? It seems each tier only has one style of equipment just with different attributes. Tier 5 looks badass but still would like more choices.
 

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What is interesting is even though IGN gave this a 6.5 I believe, they recommended it for launch game purchase in that article they wrote about which games deserve to be bought during launch. They did not recommend Knack, which scored only a little less.

I really feel this game scored so poorly due to negative media before launch, because user reviews all over the net, even on neogaf, are overwhelmingly positive for a game that scored low on metacritic
Ign gave it a 6.8, close enough, their cons were repetitive bosses and a combat system that doesn't "build" that's it

they said the combat system in place is isn't bad but I guess their complaints was it needed more evolution, or rpg elements.
 

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Just completed Ryse & had a blast!!! Def not worthy of the low scores it was getting!! I would give it a solid 8.5 and I loved the combat system! Thought it was fantastic and this is easily one of the best looking titles to grace console or PC!! Really enjoyed it!!! :D
 
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A friend of mine brought this game to the house last night and wow, it is a must buy. The game play was fun and the graphics are out of this world. Now I'm excited to see the end of the story!!
 
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brighterdeathnow

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You guys really need to STFU about this game. I held off buying it at launch because I could only afford 3 launch titles, so I'm getting it as an Xmas gift from family. Won't be able to play it until the 23rd, and all of your praise for this game is driving me crazy! :laugh: