I played this game for 30 minutes before a realized that it is just the same a b x y button combinations over, and over, and over again. I decided to at least try to beat the game before I returned it but simply could not. The game lacked an enticing story and character progression is very weak. I thought multiplayer might be more fun but sadly it's just two of you in an arena button mashing waves of barbarians. Nothing changes...ever. Very disappointing. The graphics are good but not as good as what everyone seemed to hype them up to be. Huge letdown overall, that is why this game gets a one out of ten.
Quick background I bought this as part of my xbox bundle at launch it got a bad rating so i sent it back and traded it for a better rated dame. I am glad I did. This was just bad. It is a tech demo. A known known the story proper is short. Ok that is not the worst thing. It gets to the point, it is linear lead you here to there no dancing around to figure out whats what its pretty much a line. Now that its not bad to me nor that it is short. I finished in 1 day a few sitting, just took off an spaced out with a few interruptions to do a bit of work and take some calls watch some tv. That being said I am a pretty slow player and the story was done in not greater than 6? hours it feels.Again not bad. The bad part is that it is a tech demo disguised as a game. The graphics are beautiful the story is forgettable and the game play is bad. I am talking x to use sword y to kick guy away so you can use sword, a "deflects" when it wants to and b rolls. A few good unblocked chocks earns you an execution which you can get 1 of 4 bonuses for one of which is focus which lets you slow things down and chop people faster? That's about it. They "spice it up" with awkward "bosses' which feels like the game play is out of the an NES game. I am talking about like punch out , they block block block and you need to counter at just so time and with just so combo and it takes a bit of health rise and repeat 100 times and if you don't you die and try again following our clear instructions. it is everything i hated about deathstroke in Arkham made into a longer game without batman. I couldn't even bare to deal with the maps i was just done after the push this color button to attack this guy 6 hour demo. It made me question buying the XB1 to be honest. Its fine to play for a day get it out of your system if you are into this kind of stuff no story twitch reaction combo repeating gameplay have fun. Not for me i would like a story and to have a say in how I go about things.