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GF Rating
7.2

3034 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

perfect rental

posted by OhBoy88 (BRONX, NY) Dec 1, 2014

Member since Sep 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Excellent graphics very good combat. Short length which makes it a perfect rental.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Beautiful graphics and fun!!

posted by darththomthom66 (BROKEN ARROW, OK) Nov 11, 2014

Member since Oct 2014

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Great story although short i would rent but a definite play

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GF Rating
7

Good

Graphically amazing - Average gameplay

posted by Staples (LINCOLN, NE) Oct 7, 2014

Member since Dec 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Ryse was a release title for the Xbox One, and it's a great example of a game that was designed to showcase the graphical and processing power of a new system.

The game looks absolutely amazing. The environments look practically like watching a BluRay movie. The animation is smooth and fluid, and the lighting is spot on for the most part. Some of the pre-rendered cutscenes can actually be hard to distinguish from live video.

The gameplay is average. A lot of folks have griped about the monotony, and they're not entirely wrong about that. There isn't a lot of variety to the gameplay, and there are a few minor (but noticeable) bugs. I even had the game crash to my dashboard once.

The game includes a half-hearted attempt at a character development system, but I found it mostly confusing and pointless.

The campaign is very brief - I might have taken six hours or so. I haven't tried the multiplayer, but given the ho-hum options available for different attack styles and combos, etc., I can't imagine it would be all that gripping.

Having beaten up on the gameplay quite a bit here, I have to add that it's not really terrible. Learning the timing of your blocks and parries is absolutely essential - you can't win without it - but it is a little bit rewarding, as your own skill at the game gradually improves and you become even more of a hard case.

Overall, the game is definitely worth renting, but I'm glad I didn't spend $60 (or even $30) to buy it new.

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