The combat can become somewhat monotonous but since the game was relatively short (about 5-6 hours for single player campaign), it didn't bother me too much. The action is pretty non-stop.
The game looks gorgeous, even impressing my wife (who was skeptical of my Xbox 1 purchase). I thought the story was pretty interesting and engaging. I have to admit I found myself looking up Roman history on-line to learn a little more.
I did not play the multi-player... because Titanfall came out and I got lost in that. Ryse is worth a rent and will only take you a few gaming sessions to beat.
posted by rEmEtAJeRk (HORSEHEADS, NY) Mar 13, 2014
Member since Dec 2007
I had high hopes for Ryse, and anticipated it to be more like "Colosseum Road to Freedom" back on the PS2. The story is weak and the fighting is routine button mashing, which for a next-gen title, I expected more out of it. The graphics are pretty good, but the same enemies show up for each battle--I kept thinking "didn't I already kill that guy?" The enemy types all look the same. That adds to the repetitiveness.
The battles in co-op are OK, but not as exciting as I expected. I simply had higher expectations for this title rather than the delivered redundant, boring campaign and lackluster multi-player.