Some of the reviews I have read lead me to belive that Ryse was just a hack and slash game. After putting some time in the game I found that you can absolutely button mash if you just want to get through the combat. That's not too sophisticated. HOWEVER, if you take the time to learn the combat mechanics, it has depth to it. And the reward system alows you to choose how your character will look, level up and carry out attacks. Not to mention this game is very stylistic and beautifully rendered.
posted by thebat411 (PFLUGERVILLE, TX) Sep 25, 2014
Member since Dec 2009
I don't think there's a game on Xbox One that can match the grapahics of Ryse. This is how every game should look on these newer consoles. Besides the graphics, the story was good. Like most games in this genre, I found myself talking smack to the enemies. And even though this is one of those hack and slash games, the button functions are super easy. I hate games that have hundreds of different combinations to remember. It was cool at first when game consoles added more buttons to controllers, but at this point it's like taking a memory quiz each time you play. The game is fun playing a second time around at the hardest setting, but just make sure you have almost everything upgraded. I was missing 10 upgrades, so it was pretty hard in the beginning, but it's getting slightly easier now that I'm toward the middle. I definitely suggest this game. I believe you'll find it fun and worth your time.