Literally the only thing you need to know about that new Shaq Fu game is this:
Hmm maybe it wont be too bad…
Killer Instinct Developer livestream. Fulgore and other additions such as Story mode and Online lobbies discussed
Intriguing Killer Instinct discussion by the developers. Follow link to see other topics
Written Review: Ryse: Son of Rome “Yet another Action game with a ridiculous name”
Here we are again. So with Dead Rising 3 out of the way, we turn to the more disliked launch exclusive, Ryse Son of Rome. So what do I think? Is it that bad? Well I guess we should get on with it.
Plot: Are you ready for the shortest plot summary I’ve ever done? The game of course takes place during the reign of the Roman empire and no, its not historically accurate. You control a Roman general named Marius Titus, who just had his parents killed. He blames the barbarians because ya know, they’re at war. So Marius seeks revenge, but perhaps the barbarians aren’t the culprit. Spoilers: They aren’t. Now I would go on but I don’t want to spoil everything and beyond that the plot really has nothing else to summarize so now on with the presentation.
Presentation: If there’s anything you’ve heard about Ryse, its probably that the graphics are amazing. And ya know what? The claims are true. Ryse looks friggin gorgeous. The graphics are just phenomenal, and Ryse succeeds where games like Metal gear rising and dead rising 3 fail, by that I mean Ryse has a great engine and has great environments as well. There’s destroyed Roman cities, and a great looking jungle level, there are some pretty diverse environments in the game. The music is in the same boat as Dead Rising 3, as in it goes well with the game but not something l’d listen to on my phone. And the voice acting is decent, nothing special. But I should be glad its not totally awful. Now on to what really counts.
Gameplay: So yea the graphics are awesome but its game play where Ryse unfortunately falls (what cruel irony) Its another standard action game instead of a light and heavy attack, there’s a standard attack, deflect, guard break attack and evade. Combat is pretty clunky, you have your standard enemies, shield welding enemies, dual welding enemies and the 6 ft 10 in guys with clubs. Kinda like DmC each type requires one of the 4 combat options. Like the shield guys require guard breaking attacks, You need to dodge the big guys with clubs, and you need to deflect the guys with 2 swords. All that’s great but not executed pretty well (I’ll Get to that in a bit) Sometimes the auto lock system is a bit off and you go off in a random direction making combat a pain (As a side note For some reason combat reminded me of the Batman Arkham games) Not sure why. Also its kinda hard to keep track what each button does. For example I’d try to dodge by pressing A instead of B and Parry with Y instead of A and usually this gets me killed. A cool mechanic is in some sections leading a squad of Romans against enemy arrow fire, you would either try to throw spears at the enemy archers which makes the rumble triggers go apeshit, or raise your shields against the arrows, along with being sort if fun, it feels great to lead a squad of Romans. I mentioned executions before. Executions are of course are a fancy way to kill an enemy but they do have some sort of function them. They can give you one boost out of health regen, damage boost, xp boost and focus boost (Focus is essentially the Devil trigger or Jack the Ripper mode for Ryse”) But I always had the Health regen on all the time because I got frigging destroyed without it. And since I had to use them a lot it meant more QTEs. Yes all executions are done by QTEs and It gets so goddamn repetitive. And when your big ending segment is over 50 fucking QTEs your doing something seriously wrong. Its not like Kingdom Hearts 2 where its at the most part optional, here I’d die without the QTEs. It got so repetitive, by the 7th chapter I was longing for it to be over And you’re probably longing for review to be over.
Verdict: 5.5/10 Meh. It was cool at some parts but for the most part it really got repetitive. What pisses me off is that it could have been so much more than what it turned out to be. Its worth a look but when the price goes down. Ok so that wraps up the Birthday special thingy. Next time Im either gonna take a look at Strider or Titanfall, I don’t know which yet. Anyway like, follow, reblog self promotion yaddayaddayadda. Im the Gamers blog and Game on!
Ok The Ryse review is done, gonna be out tomorrow, so stay tuned I guess
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