Ryse: Son of Rome – The Perfect Rome Inspired Action Game
Blood, gore and fabulous sword play. Ryse: Son of Rome is a great game, and possibly one of my favourites. I’ll admit, I’m not the biggest gamer in the world, so this is probably why my views and opinions differ to so many other Ryse reviews out there.
The visually stunning game, pursues the vengeful journey of Marius Titus, a Roman soldier hoping to become a great General just like his father, who is sadly killed along with his family by a group of Barbarians. Along Marius’ journey, he begins to uncover dark mysteries surrounding Rome, providing a deep, rich story which should show many game companies around the world what real, great game storytelling should be like.
With cinematic visuals, mind blowingly detailed and realistic terrains and the perfect blend of lighting and shadowing, Ryse has really set the standard for next-gen gaming, and with Ryse having some of the best graphics in gaming to date, it shows real promise to gamers that a ridiculously high standard for visuals can be achieved.
Even though some see the “hack and slash” method of gaming to be tedious and boring, however, I couldn’t disagree more. Because, as a method of story telling, it is perfectly suited to the game, and it isn’t just a plain and simple button bash type of game, it needs timing and concentration because without knowing your enemies moves, you will realise that your health bar isn’t as big as you thought!
Ryse: Son of Rome is a great game, if you enjoy that sort of game. Luckily for me, a great story, fun game play and a chance to let off some steam with some crazy ass takedowns, make Ryse a great game to play. I’m glad I made the purchase and hope to see something like it again soon.