Feedbackula - Ryse Review Rabble

Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome didn't review very well, putting the mob in an uproar. Johnny grabs his gladius to see if he can't sort things out a bit (he can't).

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342 comments
jesterofbass
jesterofbass

I rented it and beat it in 2 days. It's too short to merit paying full price for it, and I wouldn't call it a "great" game by any means, but it was entertaining. It's not the steaming pile of garbage that so many people claim it to be. 


I admit the QTE's do get repetitive, even irritating at times. But the story's decent, the graphics are great, and it's definitely satisfying to see that little execution skull over the head of a particularly aggravating enemy. I think it was long enough to be entertaining, and short enough to be over before you gave up and never touched it again. The multiplayer, on the other hand, is pretty useless.


So it's worth a rent, or purchase after a price drop. It may not be good enough to pay full price, but that doesn't mean it's an excrutiatingly awful game. It def doesn't deserve the same 4 out of 10 that the ATROCIOUS Resident Evil: ORC managed to get. 


And considering the severe lack of next-gen titles, it's worth a shot if you're bored one day and wanna plow through a game.

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

Gone are the days when reviews were opinions by passionate gamers. Now, they have financial weight and determinantal effects to their site in terms of add revenue and to a developers bonuses or other financial insentives because of metacritic.

malfestus
malfestus

You know when someone gets accused of something so they go out of their way  trying to overcompensate for it in a way that makes it obvious they're in denial or hiding it?

That's what Feedbackula is doing with the paid review thing. Gamespot, come off it, we all know you do paid reviews, or at the very least incredibly biased reviews on games that are heavily advertised on your site.

You make it fracking obvious when reviewers gloss over glaring flaws with releases and give games 8 or 9 out of 10 that bomb in user reviews. There's no use denying it you're only calling further attention to it, my advice, if you want to get rid of this reputation you've had since Kane and Lynch stop glossing over glaring issues and given BROKEN ON LAUNCH games like Rome 2 an 8 out of 10.

PetJel
PetJel

hahaha good episode

Slagar
Slagar

Hilarious. Good show :)

The game is very pretty though!

vannacut
vannacut

4 is too low for this game.... maybe it should have  had the infinity ward as the developer name to guarantee a min 8 under all circumstances...

gottago42
gottago42

I don't get you gaming sites you give games like COD GHOSTS good review but it's still the same tired formula of the last COD i got tired of GHOST repetitive gameplay half way through but you guys at gamepot gave GHOSTS a good review

gottago42
gottago42

I've read the reviews and decided to buy RYSE and i must admit i was surprise the game had huge production values and a sadisticly satisfying gameplay and the graphics are true nextgen quality

eze_sl89
eze_sl89

i miss the good old days of gaming when it was all about dreamcast vs playstation2 with awesome games from both  sides. now its just sad that having such an enormous tech power we are just comparing one console or the other just by playing indie games…. so sad….

Kickable
Kickable

lol @ Fakemythology comment

joe_b1_kenobi
joe_b1_kenobi

The game is pretty poor. Why can't people just admit it? And no I'm not a Sony fanboy. Knack is also poor and killzone is fairly mediocre. Launch games generally are. But fanboys have to lie to themselves and others that they're having a great time with their new games just because they're exclusive to their precious new console. Both systems will have amazing exclusives to come but these launch titles certainly aren't it. They don't all have to be winners fanboys, settle down now.

dabomb790
dabomb790

I certainly categorically, wholly, unequivocally disagree with this review score. In no way does the 4.4 reflect in any manner of how good the game is. I'm a 26 year old man who don't carry around immature or silly opinions about games. I've been loving and enjoying video games for the majority of my life all the way from Sega Genesis to now the Xbox One. It's a very rich, entertaining, and cinematic action adventure game. Would I give it a 9? I wouldn't go that far but considering it as a launch title that the supposed to display the system's next-gen capabilities while being a fun experience I would certainly give it between a 7-8. I'm up to chapter 5 (about mid-way through the game) and so far I have not thought the game was repetitive. In fact, there were multiple moments where I wanted more sword fighting and opponents to practice the executions on! I don't agree with them. If you're want a game that can make you feel like Russell Crowe from Gladiator while delivering impressive and awesome blows to various enemies in a very cool fashion, this is the game for you. It's DEFINITELY NOT a bad game in any way. I highly recommend it. If you're expecting anything more than solid launch title from this game then you may be disappointed but if you want something that will showcase the power of this console with a solid story and great gameplay then you'll enjoy it. Don't believe the hype!

tzolynski
tzolynski

If you like a hack slash then this isnt a bad game.... Its a fucking hack slash did you do a bunch of different shit in any of the God Of War games?? I like a hack slash once in awhile i love GOW games and and as far as visuals they are great and so far the story is good im not real far in but nothing to bitch about yet. I see people talking how superior the visuals are on Kill Zone and i have both and im here to tell you this game sits right with it both great looking games. it deserved higher than a 4 it is leaps better than knack.

spotlifetv
spotlifetv

This Feedbackula is obviously only been played by Sony Fan boys. I have played it and continue to play it. Honestly it is a nice looking game but it is by far not boring, It deserves at the very least a 7! Why do these idiots keep saying its repetitive? What game is not repetitive???? Tell me one game that changes what you do and does nothing the same? I am waiting!!!! I also know for a fact that the Fan Boy that compares Ryse Graphics to Kill Zone is just that a Fan Boy,

thomasn7
thomasn7

It got bad reviews here but that did not stop people from buying it. A lot of people are enjoying this game.

loverpc4ever
loverpc4ever

i can't wait to buy XBOXONE to play this AWESOME GAME

korvus
korvus

Congratulation SteamyPotatoes, you finally did it! 

strideredgex1
strideredgex1

I actually like this game.  I've been playing it more than any other launch title.  Perhaps I'm just enamored with the graphics but I think that it is a really decent title.  I've certainly played worse.  A four is surprisingly low.  Everybody is entitled to their own opinion but it's been a really fun from my perspective. 

dogfather76
dogfather76

The video clips I've seen make me want to try it. I'll maybe get it when it 20 dollars or so.

Inlex
Inlex

I wonder how many people here are old enough to recognize the Gladiator puns...

BradBurns
BradBurns

I haven't played either Knack or Ryse but 4/10 seems a bit excessive...maybe not, I could be totally wrong though I'm not too keen on these big game site reviews since they almost always agree a bit too universally, almost down to the exact score and opinion. 

There are some outliers but they're quite rare. I'm not saying anyone should give any of these games higher scores(I haven't even played them myself) but when I see a 4 I think of a broken, unfinished, buggy mess like the Thor or Ironman games for PS3/360/Wii.

Azrael_esp
Azrael_esp

Well a 4 ain't totaly fair, i've been playing the game and it actually its quite fun and looks great it actually surpirsed me as i heard so many bad comments, its true that it gets quite repetetive but voice acting is good , story ok, multiplayer kinda bad, but u can have realy good time with the game.

wiredonnos
wiredonnos

eh, can't really argue with gs on this one. Almost every review on the web says this game is just mediocre if not worse. I may try it someday but not $60

Monsterkillah
Monsterkillah

This game is bloody awesome

ur making big mistakes gamespot

motorxd
motorxd

Awesome, Circle Takes the Square!

Kashmiro
Kashmiro

I didn't get upset or call anyone out when I initially read the review, then I played the game. It is actually far better than most reviews are claiming. Ryse is one of the best looking games visually I have ever played, and it is a ton of fun. I kept enjoying the QTEs all the way through because of how awesome they made you feel. Sure, the game could have gone for more variety in enemy types, as well as more weapons to use, however it still deserved a 7/10 in my book and it was much better than the 4/10 it was given, which would point to it being a bad game. 

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

I played of couple of hours of Ryse and it isn't that bad. It's not going to set the world on fire, but it's beautiful and fun. Also, what more do you want from a launch game?

BradBurns
BradBurns

The best action game set during the Roman era is Shadow of Rome.

It did what Ryse was aiming for very well, only nobody played it.

Accuracy158
Accuracy158

There is a good game in the Roman era... Build a good PC...

nicolasetespqr
nicolasetespqr

"I'd like to play a decent game set in the Roman Empire"


HAH! take that, Total War.

stickybun
stickybun

There are some people who are enjoying it... I am tempted to try it.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

I didn't get Ryse, but from the many-many reviews and feedback I have read I believe its an all to common case of Style over content.

AdaptorLive
AdaptorLive

The stupidity of people commenting that GameSpot gets paid for good reviews makes my head hurt. Are people really that dumb *and* paranoid?

deathblow3
deathblow3

lol they used my comment now i feel special :)

evildead6789
evildead6789

Weird they let out the comments that said '4 out of 10' is bs. Wel actually not weird , they have to protect themselves lol.

Kickable
Kickable

@spotlifetv repetitive or not other games tend to try compensating in other ways, this game simply doesn't do enough, that's why it quickly becomes boring.

gottago42
gottago42

Agreed RYSE is fun not every game can be SKYRIM i injoy playing RYSE

Gadeos
Gadeos

@stickybun Wait until a price drop on digital download. I even bet this game will someday be free for gold membership. Don't waste your money on it

stev69
stev69

@deathblow3 As in "window licker" special?

varmintx
varmintx

@deathblow3 Having one of your comments featured on Feedbackula is practically never something to be proud of.

deathblow3
deathblow3

@stev69 yes sir you know it lol. now birng me some window :)