GameSpot's Buyer's Guide - Ryse: Son of Rome
Ryse: Son of Rome is a third person action adventure game set in, you guessed it, ancient Rome! Beautiful looking it certainly is, but is the gameplay up to snuff? Find out if it's a BUY, RENT, or DON'T BUY in our Buyer's Guide video.
Wow another "repetitive combat" review. I disagree. If a player does more than button mash in this game they will find the gold. I keep fighting off 5 or 6 foes at a time, timing each block, and attacking while I can. It is very challenging and my demands a marvelous amount of attention. This first person fighter gets my approval.
Question for you. Have you actually played all of these games you mention in your Buyer's Guide? Because it seems like you repeat - sometimes and almost word for word - everything your colleagues said in their reviews. If such, why even bother with these videos? We already have access to the reviews AND metacritics straight on the review page.
Who are you addressing these videos to? Us, gamers? We already know everything you mention, especially with how much coverage this website, and the whole media surrounding games does. I also highly doubt that clueless grandmothers will come here for advice on what to get for their kids during the holidays.
Finally, why the '' Buy, Rent, Don't buy '' choices? It make no sense to me. If I don't buy, does that mean I shouldn't rent it also? It should be '' Rent, Buy or Pass ''.
I'm not trying to be mean or anything, don't get me wrong. I'm just questioning this whole thing, which seems completely trivial.
I think it is kind of dumb to call a hack and slash repetitive. No shit. Buy pre owned and return in 7 days or rent.
Yeah... This game is honestly not as bad as Gamespot makes it out to be. It is most definitely a "Rent".
Maybe you should have considered the length of the video - it's much shorter than those used for reviews.
"Buyer's Guide" is meant for people who are too lazy to watch even those.
(Also, if you do have a tendency to second-guess anything that game sites do, you may want to consider second-guessing your own remarks.)
@Fandango_Letho Yeah except most people on here probably didn't get through your comment because it was too long. A review would push them over the edge.
@Fandango_Letho I think GS is just trying to make a quick/short/easy "review" system for people who don't want to spend much time looking at this stuff. Remember that there is a huge market of gamers that buy and play a fair amount but don't spend as much time reading gaming sites as people like perhaps you and I.
I'm not defending the idea, just saying I think that's what they are trying to accomplish and that is the intended audience.