In Ryse: Son of Rome, you assume the character of Marius Titus, a Roman soldier who must seek revenge for the murder of his family. This God-of-War-esque, third-person hack-and-slash has fantastic graphics but monotonous gameplay, making Ryse a beautiful showcase of what a next-gen console can do but not all that it should do.
Broadway-caliber voice acting: The story may be unoriginal, but the voice acting is superb. The majority of the story is carried by the supporting characters, though, not Marius. The cast's performance lends some merit to an otherwise bland script.
Visually impressive: Graphically, Ryse is … Read more