Average Playtime: 6 hours

Ryse: Son of Rome

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The action of Ryse: Son of Rome is set in the capital of the Roman Empire, which is besieged by the Celtic barbarians led by Boudica. Emperor Nero says from the balcony of the Palace that the defenders of the city should protect him. Marius, the General of Rome (you will play for him) and the commander of the defenders, gives a small sack to a subordinate with the instructions to display it, saying this is the key to victory. Then he secures the ruler in the secret room and begins his story.

The player will have to fight a lot with the enemies. There is a weak attack, there are quick sword strikes, allowing to deprive the enemy off balance, as well as a potent offence, for which you need to hold the button for a few seconds. It is better to attack at the right moments: striking, dodging and parrying, you can bring the combo counter to indecently high numbers.

There is also a system of finishing the enemy, which can finally overthrow the opponent. Over the heads of heavily wounded enemies there is an icon in the form of a skull, and by pressing the right trigger, you can finish them with the help of the provided reception.

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Release date
Nov 22, 2013
Age rating
17+ Mature
System requirements for PC
  • OS: Windows® Vista 64-bit / Windows® 7 64-bit / Windows® 8 64-bit
  • Processor: Dual core with HyperThreading technology or quad core CPU (4+ logical processors)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 26 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
  • OS: Windows® Vista 64-bit / Windows® 7 64-bit / Windows® 8 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad Core or Six Core CPU (6+ logical processors)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 26 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
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Finished on April 21, 2019 +Cinematic atmosphere. +Gameplay. +Graphics. +Music. +Port optimization. +RPG-like upgrades. +UI presentation. +Voice acting.   -No side quests. -Story.
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After Ryse also appeared on PC, I absolutely had to play it, as I already found it interesting when it came out exclusively for the xbox. So slammed and played in the Sale. And the first thing that stands out positively is certainly the Graphics, which is really good, even on middle Settings. And the Animations in the kill moves have also succeeded really well, just like the Moves themselves. But first of all, something about the general Gameplay: You can block and beat. And execute a heavy Blow. And if you've beaten the Opponent long enough, you can start the kill move at The touch of a button and then have to press different Buttons to get more XP as the Animation goes through. And the Gameplay doesn't offer more. You still walk along a hose section with your Soldiers in Turtle Formation or serve one or the other Gun, throw with Spears, but that's it. That sounds vllt to one or the other now. Not after much and it's not so seen, but for the 6 Hours of the Campaign it's enough To entertain. To the Story: You play a Legionnaire whose Family was murdered by Barbarians before his own Eyes in Rome. You Then travel to Britain and fight against them to take Revenge, but after some Time you find out a bit unsightly ... I don't want To say more about the Story. And the Multiplayer doesn't itch me!!! (Have played it only a Few hour, it is not worth it) Verdict: For 6 Hours of Play + vllt. 2-3 in Multiplayer should be best waited for a Sale and take with you for €5. And for the Price, you're definitely not doing anything wrong.
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Ryse: Son of Rome Knapp 10 Years ago has been since Capcom's Shadow of Rome tied up in front of the Screen and amazed me. Now, in March 2015, despite all the negative Recessions, I got myself Crytek's Romaic Roast For €15am and spent my Weekend on it. First of All, I'm still amazed. On a purely technical Point of View, nothing can be done about Ryse at the moment. Textures, Character Models, Architecture, lighting Effects everything looks fantastic. The successful German Voiceover, in Combination with the thoroughly entertaining Story, creates atmosphere and makes my Fear of having thrown Money out of the Window quickly. I particularly liked:-beautiful Technology-great architecture, imposing Buildings and great Road Trains-many different Settings (City, Swamp, caves, Laundry, etc.)-great scripted Events-successful setting-good, freely invented history-dense Atmosphere-fun (arena) Multiplayer-dispensing with love Story-catchy Combat System less pleasing me:-absolutely no Gameplay Variations-little different Opponent models-Weak boss fights-Marius ' Dog vision .. -only 4 Hours (impressive) Single-player Conclusion: As indicated above, my Reference is to which Ryse must be measured by which Shadow of Rome must be Measured. This is due, on the One hand, to the setting, but also to the Gameplay, where both have many Parallels. Unlike SoR, Ryse dispenses with Sneaking Insoles and Chariot Races, which doesn't make it any worse for me as I like to give up it before it's implemented half-way. The Bottom Line is that a well-staged, catchy, scripted and hose level hack is technically looking for its Equal. I've already put on more money worse. Friends of Rome and the light action reach out.
A very nice and underrated hack and slash game. I'd say it is one of the best X-box games.