Ryse: Son of Rome was an Xbox One launch title. I didn't pick up an Xbox One at launch, just got one recently for the Titanfall Beta. Of course I bought it right at the wrong time, since I could have gotten Titanfall for free if I had waited, but that's not what this review is about, it's about me getting to play Ryse and I really liked this game. It's a lot of fun and I was surprised since a lot of the reviews are kind of luke warm for the game. It's not incredibly long, my Xbox tells me it took me 5 hours. I don't know if that includes the cut scenes, it seemed longer than that. I would guess around 6 to 6 and a half hours. So, it's kind of short, but it's very fun. Any longer and you would get bored of the button mashing.
I like all the Roman history/mythology stuff. I don't know how accurate any of it is, but I enjoyed the story of Ryse. I wanted to watch the cut scenes and see it all play out and I was happy with the ending. I hope there is a sequel and they make it a little longer and vary the game play a little bit more. I would buy it.
I played one multi-player match last night. It's not for me, it's co-op and it's just more beating people up. Maybe after a break and playing with someone I know it would be a lot more fun. I'm sending the game back to Gamefly today, so I will most likely never play it again.
I really liked Ryse: Son of Rome. It's graphics are great, it's extremely violent and looks like a Next Generation game to me. I will give Ryse: Son of Rome an 8 out of 10.