Ryse (Xbox One) Review

Matt Paprocki

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Ryse drapes itself in visual progression, covering up and patching its trivial update to Sega’s 16-bit Golden Axe. Ryse merely manipulates a growing need for spectacular cruelty. Marius becomes a mythical hero, a champion to be celebrated after he maims men wearing animal skins while standing on a ground made of skulls. It is simple fetishistic sword clashing fantasy, where people yell and die in overly loud pockets of conflict. Nothing here is new, but it’s pretty in a sweaty, blood stained, mass grave sort of way.”

Read my full review of Ryse at Blogcritics

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