RYSE: Son of Rome is set in the Roman Empire, in a war between the Empire and the barbarians. You re-live the story of Marius Titus, a man who is focused on avenging his families slaughter and saving Rome. Through this epic quest you will find yourself travelling to Britannia and through the Roman Empire to exact your vengeance. You soon come to find that your revenge will be fulfilled closer to home.
Crytek have yet again amazed me with their stunning graphics and lifelike cinematics that will take your breath away. You will find yourself losing grip of what is gameplay and what are cinematics. They have married gameplay and cinematics perfectly with the execution system, which allows you to move the camera whilst interacting with your foe. Using this system gives you the best angles to view your opponents being executed. Unfortunately, this system is without its own faults.
The camera can sometimes find itself positioned in an area that makes it impossible to see what button to press, causing much annoyance in a game that rewards you for being precise and skillful. Being a third person game that leaves some of the screen blocked by a hulking Centurion, means that you won’t be able to admire some of the environments, but you won’t find this to be much of an issue because you won’t have the time to look at the scenery with the constant attack you’re under.