To be honest, Ryse: Son of Rome doesn’t look like a lot of fun, with its tired formula of button mashing and quick-time events. But man, is it gorgeous. The human faces in the game have just about crossed the uncanny valley, and the amount of chaos going on in the opening demo scene is staggering. A lot of the next-gen games on display looked like modest improvements over current systems, which is the norm for new console cycles. Ryse is a taste of what we can expect in the years ahead.
Release Date: November 2013 for Xbox One