Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that. It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece. I strongly recommend anyone...
Ryse: Son of Rome is an immersive action-adventure story of struggle, brutality and heroism. It follows a fearless Roman soldier named Marius Titus who joins the army to avenge the slaying of his family and emerges as a hero who must fight to save the Roman Empire.
Ryse: Son of Rome review Playing in somewhat realistic Roman battles was a guilty pleasure for this Roman history nut, but fighting the Roman way doesn't exactly mean it's exciting to play. Author: Keri_Honea 12/02/13
Ryse: Son of Rome preview Y went to look up yf "Ryse" was a real word before Y realyzed that Crytek replaces some "i"s in theyr tytles with y's. Also, yt's awesome. Author: Blake_Peterson 06/12/13