Ryse: Son of Rome for Xbox One is a dynamic action game, whose story is set in the ancient Rome. The developer of the game is a German company Crytek, known for the first-person shooter series Crysis.
Plot and Mechanics
During the game you take on the role of Marius Titus, a Roman centurion, who is seeking revenge for the death of his loved ones. In addition to cutting his way through hordes of enemies, he also has to command his subordinates. The combat mainly boils down to pressing button combinations, resulting in Titus performing spectacular combos.
The game uses Kinect controller, so the units can be commanded by voice. You can give them such orders like throw a pilum, shoot a bow, or block an enemy attack. There can be up to one hundred characters on the screen at the same time, each controlled by an individual AI.
Ryse: Son of Rome also offers a cooperative multiplayer mode. You can fight along your friends in the Roman Colosseum as gladiators who focus on defeating waves of enemies.
The game also makes use of functionality of SmartGlass, including: launching the game directly into the campaign mode, possibility to share your game experiences directly through the service, tips on achievements and aids on how to beat consecutive levels, as well as managing your equipement, character and upgrades directly from SmartGlass.