Almost a year ago, Ryse: Son of Rome released with the Xbox One. In many ways, it was the quintessential launch game (sorry, no effer is ready for words like quintessential on a Monday morning, but that’s just the kind of renegade badasses we are). Which is to say, it’s damn pretty, entertaining enough, but a little lacking.
Ryse’s production values are as high as the damn Chrysler Building, there’s no doubt about that. It’s still among the sexiest-looking things the next gen consoles have brought us yet. So hold on to your asses, because it’s now coming at us on PC in 4k resolution. We don’t even know what in holy eff '4k resolution’ even means, that’s how impressive this is.
This is an old style hack and slash at heart, beefed up with a couple of fancy-ass combo counters and such on the side. It’s a festival of QTEs as well, with you hitting the prompts to perform all kinds of blood-leaky, gonad-stabby executions on your foes. If you enjoy the kind of leave-your-brain-at-the-door violence of an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie (which you damn well should), this one’s for you.
It’s not short on spectacle, that’s for sure. Check out the PC edition above. It has all the drama, barbarians and fancy Roman helmets with those red flappy bits you could want on a Monday morning.