Ryse Xbox One review wait creates anxiety

By Alan Ng - Nov 20, 2013

As we told you at the start of the week, some Xbox One game reviews have now gone live early before the system launches, allowing consumers to get a much-needed heads up on what critics have been saying about some of the games that are going to cost gamers $60 to buy.

These games included the likes of Killer Instinct and Dead Rising. You’ll be pleased to hear that the early response on these games from reviews has been very positive, with both games receiving encouraging review scores.

Unfortunately though, the same cannot be said for Ryse. After all of the drama over its resolution and gameplay complaints, it has been revealed that Microsoft won’t be allowing anyone to read any ‘official’ Ryse reviews until Thursday – one day before the Xbox One system launches.

The decision for this is a perplexing one as consumers obviously need to know what the reviews have been saying about Ryse before going ahead and putting $60 down on the game. We’ve read some theories from skeptics who have already put this down to potential negative reviews that could be about to hit.

Then again, that is a bit far-fetched to say that Microsoft are purposefully holding back reviews for Ryse until the very last day before the console launches – after all, the same embargo is also in place for Forza 5.

What is your thoughts on Ryse – are you going to be buying the game regardless of what the reviews say? Or are you a consumer that always buys games based on professional reviews and what the ratings on Metacritic are like? Give us your opinion on this below.

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