In a random, unlikely burst of good luck, I was asked to review the Xbox One exclusive, Ryse: Son of Rome, for

Can’t thank them enough for giving me the chance to try out this visual masterpiece; it’s truly the best way to show off what my awesome new console (which I’ll hopefully find time to review soon) is capable of, and I had a blast playing it.

The third-person hack-and-slash brawler isn’t without flaws, but what game is? When it comes down to it, as long as a game keeps this doofy smile on my face and rewards me for my questionable obsession with the sometimes excessively-gory executions, I’m content.

Check out my full review over at, and let me know what you think!