If there were awards for trying , Microsoft might be forgiven, but in this game, there are no trophies for second place. Microsoft started the generation with a relatively promising content spread, although many of the titles were poorly received, or outright canceled. RYSE: Son of Rome was a brief if beautiful action game built in partnership with Crytek. RYSE is among the best looking titles to hit the Xbox One, although the fact it had originally been built with heavy Kinect integration in mind may have been what led to it feeling a little disjointed. It was poorly received, but the solid story, underexplored Roman setting, and satisfying violence more than showcased its potential. With more future investment, that is.