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Ryse: Son of Rome looks to be sinking | Destructoid

Destructoid: "Microsoft likes Ryse: Son of Rome enough to put it in Monday's press conference. If my hands-on time was any indication of the final product, there's no reason to be so keen on it. Despite having only five minutes with the game, it didn't do much to impress." (Ryse: Son of Rome, Xbox One)

first1NFANTRY  +   495d ago
I think we all knew this game would be all graphics and sub par gameplay. There's way too much QTE's and slow mo takedowns.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   495d ago
Crytek games: Great presentation, subpar gameplay.
darthv72  +   495d ago
QTE kills
are more for the effect. you can continue to button mash if you like and you will still kill the bad guy.

when i play God of war, i dont always go for the 1 button kill. sometimes i like to just hack and slash. When the game gives you the option....just dont press that button and see what happens.

either you still kill the other guy or he counters and the battle continues till one of you is victorious.
Revolver_X_  +   495d ago
Comparing GoW isnt really a good comparison. Ryse seems more grounded then GoW. I dont expect to see crazy combos being pulled off like every successful brawler can. Also that Resident Evil'esq camera angle seems like a horrible choice for a brawler. The combat thus far seems bland. Cryteks track record is looks first, and gameplay later.
Boody-Bandit  +   495d ago
When I saw Ryse I thought, nice looking game, a little choppy with the animations and when the camera pans, 1 hit with sword or shield leads instantly to QTE = rental. But than I reminded myself that there is no renting on the XBOX ONE. See MS this is why you should reconsider your position on DRM immediately.

They should've stuck to this remaining a Kinect game. Either way this game needs a ton more depth in play mechanics or it will sit and collect dust on store shelves until it's discounted considerably.
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I_am_Batman  +   495d ago
That's the way that Crytek games always are. Crytek earns most of their money with their engine not their games.
Blackdeath_663  +   495d ago
iot slows the game down and there is nothing i hate more than repeated animations. just makes the game monotonous
plaZeHD  +   495d ago
The game has a huge potential to be good. But the QTE and slo mo was a big deal breaker for me.
edonus  +   495d ago
We need a site that reviews reviews because it doesnt make sense that one reviewer can totally get the game and its great the other tells you in 5 minutes it is all QTE.

Anyway best looking game I have seen on a console and this a first impression from a demo.
Minato-Namikaze  +   495d ago
Must have been the only game you seen on a console if you think its the best.
edonus  +   494d ago
Your weakness shows through you could have at least given an example of a better looking game.

All the hate. It familiar territory and if history serves us correctly this will be a very successful game.
Drekken  +   495d ago
One is hyped and will like it no matter what and the other is objective. It happens... plus people have different tastes. Imagine that.

It looked boring to me.
Baka-akaB  +   495d ago
makes no sense , it's no even a review
Elwenil  +   495d ago
Did you watch the MS conference? I have to agree with the article, I thought that while the game looked pretty good graphics-wise, the animations were pretty clunky and it had way too many QTEs to be fluid. I mean, every fight he was in needed some sort of QTE for a "finishing move" and while that's all well and good here and there, it gets old doing it over and over again. Something cool that gets overused and worn out is no longer cool. Just my .02
kneon  +   495d ago
GOW has been criticized for having QTE but they are mainly when fighting the bigger enemies and bosses. Ryse had them when fighting your run of the mill grunts.
Ron_Danger  +   495d ago
Best looking game you've seen on a console?! You might need to up that glasses prescription.
stage88  +   495d ago
It's pretty much a quick time event game. Pass.
Lord Maim  +   495d ago
The Xbox One's graphics make those Quicktime Events look fantastic.
/s
Rip-Ridah  +   495d ago
The Xbox One's [cloud] make those Quicktime Events look fantastic.
/s

*Fixed
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a7xgemini  +   495d ago
Microsoft is using QuickTime again? Blah...

http://windows.microsoft.co...
Walker  +   495d ago
Loki86  +   495d ago
Destructoid seems to be very biased, giving the MS the conference an F and the loads of bs that have come me out of that site recently. Take this with a big grain of salt, IGN, Giant bomb, and Gamespot said it plays very well.
vishmarx  +   495d ago
biased article ...
gow opening scenes are always like
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SexyGamerDude  +   495d ago
Or maybe he just didn't like the game.....

Opinions, everybody has one.
Baka-akaB  +   495d ago
I found it ok , what kills me is how the same people who attacked games like quantic dream stuff (i've seen some around here) , for being qte heavy now loves it .

Or to not make it an exclusive game thing , those that completely trashed Asura's wrath for being a qte fest .
darx  +   495d ago
And how people who praised Quantic for their QTE games say this game sucks because it's a QTE fest.

I won't be buying, I try to avoid QTE games at all costs. Hate them!

That's if I purchase the XB1!
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Baka-akaB  +   495d ago
the reverse is true too . In both case , unless he remains consistent , someone can't bash either for that . The rest is liking the design the universe etc .

At least you you are honest , you just dont like qte games
kneon  +   495d ago
Not all QTE's are created equal. In Heavy Rain the QTE's were the right way to go. The majority of the QTE's were actually dialog choices. Sure they could have done something like Mass Effect but that just wouldn't have been right for this game. HR was about making decisions and living with the consequences so QTE's fit perfectly with that approach.
zebramocha  +   495d ago
@darx that's because hr isn't a qte,people who say this either didn't play the game or are stupid as the button press are contexual and yields different results depending on the scenario.
darx  +   495d ago
@zebra

Well Cage refers to it as QTE.
RM-TatoTiburon  +   495d ago
can't wait for this game
mrmancs  +   495d ago
I'll be passing this game by , it's on a xbone.
illtownNJONE  +   495d ago
one of the best looking games at E3 gotta see more gameplay
despair  +   495d ago
Lost me at:

"Despite having only five minutes with the game, it didn't do much to impress"

Judging a game after 5 minutes is never a good idea. It kills any credibility you have.
ComBaTs0uL  +   495d ago
People saying ps4 is alot more powerful than xbox one but I was more impressed with what microsoft showed than sony by a mile..
Pintheshadows  +   495d ago
Okay, if you really feel that way fine, but as a technical achievement Infamous Second Son is far more impressive. In fact The Division is as well and that is multiplatform. And Watchdogs.
ipe  +   495d ago
I excpect 65 on metacritic.

Same with killer instinct. I mean who asked for it? It was garbage before maybe itll be good who knows
Walker  +   495d ago
QTE's everywhere and graphically ryse looks bad as a next generation game IMO , just look at this direc-feed screenshots from gameplay !
http://images.gamersyde.com...
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Now you should look at this true next generation graphics !
http://images.gamersyde.com...
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plaZeHD  +   495d ago
What the hell is that? The game looks massively better in motion.
Walker  +   495d ago
These shots are direct-feed:)
plaZeHD  +   495d ago
But dude check this out.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Looks better doesn't it?
Walker  +   495d ago
in sub-hd quality and low bit-rate, yeah it does:)!
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gk07  +   495d ago
game looked good ,butt gameplay needs some help
gino9  +   495d ago
Now this is some true fanboy shit. Im not even getting a Xb1 but to say this game looks bad is crazy. Did you see this game in motion in HD? The game looks great, then to compare screen shots of it to a fuckin tech demo. The fanboy hate on MS is getting old. If u don't like Microsoft why keep such a close watch on their games? If this was a PS4 game I bet every fanboy would be saying how good it looks. Since Microsoft is the devil right now every game they produce now becomes shit. Don't let their bad decisions as a company hurt your cred as a gamer by sounding and acting like an idiot. Unless your blind or a fanboy you can obviously see there's nothing last-gen about this games graphics. Gameplay is another story, but if you paid attention you would see QTE's being avoided plenty of times too. There were times the prompt came up and the player didn't execute the move.
TheGrimReaper  +   495d ago
"Ryse also seems to be very unimaginative in its structure. The demo consistently bottlenecked the player into the next narrow setting to engage the enemies in a completely pre-determined way. Maybe this was just for the purpose of the demo, but it feels as if the game could utterly negate any freedom that the player has. "

Being a former Kinect exclusive might have hurt the gameplay :/

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