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Submitted by WutangClam 711d ago | opinion piece

Hands-on Impressions of Ryse: Son of Rome – A Xbox One Exclusive

Ryse: Son of Rome is a Xbox One launch day title that is exclusive to Microsoft’s new gaming console. This brutally violent and highly detailed game is from Crytek, and it features action-adventure gameplay not too dissimilar from God of War, or the Batman: Arkham games. I was lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the game at a private Xbox 101 event held after hours during the kick off of E3 week, and I must say that it’s definitely shaping up to be a great launch title for the One. (E3, Ryse: Son of Rome, Xbox One)

Belking  +   711d ago
Awomesome! Sounds like this game is turning out good.

Go Xbox-one.
edonus  +   711d ago
Day ONE.
XBOX ONE that is.
georgeenoob  +   711d ago
Lol fanboys below me trying so hard to hate a game that looks incredible. I laugh so hard at how hard they try to focus on the smallest problem and ignore the bigger picture that is how incredible the game looks to be.
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ANIALATOR136  +   711d ago
I'm liking this game but Xbox One does NOT have my support
from the beach  +   711d ago
Hold your nerve good buddy, go with the games. Always with the games.
blackmanone  +   711d ago
"Hold your nerve good buddy, go with the games. Always with the games."

SERIOUSLY?
from the beach  +   711d ago
Xbox One needs YOU.

Join us, dude.

I see that One in your username ;)
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HammadTheBeast  +   711d ago
It's just another Crytek tech demo, the game runs on QTE's, and apparently, according to the developers, even if you miss or get a QTE wrong, there are no penalties, to make the game "less frustrating" and a "better experience".

Basically its a Kinect game without the Kinect.

Also, story is pretty much God of War - Greek Mythology.
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hennessey86  +   711d ago
One of my favorite games
this gen "Heavy Rain" uses similar quick time events and it worked for that game.
pete007  +   711d ago
son of rome is greek mithology??
xbox ONE day ONE
d0nni3  +   711d ago
@hennessey86

That's a bad comparison Heavy Rain used QTE's to tell a story, a missed QTE changed the story a failure had an outcome that differed from a correct input.

The game looks good but it's really not my kind of game
opinska  +   711d ago
stfu it's NOT QTE u fukin hater! It's finishing moves that are optional faag...
But no matter how good this game looks I will never buy an xbox one... ps4 is for me
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Nodoze  +   711d ago
As soon as I saw that they made QuickTime events a central part of the game it was a failure in my eyes. Whoever thought this was a good idea needs to be taken to the wood shed.

@ wood shed press x to deliver punishment....press y to counter....press x to finish him off

Epic....fail!
Belking  +   711d ago
You don't have to do any of the QTE's fanboy. Read the article for once....lol
rdgneoz3  +   711d ago
And you don't actually need to do them correctly either...

http://www.kotaku.com.au/20...
CC-Tron  +   711d ago
@rdgneoz3

I read the article. Kotaku was misleading. They neglected to include if you don't do them correctly you don't receive the xp or hp bonuses. That's a pretty big omission.
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00  +   711d ago
they're not QTE because pressing the buttons don't do anything.
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rytlok  +   711d ago
looks terrible
opinska   711d ago | Immature | show
Mikelarry  +   711d ago
this dude is a beast who is driven by revenge, and will do anything to quench the thirst of avenging his family’s murder.

i have heard of this game its called GOD OF WAR
theWB27  +   711d ago
You know who else was a beast, driven by revenge, and will do anything to quench the thirst avenging his family's murder??

The Big Heat- released in 1953
Death Wish- released 1974
Braveheart- released in 1995
Kill Bill- released in 03

I understand it's your duty to downplay anything Xbox...but implying someone ripping off GOW's story is hardly worth it.

Max Payne has the same story also and it came out 4 years before GOW...try harder next time.
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koolaid251  +   711d ago
I love Deathwish 1 2 3 and Braveheart
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sync90  +   711d ago
Im sorry but crytek have yet to make a good game.
grassyknoll  +   711d ago
This game sounds like it plays itself. This is no Walking Dead or Heavy Rain, it's a heavily watered down God of War.
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GamePeace  +   711d ago
Crytek simply doesn't know how to make good games or what good games are supposed to look like. Good grass textures and shiny armors won't make a buy for me.
jazzlover511  +   711d ago
This game looks awesome! Shame it's not on PS4. I hope this game will be doing great on Xbox One!
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Belking  +   711d ago
That type of comment will get you less bubbles around here...lol
NihonjinChick  +   711d ago
The graphics are good but the gameplay looks - meh.
prettyboy12  +   711d ago
starting out liking it to it got to the actual gameplay...MEH!!
memots  +   711d ago
Wasn't there a rumour out there saying this was also coming to pc?
franko  +   711d ago
The game may look ok and play great but the problem is IT'S ON THE WRONG SYSTEM.
Bonerboy  +   711d ago
Sure visually it looks really great, but good graphics does not a good game make. People are dazzled by the graphics but the actual gameplay looks like shit.

It appears extremely linear, with no real choices as to how you want to proceed. Its all so very "move here parry a bit and then kill this fellow by tapping 'y' now go here parry a bit and then kill this fellow by tapping 'x'." Rinse and repeat combat like this will put me to sleep. I dont want to see a f-ing glowy button appear above EVERY enemies head throughout the ENTIRE f-ing game; it destroys any immersion that had been achieved. Oh but I unlock new kill sequences etc?...Big deal, at its core its still the same boring combat. Im not investing 8 hrs or so into repetitive shit like this. Call it what you want crytek, its still a lame qte repetitive looking game. Stop treating gamers like retards who cant wipe up their own drool, so let go of the hand holding and training wheels as we have CoD handling that just fine thanks.

As a kinect title this looked like it might have had some promise, but without kinect, it just looks damn boring and not even close to actual gameplay that we should expect in a next-gen title. Pretty but booooring.

It seems graphics are enough for many. How unfortunate for the rest of us. Better luck on the next title.
Pass.
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airgangstarr  +   711d ago
i like the fact that they went away from kinect an thegraphics are because all the stuff goin on it has real potential im wondering about the multiplayer but if xbox doesnt change there stance on atleast the 24 hr check in then i probably wont be playin it

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