Ryse: Son of Rome might be the killer app that saves the Xbox | Gaming Trend

Gaming Trend: "Ryse: Son of Rome has sold me on Xbox One at launch. In the months leading up to the quagmire that Microsoft has gotten themselves into with their stance on used games, internet connection requirements, price point and my general lack of interest in their launch lineup, I was almost certain that I would not be buying an Xbox One anytime soon. Then I played Ryse: Son of Rome today at E3 and everything changed."

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Abriael1773d ago

Press A with the right timing to save the Xbox!

Don't worry, it's optional!

ShugaCane1773d ago (Edited 1773d ago )

Haha. lol. Seriously. From all the feedback, I'd rather say that Titanfall is shaping up to be the (prospective) killer ap.

Kanzes1773d ago

I prefer KI and DR3 than Titanfall though.

I admit, Ryse doesn't good enough, the texture detail is awesome since it's using Cry3engine, but it lacks of aethestics and looks bland (not mention there's a lot of QTE's too)

Need4Game1773d ago

maybe a Killer App that Kill Xbox One.

ShugaCane1773d ago


Yep, but to be really clear, I was saying that because of the things I've read from Xbox players. They seem to have really enjoyed Titanfall overall, but Ryse received some mixed reactions. It's good looking, but nothing more indeed. Typical of Crytek's recent productions.

abzdine1773d ago

Titanfall is coming to PC, and discussions are going to have it released on PS4 at some point. Remember Mass Effect?
it's EA we're talking about those guys see cash everywhere.

Mr_Nuts1773d ago (Edited 1773d ago )

TitanFall looks nice but it's nothing special

Take a Sci Fi setting +
COD mechanics/gameplay +
Mechs +
Wall running +

= TitanFall

It's nothing we haven't seen before, it's just what COD should of evolved into this gen. I can't believe it won those E3 awards though over WatchDogs, The Division, inFAMOUS SS and many others. It was just another typical FPS, without a single player

EDIT: Below


Just an "upgrade" really havent been paying attention have you

Colzer011773d ago

@nuts lol Infamous SS it's just an upgrade graphic version from before with a new MC. The Division and Destiny are the only two game deserves to win big at E3

littlezizu1773d ago

Titanfall is not actually much different to Starhawk on ps3. People need to try starhawk its only 10$ now its underrated ps3 exclusive.

gamertk4211773d ago

If Titanfall was a PS4 exclusive, y'all would be on its nuts, big time, lol.

HammadTheBeast1773d ago

Well.... it's on PC.... so.....

starchild1773d ago

@hammad the beast

Which we know most PS fanboys don't own, since you guys are always in PC articles bashing it.

The fact that it is on PC is only noteworthy to PC gamers like myself. To people that only own a PS4, it doesn't really mean anything. You still won't be able to play it.

Anyway, it's shameful to see an Xbox One article filled with fanboys from the other console just bashing Xbox One games.

3-4-51773d ago (Edited 1773d ago )

Yea Titanfall looks like what COD should have evolved into about 2 games ago.

COD fans can't really hate on it either because it's from their fave IP's creator and is basically and updated version of what they have come to love.

Titanfall could very well take gamers away from COD, along with killzone, BF4, Destiny and a few others.

COD isn't going to sell as well and be as dominate as it once was.

There are too many other good/fun options for FPS and other games that will take people away from the COD scene.

It will still sell 4+ million on each console, but I just think this is the beginning of the end for them unless they adjust.

Maybe 1-2 more COD games before it really loses all it's steam.

Autodidactdystopia1773d ago

Ryse is the only game that gave me that "feeling"

I got back in 05 with the 360 title gears of war.

I knew it was gonna be big and ryse, regardless of if you like quick time events or not. this title looks great and seems fun.

Kingnichendrix1773d ago

@starchild I know you said most but i have a gaming pc and a ps3. If anything I see pc gamers go on wii, ps3, xbox articles and say look how outdated these outdated these look when they are many years old and compare them to their current and new gamings pc's 'Logic'

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kupomogli1773d ago


Or maybe Xbox One fans are praising for no other reason than it being exclusive. I have a few friends who are getting an Xbox One and I asked them why, what are you actually interested in? They listed off multiconsole games or multiconsole and Halo. None of them listed Titanfall.

You know the persons an Xbox fanboy when they list only multiconsole titles when it comes to the games they want and you still can't talk them into switching. Even though the one friend actually likes the Infamous games. So he's interested in a PS4 game, not interested in Xbox One games, but wants to waste money on an Xbox One.

overrated441773d ago

Titanfall looks SUPER impressive and I'll definitely play it. But I don't need an Xbox One to do so. I'll be playing it on PC.

Gamer19821773d ago

Ryse looks full of quicktime presses and will hurt it badly in reviews IMO. Titanfall looks like it could help the console better especially as Xbox is known more for its shooters. However we all know its only console exclusive and that's only timed. Saying that I don't think theres any launch game on ps4 thats a system seller either. Those kind of games come along later in the consoles cycle.

kingfetish171773d ago

Not a killer app for me with a screenshot like this:

Damn, this Ryse screenshot looks like ass. Crytek has a lot of work to do. Look at that garbage looking water/foam at the front of the boat. Floating bodies, missing shadows, duplicated characters with long black hair, etc. Looks more like a 2008 current-gen title.

I'll be waiting til' around E3 2014 to purchase a next-gen console. Might get either one or both. This screenshot definitely isn't swaying me towards an Xbox One though. Hopefully Crytek polishes Ryse by the time of its release.

Enemy1773d ago

Ryse looks like a mess. A Kinect game from ground up, made to "look" hardcore with a controller. It's too late. The design is done, and thus the damage is done as well. Ryse is a Kinect game and that's all it'll ever be.

Syntax-Error1773d ago

The guy spoke the truth. I am sure MS lost a lot of followers with their policies at the beginning, but when they changed their stance on it, they righted the wrong. Just because fans decided to purchase the console after that shouldn't open them up to ridicule. Sony faboys bash anyone that chooses X1 over PS4 and it's ridiculous

Syntax-Error1773d ago

Gamer1982 - You sound like a trend follower. How is XBOX only known for it's shooters? What game came out on XBOX that was a shooter that didn't come out on PS? Halo and Gears? Not only did Sony make Resistance to go against Gears and KillZone to go against Halo, but those 2 franchises outsold Sony's by 3 times. You sound like a complete idiot with your comment

mewhy321772d ago

Well there little doud that th ebox needs a killer ap to try and recover from what Don did to the Xbox brand. I mean the pr fiasco that was e3, really tarnished the xbox brand. many would say beyond repair. I don't think that it's beyond repair but I believe that it'll thake a while for the brand to recover. In the mean time PS4 is really pouring it on with great pr and killer exclusives. Xbone needs a killer ap or maybe a couple killer aps that will more the console after the diehard xboxers have bought up all the initial stock.

solidt121772d ago (Edited 1772d ago )

Titanfall looks nice but it won't be here for another year at least. They say 2014 spring but I doubt it. It's PC also and rumored to go on PS4 also. When respawn was asked if they would bring it to PS4 they replied they would like to have it everywhere. They also hired several PS4 developers in September 2010. I am sure they used them for something since this is there only game so far. They also said last year they had a game up and running on a PS4 dev kit and again they only have one game in existance.

fr0sty1772d ago

Titanfall isn't even a full exclusive, the devs have already hinted at bringing it to other platforms eventually, so it wouldn't be XB1's killer app. As of now Dead Rising looks like the most promising exclusive, but it's likely to make it's way to other platforms eventually as well.

If Ryse weren't crap, it probably would eventually too.

Forza and KI so far are the only XB1 apps that could be guaranteed to remain exclusive, and could be counted as "Killer Apps". We all know the devs working on KI don't have a very good track record, so Forza is looking like the one at this point...

That said, PS4's launch lineup isn't much more interesting in my book. I've never been a big fan of the Killzone series. Knack looks like another repetitive beat-em-up, and Drive Club looks OK, but it's no GT or Forza.

My launch PS4 will likely be playing a lot of indies and such until the real heavy hitters start coming with the release of Second Son in Q1 2014.

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Kanzes1773d ago

It's crytek lol. They don't really care about gameplay as long it's good looking :/

tubers1773d ago

It's so bad that another Sony team clearly took an inspiration from a cinematic sandbox FPS, with more organic elements and essentially the nanosuit in the form of a drone.

Another popular mobile developer's also taking inspiration from the on-the-fly gun customizations as well.

Yup. They're just graphics.

starchild1773d ago

Complete BS. All three of the Crysis games are good. All three of them were well received with scores between the 70s and 90s....which is well within the "good" range.

I enjoyed all three Crysis games.

I couldn't care less that there are silly hipsters like yourself that are jumping on a Crytek hate bandwagon.

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yeahokchief1772d ago (Edited 1772d ago )

Gotta say if this is their attempt at a god of war style game they failed horribly.

Looks like another generic $5 bin wonder.

It's a stupid body motion control dance game people. Xbox fatties will get tired of playing it (literally) within 10 minutes.

Freedomland1772d ago

Quote from a preview which doesn't seem like preview but some personal reflections on the game.

"when I first took control of the game’s protagonist Marius Titus it reminded me of the first time I took a new car for a test drive"

What is this?

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MizTv1773d ago

Couldn't of said it better myself

JaPo1773d ago

Ryse's gameplay looks completely generic and unimaginative from what has been shown. It appears to recycle every tired and overused trope from WW2 FPS and add little else of merit.

Still, I have seen very few games of a comparable graphical fidelity. It looks utterly exceptional where raw visuals are concerned. CryTek must have some seriously smart dudes working on their engine technologies. Previous efforts would suggest, however, they they struggle to make an immersive or enjoyable game.

JaPo1773d ago (Edited 1773d ago )

For those PS4 fanboy babies who disagreed, please provide evidence to the contrary. I even said it looks like a boring game, but it seems you've latched onto the fact I'm praising the graphics of a Xbox exclusive. Would you have done the same if I had praised the original Crysis? No, of course you wouldn't have. I've only ever owned PS3 and will not be getting an xbox one. This site is honestly embarrassing. I hope to God the majority of the most vocal posters have either learning difficulties or are under 12-years old. Otherwise there is no excuse.

Docknoss1773d ago

Abrial press A to slap yourself.

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die_fiend1773d ago

Save xbox? It's made by Crytek...

Wizziokid1773d ago

If this is the 'killer app' in peoples mind i'm glad I'm not getting one.

DR3 and TitanFall outshine this.

showtimefolks1773d ago

Yeh funny how heavy rain was looked down on because of quick time events but this game could save the Xbox one

Oh please give me a damn break

I loved HR and if I get Xbox one I am sure I will like this game too but I am tired of hypocrisy from the fanboys

Heavy rain
Asura wrath

Both games full of quick time events and both excellent titles, if you gonna hate on a exclusive but than when your favorite console gets a similar game than all of the sudden WTE work

Give credit where credit is Due is all I am saying

TwistedMetal1773d ago

this game cant f*ck with god of war series lol. Why you guys trying to get ryse when you don't even have god of war 3 and ascension yet? you obviously know this game is a god of war rip off but without the better combat, awesome production values, and awesome everything else. I mean why are you hypocrits hyped for ryse yet don't have god of war 3? by the way god of war 3 a current gen game still looks and plays better then this rip off.

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-Mika-1773d ago

I didn't know the xbox needed saving. The last time I check. The pre orders were selling out.

Kanzes1773d ago

Both consoles are gonna be awesome. Competition like this will only bring benefit to us consumers

ANIALATOR1361773d ago

No it doesn't. It splits up friend communities over which system to buy. The competition should be with each developer not hardware platform

lawgone1773d ago get it. Too bad you are among the few here at n4g that do.

TwistedMetal1773d ago

history says no and the xbox exclusives actually looked worse then the xbox 360 and xbox one will be even worse.

please don't come in here championing the xbox one if all you had waass a x360 this gen playing 4 of the same exclusive franchises the whole gen when the ps3 is the console a gamer gets.

_LarZen_1773d ago

Not in the twisted reality that is the fanboys. In their bubble of reality it's DOOMED!

Mr_Nuts1773d ago (Edited 1773d ago )

Yes because every perosn who hasn't liked what the Xbox One has offered us are fanboys /s

This fanboy excuse is getting out of hand on here

theWB271773d ago

There's a distinct difference between not liking a product and completely dismissing anything it does. Which there are alot of people one here who do that.

The people who take every chance they get to bash and downplay any innovation they're bringing. The people who want it to be another PS4.

There are people who offer constructive criticism of the system. Then there are the people who wish the system fails so miserably that Xbox fades away. Who pretend Microsoft is really damaging gaming as a whole.

There are alot of posters like that around. The people who claim this generation already over. You'd think, after going back and forth with these people, that the Xbox were made by monkeys being paid by bananas.

I'm not saying you are, cause seeing your past posts you've never come off that way. But there are plenty of people who are fanboys to an extreme...that's out of hand.

Colzer011773d ago (Edited 1773d ago )

@NUTS That's because the Sony fans in everywhere still keep bashing MS, even after MS already listened to consumer to remove DRM, and showed a lot of AAA exclusives. They even kicked Don Mattrick!

But guess what, even after all of that, Sony's immature fanboy keep bashing them to keep in check that they made a right decision to choose their product.

I'm not saying ALL of Sony's fanboy are immature and hateful, there's still a lot of fanboy that really can 'talk' some senses. Not just bashing MS around without searching the actual fact.

JerkDaNerd_1773d ago (Edited 1773d ago )


Why do you emphasize as if there is a shortage on the opinions of Sony girlpower on this site?!

They are EVERYWHERE, and have convinced themselves that the Xbox One is done....LMAO!

I wouldn't be surprised that this won't be the only game that will look as good as this. With the power under both consoles yet with how efficiently Microsoft's technology software will utilize that power, boy Sony fangals will be very dissapointed.

CYCLEGAMER1773d ago (Edited 1773d ago )

@Mr. Nuts

It's out of hand because the fanboyism on this site is OUT OF HAND.

Just look at the playstation articles and look at the xbox articles and their comments. It's plain as day.

Why is there so many negative comments in a positive article for an xbox one game?


I am not a big fan of the wii, but I do not lurk in Nintendo articles and bash the good games they have. The system is not for me right now so I let it be until they give me something that I am interested in.

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PFFT1773d ago

Exactly! Last i heard it was the Vita that needed saving. And not the XBO. Fanboys i tell you. They are sad sad sad little creatures.

JokesOnYou1773d ago (Edited 1773d ago )

Yeah I believe vita just had one of its best months since early launch but its still being dominated by the 3DS as far as sales go....not that it needs to beat 3DS but I'm sure sony were expecting better sales, they need to figure out something to push vita, price cut maybe?

lgn151773d ago

o eh gee don't yu no xbone onlyyy had 10 cunsules so it soldt owt, stuup=yd PS4 fax weekly told me tat

-Sony fan

NeoTribe1773d ago

Every console every gen sells out mika. Dreamcast was a bitch to get, let alone another controller or games for it. Doesnt mean anything. There preorders prove that they need saving. Plus, when you only get 9 xboxes to sonys 40 in every store its hard not to sell out.

andreasx1773d ago

The wii U sold out at launch too, look how that went.

JokesOnYou1773d ago (Edited 1773d ago )

Well by that logic both ps4 and X1 will be sitting on store shelves a couple months after launch.

Given all the negativity, seems X1 is doing just fine, once it arrives and people get their hands on it, check out how cool it is, my guess is it will do even better.

Wizziokid1773d ago

We say the pre-orders are selling out but we have no idea how man consoles that means, it's a completely irrelevant statement,Best Buy or Gamestop might have only had 100 consoles for all we know. Same goes for PS4.

We won't know anything until figures get released and at that point it's completely irrelevant unless you work for either Sony or MS.

TwistedMetal1773d ago

nope that was the ps4 selling out 100 preorders day one from stores vs xbox one getting 10 preorder and then ms cutting the preorders down to 5 so it looked like it sold out.

no one with a brain is gonna buy a weaker system with less exclusives for a higher price.

you can see what sony brings to gaming and you can see what ms brings to gaming and ms brings nothing to the table at all.

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unworldly1773d ago

Zoo Tycoon Will Be, That's a Launch game :)

Kanzes1773d ago

Halo is the true killer app that maybe saves Xbox. But unfortunately it's not coming at launch

AzureskyZ1773d ago

yeah no-- if any game is gonna help xbox its titanfall not ryse, but than again titan will be availble for pc as well.

ceedubya91773d ago

I am interested in this game, but it isn't high on my list of One games at this point. I will keep an eye on how it develops though, as I do at least want to play it. Not sure if it is purchase worthy just yet though.