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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Abriael1499d ago

Press A with the right timing to save the Xbox!

Don't worry, it's optional!

ShugaCane1499d ago (Edited 1499d ago )

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

Kanzes1499d 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)

Need4Game1499d ago

maybe a Killer App that Kill Xbox One.

ShugaCane1499d 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.

abzdine1499d 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_Nuts1499d ago (Edited 1499d 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

Colzer011499d 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

littlezizu1499d ago

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

gamertk4211499d ago

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

HammadTheBeast1499d ago

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

starchild1499d 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.

3-4-51499d ago (Edited 1499d 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.

Autodidactdystopia1499d 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.

Kingnichendrix1499d 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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kupomogli1498d 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.

overrated441498d 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.

Gamer19821498d 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.

kingfetish171498d 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.

Enemy1498d 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-Error1498d 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-Error1498d 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

mewhy321498d 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.

solidt121498d ago (Edited 1498d 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.

fr0sty1498d 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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Kanzes1499d ago

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

tubers1499d 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.

starchild1499d 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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yeahokchief1498d ago (Edited 1498d 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.

Freedomland1498d 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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MizTv1499d ago

Couldn't of said it better myself

JaPo1499d 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.

JaPo1498d ago (Edited 1498d 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.