Submitted by TheKingslayer 808d ago | article

Why Is “Ryse” Son Of Rome Being Slept On By Gamers?

"Thekingslayer.com Why are gamer's hating on "Ryse" Son of Rome? In fact why is there a concerted effort to down play games shown at E3 for the Xbox One? Sony didn't show much for the Playstation 4 in terms of games. Most in fact say that if were not for DRM, Price, and a no change policy on used games. Sony didn't come to E3 2013 with their best. Instead what we saw in February was pretty much it. Looking online this may seem like a minority view point, but if E3 is about the games. Where were the games for the Playstation 4 that showed off 50% more power than the Xbox One? "Ryse" Son of Rome shows us just how power on paper is just that. On paper." (Dev, E3, Xbox One)

pr0t0typeknuckles  +   808d ago
Really? The game looks like a giant quick time event with minimal control,the only wow factor I saw from it was the graphics,but for me graphics arent enough to make me buy a game.
Enemy  +   808d ago
It's a Kinect game at heart. A better question is, why is anyone looking forward to it after seeing it in action?
Docknoss  +   808d ago
Bc it looked amazing, it doesn't even have quick time and also it can be turned off. Nay Say all you want but its a game Sony wishes it had. Plus Sonys E3 was extremely lame. The price was all it had going for it. PS4 exclusives list is the weakest list of exclusives don't has ever had. Now I know Sony supposedly has a ton of exclusives coming but those are probably two years from releasing (you know I'm right). Last Guardian is would be a great exclusive but its taking a decade to develope. Xbox and Sony both said they will be showing more exclusives. So let's hope sony has some games up they're sleeves. bc I would hate to see what kind of made up negative xbox articles Sony fans will would come up with to combat the negatives the ps4 has to the One. Right now xbox is winning the exclusives war
Diver  +   808d ago
mashing to mastery? no thanks.
QuickdrawMcgraw  +   808d ago
Dock how can anyone be winning the exclusive war.There are no games or consoles released yet.MS or Sony can announced all the games they want.Let's see just how many actually get released.With MS track record on the 360 with their exclusives drying up.I'll be pleasantly surprised if they release a 3rd of what they have announced.
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Ashunderfire86  +   808d ago

I was at E3 too and like both Sony and Microsoft booth with all their exclusives and swag wear you get. Plus you get free Game Informer Magazines, and etc. I digress.

So what was so lame about the Sony's booth? You didn't like Knack, driveclub, warframe, and others?

Sony booth had a couple of PS4 games playable, including many indie games for it. The only disappointment was that you couldn't play Killzone or Infamous Second Son, but you can watch the actual developers play those games behind close doors though. Plus you get to play PS3 booth and Vita with all those games like GT6 and the Last of Us(a new demo level 2 days before the game comes out). I find it funny that not even Call of Duty Ghost was playable, but Battlefield 4 was!!! Man I have a great time playing that game, especially when you take down that building.

For the Xbox booth I got to agree, Ryse was the best thing there. Its not the so called Kinect/quick time event people are making it sound like. You can actually fight without using the quick time buttons. Killer Instincts had the arcade controls(crowded like any popular fighting game), and I beat somebody on my first try with Sabrewolf(You got to be skilled to use Jago). Forza 5 was awesome, especially with its little car show, showing off a real model car from the game. Wish I could of played Dead Rising 3 though, instead of waiting too long just to watch it for 25 minutes in a uncomfortable seat lol!!!

Nintendo booth was just as crowded as well with Mario Kart( Really great) to help out. Bayonetta 2 was a nice 20 minute demo going those 2 levels. Plus you can play the game traditional way or on the Wii U control itself using a stylist. A guy and a really hot girl show me how to play hehe! I was jealous that one of my friends from my Game Design Class got a picture with Shigeru Miyamoto(Wanted to see that man for years)hehe! Well at least I got a picture with Nolan North! I had a great time at E3, and I am planning to go again next year. Nuff said.
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whoyouwit04  +   808d ago
so says the guy with the infamous second son avatar. I bet if this was on PS4 you would be drooling all over it.
-Mika-  +   808d ago
So did you like heavy rain? Are you even excited about Beyond. This question is not just for you but for all the other people that agreed with you.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   808d ago
I didnt play heavy rain
AyeUMadBro  +   808d ago
The game has qte but you have the option to kill them any other way, my favorite genres is hack n' slash and some of my favorite games are riddled with qte, so what? Every time I have to finish a boss in GoW I have to hit a series of qte buttons and it is still an excellent franchise.
Ryse is a game I look foreword to but c'mon guys you're talking about launch titles like they are the definitive experience.

BTW my fav hack n' slash's are GoW, DMC, and Ninja Gaiden.
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Ausbo  +   808d ago
i preordered the game and then cancelled it. Im hoping we get reviews a few days before so see if its worthy of a last minute preorder.

Im a little concerned, but hopefully we will see more of the game very soon.
Gamer666  +   808d ago
If you would've read the article you would know that the quick time events are optional finishers.

This is just like God of War and many other games. Personally, I liked what I saw in the game demo, although I would've liked to see more in depth stuff.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   808d ago
1 I did read the article
2this game looks nothing like god of war gameplay wise,hence it doesnt look over the top,fast n fluid combat.with varying gameplay.
TheKingslayer  +   808d ago
I can understand that. If it's not your cup of tea why look forward to it is valid.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   808d ago
True, QTE adds to the realism and excitement to the game. The game visuals and graphics are stunning.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   808d ago
QTE adds to the realism and excitement to the game. The game visuals and graphics are stunning.
I totally agree with you it may not be for some gamers.
Hicken  +   808d ago
Why do I get the feeling you were among the first to blast Heavy Rain for QTEs?
-Mika-  +   808d ago
Because it a XB1 exclusive.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   808d ago
If this was a Sony exclusive id trash them for it too,even though they are my favorite out of the big 3,heck I didnt really like ps all stars,i talk bad about the ps move why because unlike fanboys who are afraid to express their opinion,i actually say hey Sony this sucks.
Ausbo  +   808d ago
Thats good. But this site is reaking of fanboys of all kinds. Of course the sony ones are the most prevalent. Because you can't say an xbox game looks good without getting 1000 disagrees
Megaton  +   808d ago
Because the game is so casual QTE that it will actually play itself if you stop pressing things, according to Kotaku.
gamertk421  +   808d ago
Knack can be played with primarily right stick and face buttons, ergo by your logic, it too will suck. Now Cerny no longer loves you. Good day.
JeffGUNZ  +   808d ago
Wait, so you're telling me Heavy Rain sucked? Come on.Ryse looks fun.
Megaton  +   808d ago
I haven't played Heavy Rain, but that looked like a point-and-click adventure game with QTE action scenes. I would like to play it someday.

Ryse just looks like pure on-rails QTE, except it's so casual that nothing bad happens to you if you miss them.
JeffGUNZ  +   808d ago
Heavy Rain was fantastic, pick it up, you'll love it. Ryse, if I am correct, is not all QTE, I believe Crytek stated they altered that demo to show all the different executions. I want to see more of the game, running the final version to see, but it still looks like it would be a good time. System seller, probably not. Still, looks fun.
Dr Pepper  +   808d ago
Before the reveal I was very much looking forward to how they altered it, since they said the controller was now how the game was played. Taking that into consideration, along with the CG trailer from a few years back that showed a massive battle that the player was supposedly a part of, I was ready to see some next-gen epic battle...stuff.

The reveal showed a corridor of a level filled with button prompts. Then the developers saying you didn't even need to hit the button prompts for you to succeed. So, the developers are holding your hand on two different levels. The only thing that felt like a step in the right direction was the visuals. Everything else felt so very dated. I wanted to see a huge battle field to explore, TONS of enemies, combat that wasn't based around 300-style slowdown scenes.

The game might have those things, but I haven't seen it yet. You only have one chance to make a first impression, and my first impression was a figurative hallway of X, X, X, A, X.

"So why exactly are gamers sleeping on “Ryse” Son of Rome? The word fear comes to mind. Fear that what Microsoft and Crytek are doing with the hardware, and features of the Kinect 2.0 can not be duplicated on other platforms."

Features, like voice command being used for a game like Ryse, can be duplicated on other platforms. I did it with Rainbow Six on the original Xbox. As for "fear", the only fear I have is that a developer will depend/focus so heavily on the visuals that the game is one step away from playing itself. That is my fear, and I hope Crytek can prove me wrong with a new gameplay showcase in the future.
Supermax  +   808d ago
Slept on your joking right,keep dreaming.by far the best new ip I've seen in a very long time.
SilentGuard  +   808d ago
Ryse is tainted from its association with Kinect, having been remade into a quick time game. As a side note, this doesn't instill confidence that Kinect 2.0 is going to be anything more than Kinect 1.0. The fact that this game's mandatory Kinect was removed when it could have highlighted any potential of Kinect 2.0 should show Kinect itself is flawed for core games. After all, if Kinect is so great and its included with every One as a selling point, than why make it secondary in a big console selling AAA game.
JeffGUNZ  +   808d ago
So Xbox gets bashed if they make a full kinect game, but they remove it being mandatory and it still gets bashed? What do some of you people want? The graphics, the gore, the gameplay, all of it looked exciting. I am not saying this will be a Halo like system seller, but it is def. a game I plan on getting.
JonnyBigBoss  +   808d ago
It looks awful imo.
True_Samurai  +   808d ago
I scheduled you an eye appointment
ma1asiah  +   808d ago
This is already a day one purchase along with Forza 5, Dead Rising 3 and Killer Instinct.

I'm psyched also for the colliseum multiplayer gladiator battles. Totally going to be epic!!!!
Father Murder X  +   808d ago
QTE is only a good thing when its in a Sony game.
jeffgoldwin  +   808d ago
Says the mouth foaming fanboy.
Mkai28  +   808d ago
I agree, when I played heavy rain I thought it interesting because of the scores that it got. But when I finally made it down the alley (controls for walking was crazy), I saw this as playing out a movie.. I immediately thought of the old sega CD games, playing out scenes. Ryse seems to be no different, and I know what you mean. " Ryse will be exclusive to the Ps4". Sony fans, "this is the best looking game at e3"."This looks better then anything the XBone has to offer"!

All I'm saying is on "paper" the PS4 is more powerful (about 40 to 50%). So shouldn't more ps4 exclusives look better then it's rivals?
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True_Samurai  +   808d ago
Uh no I'm not
Big-Bruizzer  +   808d ago
During the demo of it on the Xbox one reveal it looked as if it were jumping/skipping/hiccuping and not only that but during the few minute demo I saw the stab in the back of the neck at least 3 times. It was cool the first time but after the third it showed me that there wasn't a lot of different kill moves. To me that will get old quick and make the game just a hack/slash/level/repeat until done. It just didn't look good and if people aren't jumping on it then maybe they see some of the things I saw.
Mikeyy  +   808d ago
It looked boring to be honest.
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LackaJaKane  +   808d ago
the article has some tiny font, lord have mercy.
Bonerboy  +   808d ago
I dont give a shit about this console or that console....simply put, "good graphics does not a good game make."
I guess we'll see if it's still as linear and repetitively boring as it currently looks when it is further along in dev.

Slow-mo gameplay scenes? check
Repetitive looking combat? check
Corridor style, point a-b level progression? check
QTEs? check
Dropped kinect(IMO the most intriguing aspect)? check
Looks flashy yet still damn boring? check
Innovation besides shiny new graphics? NOPE.
Players slight choice of how THEY want to tackle a battle? doubtful.

Holy shit, this list is/could be applied to any recent CoD game.
Way to go Crytek! Way to advance gaming innovation into the next gen! F-ing Christ.
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Bonerboy  +   808d ago
And for the disagrees I will be receiving from all the kids who are dazzled by flashy graphics and nothing else...

Please enlighten me on the "innovation of gameplay" with this title. I'd love to hear all about it.
Mkai28  +   808d ago
You should support them, they are from Berlin..
Mkai28  +   808d ago
It's been confirmed to use kinect for voice command( such as commanding your troops to fire arrows)
Repetitive : it will have over 100 executions
Flashy yet boring: Didn't know you played the game?
Corridor style: Well, never seen an " open world" hack in slash..
Choice on how to tackle a battle: what hack n slash allows you to do that. And also, we haven't seen the full game yet so we don't know if they'll have options like that..
QTEs: Crytek confirmed that they increased the QTEs for E3 so people could see the executions, hopefully they will listen to gamers and tone them down when the game launches.
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Bonerboy  +   808d ago
...Voice command in games has been around for years.
...You say "Never seen an 'open world' hack and slash" and "what hack n slash allows you to do that?" So why wouldnt they make one? Prime opportunity wasted. Im not talking skyrim level here, but man. I could hope there would be some large scale battlefields, but point a-b with a few baddies to poke is what we will most likely get from Crytek. Its their formula for every game they've made. They aren't going to change it.
Id love to see just how deep the combat system is, and hopefully not just 'lock on to enemy','strike', 'block' and 'execute'.
This game could be utterly amazing, unlike any other hack n slash before it, but fuck no, as per usual Crytek is offering nothing new here but shiny graphics. No Innovation. (Thus far anyway)
Next gen graphics and rehashed last gen gameplay formulas. Its a shame. I know its early and Id love to be proven wrong but I highly doubt I will be.
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byeGollum  +   808d ago
It's being slept on by gamers online because, the game is on Xbox one. If it were a playstation 4 exclusive however. . . Yeah. The average gamer who doesn't indulge in online politics will recognise the potential of Ryse.
Picnic  +   804d ago
The linear QTE game Heavenly Sword posing as something greater didn't get criticised for being so and Ryse looks a lot more interesting than that hack and slasher.


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