New Ryse screenshots and story details from SDCC 2013

Microsoft and Crytek released new details and screenshots about Ryse, their new game set in ancient Rome.

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Festano1768d ago

The trailer at E3 impressed me a lot, I've always liked the story about Rome. Definitely take it to the launch in the hope that it is a good title.

Aery1768d ago

I don't get any excitement from this game ...
Anywway, something is changed here ... Now looks like the Xbox supporter (not fanboy, *supporter*)are more "vocal" here on N4G.

creatchee1768d ago

You say that like it's a bad thing.

Aery1768d ago

@creatchee :

No, I don't say that.
I use the word *supporter*, not fanboy, so I never mean something bad. :)

FATAL1TY1768d ago

characters = good
eyes = ugly
environments = mud
gameplay = boring

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JokesOnYou1768d ago (Edited 1768d ago )

Aery yeah that's only because there is a lot of excitement for the new X1 console with people wanting to learn and see everything about it. I know that's why I frequent this site a lot more often only to get the news about it, once I get my hands on it, I'll likely visit this site a lot less, usually leading up to each big event especially E3, again I visit more for news on new games.

On topic, Ryse looks f**king sweet, and the story background sounds very interesting but only downside I wish the combat system was less scripted, I hate when devs hold your hand, instead of letting you fight freely.

Aery1768d ago

I have a good news for you : one of the dev said to us that Ryse it's not a bunch of QTE and there is a lot of "real" gameplay to enjoy.

That's what he said and only the future (final release) will show us what Ryse really is.

Muffins12231768d ago

I think Fatal1ty just described the average killzone game.

Andreas-Sword1768d ago

Two current RYSE news:

I hope Ryse: Son of Rome comes also to the PS4.

BallsEye1767d ago

Coz they were busy playing awesome games all this time on their 360. Now they came back waiting for XO.

FlunkinMonkey1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

It's because they've let the dust settle with how horrible MS was treating their fanbase, and have returned with their goldfish like memory.

Not to mention the 100's (it seems) of new 2nd accounts of blatant trolling.. Classy.

@BallsEye - Yea? what games would that be? must be ones from 2-3-4 years ago, because that's about how long it's been since they've released anything decent.

"In June 2012, Phil Spencer, corporate VP of Microsoft Studios, maintained that the game was still in development. When asked whether it was still a Kinect game, Spencer replied "Kinect will be part of the game, absolutely" leading to speculation that it was no longer a Kinect-only game, and was instead part of the "Better with Kinect" series of Xbox 360 games.

In May 2013, after the announcement of the Xbox One, Ryse was confirmed to be an exclusive for the new console. In June 2013 at the E3 Microsoft Conference, Crytek showed a gameplay video. Kinect is no longer part of the active combat but has a diminished role by providing squad commands through speech and gesture."

Another failed Kinect game... Smoke and mirrors.. Awesome.

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LackTrue4K1768d ago

Lol... With the E3 tailer, they should change the name of the game too.

"Saving Pvt. Cesar"

Colzer011768d ago

Then Driveclub should change into Intitial D Stage 8, the physic looks similar

Omegabalmung1768d ago (Edited 1768d ago )


That would actually be pretty awesome if they did lol.

I'm totally up for another Initial D game on the consoles.

WarThunder1767d ago

The game is full of Quick time event.
So the gameplay is gonna be booooring....

spartanlemur1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

I loved the premise of the game, as historical games aren't nearly as common as they should be and Rome is awesome, but it seems to just be a button masher with awesome graphics. The gameplay actually reminded me a fair bit of Viking: Battle for Asgard, but obviously with far better effects.
It really should have done something innovative if it wanted to really succeed. Right now it appears to have zero replayability. Why not have some form of mission randomiser? Perhaps accompanied by RPG elements which allow intrigue as you attempt to try and rise in rank to become a Legatus? Perhaps you could choose your expansion/defence path with a system similar (but far superior) to the Dynasty Warriors Empires series? Perhaps battles could give you spontaneous objectives depending on how it turns out?
This is 2013 and I'd like to believe that devs are trying to push gameplay alongside graphics. Not that I'd be able to play this button-masher anyway, being on a PC, but I had really hoped that the new IP's would bring gameplay innovation/advancement alongside the graphics improvements. At the moment, Rome 2: Total War is the only game I'm looking forward to.

The graphics are great, but I fear you'll just be buying a tech demo with a storyline.

Ol_G1767d ago

yeah what you are describing is a way better game then what they probably will pull of but one can dream

-Superman-1767d ago

This game looks great. I dont have money to buy 2 different consoles. So, i have to pick one and which is PS4 becuase Playstation Plus gives us more free games, and Sony has so many developers who make great exclusive games.
Yeah, sure, if Xbox One was cheaper and more exclusive games and not screwed us with always online, then i may have picked Xbox One.

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u got owned1767d ago

This game is looking really good.

Gamer19821767d ago

Nothing can save this game for me its a QTE fest and QTE in games should be outlawed or at least used no more than a couple of times. There was about 20 QTEs in the E3 demo alone.. Doesn't look fun at all.. Press A to counter, Press X to attack..

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iamnsuperman1768d ago

I don't understand the positivity towards this game. They showed off a QTE galore demo and the developers has described the game as "We have this concept we call mashing to mastery. The idea is that anyone can play it and they can mash the buttons and fight, but if you get the right timing you're able to actually master it" and it seems you don't need to get the buttons right from people playing the E3 demo

It is a good looking game but shouldn't we worry about the gameplay. I see people here hating QTEs and the description of "Mashing to mastery" doesn't exactly sound positive. What happened to games. It used to be gameplay over graphics but now this game highlights a common trend where it has gone the other way round

Gamingisfornerds1768d ago

The only reason I'm getting excited is because this game is showing what next-gen will bring us at the very least in terms of visuals and imo it's awesome!

The visuals kind of remind me of some of the earlier Project Offset techdemo's. There's just a certain appeal to the visuals in terms of motion blur, shading, lighting etc that genuinely gets me excited for what next-gen has in store for us.

Alexious1768d ago

True, graphics seems really good but that should be a given since it's Crytek. Gameplay is still very much up in the air, though

Sevir1767d ago

These last few years Crytek has only been pushing graphics... Beyond that fact the demo shown at E3 was filled with more QTEs than Ninja Gaiden 3... I won't lie the game is amongst the pretty batch, but it seems like a poor but pretty rip from 300...

The game went from being a First person on rails Kinect game to a 3rd person pretty but generic hack and slash that's overly dependent on QTEs... And this Mashing to Mastery? I guess!

Gamer19821767d ago

All next gen titles will bring these visuals outside of indies. To say your excited for this game because of visuals? God people really need to actually play games and stop looking at them..

SirBradders1767d ago

@gamingisfornerds why dont you just watch it all on youtube then because you'll be wasting a hell of a lot of money buying games to just look at them and not have fun.

Im not trolling you im being serious i have actually done it myself in the past to games i didn't enjoy the gameplay.

Gamingisfornerds1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

@Gamer1982 and SirBradders

You both misunderstood. That's not what I'm saying at all.

I'm not excited for this game specifically, I'm excited for the fact that next-gen games will have this kind of visual fidelity.

This game just shows what -at the very least- is in store for us in terms of next-gen graphics...

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awesomeperson1768d ago

I'll admit when I first saw the game, the beach landing, I was highly impressed with how it looked. Then came the actual combat, and I was disappointed.

It seems that unless the E3 demo wasn't representative of the full game, it will be a mostly linear QTE, albeit a pretty one.

I'm hoping the gameplay turns out better than what it looks, because although I'm not getting an XB1 at launch, I plan to get it down the track, and I wouldn't mind Ryse if the gameplay proves to be decent.

Jughead34161768d ago

This was originally supposed to be a Kinect game. The original trailers actually show a person playing it by swinging their arms to attack. They changed it before E3. My guess is, all the QTEs are because they threw together a combat system at the last minute. If this game didn't have so many QTE's, then I would be really impressed with it. God of War's QTEs are mainly for finishing off a boss which is much more acceptible.

joe901768d ago

"it will be a mostly linear QTE, albeit a pretty one"

God of War springs to mind

awesomeperson1768d ago (Edited 1768d ago )


Ahh, that makes sense.. I did hear how it was meant to be Kinect focused, but never really connected the dots there.

That being said, I'm happy they changed it - if there's one thing I'ld find less appealing than constant QTE would be flailing my arms around D:

@ Joe90

QTEs in God of War were mostly finishing off bosses or harder enemies. It seemed nowehere near as prevalent as in the Ryse demo. I am a bit tired of the God of War franchise though, I hope Santa Monica give Kratos a break for a while.

I don't hate QTE by any means, I enjoy games which employ them in cinematic instances (such as Heavy Rain), I feel as if a game like Ryse needs a tad more player input.

Skips1768d ago (Edited 1768d ago )


Because God of War's gameplay is completely brainless like Ryse's.... /s

Get out. -_-

That one Ryse demo had more QTE than an entire GoW game combined, considering you only need it for boss fights, as awesomeperson said. lol

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theWB271768d ago (Edited 1768d ago )

QTE's usually mean you have to press the correct button in order to finish the cutscene or animation right? Like chase scenes in Shenmue or how Heavy Rain was built. If you didn't press the correct button then you had restart that scene over again.

These are not QTE's. They're button prompts that lead to better finishers in order to gain more points and health.

People complaining about this are hilarious. This system of easy to play hard to master isn't new. It doesn't take a genius to pick and kill a few guys in God of War. That series is legendary and it's filled to the brim with true QTE's and simple button press gameplay. Same with's a button masher but it can mastered once you learn to string together hits.

Sometimes people just want to pick up a pretty game and kill a few guys to let off some steam. Not every game has to be chess, some can be checkers.

On another note...this game is simply gorgeous.

XabiDaChosenOne1768d ago (Edited 1768d ago )

Are you serious? No where in that article does it eliminate the notion that it's QT mashing fest. It even says right there in the article that you can "mash away" if you want. You can not do that in God of War. It even says in the article: "you'll still polish the enemy off if you fudge the timing" lol what? You can't do that in either the Batman series nor the God of war series. Your comparison to Heavy Rain is pretty flawed also since Heavy Rain is a story driven game as opposed to Ryse which is supposed to be a combat game. It's funny because the people praising this game is the same fanboys belittling Knack even though Knack technically has deeper gameplay mechanics lmao!!!

Electric-flamingo1768d ago

Does this type of gameplay make it any less appealing than lets say God of war, assassins creed or heavy rain ? I don't think so. You must really not like this game because your last 3 comments were all almost the same identical paragraph about it.

iamnsuperman1768d ago (Edited 1768d ago )

Firstly it was two comments. Secondly I said:

" It used to be gameplay over graphics but now this game highlights a common trend where it has gone the other way round".

Key words highlights and common. Other games do it but this seems to have taken it to a new level and I showed my disappointment (as gamers we should) at this

PockyKing1768d ago (Edited 1768d ago )

He actually make a good point about assassins creed. Think about it, when you kill a group of enemies all the work is done for you by either just clicking square and seeing a new animation or by watching a sick cutscene for a double kill etc. Ryse at least gives you control of the kill and gives you more to do for cinematick kills other than clicking one button over and over again.

Aery1768d ago (Edited 1768d ago )


B-radical1768d ago

qte is only if u want bonus's

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d_dogg20071768d ago

Lair all over again! A game that was made specifically for Kinect and at the last minute was changed. Mark my words this game will get panned universally for it's lousy gameplay. You can already tell!

Eldyraen1768d ago

From what I've seen and read of this and played of Lair... Ryse looks the better of the two. It might not play better though but we have to wait and see.

Lair sort of kicked itself although I would love a similar game that was much better. Dragons are just awesome and premise was great but didn't live up to it. Hope Ryse doesn't fall as short.

Fireseed1768d ago

Crimson Dragon. That is all.

Gamer19821767d ago

@Eldyraen Your comparing the graphics of a PS3 launch title in lair to a Xbox One title? Seriously?? "Ryse looks the better of the two"

Just blown away by how stupid some people are. They buy there games because they LOOK better than last gen games. Forget if there any good.. I bet you bought Doom 3 eh?

Eldyraen1767d ago


Wow... you want to talk about stupid people?

If you watch a trailer you can see what a game 'looks' like without talking about graphics. Gameplay and even story can be guessed at by seeing a game in action...

Lair looked and sounded great but in the end didn't live up to the expectations by far (due to actual controls mostly). If you couldn't understand that then you need to look into a mirror before you post.

Have a good day.

Neoninja1768d ago

was waiting for more info on Ryse. Don't know why people are complaining about button prompts, they're only for finishers.

Now I really hope they show off some of that coliseum multiplayer they were talking about, and some of the strategic things you can do with your squad.

Einhert1768d ago

The game just looks far to simplistic, the melee system does not seem fun at all.

I would have thought devs would have looked to games like chivalry for melee combat.

Alexious1768d ago

Chivarly has a pretty hardcore combat. Obviously, they are going for a mainstream target instead.

Einhert1765d ago

and that is exactly why it is bad