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Ryse Producer Explains How The Xbox One Game Will Be Different From The E3 Demo

Spencer played Ryse: Son of Rome and while the Xbox One title had more realistic graphics, the combat seemed to focus too much on quick time events. The hands-on demo is exactly the same as the E3 demo where you control Marius Titus and charge into battle. You can attack with Marius’ sword by pressing X, bash enemies with your shield with the Y button, block with A, and press B to grab an enemy for an execution. In the hands-on demo, time slows down when you trigger an execution and button prompts pop up. Hit those in order and Marius will brutally finish off an enemy. (Ryse: Son of Rome, Xbox One)

Bigpappy  +   523d ago
There you have it folks. Take the developers word that this was thrown together just to give a quick sense of the game, or just go on pretending that this is the final code and the game will be on the shelves next week. Your choice.
Colzer01  +   523d ago
This is how Ryse supposed to be (without the QTE):

And it's awesome, Crytek said the E3 build (the same build in Comic-Con) it's only the tip of the iceberg, they're gonna show the true gameplay at Gamescom
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Convas  +   523d ago
DAMN, that looks hawt. I knew there was more to this game and I'm glad I didn't buy into a lot of the unwarranted skepticism.

Then again, I've been excited for this game since it was announced as Codename: Kingdoms back in 2011 ...
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HammadTheBeast  +   523d ago
You're such a hypocrite. Judging incomplete Knack and Drive club, yet believing that this gets a pass.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   523d ago
I can't believe that kotaku guy said this wasn't next-gen xD
BattleTorn  +   523d ago
Kanzes  +   522d ago
There's a gonna be a multiplayer too. It's gonna be like a gladiator fight. It would be cool though, I hope I can name my own character to Spartacus later
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Loki86  +   522d ago
This right here is exactly what I wanted to see, no slowdown no button prompts just free flow cinematic combat. Can't wait to see the coliseum mode at gamescom.
JokesOnYou  +   522d ago
Colzer01 thanks that is freaking badass, the way they show off the combat the game defintely seems to be much more fluid in this vid.
JBSleek  +   523d ago
What did you even just say?
Mr_Nuts  +   523d ago
"Take the developers word that this was thrown together just to give a quick sense of the game"

Why would you, at a massive gaming conference, the biggest one of the entire year, "throw something together".

You would make sure you give off the best impression you can, an impression so good you wouldn't even think of nitpicking things like the QTE or him always defending so easily with the tap of the A button.

Sorry but you just wouldn't throw it together...especially when it's been out of action for some time now and this is the first time showing it off in a while.
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rdgneoz3  +   523d ago
"This is why had need to do a deeper explanation because what we presented on the kit for E3 was being perceived as what the final game is going to be."

Yah, generally demos or presentations are meant to give off an impression of the final game... You figure if it was announced at E3 2011, they'd do a little more than just throw something together to give off the best impression possible.
loulou  +   523d ago
what like drive club? man that gave the impression of greatness to everyone....

i knew your comment would be negative before i even read it mr nuts. did you get lost on your way to a mark cerny we love you blog??
theWB27  +   523d ago
Isn't that the same thing as showing a game that's 35% done? They gave way to thinking the game looked last gen with flat, low res textures and underwhelming lighting. Car animations aren't up to par either. Driveclub is what I speak of...see it's not too hard to fathom this happening with brand new systems hitting a launch deadline.
Docknoss  +   522d ago
Mr. Nuts go troll a sony article
Sketchy_Galore  +   523d ago
I don't think you can blame people too much for expressing skepticism about a game based on a gameplay demo rather than thinking, 'On well the actual game will probably be nothing like this'. We're not talking about a few messy textures here or there or a few frame rate hiccups. We're talking about the way the game actually plays. Of course the game isn't finished yet and we should give it a chance to develop but I think it's a far more sensible reaction to look at a gameplay demo as being a demonstration of the way a game plays than watching it and thinking, 'Wow this gameplay demo reassures me that the game will be awesome when it is released and bears no resemblance to this'.
JokesOnYou  +   522d ago
I agree with you Sketchy Galore of course people SHOULD make assumptions about a game based on gameplay demos. Although I was excited initially about the demo after E3, later I said I was disappointed about how scripted the combat seemed, now I'm just glad Crytek knows this and promises there is alot more to the game than that, at least from the latest info from them, a few other sites and a couple of different vids I am very much optimistic.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   523d ago
I was literally just reading something similar somewhere else. Crytek has used the same level demonstration/kit since E3.

I think its time for Crytek to update the game and show off a different part of Ryse.

The game that we seen was just a "slice" indeed. http://gamingbolt.com/ryse-...
AceBlazer13  +   522d ago
Yh I'll take the word of the guys who make a profit from the sales.Sure they would say if the demo was the final product and not make last minute adjustments due to the little bit of negativity
Docknoss  +   522d ago
Fanboy for sure
Thepharaoh  +   523d ago
Yeah.After so many years of making the game it was pretty obvious that it was just a little demo stage to give us a taste of what we were to see. Hopefully they'll show more in depth game play
HammadTheBeast  +   523d ago
Well, it originally started as a Kinect game for 360, so the long development time can be explained.
Neoninja  +   523d ago
Good interview, answered a lot of questions. I really can't wait to see more gameplay of Ryse and hear a tiny bit more about the story.
PeaSFor  +   523d ago
"Producer Explains How The Xbox One Game Will Be Different From The E3 Demo"

oh ...it wont run on a pc with twogtx700 in sli?
turnerdc  +   523d ago
Ryse was running on actual Xbox One hardware. Less than a minute of research would of told you that.


"Software running on genuine, visible Xbox One hardware falls in with a small first-party club, including titles like Forza Motorsport 5, Killer Instinct, Ryse and Dead Rising 3. Each plays at a promised 1080p native resolution, with the former two targeting 60fps as well, both of which show huge promise as launch titles, covering off the racing and fighting genres quite nicely."
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Godz Kastro  +   523d ago
I have this preordered day 1. After going through my preorder list im really liking X1 exclusives.
thrust  +   523d ago
Yeah they do stand out more.....
MizTv  +   523d ago
They don't Impress me at all
But some people have higher standerds than others
MizTv  +   523d ago
What games are those?
golding89  +   523d ago
you know what they are. dr3 is one of them :-p
dark-hollow  +   523d ago
Ryse, forza 5, killer instinct and dead rising 3.

All on launch day 1.
MizTv  +   520d ago
Dead rising 3 is the only game that interested in
And I sure I play it in my ps4 some day
MizTv: judging by the looks of your nick I would personally say you are not one of them
MizTv  +   520d ago
What is a nick?
Pancit_Canton  +   523d ago
It would be Aliens Colonial all over again. The game is probably running on gaming PC. The final build for the Xbone has probably lower textures than the PC counterpart.
CrossingEden  +   523d ago
they had the actual xbox one build at comic con at it gave out the exact same performance -_-
CrimsonStar  +   523d ago
lol some people are really upset about this game being praised .
turnerdc  +   523d ago
Ryse was running on actual Xbox One hardware.


"Software running on genuine, visible Xbox One hardware falls in with a small first-party club, including titles like Forza Motorsport 5, Killer Instinct, Ryse and Dead Rising 3. Each plays at a promised 1080p native resolution, with the former two targeting 60fps as well, both of which show huge promise as launch titles, covering off the racing and fighting genres quite nicely."
XboxFun  +   523d ago
Wait you mean that this game was just a demo? So all the comments on N4G about it being to QTE were over blown or Sony fanboys just griping about anything they think they can gripe about?

The internet is so confusing...

Anyways, this game is going to be bad a**. The graphics are insane and this is the first round of games for the X1 they will only get better!
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Lovable  +   523d ago
Nope still a QTE. Facts were shown stop dreaming that there will be an actual gameplay plox.
XboxFun  +   523d ago
Demo was shown, not finished product, subject to change. Read, learn and take in what the actual producer said.
Lovable  +   523d ago
Demo gives you the most basic functionality of a game. Obviously, we're missing the "functionality" when they showed Ryse aight?

Keep saying "not finished product". You're not getting any gameplay and that's the truth. You don't need to be a genius to know that.
golding89  +   523d ago
@Lovable lol, if this game was a ps4 exclusive, you would be all over its nuts right?
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Lovable  +   523d ago
Nope not really. I continuously bashed KZ with its boring single player. Check my comments for Knack as well. Just cause I loathe Ryse doesn't mean I'm a PS Fanboy. I even said that out of all the games coming out for both console, Dead Rising 3 was the most promising one. News Flash it's an Xbox One exclusive.
XboxFun  +   523d ago
I guess you also don't need to be a genius to actually read the article and see what the producer said.
AceBlazer13  +   522d ago
Just like the 360 got better.....oh wait :/
Lovable  +   523d ago
Yes! You'll be pressing X instead of Y. Still, if you don't feel like pressing anything, then we won't punish you and will let the game go on as if its a movie.
Colzer01  +   523d ago
Say that to your Quantic Dream
Lovable  +   523d ago
Hey man, I had to press many buttons on that game...pretty crazy.
ptqs  +   523d ago
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HammadTheBeast  +   523d ago
At least they have good storylines, and penalties for QTE's. In this game, missing a QTE is fine.
pyramidshead  +   523d ago
At least that's good news for X1ers who have pre-ordered Ryse.
Cmk0121  +   523d ago
good interview that gives me hope but leaves me confused all at once LOL..im slow
SuperLupe  +   523d ago
To be 100% honest I always took Cryteks word when they said that it was just the demo that was full of QTE's. Funnily enough after this interview I still believe them 100% but I now have the feeling that they are actually reworking the combat system.

Not that it is a bad thing, on the contrary, it means they are really listening to what gamers want.
Bolts  +   523d ago
The combat mechanics still need a lot of work. It seems this shaping up to be MS version of Lair. A high concept motion controlled game that failed hard.
jetlian  +   523d ago
lol no I still dont know why people making so many claims against the game when a lot of games in this genre have this stuff. ninja gaiden, gow, bayo all have qte/finishers on near dead enemies

Oh I know why you mad mad you got knack for a hack in slash lol.
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isa_scout  +   523d ago
Most of the games you just listed are developed by Developers who are experts in the Hack N'Slash genre. Crytek(as much as I loved the original Crysis) are a jack of all trades and a master of none. You're damn straight most people would trust Sony Santa Monica or Platninum Games over Crytek within that genre. Crytek makes pretty games, that's it, Sony Santa Monica makes gorgeous games with amazing combat and compelling stories.

A game that has already transitioned from kinect to a Hack N' Slash doesn't sound all that appealing. Come to think of it, if the kinect is so amazing why didn't they just move it over to kinect 2.0 on Xbox One? Maybe, because Crytek realized the kinect is a gimmicky peice of trash???Me thinks so...:)
Salooh  +   522d ago
Press buttons that shown in the screen isn't that exciting in the gameplay. If it stays like that i wouldn't play it , it's just lame doing it over and over , it just remove the skill of gameplay and make it simple.

But other wise everything looks good to me.
jetlian  +   522d ago
Im talking about people complaining over qtes for finishers. GOW combat isnt even that good. And to make qtes you dont require a good dev.

Feb 14 this isn't like HR or beyond two souls combat is based on 2 button inputs same as practically every hack and slash game.
Picnic  +   523d ago
I don't care. The demo featured other sections where the action slows down so that you can savour it. Why not in a moment where you can choose a QTE? When you look up the definition of videogames it does not say 'must not ever contain QTES even if they might enhance parts of the game'.
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Grindlefly  +   523d ago
It would be nice to see a different demo, perhaps showing some of the different elements of the game. I thought this game looked quality, one of my favorite demos from e3
WeaseL  +   523d ago
It will differ from the E3 demo because you will see what it runs like on the actual console.
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CrimsonStar  +   523d ago
Denial is what u r in .
hankmoody  +   523d ago
The demo for Resident Evil 5 controlled so stiffly that I honestly thought the game would be complete garbage. The retail edition was a lot more polished thankfully. I may be one of the few who loved RE5.
Salooh  +   522d ago
inFAMOUS demo made me think it's a super hero game which is annoying and sucks but when i played the full game i loved it. It gave me a different feeling to it . Demos sometimes don't give justice to the full games..
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Funantic1  +   523d ago
Give the developer time. Did people not complain about how horrible the Battlefield 3 beta demo was. It was the worst ever. But Dice worked hard and got it done. We still have time. Less time is needed to develop games for the X1 and PS4 because of their simple architecture. But Ryse has potential to be a great game. The swordfight battles remind me of the PS2 game "The Mark Of Kri", which was epic.
kewlkat007  +   523d ago
The Mark of Kri=Underrated Gem right thuur
rigbybot127  +   523d ago
Wait, so people are upset about a game where you press buttons? Interesting...
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no_more_heroes  +   522d ago
Welcome to N4G!
Ben12  +   523d ago
since when does everyone care about button mashing. Button mashing has been happening for years God Of War is a button masher and full of qte. so whats the big deal oh yah that's because a sonyfanboy cant take it, that a game like Ryse looks way better then anything ps4 has shown to date,
rigbybot127  +   523d ago
Except for The Order: 1886, and, debatably, Knack.
Picnic  +   522d ago
To me, Deep Down is the only one, that really, without question, significantly supersedes visually what the PS3 did last gen and the XboxOne's announcements.
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isa_scout  +   523d ago
You want to know something funny? When the 360 launched, there was a lot of people like you, hailing the 360s' superior graphics because of Gears...Didn't see you guys much after GoW3 and Uncharted released...You're like a cave troll or something aren't you(the long day has ended). The funniest of all though is it doesn't make me mad at all, like you suggest. It's like playing an online game, I trash talk people who suck(i know I'm an ass but it's in my nature)So know one thing little xbot. The only reason we(playstation fanboys)troll you is because it's so much fun watching you cry.
UnHoly_One  +   523d ago
Can't wait, this game is going to be awesome.

The Sony Defense Force is really up-in-arms over it for some reason. One would think they are a little scared. lol

I'm normally not one to pick sides, but the Sony people on this site have been acting so rude and ignorant lately it's hard not to want to root against them.

You ever have a friend that worships a Football or Baseball team so much and won't shut up about them that you begin to hate his team just to spite him??

That is what this website is doing to me in regards to Sony. I'm so sick of seeing all the fanboy propaganda that it's turning me against the PS4.
LogicStomper  +   523d ago
That was actually pretty well written and thought provocative.

CrimsonStar  +   523d ago
Wow u just described me , fan boys r bad on both sides but the Sony fan boys r unbearable and very spiteful.
AceBlazer13  +   522d ago
So you let ppl ur probably never gonna meet ruin something for u?nice.
Salooh  +   522d ago
Well good luck , from these articles X1 fans are all over place too now . They were just hiding.

Yes , the game looks great but i still have complains about it which i have in few ps4 games too but doesn't mean they are sucks. However , i'm still not taking my X1 points back. X1 should fail and it's not a good competition in hardware nor the software . It scream casual and spying. Just because it have few exclusives doesn't change the fact of what they have done in Xbox and X360. And the Kinect mandatory plus taking more ram is just an evidence of huge future plans for kinect .

I will believe that X1 have better/more exclusive card when i see it few years from release date ( And we all know MS will abandon the core in it's last years )
Enigma_2099  +   522d ago
Gonna throw them under the bus like you did Gearbox?
AceBlazer13  +   522d ago
Never had plans on getting the game but good to hear nonetheless to think ppl were supporting what was thought to be the game that's just sad
no_more_heroes  +   522d ago
*pasted from dupe article*

“We’re working with a development kit that’s still very much in development."

Does this confirm the rumor that the X1's specs might see a bit of an upgrade, I wonder?

QTEs don't bother me as much as most people (regardless of how much it's used), but it is good to know that what's been shown wasn't everything.

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