The Ryse: Son of Rome Demo Fails to Make an Impression [TheGameHeadz]

One of Microsoft’s biggest highlights at E3 (at least in their minds) was Ryse: Son of Rome, which is a third person action-adventure game in which the player controls a Roman general named Marius Titus. In the E3 demo, Marius storms a beach with his army, fighting past foot soldiers and archers. The demo became playable for this year’s San Diego Comic Con, and I was able to get in on the action at Microsoft’s Xbox Lounge.

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trywizardo1701d ago

da fuq is this ... RYSE was one of the best game i sow on E3 and every video commentary or even screenshots makes me love it
yo failed to post a good post sonyboy

xHeavYx1701d ago

Shut up before I throw a dictionary at you

mikeslemonade1701d ago

The demographic that is gonna own X1 doesn't care about substance apparently. The game doesn't visually impress me either. It's what you should expect from a next-gen game.

daggertoes831701d ago (Edited 1701d ago )

@heavy lol!!!! That was funny

trywizardo1701d ago

@mikeslemonade search youtube for a video called "behind the scenes" it shows how te make the game and the awesome facial animation that is more than LA noire

Ares84HU1701d ago


You should be spending more time learning and less playing video games. English isn't even my first language but even I can see that you really butchered it. Even if you might think you're being cool, you're not. Should be ashamed with grammar like that.

NewMonday1701d ago

the XBone's Lair

this how Wiki describes it:

"During development, Lair gained attention due to its graphical presentation and developer Factor 5's reputation. However, upon release, it was seen as a critical and commercial failure"

we already see the same symptoms with Ryse.

deanobi1701d ago

Let the sony fanboys hate, we will have a better console and games then them!

RememberThe3571701d ago (Edited 1701d ago )

Oh snap! What if they buy one too?!

CaptainofCrush1700d ago

ONce again Crytek have Rysen the bar.

JokesOnYou1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

hmmmm, site is down for me, OK well here's another impression from hands on experience:

"San Diego Comic Con 2013: Xbox One Hands-On Impressions"

"This Roman war mongering simulator looks incredible. The combat isn't all about doling out repeated Quick Time Events, which is something I was relieved to learn about. As it turns out, the QTE's are definitely optional. There's no penalty for skipping them entirely, either. I had a blast just cutting up hapless soldiers and just moving on to the next one without ending their lives with a brutal QTE. Each button pertains to a different piece of equipment (the sword, shield block and shield bash/kick counter)."

"When facing off with multiple enemies, the complexity of the game's battles become a bit more prevalent. It pays off to know exactly when to block, slash and counter all the enemies that surround you. Paying attention to character animations plays a large part in knowing how to approach certain battle situations. The QTE's aren't the focus of this historical beat 'em up. Thank God for that (or the developers themselves)."

-Plus this vid below from yesterday has me pumped and there is no doubt in my mind this game is going to be day ONE for me. haha

"These vermin dare to stand against the might of Rome, they have no honor. They deserve to suffer our retribution!"

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DonFreezer1700d ago

You are the one that should have shut your mouth.A game that looked like this is pre-alpha will probably destroy everything on the ps4 in it's final built.The article is shitty because the developers have screamed so many times that the game is nothing at all like the scripted demo they have used on E3 to save time.

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FamilyGuy1701d ago

The articles criticisms are completely valid. Games are supposed to be fun and interactive. The way he describes it there's little substance to this title.

Heartnet1701d ago

Yeh but his points make little or no sense..

"As I fought across the beach, I “died” four times, which had no effect on gameplay."

makes no sense as unless teh game has a death timer or is a game like dark souls etc no games death has an impact on gameplay...

and also he states that since he cudnt aim his spears and just had to press A if felt like a minigame.. tbh if u had to aim the spears it wud be a minigame -_-

RememberThe3571700d ago

If that was the combat this game is fked. Maybe it's a Heavy Rain type game and they just haven't shown us yet?

TRU3_GAM3R1701d ago

why bother ? what others says you have your own opinion...
good game btw.

NeoTribe1700d ago

Ill take this guys word for it considering he played it. You havnt even played it and your saying its a gg. I understand being a xbox fan has been pretty shameful lately but atleast be honest with yourself.

PFFT1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )


lol but how do you know that this person isnt a hating Sony nuthugging little B****?? Why should i listen to this person HELL WHY should i take his personal opinion of the game into consideration even if he has played it or not RATHER than me trying the game itself AND giving the game a rating that I THINK it deserves?? Im telling you some of you Sony fanboys are extremely delusional and sad sad sad little creatures.

And yes tr3_gam3r i too think RYSE looks like it will be a great game.

TRU3_GAM3R1700d ago

If I liked a game on xbox doesn't mean i am xbox fan...

thetruthx11701d ago

I can say the same thing about Killzone

Absolutely no substance and a typical 1st person shooter

What do they show in the trailer a couple of enemies got shot and it has a melee attack

Omg where do they get this creativity from Lol

bsquwhere1700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

you could say that, but you'd be wrong, its more open than most FPS, with the ability to take out objectives in any order you choose. Ryse looks good, but there's more QTE than every GOW game yet. Every time you fight a guy it slows down to a QTE.

BTW good thing you brought up a game that has nothing to do with this one. Let your fanboy flag fly!

blanket141700d ago

most all of these games are launch titles...... for both systems! remember 360 and ps3 titles for launch? vs now big difference so give launch titles a break give it 2 or 3 years than complain about crappy games.

NeoTribe1700d ago

The thing is you would be wrong. Killzone has already proven to be a good game with its past products. This is the same formula but improvments and nexg gen graphics. People who know killzone already know what to expect. Your defending a new IP which has been getting a variety of mixed reviews. A lot of reviews talking about the dullness, lack of gameplay, and oversaturated QTE's. Im able to look past its semi pretty graphics and see the boring, repetitive gameplay. Your just so caught up in trying to persuade people your console of choice has a killer IP, that you miss the plain as day signs of it being a mediocre soon to be bargain bin game.

NeoTribe1700d ago

You were deceived. Why do you think they didn't show real gameplay. all qtes. Because its bland and boring.

PFFT1700d ago

It was all in game gameplay [email protected] You are highly misinformed if you believe that what they showed wasnt in game gameplay.I seriously feel bad for you dude. Hating on something just for the sake of hating. And not only that you actually believe what other tell you rather than taking a chance to analyze, research then give your opinion in the matter. Thats your typical Sony fanboy for you.

thetruthx11700d ago

@bsquwhere I was replying to this clearly bias written article and to tell you Sony fanboys that your game is flawed and looks worse than Ryse. I can deal with 100 different qte's as they are varied but I will not play crysis impostor Killzone sf Lol

thetruthx11700d ago (Edited 1700d ago )

@neotribe this game looks better than anything I've seen on your Indie platform Ps4 lol

I'm sure you were waving your pom poms when Heavy Rain came out lol

This game is still in development and I'm betting no matter how good it becomes you'll still fix your mug to say something bad about it. You decided this game wasn't going to be any good when it was announced as a Xbox One Exclusive

illtownNJONE1700d ago

what dumb arse base their console purchase off of 1 game #fail #sonydrone #exposed

DonFreezer1700d ago

Fucking ps hypocrites the game was in pre-alpha. Pre fucking alpha?Do you know what that means dleusional ps drones?If the games was like that at this time then I would only expect it to get better and better.

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Yo Mama1701d ago (Edited 1701d ago )

Just goes to show ya.

Microsoft is all show, little to no substance.

But what would you expect from a game originally designed for the Kinect and retrofitted to a controller.

HeavenlySnipes1701d ago

I think you meant Crytek. Microsoft isn't developing the game

Thepharaoh1701d ago

Well it made enough of an impression for this "Gamer" to have the initiative to weite something on it

creepjack1701d ago

umm, yeah, ok. Almost everyone that actually got to play it came away saying the opposite.

Try harder ponies.....

devwan1701d ago

Well everyone has their opinion, for some people while the game has next gen graphics it has rather 90s gameplay with the heavy use of QTE, some would argue even more casual as the only consequence of a failed QTE is a points/exp/animation difference.

Heartnet1701d ago

Its not a QTE as you cant fail the event... its just an optional execution move that you can do...

QTE was in liek God of War where if you missed one you would take heavy damage so you had to be quick or like in Heavy Rain etc..

these butons have negative impact on you as its just press this button for an animation. And the fact u dont need to use em shows how heavy its not :L

Ares84HU1701d ago


Actually most people who got to play it weren't blown away and they say it's mainly just QTE.

It looks good though. I love everything that has anything to do with the Roman Empire but I wish this was more interactive and didn't have any QTE.

PFFT1700d ago

AGAIN! QTE's are optional! Do you guys even take the time to search for this type of info???

fsfsxii1701d ago

I don't understand. Why do people judge before playing the game??

SlapHappyJesus1701d ago

This is the current N4G.
Anything that can allow the majority to scream "See? See? M$ does everything wrong!", is A-OK in their books.

fsfsxii1701d ago

The site was good back when i discovered it in 2011.
Too damn bad that trolls run it now man.

awesomeperson1701d ago

When I first discovered the site there was still the Open Zone, so all fanboy arguments were in their dedicated space and people who wanted to seriously discuss games had a seperate space.

To be honest, I felt that was a much better option for a site like N4G.

The console wars had calmed down towards the end of this gen, but this new one has started it all over again. What bothers me the most however is seeing the amount of 10-30 day old troll accounts, they're just a pain. At least the old trolls had some sort of wit or entertainment factor to them.

Ares84HU1701d ago


You should have been here in 2006/2007. Even if you hinted at anything Playstation you got a 100 disagrees and was called all kinds of names for liking the PS3 as opposed to the Xbox 360.

Just because the tables have turned it doesn't mean the site is gone down hill. It was always full of trolls and a-holes and always will be.

Dlacy13g1700d ago zone is sorely missed. N4g was better with it than without

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kneon1700d ago


Perhaps it's just that there are more sony fans than xbox fans in the world. The 360 is in last place after all.

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nolifeking1700d ago

Because it can be done. I don't have to play barbie: dreamland adventure to know it a crap game. Dont need to watch Atlantic rim to know it sucks. Having a working brain goes a long way.