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Ryse: A swords-and-sandals slasher that feels like a halfway house between Gears and GOW | Mirror

This is a next generation game that will live or die by how fun it makes living and dying:

On first impressions at least, Ryse ­appears to be the runt of the Xbox One’s litter of launch exclusives.A swords-and-sandals slasher that feels like a halfway house between Gears and God of War, it seems very much like a current gen wolf in the next generation’s clothing. You control Marius Titus, a Roman general who appears to be based on authentic period warrior Russell Crowe.

The plot is under wraps but creators Crytek have promised an “epic tale of revenge spanning an entire lifetime” – presumably taking in a spell as a disgraced Gladiator fighting under the tutelage of the late Oliver Reed. (Ryse: Son of Rome, Xbox One)

golding89  +   755d ago
2 game combination that will make this game rather interesting and epic..

I can dig it.. :-)
abzdine  +   755d ago
i dont see any similarities whatsoever with God of War. it's just a way of making the game more appealing.
if it's the QTE God of War doesn't have them at every action you need to do.
JokesOnYou  +   755d ago
abzdine of course there are similarities but they are also very different but I don't really get the comparison to Gears. Ryse doesn't have traditional QTE's, in GOW the you must follow the QTE button prompts to finish the enemy/boss, while in Ryse they are optional and for example you flick the D-pad which changes the nature of your attacks then you choose qte finishers for health or something called focus mode.
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Elit3Nick  +   755d ago
neither does Ryse, Crytek and people that actually played it said over and over again that QTEs are completely optional, the E3 demo we saw was built to showcase QTEs, but it'll be much different at final release
malokevi  +   755d ago
Hey, abz,

Everything you say reeks of PSFanboy. Which is good, because whenever you speak I just assume the opposite to be true. So, thanks for validating my beliefs, and confirming that RYSE will be awesome!

You're the man!
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abzdine  +   755d ago
@malokevi: are you mad? go buy Ryse i never stopped you from doing that. i was speaking for myself and just like all xboxfanboys you take opposite opinions too personal. you guys are too susceptible
xxBiG_BoSSxx  +   755d ago
The qte's in GOW are mostly optional. You're correct about boss battles, but every normal enemy no matter their size can be defeated without them.
abzdine  +   755d ago
@JokesOnYou: No, in GOW is only used in a few places, like to finish Big Bosses and not small ennemies. watch the Ryse gameplay once again, very obvious that game was Kinect game in the beginning.
The camera stops for a second until you press the right button on screen, and that's for every ennemy. Unless there is 100000000000000 ways to kill ennemies in that game (which i doubt really much), Ryse will get too boring after level 1.
JokesOnYou  +   755d ago
"The camera stops for a second until you press the right button on screen, and that's for every ennemy."

lol abzdine it would help if you actually read more about Ryse or are you purposely avoiding this?:

"The game takes a somewhat different approach to the old QTE formula (like not needing you to complete them)"

"The long and short of it is that the playable demo ofRyse at E3 was put together to show off the focus on cinematic and brutal executions."

"You won’t have simple prompts that tell you everything you need to do as we saw in the demo, but as you use your XP to unlock more executions you will have to learn via visual and audio queues from your enemy which moves to make in order to activate the cinematic kills"

"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)."

-So again for the 1000th time you don't have to stop and do an execution/qte, when the prompt appears you can just ignore it and kill the enemies randomly however you choose. In GOW not following the QTE's means death/faiure or loss of health meaning whenever they do appear they are mandatory.
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malokevi  +   755d ago
Lol. Like I said, I like it when you speak up, because you make it easier to cut though the BS.

If anything what you said validates my confidnce in RYSE, and indeed I will buy it... You no read good, champ? :p
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aiBreeze  +   755d ago
Apart from the game comparisons are so far fetched you'd think the article writer's idea of gaming was playing monopoly on a wet sunday afternoon.

The game did look interesting at E3 but the title has as much relevance to the article as Gears does to the game.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   755d ago
This will be one of the most sought after game at launch. Epic story hi end pc
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Hicken  +   755d ago
How can you claim the story to be epic?
demonddel  +   755d ago
@Hicken oh sorry my bad I forgot this was an xbox game and thats not allow on here
blackmanone  +   755d ago
Uhh no, I think he means because it's not even out yet.

Troll harder, demonddel.
Hicken  +   755d ago
... we don't know ANYTHING about the story- except that it's about revenge- so how can you know whether or not it's epic?

Has nothing to do with it being an Xbox game or a freakin 3DO game.

Geez, and they talk about Sony fanboys...
JokesOnYou  +   755d ago
Hicken, So what? Its not random "OMG Ryse is the best" off topic comment in an unrelated thread. Its understood he has not played the game first hand to know the how good or bad the story actually is but for those of us interested theres plenty of background info out about the charachters/storyline to make a reasonable assumption about the greatness of the Ryse's story. Sure he could be wrong but its hardly anything unheard of on any game site to hear someone proclaim game x will be amazing! Geez YES this is exactly WHY we talk about sony fanboys, desperately looking for a reason to preach to an xbox fan in a xbox thread that his positive assumption is foolish meanwhile conveniently always ignoring negative assumptions about how the game will turn out. His statement is no different than some assuming the opposite, nobody knows for certain but lets be honest here if the same was being said of a new ps exclusive you wouldn't spend your time reminding those excited that they don't know if its going to be a great game because its not out yet. Envy is such a cruel emotion, it draws you to the cool guy's party but reminds you how boring your life is.
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r21  +   755d ago
is demonddel your other account? dun dun dunnnn
blackmanone  +   755d ago
The troll is strong in that one.
StinKyNuGz  +   755d ago
Can't wait looks awesome
fattyuk  +   755d ago
Sounds like a headache to me!
fattyuk  +   755d ago
So it's a third person sci fi god shooting hack and slash qte set in roman times?
from the beach  +   755d ago
Good hype.
Electric-flamingo  +   755d ago
Man. Sony fanboys be pissed
fattyuk  +   755d ago
Too much on my high horse to be pissed.

It's kind of funny as if I want to play this game I'd buy the console... just like I did with the original Xbox 360 - I only ever wanted to play Alan wake, so I bought a console just to play it.

There's no diffrence here.
aiBreeze  +   755d ago
Are you obsessed with Sony fanboys or something?
BlaqMagiq24  +   755d ago
About what? Care to explain? Is Ryse supposed to wow us or something? Don't see what the wow factor is in that game.
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HammadTheBeast  +   755d ago
Because the name Crytek just screams amazing game play.

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PSVita  +   755d ago
Would anyone be praising this game like they are, ESPECIALLY with little to NO details, if it were a multiplatform game. I honestly don't think so.
Electric-flamingo  +   755d ago
I GUESS I would rather play this instead of knack at launch

PrimeGrime  +   755d ago
I GUESS I would rather play Knack instead of Lococycle at launch.


Sorry had to imitate your idiotic remarks. Every thing you post is always so off topic.. A shame I like your name and your avatar picture too bad you aren't as cool as either of them.
aiBreeze  +   755d ago
Wow does the article writer even play computer games? After the demo at E3, I can't see how anyone can come to the conclusion that it's similar to gears of war in any way imaginable.

Not hating on the game as I think it has potential but to compare this to gears of war would be like comparing fifa to forza.
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Bigpappy  +   755d ago
I think he is referring to the gory finishes. The up close and personal side.

If they can release a demo that shows the type of gameplay they keep flaunting, this could turn in to a very sought after launch title.

Right now it has my attention because of the smoothness of the animations, graphic fidelity and those brutal finishes. Get the gameplay engaging, and M$ may have a surprise system on their hands.
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andreasx  +   755d ago
Did anyone really expect it to be anything else? The game looks mediocre at best, i cant believe xbots brag about this game so bad...
Elit3Nick  +   755d ago
People who actually played it said that it was amazing, can't say the same for Knack on the PS4 though...
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timotim  +   755d ago
LOL...not only did the writer of the "article" not say anything negative, but being in the same sentence as both GoWs is a bad thing to you? Personally, aside from Marius similar name to Gears hero Marcus and the fact that their both big strong guys...I don't see any resemblance to Gears. Neither do I with God of War. You will not be seeing Marius ripping out the eye of some huge dragon-lion or riding on the back of a moving mountain man. Ryse is historical, not mythical. Their was actually a Roman Empire and Roman Catholic Church. Ryse is based on reality, not fiction.
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Gster  +   755d ago
No, she just got a Ryse!
r21  +   755d ago
I will admit, this game has got to be one of the prettiest looking titles the xbox one has. As expected from the studio who made the Crysis games.
andreasx  +   755d ago
Well don't expect much else than pretty graphics, the last couple of games from crytek has been nothing short of a snoozefest
thetruthx1  +   755d ago
Anyone notice how Qte's weren't bad in gameplay until this game was showed?

And it's only because this game is a threat to the ppl that don't like Microsoft

I remember rumors of this game being the next Gears or Halo

If it has good multiplayer I can see this game being one of best games for the xbox one
RadioActiveTwinky  +   755d ago
QTE's are not bad in moderation. Like in God Of War. In that game its only during boss fights.
The demo they showed at E3 showed the button promps on all weakened enemies. This is where the QTE hate started.

I played it and it is optional, but if you walk by it and glance at it. It will give you the idea that its just QTE.

In my opinion they should just remove the button prompt because if anything it took me away from the experience. Maybe instead of button promp they can add like some weakened animation to let you know, hey you have the option to get a cool little cinematic kill on this guy.
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WildArmed  +   755d ago
Right, because Heavy Rain wasn't slammed around for being QTE intensive?

Tin foils hats off please.
RadioActiveTwinky  +   755d ago
Heavy rains QTE actually affected the story of the game. As opposed as just your character.
If your going to troll try not to use fake facts. Stick to the simple ps zuxxxx or xbone zuxxx. What ever you prefer.
WildArmed  +   755d ago

Reading comprehension goes a long way.

I was replying to:
"Anyone notice how Qte's weren't bad in gameplay until this game was showed?

And it's only because this game is a threat to the ppl that don't like Microsoft "

People have been criticizing QTEs long ago, and one example of an non-Microsoft game is Heavy Rain.

Read some reviews and you'll see that it was criticized for it's heavy QTE based gameplay.

Now, if you are going to keep your tin foil hat on as well. I really got nothing to say to you.

This was never my opinion of heavy rain, but I was discussing the reception of the game.
PSVita  +   755d ago
I guarantee wildarmed has never played HeavyRain and has no clue of what he's talking about..smh

Let's all just admit that there are people who'll love and hate this game just because it an exclusive. Then there's reasonable people that realize this game is getting a lot of talk but hasn't shown much to back it.
WildArmed  +   755d ago

Whatever you say, skippy.

Played it, own it, and I actually like the game. So I don't know why you think you are defending the game?

PS Move didn't pan out, so I stopped playing it. It's been on my back log for awhile, will get back to it when I can.
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blackstrr411  +   755d ago
U can qte every enemy in GOW. Even the one hit guy. Grab and press either triangle circle or Square. That is still qte. Quit bitching bout qte. I for one only play GOW for the qte's. Epic boss battle qtes. So this has it I'm gonna buy it day 1.
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thetruthx1  +   755d ago
I remember Heavy Rain being a heavy touted exclusive for ps3 so that is what I based my comment off of

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