If you missed the live coverage by the good folks of Twitch.tv, but still want to get a taste of Ryse: Son of Rome's multiplayer demonstrated directly by Microsoft and Crytek's own staff, you now can check it out.
Wow such bad hit detection and choppy animations, I already said this games was average looking and I got disagrees saying I was trolling. I was wrong its not average it's much worse.
From what I saw at Gamescom the game itself looks incredible, if you talk models, effects, lighting and that kind of "static" production values. Animations and collision detection do still need a LOT of work, especially during executions, where enemies just bump on you since they can't attack you. The game plays a lot like Space Marine (minus the bolter), but Space Marine did a better job with combat than this demo. of course there's still time to fix the stuff that needs fixing.
Hardly enough time. If we have learned anything from Crytek is that their game look good but play badly. No ones debating if the game looks good but so far it look like it plays really badly. I loved Space marine it was not trying to be something g it wasn't and turned out really great. Now if you want to play a good gladiator type colleisum game, try shadow of Rome on the Ps2 from Capcom that was a good game.
It does look pretty (no-one can deny that) but those are notable issues that need improving before release (edit: it could just be an older build or a poor demonstration)
@mafiahajeri: eh, i would say we shouldn't count it out before release. The biggest issues I see are animation sync issues and AI issues, that don't take ages to fix if you have a good team. The base of the game is pretty solid. It needs work, and IMHO we should give a chance to crytek to do that work.
It's not so much giving Crytek a chance it's MS. This game was a kinect game so you can tell it wasn't easy to devolpe the last couple of months ain't going to help. When I said MS its clear they are just rushing their 3rd party game deals to make their launch lineup look good and this is the result. Same with dead rising. I mean it was supposed to be a 360 game an it shows, lol. It's just a joke of people think these game are going to be good. Their falling for MS's tricks.
From what I've seen, the models and set pieces are what are focused on, the environment generally doesn't look too good, and the enemy models aren't nearly as good as the main characters, unless you go into execution mode, where the graphics suddenly look way better.
@abriael. Looks like there are a lot of SDFers really hoping that the game turns out badly. Hoping desperately,...needfully.
Isn't AI a pain in the ass to program? I have heard that a lot of devs are having a hard time with programing AI. And c'mon do you seriously think those character models are impressive? http://abload.de/img/joelma... This is what we have achieved this gen and you tell me that's incredible?
I dont think this game will be that bad. We don't know how good the story or singleplayer will be yet. I think this game will be a 6.5-7.5 out of 10, To me the gameplay looks like it will get dull and it's rare to get a good story so I think this will end up basically being a great looking tech demo.
Seems like you guys didn't read that Crytek clearly stated its PRE-ALPHA build... PRE ALPHA! DO you understand? Anyone remember BETA of BF3? It was a disaster. Give it time Im sure retail version will be polished and as for pre-alpha this looks fkin awesome. WE know you fanboys wanna play it. If it would be a ps4 game you would praise the crap out of it on n4g.
you can't fix (change) gameplay in 2 months. taking your example, yeah sure the graphics of the BF3 beta were bad but apart from weapons being nerfed, it played identically to the retail version. people are voicing concerns over gameplay; that the game looks boring, is button-mashy, etc. and not that the game's presentation is disastrous the gameplay you're seeing now is the gameplay you'll see when you load the disc into you X1.
And if it was a PS4 game you would run it down.Here on N4Xbox.The site were the majority are Xbox fans. Who will hurl insults instead of facts,At anyone who dares to say anything positive about another console.
@torchic Oh no no no. You obviously didn't play the beta of BF3. Check your facts man, you're just wrong! *bf3 beta was running in much lower resolution than retail version *in bf3 beta animations were awful, often you would see characters bending so much when turning that it looked like they'd be sliding on their side *draw distance was lower than in retail version *weapon animations were clunky at times THIS ALL WAS 2 months BEFORE RELEASE. Now don't try to be a smart guy here. I know gameplay won't change and I don't want it to change. I'm saying animations will probably be improved.
torchic and the gameplay looks like a good ol hack and slash fest... nothing wrong with that. even the mighty sony has them on their systems. the choppyness, input lag and dodgy hit detection come no doubt from the build. nothing to worry about... if you plan on buying it
Lol. Apparently you guys don't want to play it, when pre-orders are less than Knack's.
Haha, Hammad just inadvertently slammed Knack as an unworthy title!
Pre-Alpha when it's 2 months from release? no...it's beta at the very least. You seem to be in denial.
@balls can you read? are you blind? all the points you noted are clearly PERFORMANCE issues, not GAMEPLAY issues. I played the heck out of the BF3 beta, and I can tell you that gameplay wise (apart from nerfing) it was IDENTICAL to the game I purchased two weeks later on a Thursday morning. people are complaining about Ryse's gameplay, not performance/grahics. you can't change that shit as it makes up the spine of the game, the animations being improved might slightly aid gameplay mechanics, but largely the gameplay will remain the same, and that's what is making people complain! read and understand the post next time ok chief?
You don't think the fact that your a known rabid fanboy had anything to do with your decision right?? Grow up kid.
choppy animations ?! WTF its better than most games on the next gen line-up get a life dude
Look how much its changed since E3. There is more than enough time to fix issues with hit detection. There is also patches they can use to fix small bugs
Boring, clunky, repetetive, stiff.. With an odd mix fighting with supernatural powers that looks weak. You can't polish a turd.
Not according to Mythbusters !!! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
haha. awesome. my bad. polish away Crytek :P
Wow the beginning scene where the gladiator is walking is so bad, its like it is freezing or something. And you got textures popping out in the beginning, jeez very clunky. At the 4:59 mark, the game just starts spazing out lol. And one of the guys just starts keep walking towards the gladiator at the right and doesn't attack him lmao. 5:48, the dude walks through the gladiator . 6:04, more screen going crazy. 6:24, more screen going crazy. 7:35, more screen going crazy. 9:53, my favorite part, the guy gets 3 spears through the chest and no hurt animation but like a second after the last one goes, that is when it goes off, perfect /s. Also am I the only one who found it annoying how the screen went to execution mode and slowed down time, did like 5 times in 12 seconds. And the running animation for the bad guys are so terrible. The multiplayer looks so terrible and tacked on.
Yeesh. That looks so bad. Crytek's games have always been little more than glorified tech demos, sporting painfully generic and uninteresting gameplay, but this looks to be without a doubt the worst thing they've ever made.
your one of the sony gang on neogaf as well..
http://uk.ign.com/videos/20... Oh yeah tokugawa, I guess Damon and Mitch are "one of the Sony gang" too, out to get Ryse.
I'm really looking forward to this game, but I honestly don't think I care for this mode, just the SP
I wonder why they didn't just leave this to be a 360 game and build a new ip for the xbone. It rly shows that its 360 material,except the polished graphics. Ah crytek...
Because they can't make something good in the first place. Crytek= good looking woman but with no brain XD ..
Crysis and Crysis Warhead were great games. Crysis 2 and Crysis 3 were good. they definitely can make good games. whether this will be good is yet to be seen.
To bolster the XB1 launch line up I assume, gotta remember this was also a kinect heavy game too. Dead Rising 3 was also a cancelled 360 project I feel.
Woah the combat looks so clunky. The shield blocks from a distance? Animation and combat doesn't seem to sync too well. Its not bad but I defo think it needs polish.
'Kill the barbarians' ohh the banality! Quote 'this is even kooler than what the Romans did'. Just think about this for a moment, really. It's sort of sad isn't it.
I can agree with most of the concerns on this article but I have one question. Why is that only guys who are gonna get a ps4 complain about this game? I think it's a legitimate question. Why don't we see the ones that are going to play it anyway since it's not coming elsewhere than X1 complain about it. It's like having Xbox 1 fans crying about a ps exclusive even if they'll never get to play it (except if they get one).
Because i have a general interest in gaming, and would be happy to say if i thought something looked good, which this does NOT. Or maybe the same reason why i see you in Sony articles (checked comment history).
I appreciate the great games . quantum break is one of them :) . I just don't like the console it self. There is always a possibility that xbox games go to pc so i'm planning to get one .
"Why is that only guys who are gonna get a ps4 complain about this game? I think it's a legitimate question. Why don't we see the ones that are going to play it anyway since it's not coming elsewhere than X1 complain about it" It appears the superfans would rather stick their fingers in their ears and pretend there's nothing wrong and instead concentrate on the shiny of still shots and more orchestrated/highly scripted "game play".
@FlunkinMonkey Bullsh!t. Looking at your comment history I can say you are not interested in gaming, you are just interested in sony. Stop the crap. You fanboys got zero credibility.
O wow, well it alnmost seems that this 82d old account is almost answering as DonFreezer.. Interesting. Yes i am supporting Sony this gen, what of it? However i do own a PS3 AND a 360 this gen, and loved my 360 for it's first (and only) 5 or so years since it severely started lacking in games. I do not like MS anymore for multiple reasons, if that makes me a fanboy then so be it.. it still couldn't possibly compare with your cowardly second account nightmare account.. Shut up and be quiet.
I disagree when people say Crytek games play badly. I enjoyed Crysis 2 and Crysis 3...had a lot of fun with both of them. That said, this game looks completely mediocre. In fact, nothing exclusive in Xbox One's launch lineup is appealing to me. Any game that does appeal to me, can be had on PS4, which I'm getting. The difference is that Shadow Fall looks great, and Second Son will be right around the corner after that. The only game that would make me get an Xbox One at this point is Halo, but that isn't due for quite some time. Titan Fall looks kinda cool, but not for $60 for a MP only game since MP is always secondary to me.
Dead Rising 3 looks pretty cool, but is it better than Dying Light? Not so sure. Yea, XBOX games look ok, but I've played the Killzone and Infamous series and they're awesome. Shadow Fall and Second Son should be also. Destiny should hold me over until the other Sony heavy hitters arrive.
you two cannot be serious. out of tht whole kz series, the only thing worthy of a mention is the superb on-line in kz2. the rest of the series is the epitomy of a polished turd. and infamous?? go there, kill a conduit, destroy some cctv cameras, follow someone with a package rinse and repeat. leave it out.
I must say that the concept looks pretty cool. I don't think this game is ready for launch though. They need to take a hint from Dark Souls 2. If you choose to do an animated kill while surrounded by enemies, you can still be hit and pay the price. They showed a number of those finishing moves where you're surrounded by enemies and they're just standing there watching. Very unrealistic. Looks cheap and unfinished. And also, every kill doesn't need a cinematic finish.
Next gen visuals but archaic game play. Superficial, rushed games won't do anything to get people to make the move to the new platforms.
How they feel this was ready to show and demo to the public is beyond me. Demo's are supposed to be vertical slices of a stage or level where the devs can focus and polish it to near completion. What they've shown of the gameplay so far with this game just looks bad. Which doesn't instil confidence.
they keep going on about how brutal the executions are but imo i think they arent that brutal at all. i want limbs flying everywhere. there isnt enough blood in the slightest for a game claiming to be so brutal. i feel like they are holding back on the gore so much which is lame. only see an arm fly off every few minutes, and that happens with no blood at all? I want Gears of War level of blood in this! They need to watch Sparticus: Blood and Sand as their inspiration for the gore.
like some of these... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
closer to that yeah, but i still think it could be a lot gorier.
"Set the A on fire" lol
That animation still looks awful. Sure it looks nice visually but the gameplay just isn't there.
what a pile of crap
I think all those cinematic finishes are what remained of those QTEs. They just removed the button prompts.
Damn. No wonder everyone thinks gamers are the scurge of fanboys. You guys act like they owe you something. The game looks fine. It's a room full of fanboys.
it doesn't look fine, its one of the worst games ever made, through what i seen.
I think this should have been just a Single player showcase it would have been great (If you can deal with the heavy QTE emphasis). With the amount of bugs and rough edges this has as shown by FlameHawk I hope for them this is a one of their early builds because they sure have a lot of work to do. The concept is not bad IMO it's just killed by the gameplay. A shame really.
I don't even understand the purpose of this game... Is it trying to be God of War??? In all honesty I was curious about this game until I saw the Jupiter attack. Animations and hit detection can be fixed, but for a game that looked like it was trying to portray ancient Rome authentically to have God powers just pisses me off. What a blatant rip off of God of War. I'll still get a Xbox One, but it wont be until maybe a month before Halo comes out.
tries, but fails
The funny thing is I guarantee my Xbox360 gamerscore is higher than yours kid. I'm not a fanboy but when I see stupid shit I point it out. I may be more of a PS guy, but I play any good game I can get my hands on regardless of platform(for instance TitanFall looks insanely amazing). Why don't you try it for a change. Being a gamer isn't about brand loyalty, it's about playing amazing titles regardless of who the hell makes the machine, and also calling something out when it sucks...period.
This game makes me dizzy....
LOTS of sony fanboys in this article....thanks guys for letting us know how horrible you think everything about the game is....we know you can be trusted to give a fair assessment.
Just because someone doesn't think this game looks very good, doesn't make him a fanboy. I think this game looks completely mediocre, but guess what my platform of choice was this gen? Xbox 360. I just happen to think the PS4 and its games is more appealing than the Xbox One and its games.
"But we did it way cooler than the Romans" Yeah man it was way to cool to kill them all in the arena.. That's the spirit!
Well they still have time to polish up stuff I wanted this to be good though.
Thank god this game is for xbone and not ps4 - one sh*t less at sony camp...
you would feel offended to have the chance to play this game... I am glad, too. I got it preordered and this looked very cool.
Based on what we've seen so far you should maybe reconsider that pre order and wait to play a demo. It looks pretty enough, but the gameplay...
Wont get at launch but will keep an eye on it and will get eventually.