Ryse: Son of Rome. TGS: Showfloor gameplay

Off screen footage from TGS 2013

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PoSTedUP1521d ago (Edited 1521d ago )

looks cool and all but... here, let me explain: it looks like it can get repetive (hack slash block, block hack slash). id like to see if there are any double kill, triple kill moves (as well as just strikes) like, doing something we havent already seen in the begining of the ps3/360 gen. also maybe more enemies on screen, like, more than what we've already seen at the start of this gen. bc tbh, the graphics are Good but the gameplay doesnt seem smooth kinda clunky for what its suppose to be. i was really impressed from what i was seeing a few weeks ago, really thought it was gonna be dope, but now when i see it in motion... hey i hope it still turns out to be better/more tha what i see here.

GiggMan1521d ago

The guy playing actually starts looking away while playing just swinging his sword wildly at the end. He didn't even have to look at the screen just button mashing away lol. Then he starts looking at his watch as if he's being forced to play it. WTF?

Either he was getting bored or he just sucks at the game...

Bigpappy1521d ago

I actually agreed with your first comment regarding the way the guy approach the game. But now you seem to want to grade the multiplayer based on his actions or lack of.

Would you play the game in that same manner? and do you believe that what he is doing is all there is to the combat? The guy did not block or attempt a block in the 4 minutes it took him to finally cause the demo to end for his partner.

GiggMan1521d ago

Oh I agree. After going back and watching the video again you're right. The guys playing as if it's the first time he's ever played a game period. My 4 year old daughter could have very well done the same thing.

Still doesn't change the fact that the multiplayer looks lackluster to me. At least compared to the single player and other games. That's the problem with this game in my opinion. Without the QTE executions the game looks like a sword flailing headache. With them it seems too scripted and easy. Hell it may be fun though, only time will tell.

GmIsOnPt3601520d ago

Id say he sucks as he doesn't attempt to block or execute a single person just pushes the X button over and again

Gozer1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

I think this kid just sucked. He kept dying and he never once blocked. If anything this video showed that you cant just button mash.

There are a variety of ways to kill foes. There are supposed to be around 100 executions. You have combos, executions, duel executions, God powers, etc You also have, I believe it was said around 700 pieces of armor to unlock in the online co-op.

The graphics are top notch. If the X1 can produce graphics on caliber with Ryse, then Im satisfied that I am going to be happy with the X1. The character models, the foliage, the intensity of the SP, the water,...this game is freakin beautiful.

aCasualGamer1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

From seeing this, i think the guy got bored playing this game. But, you can't really criticize a game because a guy looked away during gameplay, could be several reasons for that. You can only judge this type of gameplay by playing it for yourself, to see how it feels. Visually, it looks amazing and one of those rare titles that actually ooze with nextgen.

Then again, i don't know why Crytek (multiplat company) would do this exclusively for Xbox One. I really wish it was coming out to PS4.

Oh well, if anything it just makes me more pumped as to what Santa Monica Studios have planned for PS4 =D

gaffyh1520d ago

The guy playing it is the Xbox rep, he's got an Xbox t-shirt on...

This multiplayer looks kinda boring imo, I'm more interested in the campaign. Graphically looks pretty good though.

GiggMan1520d ago

@CasualGamer, it's exclusive for Xbox One because it started out as an Only for Kinect title for the 360.

I'm guessing that didn't pan out so this game was pushed back for the X1 release. Funny they never mention Kinect now when talking about this title when it was the main focus.

GrizzliS19871520d ago

i hate criticizing this game, because i want to like it, but i just find it so hard to like with more and more videos i see. I know i will get the Xbone eventually, and i was looking forward to Ryse and KI...sigh guess il wait for some reviews :/

Ps4Console1520d ago

He actually looked around when he got waxed .

Eonjay1520d ago

Man this looks bad... but it probably still an early build.

inveni01520d ago

Holy clipping, Batman.

Ritsujun1519d ago

Ryse: Button Mashers!
LOL @ Xillyblindb0ts.

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Bigpappy1521d ago (Edited 1521d ago )

The guy playing is not even attempting to block. He is just whaling away with the sword. He has know idea how to block or bash with the shield. He dies over and over and is contented with that.

What he does dispel clearly for the fanboys and haters though, is that you can kill enemies without the executions, and that you can and will die if you do not focus and know how to fight in this game. It is not "push A to kill" like some haters claim. Funny but untrue.

@XKugo: This is the multi-player coop. The guy you are watching play is clueless. You would have the same reaction watching a 4 year old playing god of war with hitting just the triangle button over and over and keeps dying.

GiggMan1521d ago

Yeah I agree the dude seems to suck at the game but to be honest, all Ryse multiplayer gameplay shown so far has been an awkward button mashing mess. The very first trailers showcasing the multiplayer included. The single player seems to be better as far as gameplay.

lifeisgamesok1521d ago

But you have to at least see it for what it is a hack n slash game. Blocking and striking are the main elements of this type of game

100 executions will help keep it fresh along with the environmental hazards, Different God powers, etc

PoSTedUP1520d ago

yeah that Will be a good thing. im just saying i look at next gen for more than just good graphics. like, if it's Not Phenomenal graphics then please do Something next gen-ish

Cueil1520d ago

you can execute more then one person at a time... look for the combat vidoc they explain a bit more

PoSTedUP1520d ago

nice ill have to check that out.

jspillen1520d ago

I swear I want this game to be awesome... I love gladiators, and the Spartacus story. But this just looks like a steaming pile of crap.

The graphics look stellar, the gameplay looks awful. Button mashing without any soul what-so-ever.


Dude checks his watch a 2 minutes into the 4 minutes he has, he's ready to move on and tired of suffering through this clunky demo.

Christopher1520d ago

Are there going to be more weapon options? Something? Will there be flourishes? Combos? Anything?

This demo looked better than others, though you still could see some issues with characters running through each other. But, the gameplay... it looks freaking boring.

C'mon Crytek, don't let me down.

HmongAmerican1519d ago (Edited 1519d ago )

I heard the developer want this game to feel cinematic, example: like the camera zoom in close to the character so you can see the expression during the kill. It would be cool if they make the kill animation randomly. That way it doesn't repeat the same move again and again like the neck stab during the E3 demo that I saw.

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xKugo1521d ago (Edited 1521d ago )

Again, I think this game is going to be massively repetitive and grow old extremely quickly. Just the gameplay is so uniform and I'm just not seeing enough variety to convince me that people won't grow bored with this game REALLY REALLY quickly.

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Bigpappy1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

I don't think it is fair to be too critical of Deep Down Yet. This is the first showing of the game in action and no release date has been announced.

The 2 games are sword and shield, but Deep Down is an RPG with more focus on things like Magic and loot. Ryse is an action adventure which is more focused on dispatching waves of enemies in as brutal a fashion. It does have some rewards that upgrade your armor, health and attacks. But it is really an action game.

As far as graphics at this point, I prefer Ryse because it seems to have a more opened and above ground vista, that uses more color yet very detailed. Deep down right now is showing small corridors with just walls and a few enemies, and though early the guy you are controlling seems slow and methodical, doesn't seem very aggressive, or able to run. The most impressive thing graphically so far has been the hue from the lighting.

lifeisgamesok1521d ago (Edited 1521d ago )

This will be one of my favorite launch games ever

And is it me or has the multiplayer graphics n gameplay been improved?

Reminds me of Spartacus and 300

This kid playing sucks at the game mechanics though no blocking followed by counters and no dodging or executions :/

mcstorm1520d ago

I agree this kid sucks playing this game and this can also make a game look poor too. Im not getting this game a launch as I am having to cut down the number of games I am buying as I am finding im not finishing games or not playing them for a few months after I have bought them so I have my games on pre order and the xbox one game im most excited about is Forza and KI but im defo picking this game up in new the year as it looks really good and a nice change from all the FPS games we have had this gen.

ATi_Elite1521d ago (Edited 1521d ago )

I'm tired off ALL the bashing of Ryse Son of Rome!

when I sat down and really watched the RsoR gameplay it brought back great memories of Double Dragon, Streets of Rage, and Final Fight. CLASSIC side scrolling button mashing beat'em up games.

RsoR brings back that CLASSIC Gameplay but adds Next Gen graphics. sure they may be native 900p but hey All the nice physics, brilliant animations, and great post processing effects are there at a smooth frame rate.

(It's about the Games not Graphics RIGHT)

I had fun REPETITIVELY mashing the same 2 or 3 buttons OVER and OVER in Final Fight, Double Dragon, and Streets of Rage and you know what? After watching RsoR I really want to play it. QTE or button masher who cares it looks DARN GOOD to play JUST LIKE those CLASSICS I mentioned.

The kill animations are Excellent and there is enough environmental interaction to make the gameplay variable plus the enemy A.I. looks pretty good. Also the MP mode seems a lot of fun too.

My hats off to Crytek for bringing the Classic 2D side scrolling beat'em up to the Next Gen cause that's the vibe I get from Rsor and that's a GREAT VIBE.

GiggMan1521d ago

Bubble just for mentioning Streets of Rage. :-)

RealtorMDandDC1519d ago

@Giggman........Bubble for you acknowledging him mentioning Streets of rage....Damn that brings back memories.

Why don't they bring back the real old school classics...Like Strider but bigger production

starchild1520d ago

Well said. I'm not getting an Xbox One for a while, but I think this will be a fun game for XB1 owners.

BG115791520d ago

I don't think you should compare the classic Beat-them-all with Ryse. Well at least with Streets of Rage, Final Fight, Double Dragon...
These games variety was enormous when you take in consideration the limitations of the hardware at their time.
Streets of Rage add always add at least three characters to master, each one with different techniques and capabilities. It is more than Ryse is offering right now. I'm not going to compare it to Double Dragon, because it the comparison would be even more ridiculous.
You should want to refresh your memory about Beat-them-all. You should try games like Double-Dragon Neon, Castle Crushers or Scott Pilgrim vs The World. They are not expensive.

fossilfern1520d ago

I have to agree I thought I was the only one who missed the old beat'em ups! This does remind me of it but I also want to know how deep the combat system is because I do like my hack n slashers and one of the reasons I never really got into God of War was because I always felt the combat system was clunky and had very little fluidity compared to the Japanese hack and slash games like DMC.

jspillen1520d ago

You've basically just stated this is a older generation of gaming... no new ideas, and not much else 'next gen' to offer. Just pretty graphics and simple 'classic' gameplay.

fossilfern1520d ago

What's wrong with that? It's fun and is that not the point of a game?

ATi_Elite1519d ago

Nothing wrong with simple classic gameplay with pretty graphics.

Dude how simple is Minecraft's gameplay and how simple are the graphics in Minecraft?

very SIMPLE and it sold over 15 million PC units! won a ton of awards.

memots1519d ago (Edited 1519d ago )

a game does not have to be 1080p to be awesome. God Fanboy are stupid.

By saying that game X is last gen or bad because of the native res is like saying. Halo and The last of us are bad games. Get a reality check people. Native resolution has nothing to do with how good a game is.

On topic ; To me And i mean to me and mayve only me. Ryse looks a little Generic, Yes the main character look impressive but ... what else ? I don't understand the hype on this. Oh well

RealtorMDandDC1519d ago (Edited 1519d ago )

@ati_elite...........I've given you a bubble for an extremely well put point.

But, and I hate to say it those games you mention where all in the 1990'a when gaming momentum was trying to gain traction. I was there and played all of the games you mention oon "DAY 1" and even had a Japanesse maga drive, and Dreamcast...I one of the first copies on the Japanesse release day version of Shenmue...providing a little back ground to help justify my comment...

It now two decades later, button smashing has evolved....look at GOW and Dante's Inferno...Devil May Cry...those games made button smashing fun...brought back the core sense of the games you mention. Ryse....does not do this for me at least from the media I've seen so far.

ATi_Elite1519d ago (Edited 1519d ago )

No one here has played Ryse!

we DO NOT yet know all the details of the combat. I do know it's timed/rhythm button mashing.

You have interactive backgrounds. you have great enemy A.I.

I just think NON XB1 fans are just bad mouthing Ryse cause it's not a PS4 game.

dude GOW and DMC are button mashers that a 3 year old baby can play.

so PLEASE do not bring up GOW or DMC cause I've played them and except for the timed jumps all you do is MASH buttons oh and a few puzzles big whoop!

LetoAtreides821519d ago

Sorry but I don't see any relation at all between Ryse with the classic beat-em-up games like Streets of Rage and Double Dragon. Weapon-based gladiator type game vs modern street fighting game, seems very different to me.

And when it comes to Gladiator I'd say Maximus was more awesome than anything I've seen from the General in Ryse.

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TheKayle11520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

boring or not ...this is the only next gen looking game around

deal withit

MasterCornholio1520d ago

Yeah like Infamous and The Witches 3 don't count.

-rolls eyes-

Nexus 7 2013

Cueil1520d ago

The Witcher 2 on PC looks better then most of these next gen games and I don't think either one of those will be there at launch anyway

FlunkinMonkey1520d ago

900p, 25-30fps, clunky animations, repetitive gameplay, copy and pasted enemies, glitchy (hopefully resolved) MP, failed flagship kinect game.

You can't 'deal with it'.

FlunkinMonkey1520d ago

ha, says the 2 bubble troll who has a streak of bizarre, irrational comments flooding through this comment history.

I commented on why i don't think this is one of the best next gen looking games around.. what of it?

At least talk to me from your real account you little girls blouse.

BG115791519d ago

A thing I just came to realise, if we except the E3 demonstration, that was running in a PC at 1080p 60Fps, hasn't anyone noticed that in the rest of the shown parts of the game the number of characters on screen is never above 5? Isn't that weird?
Check it out by yourselves, if you don't believe me.

memots1519d ago

Yup .. a third party game ( The division ) looks way more fun and looks better than Ryse a first party release.

pyramidshead1520d ago

Dat kayle opinion. Hurry up and get unbanned from 'gaf you were hilarious to read on there :P.

DoesUs1520d ago

Killzone and Infamous would like a word with you. Yes, please get unbanned so i can start digging into you.

scott1821520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

Nothing comes close to Killzone.... only infamous. From what I have seen Killzone is the only next gen looking launch title truly.

TheKayle11520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

doesus....yeah ill get unbanned soon ..

i get the ban coz they think i was trollin saying that deep down ..dosnt look close to the other aaa titles....

its from capcom and at the end ..we know it will no be good

everyone on internet know that gaf is like "sony users home" like pretty much n4g (most are same users)

TheKayle11520d ago

soon ill change my avatar photo

but still
ryse is op

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