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Preview: Ryse: Son of Rome | Electronic Theatre

Of all the next-generation titles shown in playable form it’s undoubtedly Crytek’s Ryse: Son of Rome that has received the harshest critique. It’s true that the original playable demo was possibly a poor choice to show to the global audience, but many suggested it was a QTE heavy affair where in reality it was closer to God of War: a gap in Microsoft Studios’ software library which they are undoubtedly hoping to fill with Ryse: Son of Rome.

In play the latest build of Ryse: Son of Rome feels exactly the same as its predecessor, only now the on-screen prompts have gone. This convinced many that it’s no longer a vague button masher, proving how unfounded their fears had been inElectronic Theatre Image the first place. Ryse: Son of Rome was and is a brutal scrolling beat-‘em-up videogame akin to DmC: Devil May Cry or God of War, trading in style and grace for raw brutality. (Ryse: Son of Rome, Xbox One)

lifeisgamesok  +   207d ago
"But none could question the quality of it's animation: of all the next generation titles witnessed by Electric Theater Ryse: Son of Rome features the slickest most believable character animation yet."

And haters think the movement of the characters is bad lol

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Goku781  +   207d ago
"Ryse: Son of Rome is still a flawed experience at present with a camera that has failed to take on advice from any modern scrolling beat-‘em-up and instead drawing parallels with the frustrating Ninja Gaiden 2; a five year old videogame that has since been surpassed significantly in this area. Furthermore the context sensitive attacks often result in the player being landed in the way of unblockable attacks through no fault of their own or even entering into the wrong animation altogether, which is disappointing for a videogame that originally revealed itself to be founded on such moments."

Friends don't let friends drive drunk or buy Xbox Ones.
Ohlmay  +   207d ago
I love how you completely skipped the rest of the comment, typical Sony Drones:
"Of course, with more than two months still on the development schedule, these and other issues are more than likely to be rectified prior to release, and if that’s the case Ryse: Son of Rome will make a bloody, visceral challenge for the crown of next-generation action videogames."
JokesOnYou  +   207d ago
Goku781 yes but why select only half the qoute? Here is what he said in the very next breath:

"Of course, with more than two months still on the development schedule, these and other issues are more than likely to be rectified prior to release, and if that’s the case Ryse: Son of Rome will make a bloody, visceral challenge for the crown of next-generation action videogames."

-Seems you were withholding some key information my *friend. Anyway the best news here is that the latest previews highlight the animation being really good.

Edit -Ohlmay you beat me to it.
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Goku781  +   207d ago
Lifeisgamesok posted this piece originally "But none could question the quality of it's animation: of all the next generation titles witnessed by Electric Theater Ryse: Son of Rome features the slickest most believable character animation yet." I posted a piece of what HE left out. I'm not about mis information. I may very well one day get an Xbox One but everyone look at the whole picture and decide for yourself what you want most out of your games. In two months the quote maybe wrong, but I haven't seen a lot that's right with this new system. My opinion.
Gamer666  +   207d ago
I'm not saying this is going to be the greatest game on the planet, but...

Saying Ninja Gaiden 2 is outdated garbage I take exception to...

Ninja Gaiden 2 was one of the most hard core game experiences this current generation. Anyone that has completed it knows that it requires skill which most other games don't to complete. I know a lot of people don't appreciate NG2, but, most really hard core hack n slash gamers do...

This guy lost credibility in his story as soon as he started slagging NG2. And if Ryse is anything like NG2 I am in all the way!
MichaelLito79  +   207d ago
This game is turning out to be the sleeper hit the Xbox One needs. This game has been on my radar for a while, adding, this game with Deadrising 3, Forza, Crimson Dragon, and multiplatform games shows that MS really does want to diversify there lineup. Can't wait for Xbox One on day one.

So many options and a little bit of time. LOL

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